Gather your supplies: mug, wax paper, circle punches, and washi tape. Make tape paper by applying a strip of tape to a piece of wax paper.
Punch circles from tape paper. To accurately position the punched shapes, flip the punch over so you can see the tape strip as you punch.
Peel wax paper backing from punched circle. Adhere tape circle to side of mug. Overlap assorted punched circles around the mug.