This is the easiest DIY project I have ever made.
Seriously, a monkey could do it. And I don’t mean a fancy helper monkey that has been trained for years to assist the elderly. I’m talking about a fresh-from-the-jungle-still-throwing-poo-and-eating-bananas monkey. Give him some washi tape and a template, and he could make this project.
In case the monkey poo metaphor doesn’t sell you on why you should make this DIY, let me skip ahead to the pretty pictures:
If you’re new to the blog, yes, the trim in our living room is lavender. Yes, the walls have a pinkish cast. Yes, this room is consequently difficult to photograph. Don’t judge me, I am the helpless victim of decades of unrestrained, paint-happy and color-tasteless tenants. You can read all about it here. (And if you’re not new to the blog, I finally convinced Alan to help me paint! This is the year!)
Back to the ease of the project—all you need is a template to make those lovely hexagon shapes. You could whip one up in any word processing program. But because I wanted to make things SO easy as to allow me to write a ridiculous intro like above…I made the template for you! Really, the only thing stopping you from making this DIY right now is that you are still reading my blog post.
So here we go, how to make a totally removable honeycomb wall decal:
What You Need:
- washi tape in two or more coordinating colors
- a printed template (download at the bottom of the post)
- regular tape, to hang the template
What You Do:
You really don’t need process photos. But I did my due blogging diligence and made them anyways.
Print the hexagon template and cut it out. It’s helpful (but not necessary) to print it onto a thicker paper like cardstock.
Using regular tape, attach the hexagon to the wall where you want your first honeycomb cell to be.
“Trace” around the template with pieces of washi tape.
Trim off any overlapping washi tape edges with scissors. Run your fingers along the hexagon to smooth the tape down and make sure it sticks.
When you are ready to make the next hexagon, place a piece of washi tape between the connecting edges and move the template over into that new spot.
Keep making connected hexagons to form the honeycomb shape. There are plenty of examples online if you don’t want to use the pattern I made.
And that’s it! Told you it was easy!
Look at that honeycomb! Isn’t it fab? Even the hideous Lavender Living Room looks nicer with a dramatic art piece like this. And best of all, when I want to change it (or paint!), I can just peel it up, no damage to the wall. Perfect for us renting folk.
As promised, the template:
I found both of these washi tapes at Paper Source, but there are many many vendors on Etsy if you can’t find any locally. I know, I’m a little late to the washi tape game, you probably already knew all of this.
Why are you still reading??! Go make one for yourself! (Or, read other posts on my blog. That would be fun too).