Tape It To The Limit: DIY This Washi Journal

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We could easily waste entire days on Pinterest browsing the endless stream of inspiring DIYs. But the reality is there are just too many projects and too little time. That's where designlovefest comes in. The charmingly curated blog started by Bri Emery captures everything we love about a fun, at-home project: color, quirk, and usability. Basically, we want to make each and every one. So, each week we'll be sharing the blog's easy instructions for projects that are both adorable and useful. Trust — you'll feel like a crafting goddess in no time!

What You'll Need:
• Moleskine journals with kraft covers (any notebook with a smooth paper like cover will work)
• Washi tape
• Gold foil tape (available at art and hobby stores)
• Scissors

Steps:
• Simply run tape at an angle across cover. Leave yourself 1/4 inch of tape along the edges so that you can secure it on the inside of the cover. It’s easiest to run your first tape somewhere across the middle of the notebook.

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• Continue to add more tape using the first as a guide so that they all run at the same angle parallel to each other.
• Where ever possible wrap the tape around the back and continue to tape in one long pass.

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• Snip ends of tape and secure the ends on the inside on the cover.
• Turn notebook over and add more washi to the areas in the corners where the tape hasn’t wrapped all the way around for design continuity.

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• Add thin gold tape as an accent in the same manner as the washi tape, snip, and secure.
• Start writing all those big ideas down like you promised yourself you would!

Designlovefest is a multiple contributor design, fashion, and lifestyle blog headed by Bri Emery. It's a place where type and images totally make out.

DIY by: Natalie Shriver
Photos by: Kimberly Genevieve