Does anyone else have a teensy tiny crush on washi tape? At first I was a little timid about this “fad”, but now I’m kinda loving all the possibilities of this little decorative tape.
So what’s my latest project? Washi tape covered desk supplies that I picked up from Target a couple months ago. I simply loved the chevron on the inside when I spotted these and knew I could spruce up the plain old outside.
Well after this stuff sitting around my house for the past couple months, my daughter asked if she could have them for the desk in her bedroom to store all her markers and papers. So to breathe some life into these brown paper mache desk supplies I dug out the washi tape I had purchased on clearance from Michael’s. And…
5 MINUTE PROJECT. NO JOKE.
I just simply rotated the colors of the washi tape as I went around the desk supplies. To get an even edge, I cut the ends with a pair of scissors. Also, to keep the tape down and give it some long term shelf life, I gave the entire pen holder and letter holder a quick coat of matte Mod Podge.
Pretty easy 5 minute project, right?
And now we have the perfect place to store my budding artist’s supplies to go with the desk and chair I painted for her last year. Yep, she has quite the set up for a 5 year old.
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Eva Marie Scott says
I love washi tape and these look great. Love those colors of washi you chose too
Jennifer McCann says
Never heard of this tape before, but this looks nice, and simple to do!
You’ll love it Jennifer. So easy to use!
Now that’s thinking outside the box. Nice!
HAHA! Thanks Margaret!
I love washi tape!! I love the desk supplies you redid. They look so good!! Love it!!
Thanks so much Crystal!
Lauren @momhomeguide says
Very cute! I plan to redo my home office soon, and I will certainly keep this beautiful project in mind!
THanks Lauren! Cheap & cute update for any office area 😉
Pat F. says
Oh, I love this – it is so cute! I never saw Washi Tape in solids, only with patterns. I will have to keep my eyes open for some!
Michael’s has a whole bunch on clearance!!
Pat F. says
Thanks for letting me know. I can spend hours in Michaels!
Tammi Schneiderman says
I have not jumped on the fad bc I was basically like “Dude, it’s just tape”. Now I find myself thinking “hmmmm….. if I had some Washi Tape I could….”. Where in Michael’s would I find it? May just have to check it out.
Yeah, I avoided it for a while, too, and I found some on clearance (also at Michael’s) not that long ago. I used it on a project last week and I’m officially hooked. I had to buy some other supplies earlier this week and I noticed that the seller also had washi tape…so I bought some…it’s definitely addictive!
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Love your blog. First time visiting 🙂
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Those are super cute! The colours look great together.
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Whoops! I meant to say “found you on…” Anyways, you have a great blog. I’ll be coming back!
Thanks so much Antonella! Glad to have you here 🙂
these are great! I have been saving boxes and other containers to use in the play room. I was going to paint or mod podge fabric over them… but this is much better! thanks! saw you at the 36th ave party 🙂
Great idea, Amie! And thanks for stopping by 😉
So simple, yet absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors you used 🙂
Those are adorable! Sharing this on Twitter!
Thanks so much Katie!
Love this, so pretty! Thinking i need to get some of this fabulous tape!!!
Very addicting 😉