Easy Decorated Silverware Tutorial Using Washi Tape

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Make Custemized plastic cutlery for any theme using washi tape!  Washi tape plastic silverware only takes a few seconds to make, and adds a special touch to any party.

Plastic cutlery decorated with washi tape for a 4th of july theme, using red and white striped washi tape and blue washi tape with stars. Text overlay reading "Washi tape silverware, customized cutlery for any party."

Who is having a barbecue this 4th of July?   (Pretty much everyone in the US, I'm guessing).  If you're looking for an insanely easy to to add a special little touch to your celebration, try these washi-tape decorated plastic silverware.

Materials for Washi Tape Customized Plastic Cutlery

  • washi tape that matches your party theme
  • plastic silverware

Three rolls of patriotic washi tape next to a red plastic fork, knife, and spoon with handles decorated with the washi tape.

Washi tape comes in pretty much every design and theme you can imagine.   I used some designs that fit with a stars and stripes/4th of July kind of theme to decorate these forks, knives, and spoons, but this craft is so versatile.  The stars would be fabulous for a space party.  the red and white polka dot would have been perfect at the gnome birthday party.

I'm guessing you can figure out the instructions:  stick the tape on the silverware.  Ta da!  Done!

I tried this with both nicer plastic silverware (the red) and the super cheap variety (the white), and I ended up liking the incredibly inexpensive type better.  The slightly smaller size of the cheap white variety worked perfectly with the size of the standard washi tape.

White plastic knife, spoon, and fork with handles decorated with rainbow polka dot washi tape.

I wish I'd thought of this for the Sprinkles birthday party!  Wouldn't these, with the polka dot washi tape, have been absolutely perfect?  

Plastic cutlery decorated with patriotic washi tape for a 4th of July party.

My only caution is to do this the day of the party.  After a couple days, the washi tape wants to peel off and doesn't look as awesome.  Luckily, this takes only seconds to do, so it is actually a feasible project to do on the day of an event.

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Nicole Wills, creator of Tikkido

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