3 New Ways to Get Creative With Tape (+ Make Amazing Winners Announced!)
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3 New Ways to Get Creative With Tape (+ Make Amazing Winners Announced!)

Hey y’all, remember that Make Amazing contest we ran with the folks at Scotch? Well, we’ve finally picked three winners. From old school book covers to washi wallpaper, we did our darnedest to provide tape-powered inspiration for the last few weeks. And it looks like it worked! Congrats to The Gilded Pear, Matthew Buckley and P. Roberts for their incredible innovative and fun creations. We teamed up with Scotch to create our own takes on each of their projects, so you can create them yourself.

Follow along to learn how to create fort-inspired wall art, a geode-inspired statement necklace and the most colorful map you’ve ever seen.

 

Patterned and Layered Wall Art

First, we’ve got this super playful kids’ tent by The Gilded Pear. We took her pattern-making method and decided to create wall art panels. The finishing touch? Layering over garlands that mimic the ones you see in the playroom on the left.

Materials:

– Scotch Expressions Masking Tape

– Scotch Expressions Washi Tape

– hemp cord

– mini hole puncher

– scissors

We created three designs based on the tent pictured above. The steps are super simple!

Decide on a design. Pencil it onto your canvas if you like, or just freehand with tape. Roll out your first piece of tape. Trim it. If creating a shape like a triangle, trim the ends of the tape where they overlap to create a point. Continue on your entire canvas.

Here’s a closeup shot of our first design.

Next, we’ll create garlands to layer over each panel. Roll tape out onto a smooth surface. Create a sheet of tape that is 3 or 4 strips high. Flip it over and tape on the other side to complete the sheet. Cut out triangles to create mini pennants. Punch holes in the pennants and string onto your cord.

Simply tape the ends of the garlands to the back to create this layered look.

We love how all three look together.

 

Pyramid Statement Necklace

Next up, we took this outrageously amazing dodecahedron and applied a similar technique to create our own statement necklace. Fun fact: The dodecahedron on the left is called “Rupture,”  and it’s made out of 800 folded triangles of Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape. Whoa. Serious props to maker Matthew Buckley.

Materials:

– Scotch Expressions Masking Tape

– Scotch Expressions Washi Tape

– Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Tape

– scissors

– chain

– utility knife

– cutting board

To create your material, cut a piece of packaging tape about 1 foot long, and place on your table with the sticky side facing up. Add three rows of washi tape to the sticky side of the packaging tape. Add another layer of packaging tape to the top with the sticky side facing down. You’ve just created tape paper, which is what we’ll call it throughout the rest of the post.

Cut three triangles using your utility knife and cutting mat. Make sure they are the same size. Use packaging tape to adhere your triangles together, holding them at the proper angle so that they create a pyramid. Place your pyramid on your sheet of tape paper and trace around it to make a base for your pyramid. Cut out your triangle and tape one side to the bottom of the pyramid.

Make two more pyramids using your tape paper.

Place your first pyramid on your chain and fold the base over the chain. Tape it in place. Do this with your other pyramids.

Voila!

 

Colorful Map Matching Game

Finally, we’ll show how to create a super colorful map matching game.

Maker P. Roberts from Kingston, Tennessee describes how and why he created this project: I used Scotch Decorative Masking Tape, Scotch Colored Duct Tape, and Scotch Packaging Tape to “re-cover” this puzzle of the United States of America, state by state, for the purpose of teaching our 8-year-old triplets the 50 states. 

Love that!

Materials:

– wooden US map

– Scotch Expressions Masking Tape

– Scotch Expressions Washi Tape

– scissors

– cutting board

– utility knife

– pen/sharpie

Cover states with tape. We recommend alternating colors and patterns to create the mix-and-match look. Use a utility knife to cut away excess tape. Then write the name of the state on the back!

Do this with all of your states. Then, it’s time to cover the main base board.

We used a blue pattern to suggest the ocean. We even covered Hawaii in the same oceanic pattern and then added pink shapes to represent each island. Almost done!

Boom. Done!

How do you get creative with tape? What unusual projects have you made with Scotch products? Talk to us in the comments below.

This post is a collaboration with Scotch Brand.