Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Yesterday we had to make christmas decorations for our work christmas tree. I was slightly overtired from the festive night before so forgot completely about it. So with a trusty roll of stickytape i attempted to make a shiny christmas bauble... and here it is. Here are the instructions.

  1. Find a ball the same size as you want your decoration to be to use as a template
  2. Wrap tape the wrong way around covering most of the ball, (that is sticky side up)
  3. After you have approximately covered the ball, switch so you are wrapping the tape around the 'right way up' sticky side down.
  4. Once you are happy with the coverage/thickness, get a craft knife and cut it in half
  5. Remove the inside ball / template
  6. Put something else fun inside (i put a Lindt chocolate ball inside mine)
  7. Make a small incision and tie a knot at the end of some string to make a loop to hang it from
  8. Close the shape back up and use some tape (the right way up) to close up the slit/cut you made to remove the innards.

Voila.. a mini christmas sticky tape PiƱata!

Merry christmas!!

Monday, 11 November 2013

Clare Skill Mandala tape piece

Clare Skill is a London artist delving into the world of tape for some of her work. Of this particular piece she says 'I enjoy recording the coming and going of everyday life using the beauty of Mandala. This symbol of Hindu origin represents energy and life from a core. I like to leave memories of journeys in the symbolic pattern, expressing my loves, desires and hopes for life in the delicate and sometimes temporary structure.'

Her recentinstallation using MT tape and photographs from a lovely trip to Italy are shown here. Check out more of her work at

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Entertaining a kid with tape

Have a few hours to kill with a toddler?Try making a racetrack with some brightly coloured tape. I'm sure it will go down a treat! This one is called Tape Town.

This is from a site called Play Dr Mom

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Child Proofing with Duct tape

This is a recent addition to our home. With a baby learning to walk and a door frame bouncer, the gaffer / duct tape has been indispensable. Simply tape kitchen sponges to the areas around the door frame at the same height as your child's head. A very handy thing to have around the house, and even better in fun colours, such as this yellow fabric tape i bought in Japan a few years ago.

Friday, 5 July 2013

Duct Tape Surfing

This is one of the most inspirational uses of duct tape that you can imagine. Paralysed mum surfs on her son's back attached onto him with duct tape. Not just your average frivolous use of tape, a woman was able to realise her dream. Now, that is something i could not have imagined!

Follow the project and donate money for Pascale Honore and her son to take to the road to continue their surfing antics and spread the word so others can do the same.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Washi tape windows

Yet another fun use for tape, in this case our favourite tape of the moment Washi Tape. Its good because its not too sticky and won't ruin the walls. I'd be a bit nervous letting my kid run riot with a roll of gaffer!

This image here shows that the decorations can also look quite stylish. By selecting your colours wisely you can achieve a sophisticated child-like look. This photo is by Frida Ramstedt as seen on