After seeing this image on flickr and then googling “washi tape keyboard” I had to take my own go at it (seen below).
I decorated my keyboard at work.
Now, if only I had a cuter keyboard at home to decorate. My keyboard at home has black keys and the washi tape is semi transparent so it wouldn’t work out as well.
I liked the image that I first linked to at the top of the post with fewer taped keys and rough shapes, rather than trying to perfect each key. I have been wanting to get my own washi tapes for a while. For my birthday my sister got me a few that look like old newspaper and I bought a couple on etsy, BUT Heidi Kenney just posted that Target has a small line of tapes, 4 for $5. This is a huge savings, since you could probably spend that much on just one small roll online. I just more than quadrupled my collection. I’ve been wondering when American markets would catch onto this mostly Japanese trend and start offering their own lines.
Also, check out pinterest for a plethora of boards devoted to all the cute things you can do with these paper tapes.
edit: Amanda Kavanagh shared with me this link of another inexpensive source for decorated paper tapes.