Crafting with tape is so much fun! It can be super simple or very complex and there are a ton of designs to choose from. Most people think of tape crafting as using either duct tape or washi tape.You can also use tape to create designs and then Paint. Crafting with tape can cover all kinds of project ideas from gifts and cards to home decor.
A Little About Crafting with Tape
Duct tape is more of a weather resistant, sturdy plastic like tape. Washi tape is more of a paper tape. Both tapes work well for a whole array of craft projects, I love them both!
Washi tape works well with most all scissors. However, duct tape works better with a non-stick titanium type scissor, unless you want to spend some of your crafting time de-gooping your scissors. It's doable, but a pain in the behind and time consuming. (use goo-gone if you have sticky scissors.)
For your tape crafting inspiration, here are some ideas to try… Some are super simple and some are quite involved. I dare you to try crafting with some tape today!
Crafts to Make with Tape
I love how this Chevron Tape Table turned out using Frog Tape to create a pretty chevron design. The tape already comes cut in a chevron, you just place the tape and then paint. Check out the full tutorial on 365 Days of Crafts.
I personally love crafting with all kinds of tape. My kids get all giddy when they see a new roll of duct tape! However, I think some of the prettiest projects I've seen made with tape usually use washi tape. The designs and colors available in washi tape range from elegant and beautiful to bright and bold. I'm really fond of the pretty decor projects I've seen people create with washi tape. Take a look at some of the projects I found digging for inspiration on pinterest.
I've created wearable accessories with duck tape. Check out my American Girl doll duct tape dress and hat – full tutorial over at Doll Diaries. I also made a matching Hello Kitty duct tape hat that fit my daughter. You can check out that tutorial right here at 100Directions.com
One of the biggest benefits of duct tape, over all other tapes to craft with, is it's ability to withstand all kinds of use and abuse. I've used it outside and in the garden. I've used duct tape tp label my kids clothes for camp and the tape made it through the wash. People have so much fun making creative crafts with duct tape my friend Amanda Formoro wrote a book full of idea! Check out Duct Tape Mania by Amanda Formoro
More inspiration for crafts to make tape
100 Ways to Washi (100 uses for washi tape)
More info about crafting with tape:
There are a few brands of duct tape to choose from. Both Scotch Brand and Duck Brand have multiple sizes and patterns to choose from Duck Brand even has scented duct tape!
Washi tape usually comes in a 1/2″ width but a huge variety of patterns. The beauty of crafting with tape is that the adhesive is already part of the craft material. So all you need to do is decide what you want to make or stick the design to and you're ready to go.
What are you waiting for? Go grab some tape and get crafting!