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Under a $1 Wall Art and a Wall Art Hop!

Hi there. It’s time to decorate those blank walls! I’m excited to share this easy and super cheap (like a $1 cheap) tutorial today and 14 other bloggers are joining in on the fun. (Scroll to the bottom to see their amazing ideas!!) So no more excuses.  It’s time to have pretty walls!SONY DSC

Washi Tape Wall Art (in trendy triangles)

All you need for this quick DIY is washi tape, scissors, a ruler, and a box cutter.

The first step is to mark where you want your triangles placed.  Start from the center of the wall for even placement.   (I also measured the width and height and drew a little diagram of the triangles beforehand.)  Make a mark for the top and bottom points of the triangle.

SONY DSCMake sure to press the tape down with your finger to make sure it’s smooth and sticks well.  Use a box cutter to cut tape at the ceiling and baseboards.  (Use scissors for other cuts if you are working in smaller sections.)SONY DSC

Extra tip:  Don’t get stuck behind a 500 lb piece of furniture.  (I did a lot of crawling around on this project.) SONY DSC

Here’s the blank-boring wall before.


Now it has a fun punch of color and pattern.  Love it! SONY DSCSONY DSC

Choosing a small area for this pattern really made this project quick and easy.  It delivers a strong statement for spending a buckaroo and about 15 minutes.  Couldn’t all projects be this easy?


Need more inspiration?  Check out these other lovely ladies’ wall art ideas. (Links below)
Group Graphic DIY Wall Art

1. Amidst the Chaos

2. Old House to New Home

3. One More Time Events

4. The House Down the Lane

5. A Shade of Teal

6. Vintage, Paint and more ….

7. Penny Loves Projects

8. Uncookie Cutter

9. Green With Decor

10. Casa Watkins

11. Domicile 37

12. Refashionably Late

13. Up to Date Interiors

14. Pocketful of Posies

15. Shabby Grace Blog

The fun isn’t over yet!  We want to see what you do (did) with your space.  Link up your wall art ideas and projects so we can share with our readers.

For more wall ideas from Up to Date Interiors, click here, here, and here.SONY DSC


  1. Hi, Kathy ~ I LOVE this project! I use washi tape all of the time but never thought of making wall art out of it! I’m adding this to my list of projects for the next couple of weeks! I can’t wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  2. You are so cute Kathy! And I LOVE that you did this with WASHI TAPE!!! I’m definitely going to be incorporating this somewhere in my home! Thanks for the inspiration! xox Christine

    1. lol Cute and clumsy I guess! Thanks for the sweet comment. I love what a huge impact this little project had. Wish more were like it!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I love it! I’m also super jealous of your grand piano! It’s a piano teacher’s dream! The accent wall is beautiful!

    1. Are you a piano teacher too? I told my husband a piano comes before a dining room table when we got married. 🙂 It’s been in four different houses now.

    1. Thanks! We can’t paint and our walls are concrete so hanging things with nails is difficult. It’s been fun finding alternative ways to decorate our walls. I can’t live with empty walls. lol

  4. I´m in love with your blog! and your logo, and your tips and well pretty much everything. Keep up the great work!!

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