19 Halloween Decorations You Can DIY With Washi Tape
With Halloween drawing ever closer, it’s now or never to get your decorations and party supplies in order. If you pride yourself on your nifty crafting skills and want to save a pretty penny, consider this creative and budget-friendly idea to spruce up your space for the spooky holiday: washi tape! Use it to transform basic gift tags into mummified favor tags. Cut it into patterns for beautiful no-carve pumpkins. Step up traditional front door decorations with an impressive spiderweb display. Whether you’re preparing for a party or undertaking a haunted house makeover, check out these 19 creative washi tape ideas to inspire your own DIY.
3. DIY Halloween Washi Tape Feathers: Upgrade from everyday floral arrangements with these durable DIY feathers. All you need is washi tape, floral wire and scissors to create a super unique decoration. (via Ella and Annie)
4. DIY Washi Tape Drink Stirrers: Use assorted Halloween-patterned washi tape to create pennant flag drink stirrers. Replicate this party hack using toothpicks to make decorative toppers for your Halloween party food. (via Brit + Co)
6. DIY Cathrineholm Pumpkins: Inspired by mid-century enamelware from Cathrineholm, these no-carve jack-o’-lanterns are every bit as chic. Cut petal shapes out of black and orange washi tape and apply them to white pumpkins for Scandinavian style. (via Vitamini Handmade)
7. DIY Halloween Balloons With Black Electrical Tape: With this project, you won’t need to worry about your marker not being opaque enough for drawing onto balloons or getting Sharpie smears all over your palm. The original craft calls for cutting face shapes out of black electrical tape, but washi tape works just as well for these inflatable jack-o’-lanterns. (via Bird’s Party)
8. DIY Halloween Washi Magnet Clips: Transform your fridge into a Halloween art gallery with these DIY magnet clips. You can even skip the magnets and clip the clothespins onto string for an instant way to hang photos and other decor. (via Inside Bru Crew Life)
9. DIY Halloween Washi Tape Pumpkins: This dollar-store foam pumpkin gets quite the Halloween makeover without much effort. For a similar look on a real pumpkin, use chalk paint and washi tape. (via The Kolb Corner)
10. DIY Halloween Party Hats: Whether or not your friends decide to dress up for your soiree, they’ll definitely be in a festive mood when they get to your place and see these party hats. Stick to black, white and orange colors for a classic Halloween theme. (via DIY Network)
12. DIY Halloween Goody Bags: Customize goody bags with pieces of washi tape laid out in wild strips and stripes. The imperfections will give your inexpensive cardstock bags a casually stylish air. (via Rosy Scription)
13. DIY Washi Tape Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe: Keep young party guests occupied with this classic game. Grab some washi tape and spider cutouts and you’ll have a Halloween-ready tic-tac-toe set in seconds! (via Crafts by Courtney)
14. DIY Spellbinding Pumpkins: Whip up this simple, chic fall centerpiece using mini pumpkins and black and orange decorations. Though the DIY calls for patterned ribbon, washi tape looks just as good, and you don’t need double-stick tape. (via Good Housekeeping)
15. DIY Washi Tape Spiderweb Front Door: Say goodbye to just adorning your front door with a predictable wreath. Use washi tape to create this unique front door display that’ll have all the trick-or-treaters oohing and aahing. (via Hometalk)
16. DIY Washi Tape + Printable Halloween Party Favors: Save money and time with these printable party favors. All you need to do is attach some dollar-store trinkets onto the white cardstock using patterned washi tape. (via A Pretty Cool Life)
17. DIY Halloween Party Invites With Washi Tape: No need for fancy graphics with this party hack. Jazz up your party invites with a Halloween-inspired bunting banner using patterned washi tape. (via Capitol Romance)
18. DIY Washi Tape Spiderweb: You only need one thing to create this impressive wall decal. You guessed it — washi tape! Duplicate this look by using black washi tape, or experiment with colorful patterns. (via Zakka Life)
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)