DIY Washi Coat Tree

Washi tape, that marvelous creation, is so versatile it can be used to decorate anything. The only annoying thing about it is that when you use a pair of scissors to cut it, it leaves behind a sticky residue. Strangely enough, it doesn’t leave residue on the surface you stick it to!

To jazz up my space, I had the idea for a washi towel hanger in the back of my mind for a while but after looking at my tiny bathroom, I figured the empty wall in my bedroom would have more room for a life-sized sapling.

You’ll need:

  • Washi Tape (I bought Scotch’s 3M Expression Tapes from Popular bookstore)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Hooks
  • Pen Knife

Step 1:
Using pencil, mark out the tree, don’t worry, it’s easy enough to remove the pencil markings with an eraser.

Step 2:
Once you’re happy with the way your branches fan out, start laying on the tape! Remember to lay it on in one direction. So even if your branches twist another way, keep plastering them on in a horizontal way, it will look much better.

Try to make the overlap marks as thin as possible!

Step 3:
Once you’ve finished taping your whole tree, whip out your trusty pen knife.

Instead of slowly cutting each tape one at a time, run the pen knife gently along the outline and the peel off the excess.
Washi tape is really easy to cut, and you don’t have to dig into the surface to cut it out, so be sure to cut gently and make sure you don’t damage your walls!

Step 4:
Take a step back! Your tree is done!


Remember to erase the pencil marks from the tree!

Step 5:
Add a few interesting details like leaves!

Step 6:
Once you’re done with the tree, add the hooks!


Check out this tree installation in a home here!