I like an eclectic desk. I tend to use items to store things like note cards or pens that weren’t necessarily designed for that purpose. I also want the items that sit on my desk for any length of time to be aesthetically pleasing to my eye. As a writer I have to sit at my desk a lot. Having cool things to look at I find helps to boost the creative in me. I also discovered when I get creative in other ways like crafting my overall creativity is given a boost (as if I needed a reason to craft.)
My external hard drive was smooth and sleek but pretty boring until I decided to give it a makeover with some washi tape.
Washi tape is a great way to personalize your tech gear or even to remake home decor accessories or every day items like candles (see photo below), jars, boxes etc.
This of course isn’t the fist time I’ve spruced up my tech gear. I gave my MacBook a boost using a lap top cover and some decoupage, because I didn’t want to do anything physically to my actual laptop. You check out my DIY Decoupage Laptop Cover post to find out how.
To create this personalized external hard drive I simply grabbed three types of coordinating washi tape and lined them up. I didn’t even use scissors as I knew I’d cover the torn edges – though it looked pretty cool that way too.
How intricate your design is will be totally up to you. The sky is the limit.
Nicole Olea’s love language is communication. She does this best using her keyboard as a freelance copywriter and editor. Creative and resilient with high-level experience in social media management, content creation, and eCommerce marketing, Nicole Olea was a professional volunteer, sharing her skills with various non-profit organizations who paid her in hugs. For the last 20 years, she’s lived a quasi-nomadic life, moving across the country and the Atlantic with her active-duty husband and their three kids. She’s awkwardly stumbling toward her goal of becoming a saint. She’s got God-sized dreams and wants you to have them too!
I really like this idea as I love to make everything “my own” by adding my own flair. Your computer looks similar to mine. Mine is covered with travel stickers. I just need to find some Washi tape to complement the look I already have going on. Thanks for the idea!
I love this idea! I see my mophie washi taped in the near future.
I love washi tape! This inspires me to personalize my tech.
I have a charger I just LOVE over any other we own but it’s splitting and this would be a great way to keep it together!
Elizabeth @ Being MVP says
Oh how fun! I need to start using my washi tape more.
This is such a cute and easy idea and it also make sit easy to know what is yours! I can’t wait to make my electronics cuter with this!
ok so now I must grab my washi tape and het to work on my external hard drive 🙂
That is BRILLIANT!!! We keep all of our gear hidden in cabinets so we don’t have to look at it. But if we used washi tape to decorate all those things, we could store them more conveniently!
Love this idea but i’m going to use it on my cord, as my daughter and I are always claiming to own each others cords. lol Thanks so much for sharing.
We have an insane amount of chargers around here. We use washi tape to keep them all straight. I hadn’t considered adding it to our tech to make them a little fancier. What a great idea.