Thursday, September 20, 2012
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.
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.
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!
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.