Friday, 18 April 2014

DIY Tumblr Wall

In an era where tenancy agreements have page after page of rules and requirements stipulating all the do's and (especially) don'ts of living, decorating your home can be like navigating through a minefield. Not damaging the walls is a common rule (especially in student accommodation) however, leaving the walls bare can make a place seem somewhat empty. Luckily, there are ways of decorating walls without leaving behind any evidence afterwards!

You Will Need
white tack
washi tape
cards and leaflets
a large center piece (optional)

Where To Find
Washi tape - If you've never used washi tape, it's a sort of patterned masking tape, great for arts and crafts. I purchased these tapes from Ebay user joeandflo whose store has a variety of tapes available and at great prices.
Postcards - Unfortunately, I don't have a cornucopia of friends dotted around the planet and ready to send me regional postcards. Luckily, a website exists to do just that! It's called Postcrossing and in exchange for sending a postcard to someone else, you get a random one back - the more postcards you send, the more you receive.
Cards - Just had a birthday or a public holiday? Save up the cards you like and add them to your wall display!
Leaflets - Museums and art galleries often have cute and quirky leaflets related to the exhibitions. These change regularly, and best of all, they're free!

The best thing about this decor is that its temporary; it can be moved around and adapted as you add new pieces or change things to suit the rest of the room. My center piece is currently a glow in the dark map as I like having a focal point to work outwards from, however, it works just as well without one.

Let me know if you try to make a Tumblr wall of your own. Did you add any other interesting pieces to your wall?

Happy Upcycling!