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A fun way to add some temporary flair to a drab wall.
I’ve seen a couple of cross-stitch mural projects around, but it’s always seemed like quite a lot of work, and quite a big commitment. Since we’re living in a rented house, something like that isn’t an option for us, so I thought I’d try a more temporary version using washi tape.

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  • How to make a wall decal. Washi Tape Heart Mural - Step 1
    Step 1

    I chose to make the crosses beforehand, by sticking them to my craft cutting board (which has convenient grid lines). I could then peel off each cross and stick it to the wall. Each washi tape strip measured 6cm.

  • How to make a wall decal. Washi Tape Heart Mural - Step 2
    Step 2

    I then used my Bosch cross line laser to orientate the pattern on our wall. If you don’t have one, you can use a pencil and a spirit level to draw a cross line on your wall to get you started.

  • How to make a wall decal. Washi Tape Heart Mural - Step 3
    Step 3

    The rest is pretty simple, just follow the pattern until you’re done. The result is likely to be far from perfect, but the overall effect can be really nice. I went for a graduated look, but you can play around with the colors and patterns that you can use. Have fun!

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One Morbid Little Thing
One Morbid Little Thing · Belle Chasse, Louisiana, US
This is so cool!

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