Today I am excited share how I created the Playful Words Made with Washi Tape for Toosie’s DIY Dress Up Station.
Tasha from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body‘s tutorial on Make Your Own Washi Tape Wall Decals was the inspiration for Tootsie’s Imagination Wall’s playful words. I am so grateful she shared her technique because it saved me almost $50 from the local vinyl shop!
The first thing I did was log onto Microsoft Word to create the words I wanted to use on her Dress Up Station wall.
Choosing the right font is important. Since you will be cutting these letters out it needs have simple lines. Anything very intricate will be too difficult to work with. I choose Lucinda Calligraphy as my font and enlarged the size to 500.
If you go to “Text Box” in Word it should give you the option of making a word with the letters in outline only. This step isn’t necessary but it helps to save on printer ink!
The letters were so large it took several pieces of paper to print them. After the words were taped together I hung them on the wall to see if the size of the words would work.
Next place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the letter. Use strips of washi tape on the parchment paper to cover the letter. Overlap each strip of the washi tape as you cover the letter. Overlapping the tape will help the letter to stick together when you gently peel it from the parchment paper. Make sure to extend the tape past the letter’s edge. Remember you are going to be cutting it out.
Once all the letters are cut out grab your trusty level. I drew a *very light* guideline on the wall where the words were to be placed. Carefully peel the washi tape away from the parchment paper and place it on the wall.
This was a super easy project! I love how the words add a playful touch to the Dress Up Station.
From the Magic Mirror to the Washi Tape frame around her Dress Up Storage, Tootsie’s Dress Up Station was so fun to pull together.
Want to see the other projects that turned her bedroom from Grandma Frumpy to Little Girls Sweet?
Hope you have been inspired to make your spaces something to smile about! Thank you so much for following along!
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