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This orginally posted over at washi tape crafts…the cutest site devoted to my newest obsession! WASHI!

washi tape


For Mother’s day all I wanted was for my husband to build me a craft desk.  It took us about 2 hours in home depot to pick the right size piece of wood…and finally opted for this one that was already finished with white (aka…i didn’t have to paint. score 2 points for me)

But it did leave me this awesome (not awesome) unfinished edge.

before unfinished edge


My husband wanted to get all fancy and go back to home depot and buy that iron on edge finisher…but I turned to my new favorite craft medium!! WASHI TAPE! It’s a fairly new obsession…and my little town doesn’t sale it in very many varieties..but anytime I find some I HAVE to buy it!!! I keep it in my cookie jar…

cookie jar to store washi tape


cause it’s better than any sweets you could put in them!!!!
washi tape to finish desk edge

I knew that the washi tape would need a little help to prevent it from peeling  down–so I coated it with a layer of mod podge! It was the perfect size…no need to trim!

Makes such a difference!!!

My craft room is slow and steady coming along….

washi tape edge of desk--a girl and a glue gun

before and after with washi tape along desk edge! I used the same washi tape to add a frame to my chalkboard wall 

washi tape around chalkboard

and around some bookshelves edges (which are both in my craft room…so it all matches!)

washi wrapped around bookshelf edge

you can check out my most pinned washi post... washi

and see my whole pinterest board devoted to it:

Follow Kimberly West (a girl and a glue gun)’s board washi crappety crap on Pinterest.

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.