How To: Make Patterned Tape From Magazine Clippings

By: Lexy.b.ward Aug 27, 2014

DIy Patterned tapeRemember that experiment in grade school when you were taught to make labels using a print, packing tape, and water?      

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Before and After: Geometric Wall Art

By: Brittni mehlhoff Nov 15, 2012

created at: 11/14/2012

Normally, my go-to supply for DIY art projects is paint, but this before and after is making me think twice. I wonder if this would work with washi tape.   Continue Reading

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How To: Make Washi Tape Magnets

By: Capreek Oct 24, 2012

created at: 10/24/2012

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

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How to Make a "Sponge" Lamp from Masking Tape!

By: Capreek Sep 17, 2012

created at: 09/17/2012

What would you say if I told you that this "sea sponge" lamp was actually made from... wait for... masking tape?! It's true!     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 5 Ways to Decorate with Washi Tape!

By: Capreek Mar 30, 2012

created at: 03/30/2012

Ahh, washi tape.  The craft-o-sphere's wunderkind!  This seemingly all-purpose material can be found gracing the surfaces of everything from Easter eggs to vases and now... walls!  Check out a few of our favorite unexpected decorative uses for this craft supply miracle!   Continue Reading

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What 1000's of Strips of Tape Can Look Like

By: Diy maven Feb 22, 2010

Tape Installations (6) 2

The other day we saw what 1000's of staples can look like; today we see what 1000's of strips of tape can look like. These installations created by Rebecca Ward are nothing less than amazing. To see more of

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Pattern Tape for Awesome DIY Picture Frames.

By: Chrisjob Oct 15, 2009

Fun Frame DIY

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 guessed it, Japanese tape.

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Scotch's New TOUGH Duct Tapes

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2009

created at: 2009-10-13

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

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Nuclear Grade Duct Tape.

By: Chrisjob Feb 26, 2009

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

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Recycle Carpet Samples

By: Modhomeecteacher Dec 10, 2008

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.....Continue Reading

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Faux Frame Tape

By: Diy maven Oct 07, 2008

Do frame tape by Martí Guixé is tape that looks like frame molding, thereby letting you frame anything, anywhere. Available through Modern Poverty, a 5cm x 25 m roll will set you back $15.

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How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

By: Lilybee Jun 21, 2008

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.

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Packing Tape as Art Medium

By: Diy maven Jan 14, 2008

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,Continue Reading

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Tinsel Tape

By: Diy maven Dec 07, 2007

What's super sticky and glitters? Tinsel tape, of course. Great for making those boring packages a bit more festive. Available on Amazon for $6 or visit Fred & Friends to find a retailer near you.  

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