By Robertta A. Uhl
Vacation Paper Crafts from Japan comprises easy-to-follow directions for making seventeen particular seasonal crafts encouraged by way of washi, the gorgeous conventional paper home made through artisans all through Japan. colour pictures express complete tasks, in addition to ingenious methods for showing them.
Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan contains such unique initiatives as reward containers, adorns, poinsettia and angel undefined, calendar magnets, wreaths, stars and plenty of extra. unharness your internal crafter and observe the fantastic international of washi!
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Qxd 2/2/07 5:14 PM Page 40 Gift Box Ornament ifts are an essential part of everyday life, whether in Japan, America, or anywhere else in the world. The simple beauty and elegant lines of these gift boxes make them a natural for many occasions. This lovely little gift box can be made into a hanging ornament or package decoration. This is a wonderful and easy Washi craft for elementary students to do as a holiday or birthday gift. G EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS FOR ONE GIFT BOX ORNAMENT • 8" x 4" (20 x 10 cm) rectangle of printed Washi • 2" x 2" (5 x 5 cm) square block of Styrofoam • 28" x 1/4" (71 cm x 6 mm) length of ribbon • 8" (20 cm) thick gold or silver thread or thin gold or silver cording • Miniature flowers • Flower stamens • Small sharp scissors • Ruler • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks Place the Washi wrong side up on the table.
Qxd 2/2/07 5:14 PM Page 50 Holiday Wreaths reaths displayed throughout the seasons are a nice way to welcome guests to your home or office. Adding Washi ornaments will bring new meaning to your wreaths. The Christmas season is an especially great time to display a lovely Washi wreath, but you can use different colors to suit other seasons, too. qxd 2/2/07 5:14 PM Page 51 Trace the pattern of your choice from page 52. 1 Fold a 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm) square of Washi in half. Open back up, apply glue stick to one side, and then fold back over.
The wonderful colors will add elegance to any special Christmas dinner. qxd 2/2/07 5:15 PM Page 56 PRINTED WASHI STAR PATTERN A Star Side (A) Printed Washi Pattern Cut one (1) 1 56 Trace the patterns and cut out printed Washi. qxd 2/2/07 5:15 PM Page 58 TAG BOARD PATTERN C & D Star Side (C & D) Tag Board Pattern Cut two (2) 2 58 Trace the pattern and cut out tag board. qxd 2/2/07 5:15 PM Page 59 3 Using the awl and ruler, score from each point to the opposite of star sides C and D. See illustration for guidance.
Holiday Paper Crafts from Japan: 17 Projects to Brighten Your Holiday Season - Inspired by Traditional Japanese Washi Paper by Robertta A. Uhl