If you have checked out my Project Page, you may have seen where I made Hub's a box of Man Candy and some Duck® Tape roses for Valentine's Day.
If you are a long-time follower, you may also remember when I covered my leg cast in both the cheetah print and the zebra print Duck® Tape. Not at the same time, of course. That'd have just been tacky! But every week or so I switched up my cast design since I wore one for seven long weeks.
Obviously, me and Duck® Tape go way back. We are practically Besties. Well, I may not have a leg cast on this Christmas, but that hasn't stopped me from finding ways to use Duck® Tape.
Have you seen the cute Christmas tape designs they have out? If you go to the Duck® Brand facebook page, you can see their awesome designs. I love the polka dot design and how cute are those snowmen? I didn't notice the title at first, but how funny is that? Duck the Halls. Very clever.
I think these fun Christmas prints would look very cute covering a paper mache box or picture frame. If you covered a foam frame with the tape and slapped some sticky-back magnetic strip on the back, you'd have a darling refrigerator frame, perfect for those holiday photo cards from friends and family.
I am currently decorating my buffet for Christmas. One project I decided to do was to cover a metal star with the silver Duck® Tape. I found this star at a surplus store for $2.69.
Since the Duck® Tape is not wide enough to cover each arm of the star, I tore off short pieces of tape to cover in the valleys first and then used a longer piece to cover the peaks, like so:
This next part came about because I was too lazy to schlep out to the barn to try to find my X-Acto blade. So, just be cautious and do not try this at home if you have your klutz gene is flaring up. Basically, I just used the edge of my scissors to cut the overlapping edges of tape on top of the peaks or down in the valleys as needed. You really don't need to exert a lot of pressure for the tape to cut. It was pretty easy and thankfully my klutziness happened to be in remission when I did this.
The fun thing about covering the star this way was that you created another star image with the edges of the tape.
It's a great addition to my Christmas decor. I have it above my nativity set that I repaired a few years ago with toothpaste. You can read about that if you have a need to repair porcelain. Just click on the picture below and it will take you to the post.
So, that's how I Ducked my Halls this Christmas. What would you do with the Christmas Duck® Tape? I'm thinking my roses would look cute in silver, gold or even the polka dots. I may just give it a try.
Be sure to check out Duck® Tape's Facebook page for project ideas.