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« on: January 25, 2010 05:28:12 PM »




So the blinds in my apartment fell down in the craft room. Of course they still haven't come out to fix it. I had some brown curtains hung up, but in an entire room for crafting it doesn't seem right. Sooo I whipped this up today.
I used 9 shades of tape. I would have had more colors, but some of the colors I have aren't great for large projects. Plus I have a lot of dark colors that didn't go. I used shiny silver tape for the edges and some Michael's dollar bin ribbon for the ties.

It's 36" wide and 66" long, and made completely out of duct tape, minus the ribbon and a couple of staples. It is thumb tacked to the wall above the window and the top is folded down to cover the staples and tacks.





It's so hot in the room with the sun beating in all day that I had to wait until nighttime to hang it up. It's really going to cut out a lot of sun and I can roll it up if I need the light or fresh air. Smiley





Tell me what you think!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010 05:34:24 PM »

ha ha ha ha. that's really cool!! i'm also quite impressed with the assortment of colors. i make duct tape wallets and can never find that range. good job!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010 05:34:36 PM »

great idea! and so cheerful Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010 05:36:37 PM »

I think that this is awesome the colours work really well together and I can imagine that it will help you feel relaxed and cheery when its not so sunny outside. How long did it take for you to make?
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010 05:38:17 PM »

ha ha ha ha. that's really cool!! i'm also quite impressed with the assortment of colors. i make duct tape wallets and can never find that range. good job!!

A couple of years ago I bought 75 pounds of various colors.  Wink

great idea! and so cheerful Smiley Smiley

Isn't it? I can't stop beaming!  Grin

I think that this is awesome the colours work really well together and I can imagine that it will help you feel relaxed and cheery when its not so sunny outside. How long did it take for you to make?

It took about 4 hours from start to finish. I make all kinds of crap out of tape so it was actually one of my easier projects. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010 05:58:57 PM »

75 pounds!?!  Seriously!?!  WOW!  Before I read that, I was thinking "Wow, that must have taken a lot of duct tape!", but now I see you probably won't ever be able to get rid of it all!
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010 06:11:04 PM »

I'm still up to my ankles in it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2010 06:20:09 PM »

That's sweet!  If only I had some duct tape....
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2010 07:27:01 AM »

I added a pic of what it looks like with light coming through. The flash makes it look all wrinkled but it really is pretty smooth.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010 08:34:05 AM »

I had to click This Rocks for this one - love the photo with the sunlight!!!
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« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2010 09:16:16 AM »

*happy dance*  Grin I'm stoked with the varying stripes on it!
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2010 12:46:10 PM »

This looks FANTASTIC! So cheery and bright!

I have to ask: did you stick each row of duct tape onto some kind of base as you were layering the stripes? What kind of base did you use?

Thx ("Enquiring minds want to know...")
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010 03:15:21 PM »

That is a really cool idea!
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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2010 05:41:15 PM »

This looks FANTASTIC! So cheery and bright!

I have to ask: did you stick each row of duct tape onto some kind of base as you were layering the stripes? What kind of base did you use?

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I just stuck the duct tape sticky side to sticky side on itself for the entire curtain. The strips just happen to be as wide as my craft room table.  Wink
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« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010 01:14:14 PM »

truly inspirational Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2010 02:12:43 PM »

So beautiful and bright! Love the colors and stripes, and yes, I am also jealous of the color range Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2010 10:26:06 AM »

Rainbows!!! I love this! So creative.
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« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2010 01:37:31 PM »

Thank you so much!  Grin
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Wow, I absolutely love it!!!
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2010 08:16:04 AM »

Thanks! It makes me smile when I see it and all my neighbors and friends know which apartment is mine.  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: February 26, 2010 10:13:02 AM »

Totally crafty! Very appropriate for a craft room. I love the colors!
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« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2010 09:34:49 PM »

OMG!!! 9 DIFFERENT SHADES? WHERE??

This is so awesome Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2010 10:07:43 AM »

I bought the colors from an online duct tape store. It was years ago so I don't remember the name, but I got tons of browns, dark green, black in different widths there too.
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