I was on Pinterest (No, not for 3 hours. Why do you ask?) looking for a way to bring something fresh to my home this spring. I came across this super easy DIY project that I couldn’t pass up. You can view the original idea here from Two Twenty-One. That girl has some great stuff!
What I love about this project is I literally did this during nap time. Quick and simple. I decided to go with washi tape because it’s cheaper and I don’t have a bunch of bright, beautiful fabric on hand.
The items you’ll need for your DIY…
- Picture frame
- Several different colors of washi tape
- Cross printable
- 8×11 piece of paper
Take the little paper that comes in the frame out. This is going to be your cover.
Use your cross print out (or whichever design you choose) and trace it over the picture side of the frame insert. This is a 8×10 frame so you’ll want to measure the inside of the frame to make sure that your picture doesn’t get cut off by the sides of the frame. Mine measured 7×9 to fit inside.
It should look like this after it has been cut out.
I did it this way so I could just peel off the cross and have the pretty washi tape as a background for something else.
Now comes the fun part!
There are so many fun colors it was hard to choose only a few. Washi tape has so many uses too! I love the idea of lining a shelf with washi tape. Or sprucing up some tea light candles for a party. And I love how if you make a mistake it comes off very easily.
Roll out the washi tape and line up the pieces as close as you can so there aren’t any gaps. Fill up the entire piece of paper. Tape your cross over the washi-ed up paper and cut off any excess to fit in your frame.
There you have it. Pretty darn easy!
Do you like using washi tape? How do you use it?