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DIY Apartment: Electrical Tape Frames

November 19, 2012
DIY Electrical Tape Fram
One of the major things about living in a NYC apartment is that we have to decorate our home in impermanent ways without making everything look like a dorm room. One way we’ve been doing this is with an excessive use of black electrical tape. ๐Ÿ™‚ About a month ago I put electrical tape chevrons on the door, and now I’ve used them for frames. The best part is, it peels right off and doesn’t leave any sticky gunk behind.

I first found the idea from Design Sponge. They used washi tape, but I didn’t have any so I decided to use the electrical tape. (I love washi tape, though. It’ so colorful and pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Here’s what the map looked like before I added the frame.

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
The first thing I did was frame the map in one rectangle of tape. (You can see Sean’s artwork-in-progress above the door. The frame for that is a completely different story.) ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Next I added an additional layer of tape outside the rectangle and measured in the same distance in on each side. (I used a very scientific measuring tool, as you can see.)

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
Then I connected all of the outer tape pieces with a diagonal strip. And that’s it! ๐Ÿ™‚

DIY Electrical Tape Fram

DIY Electrical Tape Fram
A pretty good addition to the NYC apartment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • acornphotography November 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    What a lovely way to display photos (or maps in your case)! I have been looking for creative yet cheap ways to display some of my photos in my home. This will be my project come Winter!!!

  • StacieGrissom November 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Thanks so much! I need to do it around some of my photos as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with yours!!

  • Emily P November 29, 2012 at 2:14 am

    So funky and cute!!! I love your blog! Been following for a while. Very cool that you have curly hair, I do too but I have to always straighten it. Love your curls!


  • elli by studio34E December 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I love it!

  • Tee_rrance May 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Ha, instant wall frame! I love it more with washi tape. Now I'm imagining the "museum" of my room with washi tapes all over the walls for the pictures of my dear daughters.-Terrance Siler