I’ve seen a couple of cross-stitch mural projects around, but it’s always seemed like quite a lot of work, and quite a bit commitment. Since we’re living in a rented house, something like that isn’t an option for us, so I thought I’d try a more temporary version using washi tape.
What you’ll need:
- a selection of washi tape
- craft knife
- cutting board
- a cross line laser, or a pencil, eraser and spirit level
- a cross stitch pattern (available here)
I chose to make the crosses beforehand, by sticking them to my craft cutting board (which has convenient grid lines). I could then peel off each cross and stick it to the wall. Each washi tape strip measured 6cm.
I then used my Bosch cross line laser to orientate the pattern on our wall. If you don’t have one, you can use a pencil and a spirit level to draw a cross line on your wall to get you started.
The rest is pretty simple, just follow the pattern until you’re done. The result is likely to be far from perfect, but the overall effect can be really nice. I went for a graduated look, but you can play around with the colours and patterns that you can use. Have fun!