{Guest Post by Angie}

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I couldn’t resist, I’ve been seeing letters transformed by washi tape all over the internet and I decided it was time to transform the W we’d been given for Christmas with some of the new washi that I’ve added to my collection.

Because I’m all about the sharing I’ve put together a quick little tutorial so you too can rainbow up a letter in your own home.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • ~ Various design of ashi Tape
  • ~ Sparkle Mod Podge
  • ~ Fiskars Micro Tip Scissors
  • ~ Paint Brush
  • ~ Wooden Letter

Step One

Grab your wooden letter and, starting at the stop, start placing stripes of washi tape in the order you would like. Just place the washi tape across the gaps in your letter. I lined up the pattern on each of my stripes to make it look like one continuous pattern. I also put a line of washi tape across the top of the letter.

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Step Two

Once you’ve gotten to the bottom of your letter take your Fiskar Micro Tip Scissors and cut down the middle of your letter gaps. Fold the excess washi tape down the sides of your letter.

Step Three

Using your paint brush (or sponge brush) coat the washi tape with a light cover of the Sparkle Mod Podge. Allow to dry. (Remember to be careful with the Sparkle Mod Podge once it dries it’s not coming off!) I used Mod Podge to coat and seal the washi tape because it does have a habit of peeling back after awhile or getting easily marked. I just wanted to make sure this washi tape wasn’t going any where and would continue to look good over the years. As a bonus this Mod Podge has glitter – and who doesn’t love a bit of bling?!?! (You could always use the Matte or Gloss Mod Podge if you didn’t want your letter to sparkle like Edward Cullen!)

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Step Four

Once it’s dry you can apply another coat of Sparkle Mod Podge across the face of the letter – the more you put on the more glitter will be applied to the letter. This is just one coat:

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Step Five

Once it’s dry you can style it however you like. I currently have mine on the shelf in my sewing room.

I’m toying with using black paint or maybe even some black electrical tape to cover up the sides of the letter to hide the excess washi tape; although I do like the effect that is created by the excess washi tape.

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Given how successful this little makeover was I’m now looking around the house for what else I can cover with washi tape and Sparkle Mod Podge!


Angie blogs at Gnomeangel.com and sells quilting fabrics in her online store Green Tangerine Quilts