For a make-over project or just as an activity on a drizzling Sunday. Decorating a letter with washi tape is fun for children 3 years and older.
Washi tape. You know it or you’ve never really heard of it. No problem. Either way, you can just get started on this project.
Washi tape is basically just a roll of tape with decorations. The tape can vary in thickness, but also the patterns and colours are never the same. You can buy Washi tape at the HEMA. The Washi tape can be used to decorate gifts, accessories and is also fun to tinker with.
Washi tape (in all kinds of colours, sizes and patterns)
Optional: self-adhesive hooks or suspension set
The most important requirement after washi tape is of course the letter. There are several letters for sale, both online and in physical stores. It is best to use a letter made of hard cardboard. This is also called a hobby letter.
Step-by-step letter decorating with washi tape
Start with a piece of washi tape lengthwise. It is best to apply this first strip to the longest part of spring. This is of course different per letter. You can tear off the washi tape, but you can also cut it loose.
After that first strip of washi tape you can cover the whole letter in the same way. Don’t forget to do the ‘inside’ and corners of the letter as well. At least, if you like it. 😉
For difficult pieces, such as the attachment to the letter A, you can use a sharp knife to end a strip of washi tape.
Ready with the decorations? We recommend to smear the full letter at the end with Mod podge. This is an adhesive and protective layer in one. Believe us, that protective layer really does need the letter in most cases.
If you want to hang the letter, you can attach self-adhesive hooks or a hanging set to the back of the letter.
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