Washi Tape Wall Art

Dear Washi Tape,

I love you.

Sincerely,

Rachel Rardon

Many of you have probably seen my “Roses are Pink” guest bedroom – if not, you can see all the pictures here.

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The washi tape cross-stitch rose is my favorite DIY project in the room – so I wanted to take a moment to chat about it.

First of all, I can’t take all of the credit.  I initially got the idea to use washi tape on the wall from this blog post by Jade and Fern.  Isn’t it great?!  Love the hexagons.

My next point of inspiration came from the quilt we used in the room.  My grandma made this beauty for us, and I will cherish it foreva.

Inspiration

I wanted something dramatic for the darker green wall [Houseplant by Sherwin Williams] – but the room was already feeling so closed in, that I wanted to make a careful choice: something that wasn’t too overwhelming.  The washi tape was the perfect solution to that challenge: it is large in scale, but not heavy visually.

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I purchased this washi tape from Hobby Lobby.  When you step back, it appears that there are 3 different shades of pink – however, in reality, the different patterns create the different shades.

I simply followed the pattern of one of the cross-stitch roses from the quilt, and made a really good guess about where the rose should start.  When doing work like this in my own home – I’m more of a “start-and-figure-it-out-as-you-go” kind of project doer.

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Each strip is about 3-1/2″ long.  Because the chevron & polka dot tapes were wider than the dark pink – I simply cut them in half length-wise.  You can see in the picture that the polka dot strips are not symmetrical, but it didn’t bother me.

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You can tell that the x’s are not perfect – but I think that’s add to the charm of it.  If you wanted the x’s to be perfect – you could simply draw a grid on the wall {or use painter’s tape} before getting started.

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I bought the same type of washi tape in lime green to add the leaves.

Rose

 

Washi tape can be used for so many great projects.  Search “washi tape” on Pinterest.  Amazement will occur.

It is a great medium to create wall art in a kid’s room.  What about a new “tape scene” every year – and as they get older, they can help you with it!

Tape on, tapesters!  If you’re inspired to create some washi tape projects of your own – I’d love to see them!

-Rachel

 

 

 

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