Sunday, March 20, 2011

Guest Blogger - House of Hepworth - Duct Tape Decor!

Hey Someday Crafts readers! I'm so excited to be here today. I'm Allison and I blog at

House of Hepworths.

I hope you enjoy my fun project I've whipped up just for you guys!

I wanted a fun fresh project to share here at Someday Crafts. After playing around with a few ideas, I came up with...

Duct Tape accessories!


Seriously, how fun are these? And I made them all with objects I had lying around my house and a little bit of printed Duct Tape.

I found this fun Duct Tape at the store and knew I had to incorporate it into a project.


For the storage boxes, I found three identical shipping boxes. I taped the bottoms shut and cut off the top flaps.


I started by adding the Duct Tape around the entire top of the box. I left enough to fold it over to create a finished edge.


Once it's around the box, just fold it over the edge.


After the top edge was folded I simply and easily wrapped the duct tape around each box. In total, it took 4 layers to cover the boxes.


I wanted some fun accessories to go with the cute boxes for my daughter's shelf, so I searched my home and found this tissue box.


The duck theme in their bathroom is getting retired soon, so I added Duct Tape to the tissue box as well.


The top was a little tricky. I taped across the hole, then got a razor blade and cut little triangles around the hole and folded them all under the inside of the tissue box. Here's a picture of the inside of the box:


My boxes were cute, but still a little boring, so I found some hot pink grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it around the top and bottom of each box. Then I tied some bows and glued them on as well.


Now my daughter has some fun accessories for her bedroom!


I was having so much fun taping everything in site, so I added some of the funky Duct Tape to a candle as well!


I do want to mention though, this candle is strictly for decorative purposes ONLY. I will never burn it. If you attempt this project, do not burn the candle. The Duct Tape and ribbon are both extremely flammable!!


Aren't they just so fun?! What little girl wouldn't want hot pink and zebra print accessories?


My total cost was about $8.00. Each roll of Duct Tape is around $4.00 and this project took 2 rolls. All the other accessories, I already had on hand.

I'd love for you to stop by my blog and see some of the other fun crafts I've done! I also do lots of DIY projects, renovations, furniture updating, and house tweaking. Here's a sampling of what you will find at House of Hepworths:

My Painted Soap Pump and Knife Block have been a crowd pleaser.

My #1 most viewed project on my site are my cupcakes in cones. I'd love for you to stop by and see how I made them.

I recently painted and added tons of box moulding, chair rail, and window moulding to our Formal Living aka "piano" room.

I also gave a tutorial on how to add moulding to walls with rounded corners:

Perfectly square corners just waiting for your moulding! You can find out how I did it here.

If you like these projects, you'll love my blog. Just click the button below to check out all the fun!


Thanks, Allison. I'm thinking I want some zebra stripes and hot pink ribbon for my bedroom now! I never knew Duct Tape was so cool until I saw this post. (I actually went to the nearest craft store and checked out the selection of printed tape and it was inspiring. I'm thinking up some new projects around the house!) House of Hepworths is a rocking hot blog. Plus, Allison is quite funny! Head over to House of Hepworths to become a follower.

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