First, a little announcement. I’ve decided to discontinue the Weekly Web Tacks series for the time being. As my work schedule has picked up, it’s been difficult to post every week. Thanks for checking it out and for all of my favorite web reads about life in Asia, travel and everything else, be sure to follow me on Twitter.
And now, on to the crafty stuff.
Whenever we have guests come to down, I always get the urge to do little projects around our apartment to spruce things up. We’re lucky to have two friends in town right now (they’ll be spending 10 total days with us), so before their arrival I crossed two easy DIYs off my list.
Washi tape is a huge DIY trend in Asia and abroad. This colorful tape is easy to work with and can allow you to make a drastic change to everyday items quickly. I decided to use some washi tape I bought all too long ago to make this white, plastic tissue box a bit more exciting. The tape can easily be applied and moved around on a smooth surface like plastic, so there wasn’t much anxiety involved in this one in terms of making mistakes. I started with one color and then went for two for some extra shine.
The entire process was just three steps:
- Place washi tape in desired spot to create stripe(s).
- Cut the washi tape.
- Fold over cut ends.
That’s it! It took no time at all and now we have a more attractive way to store a very practical item. Have you tried to use washi tape? Let me know what for. I’ll share my second project next week. Stay tuned!