Crafty fun with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape

I love duct tape.  I'm no handyman, so duct tape is my go-to solution for all minor household problems.  Broken storage bin? Fix it with duct tape!  Did my kid's toy golf club snap in two? Duct tape!  Need to prop up the Halloween skeletons against the side of the house? Duct tape!  The Pea and her friends love duct tape too, but for a different reason:  Duct tape is all the rage, and people are using it to create everything from pillows to phone cases to prom dresses.  These days, duct tape isn't limited to the ugly silver kind.  There's such a wide range of colors and patterns for duct tape, so you can make something you'd be happy to use and show off to your friends.

The Pea has been begging me to buy her patterned duct tape for months now, but I've never gotten around to it.  So she's really happy that Scotch sent us several rolls of colored and patterned duct tape recently --   because now I'm hooked!  It's so easy to create cool stuff that you can actually use.  There are tons of duct tape how-to videos on YouTube, and Scotch even has their own gallery of projects using Scotch Colors and Patterns duct tape, complete with photos and instructions.

The Pea made her own little foldover purse -- so chic with the black plaid pattern and green piping! See the bow accent? She likes to make those into hair ribbons by gluing the bow onto a hairpin.  She and her friends love it!   I'm going to make one of those purses (minus the bow, probably!) to store our van's insurance and registration cards, and store it in the glove compartment.

By the way, the green and black plaid are sold together as a combo pack, which The Pea loves.  The rolls of duct tape in the combo packs are just 1" thick, so you can do more intricate patterns and projects without having to cut the standard 2' width tape in half.  One roll in the combo pack is a solid color and the second roll is a complimentary pattern (i.e. blue solid + rainbow, purple solid + multicolored hearts, black solid + black and white lace pattern, etc...), which makes it easy to create perfectly color-coordinated projects.

I made a larger version of The Pea's purse, this time using a Halloween-themed pattern.  It has a wrist strap, so I can carry it around with me when we go trick-or-treating on Halloween night.  The Scotch Duct Tape website has instructions on how to make a variation of this clutch purse -- but frankly, the instructions are pretty vague, so I've decided to write up a set of instructions of my own, with more detailed step-by-step descriptions and photos.  Stay tuned, I'll be posting those soon!

I designed this Halloween treat bag all by myself!  It's made with 3 kinds of Scotch brand duct tape: orange, black, and monster-patterned duct tape.  Isn't it cute? You can find instructions on how to make my Duct Tape Halloween Treat Bag here.  I've even come up with a tiny version for The Pea's American Girl dolls!  Watch out for the instructions, I'll be posting those soon!

I'm definitely going to be buying more of this....

Disclosure:  I received product samples from Scotch/3M to facilitate my reviewThe views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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1 Comments, Leave yours here:

Terra H. on September 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM said...

I'm totally diggin' the monster patterned duct tape. My step-daughter likes to make wallets and flowers with different patterns of duct tape.

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