Hello fellow DIY-ers! We’re here to announce something seriously exciting. We’ve teamed up with Scotch to inspire all of you to make amazing things! As part of their Make Amazing Contest, we’ve created an entire interior design scheme using a bunch of Scotch products like a laminator, heavy duty shipping packaging tape, and decorative masking, washi and Magic tapes. Yes, MAGIC! Colors, patterns and graphics can all be your oyster with a few simple tape tricks. Check out the video above to see what we’re talking about.

But this isn’t just about us making amazing things. This is about YOU! Show us what you can make using Scotch Brand products for an opportunity to win $5,000! That’s $5,000 for you to make even more amazing things. How cool is that? Head to ScotchBrand.com/MakeAmazingContest for more details.

Now, let’s get to making! Follow the tutorials below to learn how to make your own Color Blocked Tape Vases and Wooden Flashcards. In the coming weeks, we’ll also show you how to make this epic washi tape wall, wrapped book end tables and more.

Color Blocked Tape Vases

Can you believe these are made out of tape?!


– Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape

– Scotch Magic Tape

– Scotch Expressions Magic Tape

– Scotch Expressions Washi Tape


– Scotch Precision Ultra-Edge Titanium Non-Stick Scissors

– Scotch Titanium Utility Knife – Large

– cutting mat

– straight edge

Using Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, make a grid slightly overlapping each piece sticky-side down on a tabletop (test this first with a small piece of tape to make sure it won’t ruin your tabletop when removed). Peel the grid off of the table and turn it over, sticky-side up. Add another grid to this side creating a sheet of tape “paper.” How cool is that?! Just think of all the things you could make with taper (tape + paper = taper :)).

Place your tape “paper” on the cutting mat and measure four rectangular pieces that are 3 inches by 10 inches (we made three vases with varying heights). Also cut a 3 inch by 3 inch square for the bottom of your vase. Cut a piece of Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape the same length as your vase. Tape two of the rectangular pieces together making sure to hold the pieces at a right angle. If you don’t, the vase will bow along the seams. Tape the remaining sides together and then add the bottom of the vase. Reinforce the inside edges with Scotch Magic Tape.

Now it’s time to add color! Cut small square and rectangular pieces of colored Scotch Expressions Magic and Washi Tape and add them to the outside of the vase. We created a pixelated look, but you could make stripes or add polka dots — whatever strikes your fancy!

We added in a few paper flowers because, why not? :) Next up, we created a set of chic flash cards inspired by the ones we used to make as kiddos.

Wooden Flashcards

 – laser-cut wooden numbered flashcards

– card stock

– Scotch Expressions Washi and Magic Tapes

– Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches

 – Scotch TL906 Laminator

– Scotch Designer Multi-Purpose Scissors

If you don’t have access to a laser cutter, you can do a similar method using wooden veneer paper or thick woodgrain card stock with a utility knife.

Laser cut your wooden numbered flashcards (if you don’t have access to a laser cutter, you can make these out of card stock). Cut a piece of card stock that will fit into the lamination pouch. Leave a small margin on each side. Then add Scotch Expressions Washi or Magic Tape to the card stock evenly covering the entire piece. Place the piece of card stock into the lamination pouch and send it through the laminator.

Trim the laminated pouch so that it fits the back of the wooden flashcard, and then tape the laminated card stock to the back of the flashcard tape-side down. When you flip it over, you should see the tape through the die cut number.

How fun are those? They really bring the room together ;)

Now it’s time to see what you can do! Head to ScotchBrand.com/MakeAmazingContest to learn all about how you can enter the Make Amazing Contest for a chance to win one of three $5,000 cash prizes. Happy making!

How do you use tape in fun and creative ways? Talk to us in the comments below.

This post is a collaboration with Scotch.