January 18, 2017

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HELLO AND WELCOME TO CLEVER POPPY!  

Clever Poppy is all about giving you the chance to take time out to create something beautiful for your home, without the hassle of sorting out instructions, figuring out where to buy supplies and creative planning. I hope you enjoy seeing what we have to offer, and feel inspired and confident to give some creative DIY a go...

Have Fun Creating a Gallery Wall with Washi Tape!

If you are anything like me, you love to keep your workspace current and inspiring with imagery you love - which means changing it up on a regular basis! 

This blog is all about using Scotch® Expressions Washi tape to create a fun and lively display of your prints and photos at home. I'll show you how to make washi tape frames and decals in different designs, as well as decorated clip boards, pegs and foldback clips.

One of the great things about this project is that you can completely tailor the look to suit your room, by choosing Scotch® Expressions Washi tape in colours and designs that complement it.

So let's get started!

Here are the supplies that you'll need:

  • A selection of your favourite prints and/or photos - a range of sizes looks great
  • Scotch® Expressions Washi tape in your chosen designs. You can snap these up from Warehouse Stationery (NZ) or Officeworks (Aus)
  • Scotch® Scissors
  • Foldback clips
  • A clipboard
  • Large wooden pegs

Decorate Wooden Pegs

This one is so easy! Just add tape to the front side of the pegs and trim the ends so it looks nice and tidy. 

 

Then use the pegs to hang items off string.

Create frames out of washi tape

Who needs to splash out on expensive frames when you can make cute and fun ones out of washi tape? You can try grids, diagonal strips, different geometric shapes, and adding to tape to look like you've hung the print with string.

Mix it up by using the tape to actually stick the art to the wall, as well as sticking it to the wall with blue-tack then creating a floating frame out of washi tape. It looks best if you cut nice clean edges on each piece, so have your scissors handy.

Make a colourful clipboard 

Cover the board evenly with strips of washi tape, then fold the tape over the edges. You can use extra tape on the back to tape the ends down. 

Clip on your favourite print and add to your gallery wall (you can lean it against the wall or hang it on the wall).

Make washi tape decals

Not only is washi tape a great tool for displaying art, but you can make art itself with the tape! Try diamonds, stars, arrows, hearts, letters etc. 

Create Colourful Foldback Clips

This is so simple! Just stick a small piece of tape along the front of the clip and fold the ends under each side.

Then use the clips to hang small prints and photos from - it looks great when you hang them off a piece of string in a row.

That's just some of the ideas for using washi tape for a gallery wall. Have fun trying these out, and use your imagination to create some new techniques of your own!

I hope you have fun giving this project a go, and make sure you tag me in pictures you share because I'd love to see your creations!

Julie xx


Julie Stuart
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