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Washi tape continues to blow my mind! The punchy colors and pretty patterns always beckoned me, but I was never quite sure what what I’d do with the rolls if I had any. And then I saw some DIY washi tape keyboards, like the ones from minifanfan below, and this one from Her New Leaf.

washi tape keyboard

As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time tapping away at a computer, I am probably a little too precious about my technology. Like rubbing my MacBook Pro down with a chamois. (I’m only half-kidding.) Sticky pieces of tape on the keyboard wouldn’t have been my first idea for laptop decor, but I can see this mix of happy stripes and dots energizing me whenever I’d sit down to blog. Maybe I’ll test it out on my work laptop first. I’m sure my bosses won’t mind if it looks this cute. Right, guys?

[Via Pinterest, Making It Lovely]

25 Responses

  1. joanne says:

    this is a really awesome, clever idea!!! and so pretty!!!

  2. Rachael says:

    ooooo, i love these, totally want them!

    Rachael http://thethriftypicker.blogspot.com/

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  5. Lili@HGTV says:

    I think this looks SO pretty, but it would drive me crazy having to count buttons see if I was hitting an F4 or F5.

  6. Thank you so much for the mention, Briana!

    • Briana@HGTV says:

      You're very welcome, Kira! Your keyboard turned out so well. :) (I'm a little jealous.) And thanks back atcha for reading and commenting.

  7. Amanda says:

    I would really love to do this, but sadly I have a pc with a black keyboard. Any tips to do this with a black keyboard, since I know the the tape is see through? thank you!

  8. Deirdre says:

    It's lovely, but not sure how durable it'd be. i have some washi tape and on the packet it says 'Sticking the tape in one place for a long time, it gets difficult to peel by decay. it also gets scratches by accident.'

  9. Jane says:

    does this peel away the letters and ruin the keyboards? i was thinking about doing this and im still not quite sure if it would be bad on my macbook. THANKS!

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Briana MowreyBriana is a writer and senior editor for HGTV.com. Her self-described design style is "mid-century modern magpie." She lives in a Brooklyn apartment with her husband, their spoiled dachshund, Chauncey,...


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