Washi by Numbers DIY series

What a AMAZING day yesterday was for Elephantshoe. We put on our party shoes and sprinkled some glitter, tossed the streamers for the launch of a brand new Elephantshoe! From every type of goodie in the online shoppe to a revamped blog with ideas and free downloads.

It's been many weeks of really hard work and both James and I have been beyond excited to share all our new ideas. We couldn't be happier to bring a new improved Eleshoe to you. 

Yesterday was also our DIY on theprettyblog and we celebrated by bringing you a cute DIY project that is a fresh take on the nostalgic "Paint by Number" concept. The first of our series, "Paint by Washi" - a must for all Japanese washi tape lovers. Simply follow the directions below to create your own poster of LOVE. 

STEP ONE : Put aside 5 Japenese washi tapes in the colours as per below. Use your own or purchase these from our new online shoppe here. 



STEP TWO : Download our "Paint by Washi" PDF at the base of this post and print our page 2-3.



STEP THREE : Stick your washi tape over the letters and shapes on page 2. Make sure you match your colours to each number section. E.g. Pink washi tape to be stuck over all the shapes in section 1. Peach washi tape to be stuck over all the shapes in section 2. It's o.k if you go over the lines as you will be cutting these shapes out a little later. 


STEP FOUR : Cut all your shapes on page 2 out using scissors or a kraft knife and ruler and set them aside.


STEP FIVE : The colour puzzle begins, paste each shape and letter according to their number on the page 3 to create your poster.


It's the 1st of August, a new month and we have designed a brand new digital desktop calendar wallpaper for you. Our readers & prettyblog readers can download it for FREE by clicking here, simply add the wallpaper to your shopping bag, and follow the steps till you reach your checkout page.  Enter this discount code "NEW ELESHOE" in the space provided. Next download your calendar at no charge. 

Our friends over at Blackframe Photography have been helping us so so much throughout our entire new website process and we could not thank them enough. Thank you Andre and Maritsa for the for the awesome pics in this post and our website. 

Happy "Washi by Numbers", toast to the new month and great new things to come. 

Love Sam 

from the "Elephant factory"