Monday, October 31, 2011

Duct Tape - You have come a Long Way!

Oh sweet old reliable Duct Tape.  You aren't just Silver anymore.  Your colors and patterns (and fans) are growing by leaps and bounds.  Yay for you!  We have used you from time to time around our house for utilitarian purposes. But you keep popping up on pinterest and blogs so I wanted to test your crafty side.  I want to share some projects I found on pinterest but, first,  I will start with some quick, simple, and very low cost attempts by moi.  In fact, I believe your middle name is "cheap".  Right?  That is the beauty of you.  Cheap, tough, and highly functional.  And always reliable  :) 
Here is what I started with
First up - a $1 candlestick from the Dollar Tree.  (I think we all have used these in many different projects - are they not great?  I mean, the DT sells out of them often)    Used my Michael's 40% coupon and bought this pink and black Zebra Duct tape.  Let's just see how far a roll can go!   
Cut the DT into strips and covered the candlestick

If you want to take it another step further, buy a $1 four inch wooden round plaque. (Found mine at Hobby Lobby)  I painted mine with Black gloss spray paint.  Then glue it to the candlestick and now you have a small stand for cupcakes, small displays, etc.  Whatever your heart desires.  And  yea.....ignore the ivy that is taking over my yard..
Then, I sprayed  a $1 tray (Dollar Tree again friends!) and added some strong magnets with the same black gloss  spray paint.  Covered the center with the Duct tape.  Voila!  A great place to display pictures, keep notes - whatever
Okay, still have tape left and I am eyeing my empty 3 pound can of Costco coffee.   Wrapped it in more DT and spray painted the lid with the black gloss. This is a big can and I'm not quite sure how I will use it.  But I will
Still tape left.  Wowza!   I just had to try it on a large empty yogurt container, like my random moss covered one.  Now, my sweet little fern has a zippy new home!

And just in time for Christmas - Candy Cane and Reindeer tape from Duck Brand.  Thank you No Biggie for sharing this on your blog!  Platypus also has a beautiful candy cane print.  I just can't find any around here yet even though others have found it at Home Depot  There are some online sites, like Tapebrothers, where you can find it.  I also just saw some this week at Michael's.   I'm sure you can find it all over the place by now  (week of 11/09/11)

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  1. Oh, wow is all I can say. I actually have a pen/duct tape flower in orange and maroon that my great-nieces made me. The variety of tape patterns is amazing. I guess you could cover most anything with it.

  2. Wow! You've given me to many ideas!!!! I might just happen to have a roll (or 2) of zebra print duck tape laying around that I might have to play with. Thanks for awesome ideas!

  3. That was amazing. I hadn't seen any of this, so I was pretty shocked that all of that was done with duct tape. I am a new follower.

  4. My granddaughter was making something about a month ago with duct tape. I can't remember what it was (she is always so clever and artistic), but I remember being impressed.

    Very cool crafts!

  5. Love all your creations! My daughters want to start making jewelry with it!


  6. Wow. You go mimi. :) I love your creations. This would be something fun to try with my Girl Scouts.

  7. I love duct tape. The colors are great. the duct tape crafts are amazing. Stopping by from Success U Party. Hope you stop by for a visit.

  8. New follower! Pinerest... Need I say more! Love your blog!

  9. Those are some great creations! Thank you for the visit and the sweet comment @TheDedicatedHouse. It means the world. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn

  10. Love this idea! I haven't used any of the duck brand tapes yet... need to get a move on it!

  11. This is really cool! I've been thinking of a journal.

  12. I love the zebra and pink accessories box... its really cute!

  13. Candy Cane and Reindeer tape are also found at

  14. @Anonymous
    You are right! I will add that to the post. I also saw it at Michael's this week. Thanks so much!

  15. I love all the fun duct tape projects! Thanks for featuring my zebra print shoes! :)


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