Take Your Office from Drab to Fab with Washi Tape

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If you’re a crafter, you probably have a (embarrassingly large) stash of washi tape. Use it in creative ways to brighten your work space in a flash! Here are five easy and fun ideas.

1. Your keyboard. Work doesn’t have to be mundane when you have a rainbow at your fingertips. To cover your keyboard’s keys with washi tape, lay transparent glossy paper over the keyboard and trace the keys onto the paper. Adhere washi tape to the tracings, trim the excess, remove the tape, and press onto the keys.

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2. Your office supplies. Give plain office accessories a jolt of color with strips of washi tape. Attach pieces to the surfaces and trim the edges to fit. Play with overlapping tape to allow a bit of show-through. Cut strip ends at angles and match them up with other angled strips to create a chevron look.

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3. Your chargers. Give your phone, tablet, or laptop chargers personality with strips of washi tape. Overlap strips of tape around the charger head, and trim the excess flush with the edges. Make flags by wrapping short strips around the cord and trimming the ends into triangles.

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4. Your notebook. Try using washi tape for dimensional embellishments! To make the flower on this journal cover, adhere five strips of washi tape close together on a piece of cardstock to create “tape paper” for punching. Punch three or four flowers from the tape paper, layer the pieces, and then fasten them in the center with a brad.

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5. Your bulletin board. Crisscross lengths of double-faced washi tape to serve as a ribbon-like lattice on a piece of cork board. Secure the tape at each intersection with a thumbtack. Finish the look with a painted frame.

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