Friday, May 6, 2011

Decorating with.....Tape!

A couple of days ago I came across this great lettered/numbered packing tape at Michaels. I wasn't sure what exactly I was going to use it for, but at .90/roll, it just had to come home with me :)

I wasn't home for long before I came up with a few super easy, fun, and fast uses for the tape.....Here's  what I've done so far and I have lots of tape to spare!

It doesn't get any simpler than this!... The black tape works perfectly on clear glass candle holders. The numbers are actually transparent which allows for a lovely glow when lit with a tealight candle....

The white tape , monogrammed with my son's initial, wrapped around a basic drum lampshade adds a wonderfully interesting effect.....

Another use in my sons bedroom is on the edge of his roller shade. It does double duty by embellishing the plain shade and at the same time repairing a small tear .....can't ask for more than that! :)

I am definitely going to keep my eyes open for more colors/prints of the versatility! Have you used packing tape for decorating before? If so, I'd love to hear how you used it... :)



  1. I saw this tape just yesterday and SO wanted to buy it, but for the life of me I couldn't think of a plan fast enough! The tea lights are a great idea! Love the shade too!

  2. Hi Kerrin, thanks for stopping by! You'll have to go back and pick up some of the tape, it's so fun! make sure to let me know if you come up with any other uses for it :)