Creative ways is finally here! This is the second blog hop I was talking about in my first post of the year, and one that along with my #12monthsofDIY blog hop should have you guys covered for any and all DIY urges this year 😉
Meet my co-hosts: Emily from Small Stuff Counts, Amanda from Burlap and Babies, Megan from The Homes I Have Made, Karen from A House Full of Sunshine, and Emily from Our House Now A Home. P.S If you click on the part of the image that interests you, it’ll take you to that person’s post! Great eh?
For those of you who are joining me for the first time, I am a military spouse who does home decor and DIY blogging for military families and those living in base housing. I aim to bring accessible home decor and affordably DIYs. To read more about me, you can read my bio here. And for the curious, here’s what a PMQ is. I also recommend you check out my current house tour to get a better idea of my style, and my project gallery for a look at my DIYs and decor.
So here we go, 6 creative ways to use Washi tape. I got mine from Etsy’s Let’s Have Fun. They have a great selection of tape, and all rolls are 10m long, which was more than enough for all the doors.
I’ve decided to redo a project from our first PMQ, but one that I hadn’t redone here yet. Washi tape door designs. It’s a very simple DIY that can be done on those ugly builder doors that come in most homes and rentals. This is a great DIY for adding dimension and depth to your entry way or landing.
Washi Tape (I used 10m long rolls, and I needed less than one per door)
Step 1: Start with a blank, clean and dry door. I took the magic eraser to mine beforehand. You’d be surprised how many random coffee stains, pet marks (?) and random colour transfers there were.
Step 2: Start applying the washi tape while making a design. I’ve opted for a simple yet classic indentation design, much like the type of bevelling you would see on an old door.
While applying, I use a bread tab (but anything that’s got a straight edge will do) to go over the tape and help force out any air bubbles.
Step 3: In previous versions of this project I’ve used masking tape, a ruler and a straight angle to make sure everything was precise. It took about 6x as long and didn’t produce any demonstrably better results.
That’s right, this is applied free-hand! And if I can, you can too.
What’s my secret? I apply the washi tape in smaller more manageable strips. It’s easier to fix bends and keep the lines straight.
I love the details at the floor. I think the rose gold/copper colour of this washi tape is amazing. It’s the perfect mix of trendiness and colour palette appropriateness – in short, just what I needed!
Step 4: Once completed, repeat! I had enough washi tape to do all the doors on our second floor landing (three bedroom doors, one bathroom door, and one closet door)
How many washi tape rolls did it take me to do all those doors? three! The rolls were the perfect size and exactly what I needed. But then again, my rolls were 10m long, so make sure you buy the appropriate amount of tape necessary for the size and number of doors you want to do,
Tip: Make sure that the design you’re doing looks good on a smaller door. Our bathroom door is a touch smaller than our other doors. It’s less wide, whoda thought? In this case I lucked out, but in our previous Q, the door was too small and the design looked warped. Adjust accordingly.
Tip: As I was going, I took the time to make precise cuts with the scissors. Sure, you can tear the washi tape, but it won’t look as polished, as complete, or as good. You’ll also find that the doorhandle is a great place to stick the tape while you’re applying.
Eye spye my Fornasetti Gallery Wall! It’s still going strong, and I think the aesthetic choice goes well with the rose gold/copper of the tape.
How would you use washi tape around your PMQ? What designs would you do?
If you’re visiting from any of my co-hosts blogs, I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment!