Making your own fabric tapes is a quick and easy project and it's a great way to use up old fabric scraps!

Are the crafters in your household obsessed with colorful washi tapes? The aisles of any craft supply store are brimming with these decorative tapes in all sizes and colors, but it can quickly become an expensive habit. Making your own fabric tapes is a quick and easy project and it's a great way to use up old fabric scraps!

WHAT YOU NEED Double-sided foam or masking tape Cotton fabric scraps Fabric scissors Iron HOW YOU DO IT

1. Iron your fabric flat.

2. Cut a strip of tape off the roll and reveal one sticky side. Lay the sticky side down on the fabric scrap and press down hard.

3. Use fabric scissors to cut off the excess fabric. When you're ready to use the tape in your next craft project, just reveal the other sticky side and lay down.

And that's it! It's so easy to personalize gift wrapping or special projects with this extra handmade touch.

WHO THOUGHT THIS UP

OLIVERA BRATICH owns Wholly Craft, 3515 N. High St. The Clintonville shop features handmade goods from more than 200 crafters and artists, including clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, home décor and more! Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, 12 noon-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, go to whollycraft.com or call 614-447-3445.