Nuclear Grade Duct Tape.

by Chris Gardner

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 removal with little...

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Recycle Carpet Samples

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 12/10/08

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.....

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How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

by Lilybee

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.

created on: 06/21/08

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 mortal enemies. Next roughly plot your...

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Packing Tape as Art Medium

by DIY Maven

How artist Mark Khaisman creates the images he does by using only packing tape astounds me. According to a statement by Mark on, 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...

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