If you’ve spent any time on Pinterest , you know that washi tape is all the rage. This Japanese decorative tape can be used in so many decorative ways, so of course we thought we would experiment with it and find some new and interesting ways to hang our personalized growth charts. And of course, we just had to share our findings with you!
(We’ve found some darling and affordable washi tapes on Etsy!)
Here are a few ideas and tips on how to hang your child’s personalized growth chart with washi tape.
ONE: For a quick and easy way to add an extra pop of color and pattern, simply place the washi tape of your choice at a diagonal across each corner of the growth chart (and try 2 washi tape patterns for more fun!). Because washi tape is very light, this style works best on our signature paper personalized growth charts, as opposed to the heavier canvas option.
TWO: Create a frame around the entire growth chart. This will work to hold both paper and canvas growth charts in place and will look especially cute using patterned washi tape with solid colored styles, like the Preppy Pennant or Perfect Pennant personalized growth charts.
THREE: Run washi tape across the bottom of a growth chart so it extends a few inches on each side, then run the tape across the top too. Next, make a triangle pattern on the top so it looks like a roof or that the growth chart is being hung from a hanger.
Have you used washi tape to hang a personalized growth chart? If so, we would love to hear how you did it and if you could share photos, even better!
Designer tip — washi tape is fairly thin so our trick to holding up our growth charts (either canvas OR paper) is gaffers tape! It’s the like magic. This tape has the strength to hold up pretty heavy stuff, but its not permanent AND it doesn’t leave a sticky residue like duct tape or other tapes. Also, it doesn’t damage paper so you can peel it off of your paper growth chart pretty easily and not ruin it. MAGIC right?! Down side, it’s not cheap but go ahead and buy a roll and you’ll use it all over your house to put up posters, art, decorations, etc! We buy ours on Amazon and usually buy white — but its comes in black, gray and sometimes other colors. Here is a link to a $13 roll in white.