wonderful world of washi | words for my mind's eye

I love to cook. And I love to EAT what I cook. My downfall in life, but thankfully I'm tall so there's more room to distribute it all! All this week on the blog, I've been featuring washi tape projects...an idea  inspired by decorative tape week over on the My Mind's Eye blog, where this project is featured today.

For ages and ages, I've had this idea in mind to recreate a project I saw online, covering papier mache letters, and this seemed the perfect opportunity to finally get it done.

Washi Tape Letters | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Materials Used  |  Decorative Tape Sets: Green + Navy, Red + Turquoise, Papier Mache letters: Hobby Lobby, Craft Paint: Americana, Apple Barrel, Martha Stewart


Washi Tape Letters | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
I began by painting my letters with craft paint and a sponge brush and found that two light coats of paint works well. I paint atop a sheet of waxed paper so that my items don't stick to the paper and I can mix custom colors as well, if needed.

Washi Tape Letters | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Cover just the front sides of your letters with your choice of decorative tapes. Use all the same pattern on each letter as I did, or go wild + crazy and spice it up with a different tape design for each row.

Washi Tape Letters | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Trim the tape with scissors, where you can, and for the more difficult areas use your craft knife. I found that scissors gave me better control and a cleaner cut.

Washi Tape Letters | iloveitallwithmonikawright.com
Smooth down the decorative tape along the edges and display your craftiness proudly!


  • Letter E uses Leaf Green paint from Apple Barrel and tape from the Green + Navy Decorative Tape set from MME
  • Letter A uses Desert Turquoise paint from Americana and tape from the Green + Navy Decorate Tape set from MME
  • Letter T uses Leaf Green paint from Apple Barrel and tape from the Red + Turquoise Decorative Tape set from MME

Here's where you can find my other washi tape projects and don't miss out on the rest of this week's projects, I've got some fun stuff ahead!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Lisa. You should definitely do this with your washi tape, it was so fun!

  2. These are SO awesome Monika! I might have to try some for my studio!

    1. I tend to think yours will be more "awesome" than mine, Tina!

  3. you are like the washi queen of all things fabulous. love your post!


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