This is my fourth night in my new apartment, and I am feeling a bit homesick. I’m finding the degree of socialising required in orientation rather exhausting, and I have very very sore feet for some reason (I think I walked a lot!) and it’s all been a bit much! So naturally, I have been combating these difficulties with a bit of washi tape therapy.
Today I made a very apartment friendly hat-and-bag-storer: it is totally temporary, cheap to make, takes up no space AND doubles as wall art, which makes it a win-win-win-win all around!
To create your own hat hanging wall tree, you will need:
- Black washi tape
- Pink washi tape
- Clear 3M hooks
- Start by making a long line out of black washi tape straight down your wall, at the height that you want your hatstand to reach. This will be your tree trunk. You can now add however many tree branches you want to your trunk by making shorter black washi tape lines.
2. Add some little branch-lets to your branches by cutting smaller strips of black washi tape, and adding them to your branches.
3. To make the cherry blossoms, cut very short strips of pink washi tape, and stick a few to the ends of each branch and branch-let.
4. Following the 3M hook instructions (to ensure that you will be able to remove them again!) stick your 3M hooks so that the bottom of the hook overlaps a tree branch or branch-let. This will give your hats or bags the appearance of hanging off the tree.
5. Leave the 3M hooks for an hour to do their thing and set in place (I went for a nice long swim in the pool).
6. Hang up your things!
Your walls will now be the envy of all of your flatmates 😉