A big THANKS to Oriental Trading. They very graciously provided us with the supplies used in this Washi Tape Canvas Wall Art project. No additional compensation was received and all thoughts and opinions shared within are those of Mama.Mommy.Mom. and no one else. Happy crafting!
There are very few things hanging on the walls of our house. I don’t know why. I have a hard time finding pieces that seem “just right”, I guess. I see all these amazing rooms posted on Pinterest and I get incredibly jealous! When I started my office update project, I knew I wanted to change more than just the colors of my walls. I want my new space to reflect me. I’ve always been crafty, and a little eclectic – I imagine my office will be much the same.
Though the primary colors in my new space will be gray and white, I’m pulling in yellow everywhere I can, especially on the gray walls. I started last week with the this DIY Chevron Magnetic Board for the wall behind my desk, and this week, I finished up these canvases for the space above my new console table. They reflect my crafty side, but at the same time are very clean and simple.
I chose Chevron and solid yellow washi tape for two of the canvases. I liked the contrast between the two against the white canvas, and once on the wall, all three colors will be right against each other (gray, white and yellow.) The washi tape sticks right to the canvas (which came in a 4 pack) – just wrap it around the edges and onto the back of the canvas. I wanted the two canvases to be identical, so I laid them side by side as I stuck on my design.
For the other two canvases, I wanted to use buttons – again, my crafty side. I knew Aleene’s Tacky Glue would do the trick. I used it in crafting projects as a kid, and specifically used it to glue buttons onto canvas at my daughter’s 6th birthday party (we made LalaLoopsy drawings on canvas and added button eyes.)
I’m big into symmetry, so again, I wanted the two button canvases to be identical – or as close to it as possible. I arranged the buttons on one of the canvases until I was happy with the look, then I replicated it (with the addition of a little glue under each button) on the second canvas. It was easy at that point to start gluing on the original canvas without fear of bumping it and messing up my design. The glue goes on white, but will dry clear, no matter how thick or how much squishes up through the button holes. It’s one of my favorite things about Aleene’s Tacky Glue.
This project really allows you 100% freedom of design! You can use as many or a few colors as you want – and it’s easy enough you can get the kids involved! Oriental Trading has a great selection of Washi Tape and all of the other materials you need to complete your own set of Washi Tape Canvas Wall Art for any space in your home. Be on the look out in the next week or so for a post (with a video!) of how to make your own greeting cards using Washi Tape.
Have you joined the Washi Tape craze? This was admittedly my first Washi Tape project, but I think I might be hooked!