Washi Tape Monogram Canvas

Who else has Washi Tape fever? 
Man, I love this stuff!
I’ve been trying to come up with lots of fun ways to use it; already I covered a phone jack with it and made some funky coasters {with the help of LC, of course!}.  Then, I saw Kelly’s tutorial for a washi tape monogram over at live.laugh.rowe and I knew I had to make me one!  Ever since I made the new valances for our bedroom windows, I’ve been looking for the perfect thing to display on the wall between them…I decided a monogram on canvas was just the thing!  Whaddya think?

- wood or chipboard letter
{I went with the thinnest one I could find since I knew I was using it on the canvas.  Michaels had them for $4 and I had a 40% off coupon!}
- assorted washi tape
- 12×12″ canvas
- black acrylic paint and paintbrush
- pencil, scissors, craft glue
My apologies for not having step-by-step photos this time…I thought about making up a good excuse, but the truth is, I was so impatient and excited to make it that I didn’t bother to stop and grab the camera.  {Bad blogger!  Should I put myself in the corner?}

STEP 1: Cover letter with strips of washi tape.  You can either trim the edges with an exacto knife, or wrap the tape around them {which is what I did}.

STEP 2: Pencil in your words, then paint over them.  I printed mine out on the computer in mirror image, then used a pencil to kind of sketch them onto the canvas…of course if you’re cool enough to have a Silhouette, this step is presumably much easier and you can just whip up the vinyl and stick it on.  {Is it Christmas yet?} 
By the way, if you want a background color for your canvas, you can paint that first.  I went with the plain white to contrast with the wall and pick up the white in the curtain fabric.

STEP 3: Glue your letter onto the canvas and let it dry.

TA-DA!  Isn’t it the perfect thing for that spot?  The way the room is set up, it’s the first thing I see when I walk in, and I smile every time.

Happy Crafting!
PS: Don’t forget to stop by this week’s party to link up, check out some great projects, and enter the giveaway!
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22 comments on Washi Tape Monogram Canvas

  1. Jessi W
    April 23, 2012 at 4:12 AM (3 years ago)

    I love it! It’s so simple, but totally adorable. And it fits perfectly in that spot with the colors etc!

  2. Lori
    April 23, 2012 at 12:45 PM (3 years ago)

    I love love love Washi tape! Cute idea!

  3. Kara
    April 23, 2012 at 12:49 PM (3 years ago)

    Ah, I love how this turned out! I am totally in love with this washi tape trend. It looks like it’s time for me to crack. At work yesterday, I saw someone looking for ideas on football baby showers and she ended up on your page. I was so excited that I recognized.

  4. Lindsay
    April 23, 2012 at 12:51 PM (3 years ago)

    Oh, this is super cute! I had to pin this for later!

  5. SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    April 23, 2012 at 12:54 PM (3 years ago)

    Very cute! I haven’t tried washi tape yet and I’m not sure what it is, though I’ve seen it around b-world for awhile now. The colors and patterns on your monogram are perfect for your project. Love!

  6. Grandma
    April 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM (3 years ago)

    That looks great on your wall…what a perfect place for it…
    I love it…

  7. Kristina Torrejon
    April 23, 2012 at 6:50 PM (3 years ago)

    I really like that idea! We’re moving soon and that might be something I’d do for the kids’ rooms! Fun!
    Found you through the Blog Hop. Happy to follow you!


  8. Jenny
    April 24, 2012 at 1:20 AM (3 years ago)

    I love washi tape, it turned out super cute! I am your newest follower from the Networking Blog Hop! I would love if you would check out my blog and if you like what you see follow back :)
    Modern Modest Beauty

  9. Nicola
    April 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM (3 years ago)

    I’m loving monograms at the minute – yours is beautiful. You’re so creative!

  10. Crystal
    April 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM (3 years ago)

    I love this….soooo cute! :-)

  11. Katie @ My Darling Days
    April 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM (3 years ago)

    How stinkin cute is this? I love washi tape. Just bought some from veryjane.com a while back.. still gotta create something with it though!

  12. Jill
    April 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM (3 years ago)

    I love this one too!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  13. Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista
    April 27, 2012 at 8:13 PM (3 years ago)

    Girl, you are addicted to washi tape! I love it. I’ve been trying to pull together different ways to make letters/monograms for a giant playroom wall, this is being pinned right now.


  14. Kimberly Sminkey
    May 1, 2012 at 2:28 AM (3 years ago)

    I’m so behind in the times, sad to say I’ve never tried washi tape! Don’t even know where to get it. Looks great though i’ll have to try!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at tip toe thru tuesday! Hope you’ll stop by and link up tomorrow too, we will be having a nice Mother’s Day giveaway!

  15. Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . .
    May 10, 2012 at 2:35 AM (3 years ago)

    This is so cute and looks so easy to duplicate! I totally understand about getting excited and just wanting to share what you made!

    I love all the Washi tape projects that are so popular right now.


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