Friday, August 09, 2013
6 Crafty Ideas Using Tape From Scotch Expressions
Decorative tape, in particular Washi Tape, has been pretty popular in papercrafting and scrapbooking for a while now. I have a little basket of it that sits right on my Raskog cart for when I work on Project Life. But I must confess, I've found other fun uses for it, and I jumped when Office Depot offered to send me a selection of Scotch Expressions tape to review and try out on some projects.
Tape is such a versatile medium to use in crafting. It's less permanent than paint, in fact some of it you can peel off within 14 days. Besides versatility, a wide assortment of colors and patterns allows for endless creativity and project ideas.
In fact, at one point, I found myself walking around my house "finding" stuff that needed a touch of tape. The selection of Scotch Expressions Tape at Office Depot is so big, you are sure to find the right tape that coordinates with your decor for any crafting, organizational or personalizing idea you can come up with.
Office Depot sent me five different types of tape: Duct Tape, Masking Take, Packing Tape, Decorative Tape and Washi Tape. Here are some ideas for you to try at home, using each type of tape. You can check my Crafty Goodness Pinterest Board for even more ideas and links.
I used the masking tape to cover an empty coffee canister. I've been saving some of these canisters from my Trader Joe's coffee, with plans to "make" them into something else. It was simple to use strips of masking tape vertically around the canister. I finished it off with a printed strip around the top and bottom. I plan to add a chalkboard label to the canister and store markers, colored pencils and other art supplies in them.
This was my favorite project and made the biggest impact on my home. This tape is like a patterned scotch tape. The green stripes matched my new bathroom rugs perfectly and the tape size was perfect for this cabinet. I'm not sure I would do this on a more precious piece of furniture, but this cabinet has been around for a while. I just pulled the tape off in strips, laid it on the cabinet and pressed down. Such an easy and fun touch.
My favorite of all tape, you can use this on absolutely anything. I took a simple Dollar Store vase and votive candle holders, attached some washi, and kicked them up a notch. Perfect for a hostess gift or to spruce up your decor for a party or event.
The packing tape is shiny and has some "give" to it. I covered this plain white "H" I've had sitting around with this gorgeous hot pink tape. I used a craft knife to cut the tape to fit around the edges. I thought embellishing a picture frame to coordinate with this would make an awesome gift.
I used some twine with my Duct Tape and made this cute little banner. I ripped off 4 inch strips of tape, laid them sticky-side up, ran the twine over each piece, folder them over and cut a notch. You can make this sized to fit and custom it for a kids party, luau, 4th of July, whatever.
Just to show how versatile the tape truly is, we went to an outdoor concert and I had a stack of plastic cups. To help my kids tell them apart, I stuck a different piece of tape on each one. Easy.
Hopefully my project ideas have inspired you to go off and create something beautiful with Scotch Expressions Tape. To encourage you to get as crafty as you can, Office Depot and 3M are offering my scraps readers the opportunity to save $1 on any roll of tape, so click here to redeem online or here to redeem in store.
Go get your tape and be sure to come back and show me what you made!
catch you soon -
disclosure: I received 3M Expressions Tape to help facilitate this review and was compensated by Office Depot for my time. As always, all opinions are my own. For more information, about Scotch Expressions Tape at Office Depot, visit them at: http://bit.ly/Hillary3M