Try This: Washi Tape Mirror Frame

Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror Sometimes good things come out of being lazy. For example, I was trying to get our studio living room ready for its room tour (yay!), but our simple white mirror looked a bit dull against the plain white wall. I thought maybe it could benefit from some stripes, but the idea of pulling out all the paint and taping off the necessary areas sounded like a bit of a chore at the moment. Then I thought, “Hello, washi tape!” and my stripe problem was solved. 

Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror
Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirrorOnce I wrapped the tape around the back side of the frame, I just used an X-Acto knife to trim the excess on the inside. If you’re worried about the ends pulling up, just use a bit of glue to tack them down for good.

Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror Washi tape stripes! Easy way to add color to a boring mirror This mirror is definitely getting into the spirit of the rest of the room now! Bring on the color! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Sarah Rhodes & Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with Stella of the Signature Collection.

  • This is such a great idea! I’ve always loved those tapes, but I never thought I had any reason to actually use them.
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

  • I love this idea! I recently started collecting washi tape too, and working at a craft store just adds to my addiction of buying them! They’re great for decorating almost anything that it could adhere to. Your frame turned out amazing!

  • This is such a cute idea! I have a friend that’s obsessed with washi tape, she would love this

  • We get them from local craft stores as well as Etsy and Amazon. Just search it online if you don’t see what you want at a local store 😉

    Laura

  • Oh, no doubt! I’m a perfectionist, so painting stripes takes me forever!!

    Laura 😉

  • I would do an online search if you don’t see any in a local craft store (I’m not sure yet if our upcoming store will have wide versions right away), I think the ones we have are about 2″ wide 😉

    Laura

  • It’s a mix of both in town stores (like Michaels and Hobby Lobby) and online shopping (usually on Amazon lately) but we do have quite the collection!

    Laura 🙂

  • Really nice! I also tried it with painting: http://rivereine.wordpress.com/2014/08/18/customized-mirror/

  • That looks amazing! What kind of tape did you use and where did you get it? I have a white mirror that can definitely use redecorating

  • So….what I want to know–did it actually save time to use the tape rather than paint? 😉

  • This is stunning, such a wonderful idea, will definitely be trying out something. Thank you for the awesome inspo.
    Rosie
    www.rosedogandco.blogspot.com.au

  • Love the colour selection and the mix of stripes in there, too! I like how the corners were done!

  • Totally going to do this for the frame around my pinboard in my office (do I sound *really* old saying ‘pinboard’???!!!!! Even the auto-spellchecker told me there’s no such word!!!!)

  • This is gorgeous! And so simple! I think it would also look great with a frameless mirror and then you could create a frame around the edges with the tape.

  • How fun! It would be really easy to change out if you wanted to change up the colors. Great idea!

  • Cool & customizable. I like how you varied the thickness of the tapes.:] // http://www.itscarmen.com ☼ ☯

  • Great idea! The washi tape makes the room look fun, cheerful, & bright! Happy Monday, Laura 🙂
    http://lovecompassionatelee.squarespace.com/

  • This looks so amazing and reminds me of my favorite striped toe-kick in Oh Joy’s office designed by Emily Henderson.
    I have a very plain mirror in my hallway that will be getting this treatment right away. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • My wonderful best friend is in love with wash tape…this is a perfect gift idea!

    Thanks for sharing and love from Italy!

    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.com

  • Love your DIY posts! You’re clearly a creative soul and we get to enjoy all your ideas. Thank you for that!

    http://www.arcticvanilla.com/

  • I adore this! I have some washi tape I used in my dorm room, but it would be a cute look for my new painted bedroom, too.

    Warm Regards,
    Alexandra
    www.littlewildheart.com

  • Looks really cute! Great idea! 🙂
    All the best from Munich,

    Vanessa
    www.TRAVELvip.tv

  • Beautiful, Laura! I’ve been adding washi tape in lots of places lately too. Where have you found the wider tape?

  • This craft looks like so much fun! Plus, it’s easy AND relatively mess free! Not to mention that I love washi tape! A cheeky question: will you be carrying these cool washi tapes in your new store? 🙂
    Xx, Marketa

  • This turned out stunningly! Washi tape is a godsend for DIY projects. Even if you’re not very crafty, it can work wonders 🙂

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • The mirror looks so colorful..and all it takes is washi tape.. fun project!

    xo

    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • Thank you for an awesome idea! I have a bathroom with an unframed mirror and I’ve been putting off trying to do one of those frame it yourself DIYs, but this I can do!!!

  • I love these washi tape ideas. Where do y’all buy your tape? Online or in a craft store? Not sure where to start looking! Thank you for the great ideas!

  • washi tape is my new obsession. I had to ban myself from the craft store at one point because I would dominate the clearance section and come home with bags of washi tape. Yay for me, not for my wallet lol.
    the mirror looks so colorful and beautiful!

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