Okay guys. I’m going to get real today. I am not really a dirty or messy person, but you can call me Miss Clutter. Lots of clutter. My husband can attest to this. So, while I try to keep my fridge clean, but it can get quite cluttered.
One bummer about keeping the fridge clean is the all the little cups and shelves that you have to wipe out, all while letting out the cold air and wasting electricity. When I had a chance to try this Duck Brand’s Shelf Liner I knew it would make my life easier. Plus, I love the pop of color!
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Did you know that Duck Tape® makes washi tape? I was so excited to use this washi tape from the Duck Brand®’s new line of Duck Brand Craft Tapes! And I wanted to try something different. I don’t do a lot of paper crafting ( which I am hoping to change), but that’s what is so great about washi tape, it’s very versatile.
So I made this cute banner necklace, and it only took a few minutes.
To make this necklace, I started with some cute glass beads and strung them on a thin plastic cord (it’s a lot like fishing line).
After making a simple bead necklace, you need to wrap your washi tape around the beads. I found it was easiest to lay a strip under the necklace, then pick it up and fold it over. Don’t worry if you don’t get it lined up perfectly the first try! Washi tape is easily repositionable.
After you get all of them taped (they don’t need to have equal lengths), cut a “template” banner and line it up with each of the banners on your necklace. Cut around it so that each banner looks uniform.
I also quickly made one using a thin chain instead of a line of beads, and it turned out adorable! It looks so cute on my neice.
So what do you love to make with washi tape?
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So, are you ready to create your own spooky (or adorable) Jack-o-lantern withDuck Tape®? I would LOVE to see yours, so leave a link to your finished jack-o-lantern! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!
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We all know that Duck Tape® is awesome. We have several rolls in our house and one in each car; it has defintely come in handy! It holds the universe together, right? And now that it comes in lots of cute patterns and colors, it can actually be used for fun crafty stuff too! I went to Walmart and picked out a few fun colors and decided to make The Boy a memory game. They have lots of fun choices to choose from. “Back to School” doesn’t really apply yet in our family, but this is a fun project that anyone can customize to fit his/her child’s learning level!
What you need:
2 rolls of same color for cards
1-2 Colors for letters
Optional: Extra color for carrying pouch
The Boy is such a smart little guy. He is not two yet, but he knows and recogonizes the whole uppercase alphabet. I figured it was time to learn lower case letters, too.
I made the flash cards with white-colored Duck Tape®. To make it go a bit faster, I made two cards at a time. To do this, cut two 6 1/2 inch peices of tape ( I had really good results cutting it with my precision knife, instead of tearing it with my teeth) and lay one above the other, sticky side up.
Next, cut a 3 1/2 inch piece and carefully lay it on top, sticky side down. Be very careful, if you misplace it, it is difficult to unstick and reposition.
Contiue with 2 more pieces, side by side, so that your card is three pieces wide, two pieces high. Feel free to slighly overlap them. Turn the whole piece over and put an additional three short pieces on the other side. Your cards should be 3 layers thick. Using your precision knife, trim the edges and cut the peice in half.
To cut the letters, first print off an alphabet. For my matching game, my son will match up the lowercase letter to the corresponding uppercase letter. (I was out of ink, so I actaully lightly traced mine.)
To cut the letters, put a strip of tape on a piece of parchment paper. DO NOT use wax paper, your tape will stick to it and be impossibly to remove later. Parchment paper works wonderfully! Tape your printed font on top of the tape. Using your precision knife (or scissors if you can swing it), cut out each letter. Make sure you are cutting all three layers. (Forgive the terrible photo, I traced my letters very lightly, so it is hard to see them. Also, I am showing the three layers separately, you will need to put your printed letters over the tape.)
After you have cut out all your letters, simply peel off the parchment paper, and stick one letter to each card.
You can buy Duck Tape at Walmart online, too!
Are you ready for “Back to School”?