Try This: Easy (Washi Tape) Wall Art

Bathroom artToday I wasn’t really sure what to post about. We’re in between the holidays, and I’m mostly just trying to spend a little more time with family and clean up my house before the weekend is over. So, I thought I’d just share something random with you. See that geometric/mountain looking wall hanging? That’s been hanging in my guest bathroom for over a year now, and it was made from nothing more than a plain white canvas and black washi tape.

Easy washi tape artAll you do is use washi tape to create different triangles. You can make little circles by adhering the tape to wax paper, cutting out shapes, and then peeling it off.

Washi tape art one year laterAs you can see in these close up photos, it doesn’t look 100% perfect at every single edge after a year (not up close anyway). But when you’re standing in the bathroom, maybe checking your hair in the mirror or brushing your teeth before bed, it’s pretty hard to notice those minor imperfections. And for the overall cost of creating this project, it’s been a great investment for the guest bathroom this past year (and probably a few more years to come).

Washi tape artI’ve never shared a tour of my guest bathroom because it’s not a large room, and you can see more of it in our book, Happy Handmade Home (in case you love home decor). But I thought I’d share this little random project with you just for fun. If you have some blank walls around your space, you might give washi tape art a try. It’s fun, super inexpensive, and holds up better than you might think. Thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman, Photography: Janae Hardy and Emma Chapman, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman.

  • I scaled this up and put it on the wall behind my bed! http://instagram.com/p/xul12Pwb0A/

  • Love it! The black and white on yellow really works well. These could also be done without the canvas as a free alternative to wall stickers.

  • That would be fun! We’re WAY bossy though, you might not want me in your home as much as you think. 🙂

    -Emma

  • Ah it’d be so fun to paint over this and peel the tape off! I love this look. In fact, my new blog header evokes the same feeling:)

  • Hi there!
    Janae has actually been working with us (freelance) for a few years. She photographed our whole home decor book last year and currently she works at our office two days a week. You can see her photo on our About page! She also wrote our new photography e-course with us! http://shop.abeautifulmess.com/shop/classes/dslr-basics

    We’ll be updating our staff photos soon. :))
    -Elsie

  • This is such a good idea, thanks for sharing.
    X Willemijn Sofie
    Amsterdam So Fashion

  • Fantastic bathroom space!!! 🙂
    I love this DIY <3

    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/

  • I absolutely looove this tip! Thank u so much!
    I’m definitely going to try this for my guest room, it fits right in there 🙂

  • You guys always have amazing diy to try. Even from a simple washi tape, you can create a stunning art . great diy !

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

  • This looks incredible, it really looks very high-arty! I love this idea!

  • Love this idea! I’m always looking for simple art to create myself and I’m going to use this idea. Thanks for sharing it!
    Http://absolutelytara.com

  • This looks amazing! Awesome idea, so easy and beautiful! Super smart DIY, I totally will try this for my bedroom. Thank you for sharing!

    Xoxoxo
    http://thoughtsintiffanyblue.blogspot.com/

  • Oh, I love this! It reminds me of a few paintings I did awhile back. 🙂 I’ve got a thing for geometric shapes. <3

  • This is such a super cute project. I may be trying this in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  • Love the idea of using tape, been thinking about it for a while now. But do any of you know the best Tape to use for an archival piece ( needs to meet Gallery standards)?
    Using the tape as a resist is a good idea, but again doing research I find that many types of paint can bleed at the edges of the tape, letting the paint to get in underneath.
    Any IDEAS?
    Phoebe

  • This is absolutely adorable babe! I’ll definitely have to give it a go in my own bathroom. Do you think other types of tape will work too? xx
    http://www.thebalancedtraveler.com/

  • Love it!

    I live in an apartment where holes from nails holding things up are frowned upon. I’d love it you had more ‘temporary residing’ posts showing diys for folks who don’t want to damage walls, but also want to live in a homey place!

  • What color & brand is that wall color? I am looking for a similar shade to do on a wall in my guest room!

  • I think this is a great idea, you could really get creative and make lots of different designs! xx
    cherieedle.blogspot.com

  • I have a few of those same rugs! Aldi, right? They’re such a great purchase/bargain.

  • absolutely love this. fingers crossed it’s as easy as it looks! 🙂

    -kim
    http://midnight-snark.blogspot.com

  • Absolutely adorable! Definitely going to make this for our new home xx

    Georgina | Baby Rebel

  • I love the bathrooms you ladies have decorated. I wish you could come over and redecorate mine. Would love an article series of ABM redecorating the homes of others. I have an apartment that needs ABMs help!

  • I smiled at your reply. It was the very thought I had,and even stopped reading for awhile thinking about a one colour or two colour version…

  • Oh my it’s perfect. And as for the minor imperfections, that make it more interesting and fun. Thanks for sharing

    tsiou, from http://inwhirlofinspiration.com

  • I love this idea… So simple and easy to do but it works so well!

    http://technicolourdreamer.blogspot.com

  • I love this! Definitely going to give this a try. I’m a sucker for anything monochrome, or geometric.

    Nik x
    NIKJAMESS | Fashion & Lifestyle

  • such a cute project. and i also love your shower curtain!!! did you do it yourself? sooo cute!

  • You could even go as far as to have washi-tape wallpaper! Though I have no idea how long that would last… or whether or not it would damage the wall paint when removed. -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • A thought…if you wanted to keep that cool geometric design but change out the colors, you could just paint over the tape and peel it off! Love that yellow on the wall too.

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