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DIY Washi Tape Monogram Art

Washi Tape Monogram Art My washi tape obsession continues. As you will see in tomorrow’s post where I tour my hallway (it is a very special hallway), I needed an update for three monogram pieces I printed a while back. They were okay, but nothing beats the playful, creative look of washi tape. I stopped by my local Collage craft supply store and chose a selection of black and white patterned tape. Here is my simple tutorial on how to make your own framable monograms. Though I made these with black and white tape, the possibilities are endless. I can see a colorful design for a kid’s bedroom, something in pale patterns for a new baby’s room or an elegant version for the bride and groom. What a great personal gift. For my monograms I started with an Ikea Ribba frame with the 4.5×6.5 mat opening. I then printed the outline only of thick block letters would fit inside this space onto a card stock. I chose a cream card stock to be my background for the final washi covered letters in a similar color to the mat. Just follow my tutorial below to see how I formed the tape around the card stock letters, both straight and curved. You may also find pre-cut letters at a craft store that would work well for this project. Now go play with your washi tape! ~ Lia

Washi Tape Monogram

Washi Tape Monogram Tutorial

  1. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I love this tutorial so much that I included it in my DIY holiday gift post.

  2. This is such a great tutorial!! I can’t wait to give it a go. Thanks for the tips, Hannah

  3. Never really heard of Washi Tape, but seems amazing!!! Those letters look great. Will def try this amazing diy. Thanks for the great review.

  4. This is a great idea! I can’t wait to make some for my penpals for our gift swap this year.

  5. Beautiful! You r so creative!!! Walmart and hobby lobby sells the washi tape I’ve been seeing it everywhere !

  6. Hi!!! Love love love this project! Looking for ideas on cool holiday gifts and this is so cool.

    Forgive a dumb question, but why cut the tape at an angle (when the letters are upside down)? I understand the need to leave a little to overlap but I wasn’t sure about the cutting at an angle. Also, do you find it’s too busy to have multiple colors on one letter? I do love your example. Hopefully a sole guy can make it right. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • I think you are referring to the cutting the tape at the corners of the letters, right. I do this because once you fold it in it will show again on the right side. Trimming the corners removes that excess overlap. Try it without and you will see what I mean. The nice thing about Washi is you can pull it back and do it again. I love the idea of using a lot of colors too. Maybe pick similar tones so the letter shape is apparent and less chopped? Really there is no wrong way. Share your finished pieces on my Facebook page. I would love to see them!

  7. Those are fabulous!!! And the tutorial is very easy to follow. I am just starting to use the washi tape (Behind the times LOL) Thanks for sharing. This is great inspiration. You did an amazing job Lia

  8. Great idea…thank you! Just “pinned” your tutorial too. I’m just starting to collect some washi tape….found a good collection on Amazon and using half price coupons at Michaels.

  9. Wow, those are beautiful! I would love to try it myself (especially since I have previously had trouble coming up with ideas of what to do with all of the washi tape I couldn’t help but buy – I’ve gone washicrazy!) but I haven’t been able to find a nice font that is just the outline of block letters, what did you use?
    Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial!

    • I am not remembering the font, but I am guessing it was a Futura Condensed Bold. I think these are such an easy personal gift for almost anyone. Have fun giving it a go!

  10. This is such a fantastic idea – and your style is so elegant!

    I chose your post as one of my 5 favorite tutorials this week.
    Thanks so much for sharing the details!

  11. Well i have bought washi tape and had no idea what i would use it for. NOW i know!

    Giselle….i am seeing it everywhere all of a sudden. Yes it’s at michaels but also at my office supply store! Next i imagine it will be at the hardware stores next to all the fancy duct tape diy displays.

  12. I’ve heard about washi tape before and there are so many projects I want to do with it but don’t know where to buy the tape? Does Michaels have it? Or Hobby Lobby?

    • I have not bought washi tape at those places but due to the popularity of it, I am guessing they do. Washi tape is a decorative paper tape that originated from Japan. You can also find it online at places like or

  13. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Why didn’t I think of this!? Ha! We are going to soon be working on our nursery (I’m due in January) and I really want to add some personalized, DIY artwork. This is something I will definitely be adding to the list!

  14. <3 these, another great idea I might have to pinch for my office redo, you home tour has given me such inspiration already! thanks for sharing!

    Danielle @ Glitter Bug

  15. I really like how these look! I am a recent washi tape convert, still looking for a good local source. Might have to do an online order though soon!
    Thanks for sharing your instructions.

  16. you just have a knack for making all things beautiful! :)

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