washi tape detailing

January 31, 2012
decorating with washi tape

Since starting my new job (!), I've noticed that almost everyone in our office has the same Mac products. While this makes for a very aesthetically pleasing workplace, it also means everyone's equipment is almost identical.

So in taking my first steps to set my stuff apart, I added a little washi tape to my laptop charger. What I did was:

1. Cover the apple logo with a piece of washi tape.
2. Lightly trace the apple outline with a pencil.
3. Remove the tape, cut along the lines, and reapply the tape.
4. If your cut isn't perfect, trim the tape as needed.

I'm sure there's a more precise way to do this-- perhaps with a cutting board and an exacto knife-- but I did this during the last half of my lunch break.

And for anyone looking for washi tape, I found mine in San Francisco's Japantown but these guys have a great collection.

14 comments:

  1. What a GREAT idea! Never heard of washi tape, I will check it out.

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  2. What an adorable touch! I love this idea.

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  3. Too bad Michael's doesn't carry this tape!. Love the site, too many cute choices there!. Thanks for posting it.

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  4. looks so great! love to hear more about how the job is going :)

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  5. this is too cute! congrats on your new job! :)

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  6. @ Celeste= what store on SF's Japantown did you buy the Washi tape?

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    1. I actually don't remember what the store is called :(

      BUT-- it's located on the second floor of one of the shopping centers right next to Sophie's Crepes-- if that helps!

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  7. @ Celeste...Thanks for the response. I live in SF too. I'm going to check out Daiso and the location you mentioned!

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    1. No problem! I hope this was a little helpful. I wasn't able to find any washi at Daiso but the little place next to Sophie's Crepes had a lot of variety. Good luck!

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  8. Nice! You can’t do anything from the fact that your colleagues have the same gadgets s yours, but you can exert some effort to set yours apart, at the very least. I like the idea. :] Plus, it’s not a very comforting idea that someone might be mistaking your laptop charger as theirs and actually using it without you knowing.

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