I must confess I had never heard of Washi tape until I started seeing it on Pinterest and I am so thankful I did! These beautiful tapes originated in Japan and are made of papers made from using plant fibers such as bamboo, hemp, rice, wheat, the bark of the gampi tree or the paper mulberry. It then has acrylic glue added to it and becomes a product similar to masking tape because it can be removed from most any surface. There are so many creative ways it can be used and it comes in an abundance of beautiful designs. A quick google search will yield many sources for purchasing this beautiful tape. The tape averages about five dollars a roll and of course there are deals to be had if you search for them. I gathered some of my favorite ideas from Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.
Dress up a light switch or electrical cover
Turn an ordinary letter in to something extraordinary
Give a door a custom look
Dress up your walls
Add some pizzazz to cards and business cards
Up cycle a tired and old lampshade
Create Washi frames for your treasures
Add some flair to clothespins
Give plain glass the wow factor
Dress up your walls when it’s time for a party
Add some color and pattern to a table runner
Create art or make a tray
give plain tea lights a pep up
Decorate your furniture
Add a bold graphic to a door
Add some pattern and color to a wall
As you can definitely see there are many ways to customize your home and accessories with Washi Tape. Have fun and be creative! You will end up with some amazing things that have YOU written all over them.
There are so many beautiful ideas for transforming the walls in your home. You can find ideas everywhere and the internet provides a multitude of ideas and inspiration. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get some amazing looks that will go a long way in adding that special element that makes your room really pop. Sipping my coffee this morning I came across this video on YouTube form NEST TV, which is excellent, and I also looked to Pinterest for some inspiring ideas as well. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I also encourage you to check out more videos from NEST TV I have really enjoyed the ones I watched.
I have certainly come up with several ideas for my home and I hope you have as well. There are so many great ways to make your home uniquely yours. Hopefully I will be posting pictures soon of my own wall transformations. For now I will live vicariously through these.