Usually I have great ideas to do creative things, buy all the stuff I need and then never do it.
But for ages I have had two rolls of Washi tape knocking around and wanted to do something with them.
I LOVE Washi tape because of the colours, patterns, prints AND the fact they all look so nice altogether. It comes from the words ‘Wa’ meaning ‘Japanese’ and ‘Shi’ meaning ‘paper’ to describe the traditional method of paper making.
Also, it goes back to my days of obsessing over stationery at school with my friend Catherine. We loved it so much we would plan our new pencil cases and stationery theme of the term during school holidays. Who am I kidding? I still LOVE stationery (Ikea has some GREAT notepads by the way).
So I saw this picture and thought it could be perfect in the baby’s room – where the walls are sloping and you can’t hang a picture:
Houses – could not be easier, right? So I copied it:
Yeah, they are a bit wonky but who really cares? I want to add the Ferm Living star stickers over the top of the houses, when they finally launch in the UK that is.
There are hundreds of Washi tape ideas out there – including gazillions on Pinterest.
Check out this lovely idea for a family tree, made entirely from different rolls of tape:
And for a low-tack, no commitment race track, this is pretty cool:
A neon stripe on a white wall makes an instant style statement. Plus, you can move them as often as you like without it damaging the paint work.
Here are some others I love:
*And look, I made it through the entire post without making any reference to being wishy-Washi. Well done me.