Washi tape has become a veritable crafting phenomenon. Unlike painting, it requires no crafting or technical skills whatsoever and can easily be removed, replaced or reinvented. So, not surprisingly, it’s been growing in popularity as a quick way to add pattern and colour to everyday pieces — and it’s a no-fuss (read: cheap) way to experiment with your decor.
We found these five great ideas using washi tape to inspire you:
1. On furniture
Liven up drab furniture with a rainbow of colour by taping stripes directly on to the surface. How fun is this rainbow desk?
2. As a mural
Create fun wall art by taping directly to walls. I really like this sidewalk scene created by Dutch artist Nina van de Goor for her daughter.
Photo and instructions: Ninainvorm.
3. Washi tape bunting
Hang these in a kid’s bedroom to add a burst of colour or use them at your next party to create a festive atmosphere. Washi tape bunting is so easy to do — just fold tape over beading thread and cut ends to make little flags.
4. Simple panelling
This is an easy way to create the panelling effect — and also helps to add interest to a white or monochromatic room.
Photo: Julien Fernandez
With a little tape, old jars can be revamped to become prettier storage items.
Photo: Little Helsinki
6. Play time
Use tape to create a road map or race track for toy cars — the kids will have a fun area to play in!
Photo credit: Le Jardin de Juliette