When I first saw this picture on Pinterest, it’s such a brilliant idea that I’d like to share with you. Again, I never thought of using washi tape to make a huge wall calendar. You see, there are far too many things beyond my imagination.
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I only think of getting a white board, cork board or a big post-it board. This kind of board can be quite pricey. You can of course use one of these boards and hang it on the wall. Or, just tape a normal white paper instead.
It’s really nice to have a white board or cork board hung on the wall. You can write your daily schedule, to-do list or just little notes on it.
You can stand in front and admire whatever you have written on the board feeling satisfied. Why? Because you do have something to fill in the blanks and you have appointments and works to do.
But what if you are not allowed to screw or drill holes especially if you rent the house or room where you can’t drill holes.
Even if you own the place, your parents or someone else might not allow you to hang anything on the wall. This happened to my friend as her parents worried the drilling might affect the wiring inside the wall.
I’d tried sticking a light cardboard using a strong 3M double-sided tape on the wall. I just wanted to keep track of all the little post-it notes and also stick some pretty postcards and pictures.
It’s indeed a very strong double-sided tape and my cardboard stayed firmly and nicely on the wall.
But guess what?
When I decided to remove the light cardboard, I had troubles removing the double-sided tape. No doubt that the strong adhesive was the main reason I bought in the first place. However, I forgot to check what if I wanted to remove after sticking.
Therefore, the ugly adhesive residue is still stuck on the wall. Here’s the picture:
Note: If you have any tips on removing it, I’ll greatly appreciate your inputs!
Anyway, this is a lesson learned.
Check these first before sticking
Before you decide or plan to use washi tape to make a wall calendar, it’s always recommended to test the tape on one small area first. As mentioned in this article, washi tapes are nonetheless supposed to be removable and re-positionable easily.
However, it also depends on the wall, the type of paint you have and also the adhesive on the masking tape itself.
Test one small area first
I have tried a few different brands so far. I usually tape some small papers on the wall and see how they like. I’d say most of the tapes are pretty good. They stick well on the wall unless those really low and sticky quality.
Remove gently and slowly
One reminder though, if you want to get rid of the tapes, it’s better to remove gently and slowly. Otherwise, it might peel off the paint.
This happened to me when I used mt masking tape. It is a good quality product especially the adhesive. But it’s so good that the paint and the adhesive can come off together.
Please don’t get me wrong. It’s definitely a wonderful decorative masking tape. Just test first before sticking all over the wall.
Okay, back to the huge washi tape wall calendar…
What if you already have a colorful wall or some kind of “busy” wall full of frames, pictures or wallpaper? It’s better to go for basic decorative washi tape such as blue border, bright or cool color. Do you agree?
Hope this article inspires you to create your own wall calendar!
So, what kind of washi tape wall calendar you have? Are you going to create one? What type of washi tape(s) you are going to use?
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