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Home State Washi Tape Wall Art

Show some love for your home state with this easy washi tape wall art craft. Use a piece of cardstock, your favorite washi tape, and a craft knife to create artwork for a room in your home.

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A Minnesota-shaped washi tape design made on cardstock and framed.

Supplies You’ll Need

  • 8″x10″ piece of cardstock (trim a larger piece to size if necessary)
  • ruler
  • washi tape (I used washi tape just over 1/2″ wide)
  • template of your home state (trace a map or search for a free-for-personal-use template online)
  • craft knife
A ruler, washi tape, scissors, craft knife, cardstock, and a template of the state of Minnesota.

I had purchased this pretty set of nature/landscape washi tape off Amazon and while I was enjoying using the spools on their own, I wanted to find a project that could showcase all the cute designs together.

If you’d like to use the same washi tape, you can purchase it here: nature washi tape set. Or, check out my favorite Etsy shops for washi tape or some of my favorite washi tape on Amazon.

Washi tape with landscape designs stacked on a wooden surface.

How to Create This Home State Washi Tape Wall Art Step by Step

Watch the video or follow the photos & text instructions. Plus, find the printable instruction card at the end of the post.

Arrange and Adhere the Washi Tape

Print and cut out your home state template.

A ruler, washi tape, craft knife, cardstock, and a template of the state of Minnesota.

Use a small piece of washi tape to adhere the state template to the cardstock (note that washi tape is low-tack and removes easily).

Peel enough of your first spool of washi tape to cover the lowest short edge of the cardstock, leaving some tape for overlap on the edges. Apply the tape and fold over the edges to neaten.

Use a ruler to space the next line of washi tape. For my example, I used washi tape that was just over 1/2″ wide and I spaced the strips about 1/4″ apart.

I did have some extra room and on my last two pieces of washi tape I had to space them just a bit wider to allow the last piece to meet the top edge of the cardstock.

Continue adding washi tape, sticking it in spaced lines right on top of your template.

Measuring washi tape stripes onto a piece of cardstock for a home state wall art design.

Trim Washi Tape Around the Template

After adding all the washi tape, grab a sharp craft knife and carefully cut through the washi tape layers (not the cardstock!) that meet the template. Essentially you are just releasing the template to reveal the shape of your home state.

Go slowly and carefully and try to avoid scoring the cardstock.

Scoring washi tape to remove it from cardstock to make a design.

Remove the template and set aside. Note: I save the template and peel off and reuse the smaller sections of tape as I encounter projects (often decorating envelopes or something similar) that can use the smaller pieces.

A ruler, washi tape, scissors, craft knife, and a washi tape wall art design of the state of Minnesota.

Place your finished art in a frame and you are done!

Home state washi tape wall art in a white frame.

Printable Instructions for Home State Washi Tape Wall Art

Home state washi tape wall art in a white frame.

Home State Washi Tape Wall Art

Ellen @ Bellewood Cottage
Show some love for your home state with this easy washi tape wall art idea. Use a piece of cardstock, your favorite washi tape, and a craft knife to create this fun artwork for a room in your home.
Prep Time 20 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8"x10" piece of cardstock (trim down a larger piece if necessary)
  • ruler
  • washi tape see notes
  • template of your home state (trace from a map or print a free-for-personal-use template)
  • craft knife

Instructions
 

  • Cut out your home state template.
  • Tear off a small piece of washi tape, roll it (sticky side out), and adhere it to the back of the state template. Arrange the state template as desired on your cardstock and press to temporarily adhere (washi tape is low-tack and removes easily).
  • Organize your washi tape spools in the order you plan to apply the colors (if you are using multiple colors). Carefully peel the first tape to cover the lowest short edge of the cardstock, leaving some tape for overlap on the edges. Apply the tape and fold over the edges to neaten.
  • Use your ruler to space the next line of washi tape. For my example, I used washi tape that was just over 1/2" wide and spaced the strips about 1/4" apart. On my last two pieces of washi tape I had to space them just a bit wider to allow the last piece to meet the top edge of the cardstock.
  • Continue adding washi tape, sticking it in spaced lines right on top of your template.
  • After adding all the washi tape, grab a sharp craft knife and carefully cut through the washi tape layers (not the cardstock!) that meet the template. Essentially you are just releasing the template to reveal the shape of your home state.
    Go slowly and carefully and try to avoid scoring the cardstock as you trim away the template from the washi tape. Only use your knife where there is washi tape so you don't create extra marks on the cardstock.
  • I like to release the template little by little and ensure that the washi tape is fully cut as I do so. While I remove the template, I also press down on the washi tape on the cardstock to keep it secure.
  • Remove the template and set aside. Note: I don't like to waste washi tape so I save the whole template and peel off and reuse the smaller sections of tape as I encounter projects (often decorating envelopes or something similar) that can use it.
  • Place your finished art in a frame and you are done!

Notes

I used washi tape that measured a bit over 1/2″ wide, but you can use any width you like. Play around with the spacing to get a look that you like. If your state has a lot of detail, you’ll want to have the washi tape closer together in the design so that when you cut away the edges the state still has plenty of detail.

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