Remember that experiment in grade school when you were taught to make labels using a print, packing tape, and water?
We've shown you 5 clever ways to decorate with washi tape and even some cool washi tape storage jars, but what about bringing a little of this tape-loving action to the kitchen (or home office)? Here's a simple afternoon project that will do just that! Continue Reading
I don't know how it happened, but somehow, I ended up on the HappyTape blog, subtitled "pretty, pretty tape, imported from Japan." Apparently, some cats in Japan are making some amazing patterned, re-stickable tape, and it's going by the name...you guessed it, Japanese tape.
You've got to hand it to the perspicacious folks at 3M, who have a remarkable way of making things better that we thought were just fine to begin with. Case in point: Duct tape. Apparently, gray, tough and sticky were not enough. Scotch from 3M has now come up with FIVE newContinue Reading
It may be a case of "why..." or it may be one of "why not?!" 3M has gone all out, and upped the ante with their 3M™ Performance Plus Duct Tape 8979N Nuclear Grade in a lovely slate blue. The difference? According to its sales tag on Amazon, "The 3M 48-millimeter-by-54-meter slate blue performance plus nuclear duct tape is designed for permanent and temporary use and can be applied both indoors and outdoors. It offers clean removalContinue Reading
It's time for me to take a break from Christmas decor. When I think about the fresh, new year, I get giddy about cleaning, clearing, and being creative with inexpensive materials. Lucky for me, Readymade has provided three ideas from Jen Trolio for reusing carpet samples. Lowe's, Home Depot and some supersize stores always seem to have an abundance of carpet samples available right after New Year's Day. With a utility knife, a straight edge and duct tape, boring carpet samples can be transformed into a dandy floor runner, a tactile headboard and a wacky flower vase. To get a jump on things I'm making lists.....Continue Reading
Electrical tape. My dad firmly believes that electrical tape can be used to fix anything, from lamps to broken hearts. I've used it here to give my balcony wall a temporary Mondrian kick.
To do this you'll need:
- A roll or two of electrical tape
- a spirit level
- a few coloured acetate sheets
- a craft knife.
First give the wall a quick swipe with sugar soap or something, as stickiness and dirt are mortalContinue Reading
How artist Mark Khaisman creates the images he does by using only packing tape astounds me. According to a statement by Mark on inliquid.com, he says he works on a light easel, ‘applying translucent brown packing tape on clear Plexiglas panels, the layers built up to create degrees of opacity.’ He’s fascinated with images derived from our ‘cultural heritage’ including art, architecture and movies. But he can’t do all this with just packing tape,Continue Reading