Showing posts with label packing tape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label packing tape. Show all posts

Monday, 1 April 2013

Make it Pop with Plastic Bottles Wrapped in Packing Tape


This weekend (in between the Easter celebrations of course!) I wanted to give myself another decorating challenge. I wanted to make something nice that is REALLY easy and REALLY cheap! I also wanted to only use materials that I already had.

And they don’t come much more cost-effective or simple than these packing-tape-wrapped plastic bottles!

I had some leftover packing tape from one of my Christmas projects, and I also had a few plastic water bottles in a drawer.  

The results are some lovely bright and colourful shapes that really stand out! They are perfect for decorating a room where you don’t really want anything breakable (eg. a bathroom, kitchen or child’s room).

This project requires absolutely no time at all and NO skill whatsoever! Simply place the packing tape on one end of the bottle and start winding! Just smooth the tape down a bit as you wrap. You’ll be done after about one minute per bottle!

Mine are currently on my bedroom shelf for a little ‘pop’ of colour.

Happy decorating!


Monday, 19 November 2012

Packing Tape Picture for Christmas


This artwork would have to be one of the quickest and easiest projects I’ve ever done - no painting or any particular skill required! It looks so modern and funky up on the wall.

I was trying to come up with ideas for cheap, original and easy to make Christmas presents the other day while I was in K-Mart… I saw the packing tape for $5 and then had the idea to make some artwork with it. 

This project is so simple that children could make it as their present to give away too.

I purchased a medium-sized canvas from a bargain shop for about $15. This design would also work really well on a large canvas.  I left the canvas as it is (white).

Then I got out my packing tape and started wrapping it around the canvas. Don’t worry about doing any sort of design, just wrap it around randomly and do lots of layers. I started with red, then yellow, then green, then blue, then black (as the first layer). Then I completed the picture by using the green, yellow and red again for the top layers, in order to give it a ‘lighter’ look.

Once I’d finished I cut a hole in the back with scissors so that I could hang it up!

So easy! Someone would love getting this for Christmas I’m sure.

Happy making!