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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!


  4. 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!

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