Just when I was feeling all smug about having everything unpacked sooner here in Hong Kong than after our last move, I went and stumbled  across the kids’ box of special things. The swimming ribbons. The Presidential visit. Best friends doodles. White House souvenirs. Now I have Mandarin character names. Chinese New Year fans. And new friends doodles  to add. Below was Stella’s inspiration wall in the United States. Which was a complete and utter inspiration, aka copy, from here. smile wall When I started surfing on all the different ways washi tape could be used, I was a bit sidetracked… Have you heard of washi tape? It’s only the best thing ever. (Ok, not really. My DVR, which we had to leave at home, is the best thing ever. I digress. Back to the subject at hand.) Washi tape is rice paper masking tape originating in Japan. It’s re-positionable and does not leave any sticky residue on the walls. Perfect for our current situation, a Hong Kong rental with a persnickety and temperamental landlord. I am so going to be ordering lots of washi tape and trying my hand at some of these… wall frames

a bit fancier, complete with frames

 wall washi dots

I do love polka dots and we have the same beckoning kitty .

town scene

my son would love this even at age 11

colorful desk

and when you are done with the walls you can start with the furniture

I am so excited to start sticking up the washi tape I brought with me from the states. And I’m thinking there is probably a good stash of washi here in Hong Kong as we are so close to Japan. I think I’ll start with Stella’s  wall first and then move on to my office walls. Maybe some of those fancy frames. I pinned all the great washi tape ideas on my Pinterest board if you are are itching to get sticking like me. Good luck and let me know what are your favorite washi tape decor projects.



images and instructions available here, here, here and here

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4 Responses to Crazy Washi Tape

  1. Teri Centner Teri Centner says:

    I have never heard of this. And I was a renter for over ten years. I feel like I’m totally behind the power curve.

  2. Carly Mento says:

    Such a good idea! I love hanging things up but don’t like to leave a mess (drilling holes, hammering nails. This is a fun and creative alternative! Thanks for the tip!

  3. christine says:

    I know right? My friend who did the wall i linked to introduced me to washi tape and it completely changed how i hang things up.

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