15 Easy ways washi tape can transform your DIY projects
Washi tape, for the uninitiated, is a decorative masking tape that comes in pretty much every pattern, color and embellishment you can dream up. Because it is made of natural fibers, you can stick it on pretty much any surface without doing any damage.
The best part? Washi tape is perfect for the decoratively disinclined. It's super easy to use, a relatively cheap way to add a little color to your home, and if you mess up? Just rip off another piece and start again. If you're into it, but not sure where to start, here are 15 great projects that you can do lickety-split.
1. Make a cool wall decal
Because washi tape comes off without tearing up the paint on your wall, it's easy to stay on trend.
2. Seriously, make a cool wall decal
It's also perfectly suited to geometric designs.
3. Punch up your makeup brushes
You can make sure your brushes match your decor.
4. Sweeten a switchplate
If you get gloss finish washi, it will be easier to wipe clean, as well.
5. Decorate a bookshelf — no paint required
Plus, you can change it out as your tastes change.
6. Keep your cords looking pretty...
7. Make an erasable whiteboard
These are a super cheap way to make some interesting decor, plus they make great gifts.
8. Decorate some clothespins
You can attach magnets or use them as pretty binder clips.
9. Make some renter-friendly frames
Want your security deposit back? These frames will make sure you do.
10. Craft some mini-pallet coasters
These adorable coasters will save your surfaces.
11. Modernize a tray
And when you want to change it, just strip off the tape and try again.
12. Get artsy with it
Forget expensive prints. A dollar store frame and a little inspiration will get you everywhere.
13. Personalize a monogram
Personalizing an item that serves a personalization purpose? It's so meta.
14. Update your fridge on the cheap
OK, technically this is duct tape, washi tape's big, beefy brother. But doesn't that look awesome? Stainless steel is passé anyway.
15. Spruce up a door
Painting or swapping out doors is a hassle and a half. Do this instead.