Today I’m sharing 3 easy basket weaved crafts using Duck® tape! Duck® Tape works for so many projects. It is strong, durable, easy to work with and comes in so many fun colors and patterns.
You can create a basket weaved pattern with paper, but using Duck® Tape gives it a nice texture, shine, and durability. I have created a printable of my “LOVE” sign that you can use to make one of these framed signs for your own home. Simply click here, print it out, and trim to an 8×10 size. You can also clickon the image at the bottom of the post to open in a new screen and then right click to save it.
I will show you the basic basket weave technique and then share two other crafts to make with it as well.
First you need to decide how big to make your strips. If you are making a LOVE sign, I’ve already done the calculations for you. You’re welcome 🙂
You will need 4 (4.5″) red strips of Duck® Tape and 4 white strips (4.5″).
Fold each strip in half.
Cut each strip into 3 sections.
You will have a total fo 24 strips. 12 red and 12 white.
To prepare your printable, poke a hole (using a pencil) through the heart.
Cut out the heart.
Secure your red strips with a piece of Duck® Tape on your work surface.
Weave white strips over and under through the red strips.
If you started weaving under a red strip, start weaving over on your next row.
Continue until you reach the top of your grid. Tighten the weave by pushing down on each row with your fingernail.
To secure the edges from coming loose, add some Duck® Tape to the other 3 sides.
Carefully peel off your basked weave patch and it is ready to place on your printable! Place it on the back side and press firmly.
Place your printable in a frame and you have a fun Valentine’s Day craft!
This was so much fun that I decided to keep going!
Create greeting cards by simply cutting out a shape on plain white cardstock. Fill with a fun piece of card stock or a basket weaved Duck® Tape patch.
To create a book mark, weave your strips into a long narrow shape. Secure the edges with thin strips of white Duck® Tape. Using a hole punch, add a hole and string for a tassel. Decorate using pieces of Duck® Tape cut into shapes. Aaron saw this and thought it was a little girlie. He brought me some of the extra Despicable Me Duck® Tape that we had and asked me to help him make a bookmark too. He quickly caught on to the technique.
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