Thursday, July 22, 2010

How To Make a Pretty Twist Tie

This is an idea I wrote down a while ago in my craft journal. It's been so long since I came up with the idea that I'm not even sure what made me think of it. I suspect I was brainstorming things I could make with Japanese masking tape but who really knows. Anyhow, these twist ties are super easy to make. I think they would be great for favors, especially if you have a specific color theme.

Supplies:
Japanese Masking Tape
Wire
Wire Cutter
Pinking Shears

Cut a piece of tape to the length you want your twist tie. Place on table, sticky side up.


Cut a piece of wire slightly shorter than your tape. Place in center of tape.


Place another piece of tape on top, sticky sides together.


Trim twist tie with pinking shears or regular scissors. Done.


44 comments:

Carrie said...

just a simple good idea... i will try it thanks!

Genie Robinson said...

All I can say is...I cannot wait to read your posts. Yours is one of my most favorite blogs. Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas with those of us who follow you. This one is really neat. Hugs, Genie

Deanna said...

Absolutely brilliant! Will be doing this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

Anthonette said...

So clever...what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I have rolls of Japanese tape.

The domestic novice said...

Genius! Thanks for sharing.

Amber Greene said...

hi Jessica
Love this too! so simple but so handy. Can't wait to make a whole lot! I have given you a beautiful blogger award and you can pic up the pic link over at www.mamamoontime.com and pass on the blog love to 10 of your faves too! Love your work!

Tracey said...

So clever, thanks for this. Off to make some cookies...

Violet LeBeaux said...

Oh my gosh this is such a clever idea! I think I'm going to have to make a whole lot of these!

Kendra said...

Those ties are cute! I may have to look into purchasing some of this tape.

Marisa said...

This is so great! And so simple. I really need to get myself some of that tape. But I'd imagine I could do it with double stick tape and ribbon as well...use up some of my ribbon stash.

Thanks!

Francine said...

Brilliant! I have that very same tape, and am now kicking myself for getting rid of my decorative scissors recently!

Beii said...

how clever!Thank you for sharing,it would be such great packaging for little products!

Christy said...

gorgeous idea!

Michelle L. said...

What a perfect idea!

Metronyx said...

Hav eto agree this is simple but grest, thank you girl : D

ILikePaperCutting said...

wonderful idea.

Christine@OrigamiMommy said...

Ah, I've been wondering what one can do with that Japanese masking tape. It is almost too pretty to waste. This is perfect. Thank you!

down comforter said...

Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try

soo said...

love the idea! :D tks for sharing!

Adrienne Jones said...

So cute! I need to find some of that tape!

last minute lynn said...

Love it. I have much of the wonderful Japanese tape and now I have another wonderful way to use it. Thanks so much!

veee said...

How cool!

veee said...

Featured you on my blog!

Kimberly said...

This is so freaking cool - genius!

Cynnie said...

tooo cooool...you little genius you!!!! I want to link you to my blog eventually too!!!

Aarti Badamikar said...

super coooool :)

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

The perfect craft. Simple, easy, quick and beautiful. I have a Japanese Masking Tape addiction and it's always nice to find new uses for my stash. Great idea and thanks for sharing!
(I found you via How About Orange)

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

Soooo awesome!!! These are so great. Again, putting that creative brain of yours to work!

Kosmika said...

Simple and awesome!!!! thanks!

Anonymous said...

i make it and it is wonderful.. thank you!

Frivolitea said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

well, now i want to buy japanese tape! lovely!

Jan said...

Great idea!

desiree said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

fantastic!

Tania said...

this is so nifty!

bloomize said...

Such a fabulous idea, love it!

This reminds me of how I sandwiched wire between ribbons to make a book stand.

Natalie Ward said...

This is a really great Idea!!

Ginger said...

Loved your idea for the ties!
Fabulous!

Dina said...

This is such a simple yet very great idea! Thank you for sharing it..

Cristan said...

What a great idea! Thanks!!

Melody said...

Excellent! I'm absolutely trying this!

Joy said...

What a fantastic idea!

Katie said...

great idea!!!

Zakka Life has moved to a new site!

Click here to visit the new site.