This is a fantastic DIY tutorial on how to make a washi tape reindeer wall decal! A great affordable and fun way to decorate the walls for christmas!
Do you love those fabulous reindeer heads that you see in really cool homewares stores? I do, I think they are gorgeous, I love the craft wood ones and the even the basic cardboard ones. Like many other people I live in an apartment and so when I need to change my décor around I really don’t have room to store the excess items.
Seeing a gorgeous reindeer antler the other day, my interest in having a reindeer head on my wall was peaked yet again…when I asked where the antler came from the answer was a little disturbing… “I don’t ask questions… I’d rather not know..” Hmmm, I thought, I would prefer to know it had fallen off naturally in the course of that beautiful creature’s life. As I couldn’t be sure and I really did want an antler or a reindeer head (faux of course) I decided a quick and easy and also extremely inexpensive way of getting one was to use Washi Tape. A fabulous Japanese decorative tape which peels off surfaces like paint and glass, so it’s perfect for decorating as I can remove it and dispose of it after I’m finished too.
Here’s how to make a Washi Tape Reindeer for your wall, it will spunk up your Christmas decorating and make you look super crafty all for less than $5.oo.
- Go crazy buying a roll of Washi Tape that will suit your place, I chose grey but you could do fluoro pink or rusty orange – whatever you like.
- Create the nose shape, don’t worry about keeping the tape neat at the edges, just tear it with your fingers, we’ll trim it all back later.
- Create the cheeks
- Finish off the head
- Start the antlers by running a piece of tape upward diagonally then repeat on other side.
- Add a few extra pieces to the antlers.
- Make some ears by running a little piece of tape out from the head, below the antlers and then use another piece on a slight angle to thicken them up.
- Take a small pair of scissors and trim back all the overhanging pieces of tape and angle the external pieces like the antlers as shown to give them a little structure. Be careful not to scratch your walls with the tape.
When you’re done, stand back and admire your work, then Instagram it and show your friends how crafty you are!