Washi tape picture frames

I was asked this month to be the Guest Pinner for Homemade With Love magazine. I’ve been a bit lazy of late with my own Pinterest boards, mostly re-pinning from those I follow or pinning my own creations. Being asked to pin for someone else has refocused me; what I loved most about Pinterest when I first signed up was discovering new blogs and actively searching for inspiration. I’m really enjoying perusing blogs, magazines and websites for new and exciting craft and home projects. If you would like to see what I have pinned so far, you can see my Guest Pinboard here.

I originally discovered the joys of Washi tape from Pinterest. It comes in all sorts of contemporary prints, patterns and colours and gives everything a modern edge. The tape is very low tack, which makes it very versatile and there are so many different things you can do with it. One of the ideas I like, and have copied the most, is using Washi tape to create photo frames around pictures and postcards. I also use it to tape up notes or pictures above my desk for inspiration.

Mia Fleur, an online homewares boutique, very kindly sent me a set of their lovely vintage pictures. I decided to combine the freshness of the Washi tape with the vintage feel of the pictures to create an alternative wall display.

Washi tape picture frames

You can use the tape to create all sorts of different shaped frames.

Washi tape picture frames

You can experiment as much as you like because the tape peels off very easily but doesn’t lose its tackiness.

Washi tape picture frames

I really like to stick postcards, notes and pictures on the wall temporarily by just taping the corners. It’s so low tack that it leaves no marks when you want to take them down.

Washi tape picture frames

If you would like to buy some Washi tape, you can order it online here.

Thanks again to Mia Fleur for the lovely pictures, which are very reasonably priced for a collection of nine printed on beautiful paper. If you would like some you can buy them here. x

 

 

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10 Comments

  1. Lino 3rd October 2013 / 12:47 pm

    This is a great idea! I love it! Will definitely try this!! Thank you Katy!

    • katy 3rd October 2013 / 5:32 pm

      I can’t wait to see the results, Lino! x

  2. Grace 3rd October 2013 / 5:02 pm

    I love this! I don’t use Pinterest so have never come across washi tape before. I’m buying some tomorrow. Thanks for the introduction 🙂

    • katy 3rd October 2013 / 5:33 pm

      I thought as much – when people don’t read blogs or look at pinterest they can miss out on some really good stuff. Glad you like the look of it x

  3. Jules O 3rd October 2013 / 9:53 pm

    A wonderful idea!

    • katy 4th October 2013 / 4:49 pm

      Thanks, Jules!

  4. Penny 4th October 2013 / 10:29 am

    Great idea Katy……could this be the way to brighten up my temporary NHS walking stick?

    • katy 4th October 2013 / 4:39 pm

      Definitely! I’ll send you some xx

  5. Lisa Barton @ Vintage Celebrations 4th November 2013 / 10:48 pm

    Great post Katy, I use washi tape a lot and it featured loads in my recent Halloween crafting I even covered my pumpkins in it! Washi is so versatile and adds an extra dimension (not to mention pretty ;))to craft projects – I fold mine into thirds lengthways to make ribbon from it too! Have followed and am looking forward to reading more 🙂

    • katy 5th November 2013 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks for the lovely comment and great ideas, Lisa. Going to check out your blog for more good ideas!

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