I have another great quick craft for you today for Craft Lightning. Today I am going to show you how to make fabulous Santa napkin rings in just minutes. If you have missed any of the Craft Lightning fun around here this week, be sure to check out the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. This post is also a part of the Crafty Hangouts series sponsored by Adtech. You can check out more great craft videos over at Crafty Hangouts anytime.
I was sent some new scissors from Fiskars that are supposed to cut Duck Tape like butter. You know I had to give them a try. I am sharing my back to school binders that are customized with Duck Tape today. If your kids are CONSTANTLY tearing up their school binder….this post is for you! I hope I am not the only one cause we are always buying binders during the school year. This year we are just going to start off with Duck Tape instead of adding it later!
Are you adding a little patriotic decor to your home this summer? My DIY patriotic marquee sign is perfect then. Make this fun sign in just minutes with no power tools required. You can light up any patriotic display or party. Don’t like the patriotic version? Use the craft tutorial below to make this marquee in any shape, letter, or number you desire. This post is sponsored by Duck Tape however all opinions and projects are my own.
Also if you love patriotic crafts — I have gathered up tons from my blog friends at the bottom of this post! Enjoy!!
The week of mason jar crafts over at Crafty Hangouts has come to a close. I have one last mason jar spring vase video tutorial for you today. I love the fabric flowers adorning the front of this painted mason jar vase. It is simple and quick to put together as well. I love a quick project that is so darn cute. Another huge thank you to the Ball brand for sponsoring our hangouts all week and providing jars for our event.
My next quick craft for Teacher Appreciation Week is this duck tape fabric gift card pouch. Did someone say duck tape fabric? Yep! They made adhesive fabric on a roll now and it is awesome. It is perfect for quick crafts y’all. Before we get started if you have missed any of the quick crafts for Teacher Appreciation Week, be sure to check out the round ups from day 1 , day 2, day 3, and day 4. Also if you want a chance to be featured here this week, link up your quick teacher appreciation craft to our Craft Lightning linky party. Now lets get crafty with some Duck Tape Fabric!
Supplies for DIY Modern Tree Art Handmade Gift:
- Duck Tape Brand Zebra Sheet
- Duck Tape Brand Spotted Leopard Sheet
- Paint in Burnt Umber
- 18 x 24″ Canvas
- Sizzix or other die cutting machine
- Circle Dies or Circle Punch
Instructions for DIY Modern Tree Art Handmade Gift:
Use the circle dies and die cutting machine to cut various size circles from the Duck tape sheets. You could also use a pair of scissors and some circle templates or some circle punches for this task. The Duck Tape sheets are a must though, as those make the tape easy to cut.
I used my inspiration image to sketch a tree shape by hand onto the canvas with a pencil. I then used the burnt umber paint to paint the tree. After your paint dries, begin to position your circles. Don’t adhere them to the canvas until you play around with the placement.
Please note that I roughly painted the tree leaving brush strokes to sort of resemble bark.
Then, just peel away the backing on each circle and stick it to the canvas. I wrapped the rough edge of the canvas in red ribbon as this is the accent color in my daughter’s room. I just used hot glue to secure the ribbon.
It is now ready to give as a gift or hang in your own home. This one is the perfect gift for modern art lovers and teens. Plus it is a great budget gift idea. You can get such a wide variety of Duck Tape colors and patterns so fitting this in to any home decor should be simple.
I hope y’all enjoy this handmade gift today. My DIY modern tree art will make a fabulous gift and look great in any home. What style of Duck Tape will you use to make your tree art?
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The very bottom row should be folded over the bottom of the bag as shown in the picture below. Then use your scissors to trim to the size of the bag. Do not cut the bag!
Now apply your Duck Tape in rows on the other side of your bag. Again start at the top where the zipper is and DO NOT tape that end closed. I ended by overlapping that last row that was folded over in the picture above. Trim those strips to the size of your bag with scissors.
To finish off your bag, use a strip of Duck Tape down each side of your bag.
Now use black Duck Tape and cut out various mouth, eyes, and nose shapes. Let your kids apply them in anyway they choose.
For my blue monster, I also used google eyes to make him a little bit goofy. This is optional….but fun!
Have fun giving these to the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween. These would make a really fun special gift for your own kids. Or a fun project for you to work on with them for their friends. Whoever you choose to give them to….be sure to make my DIY Halloween treat bags this year!
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I was given the opportunity to pick up Duck Tape® to create a back to school project. I immediately thought of a project for my college-age daughter. My dorm organization board is perfect for any student really but those college-aged students will really appreciate it. Grab your Duck Tape® in sheets and rolls to make this quick, easy, and fun project for your child.
