DIY Paper Tape Wall Art




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Our hallway looked a little bit boring. White plane walls, white doors, and with almost nothing in it. Therefore we decided to "spice" it up a little, by adding some art. We looked at many different types of art. Pictures on the wall, wall coverings, painting it. But all of the options would leave permanent marks on the wall, which we don't wanted to have. But then we stumbled upon something cool on pinterest. Washi tape, or paper tape as it is also known as. With papertape we could find designs online, or make our own designs, and then just go to the store to buy some tape, and with a little bit of time and patient, make our own art!

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Step 1: Find Your Design

The first thing you have to do, is to decide what design you want to have on your wall. I found two pretty cool designs on pinterest, and there is many more to choose from there. You could also google it, and find lots of designs. I chose a design of a deer in my bedroom, and a design of a hummingbird in our hallway. Just google "Washi tape wall art" or "Paper tape wall art" and you should find many awesome designs. In this instructables I am going to cover how to make a hummingbird.

Step 2: Let's Start!

Once you have you found your design, you could start creating your masterpiece! There are multiple ways to get your design on to the wall. Today, I am going to cover how to do it with a projector. But you could also use a design program like Fusion 360, and draw around the lines. Then you could measure the lines, cut your pieces of tape to the correct lenght, and tape it up onto the wall. This require some more time, but then you don't need to have a projector to project your design onto the wall. The projector doesn't need to be expensive though, and you could find lots of suitable mini projectors for under 50 dollars on sites like Aliexpress. You could also free hand it, but for starters, i recomend a projector.

Step 3: Follow the Lines!

Download your design to your computer and open it. Then, connect your projector, and move the picture around until you are pleased with the position. Now, it's just to follow the lines!

Step 4: Fixing the Small Imperfections

If you are like me, you probably have lots of small imperfections where the tape goes a little bit too far. But don't worry! It's just to grab a razor knife, and cut them away.

Step 5: Step Back, and Enjoy :-)

You're done! Now, it's just to take a step and enjoy your masterpiece! Hope you got some ideas now, and that you are already on your way to the store to buy some papertape ;-) If you enjoyed this instructables, please vote for me in the conest, like, and share your creations!

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    6 Discussions


    1 year ago

    That is an awesome idea :)


    1 year ago

    Great technique: it is cheap and easy to make, but the result looks gorgeous!


    1 year ago

    This is brilliant! And seeing as you've already got the projector it's begging for a projection mapped lightshow to light up each segment! Check out HeavyM if you haven't already: Used it for a project a few years back and it works great!

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Oooh, I love this! It makes for such pretty wall art and it is temporary so you can remove it when you want and change it up :)