Dorm Organization Board Supplies:
- Duck Tape® in sheets, large, and small rolls
- Dry erase/cork board
- Magnetic clips
Dorm Organization Board Instructions:
Start with your board and wide Duck Tape®. Wrap the frame of your board in the Duck Tape® pattern of your choice. The benefit of using Duck Tape® for this project is that you can get it in so many different styles now. Seriously be sure to check out the huge selection. Plus there is no dry time like with paint so this frame is covered in no time!
Next, let’s glam up those magnetic clips. I took the sheets of Duck Tape® and cut them into circles using my Sizzix. You could really use anything you have to cut these to size or go with a square. The sheets of Duck Tape® are super easy to cut then you just peel and stick to any surface.
Once I got started with the Duck Tape® and my board I could not stop. Nothing was safe. I even used a bit of the sheet to cover up the marker that came with the board. It is like once you see the ease of upcycling with Duck Tape® you will want to cover everything in sight.
You can even glam up plain jane thumbtacks. Just use a standard hole punch and the Duck Tape® sheets to make a bunch of small circles. Then peel and stick them onto the ends of your thumbtacks. Just seconds and you have a fun addition to your dorm organization board.
My final addition to my board was some clothespins. Wait. Give me a minute. You will see how great these are in a second. First let’s cover these up with some Duck Tape® (you knew I was going to say that right?). I used the small rolls for this as they were the perfect size. I find that the different varieties of Duck Tape® are each good for different projects around my home. Just trim the Duck Tape® to length and cover the front of your clothespins by folding over on the sides.
Then use E6000 or any other TOUGH glue and adhere a couple of flat thumbtacks to the back of each clothespin. Allow them to dry the recommended amount of time on the package.
Then you can take those clothespins and line them up on the bottom of your cork board. These are the perfect clip for holding various items on the bottom of your dorm organization board.
My board is completely glammed up and ready for college. My daughter is actually getting an apartment this year but this will serve her well there. Trust me y’all. They need organization.
Grab your Duck Tape® supplies to get started on your own back to school Duck Tape® project today. Don’t have a college aged student? Maybe use Duck Tape® to cover books, pencils, glam up lockers, plus oh so much more.
Now it is time to break out that duct tape. We are going to start by making a duct tape flower. You will need a small square of duct tape plus one long strip.
Fold your long strip over about 2/3 of the way as shown below. Also as shown below, it does not have to be perfect. 🙂
Gather your long strip onto your square as shown below. Continue wrapping around and around until you run out of strip. The longer the strip, the closer to the outside of the square you can start, and the larger your flower will be.
You will end up with a gathered flower something like this.
The back does not look as pretty but we are not worried about that! Note that if any of your “square” peeks out around the edge of your flower, just fold under to hide it.
Now attach those flowers to your wreath with hot glue.
I also added a couple of buttons to the center of my flower. They added just the right amount of bling.
Now we need to make that duct tape “Welcome” banner. You will need string (I used baker’s twine), duct tape, and foam letters.
Start with a square of duct tape and fold it into a point as shown.
Then fold the sides of your square in to make a mini pennant flag.
Add your foam letters to each pennant flag.
Tie the baker’s twine onto your wreath. Add the flags by folding the duct tape over the baker’s twine and securing the flap with hot glue.
It is really that simple! Add a cheerful touch to your front door with this duct tap flowers wreath.
- Layer three rows of duct tape onto parchment paper being sure to line up any pattern.
- Trim the parchment paper around all four edges so some of the tape shows.
- Use those exposed edges to adhere your wrap to your candle.
- Adhere one row of duct tape to some parchment paper.
- Trim the parchment paper around all four edges so some of the tape shows.
- Start with a contrasting piece of duct tape approximately 4 times as long as your first piece.
- Fold over along the length leaving only 1/4″ to 1/2″ of the strip exposed.
- Use the exposed edge of your parchment paper covered piece to adhere the second piece in an accordion type fold.
- Continue accordion fold all the way down your parchment covered piece.
- Use remaining exposed adhesive to wrap your candle.
- Washi Tape (2 colors)
- Bottle Caps (28 total)
- Cast Resin or Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Duck Tape (2 colors)
- Gallon size Ziploc bag
All that is left is to set up your bottle caps and play a game.
The bottle caps even stack for kings! These instructions will yield enough to play the game and two extra of each color.
When you are not playing, you can store all your checkers inside the bag. So convenient and perfect for a trip. I hope y’all enjoy a checkers tournament with your kids soon!