BACK TO SCHOOL: a motherlode of crafts (pun intended)

It was a busy weekend for Charlie and me. Elementary school recently started so we decided to quickly create some kid-friendly desk decor. Everything you see here was super duper easy to do – and on the cheap! We used what we had on hand + spent around $8 on other materials, not including the […]

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Community Crafters: Back to School Binder Art with Madison

It’s that time of year again to buy new shoes, sharpen pencils, and lug snazzy backpacks. It’s also time to make new friends + reunite with the old ones too. While exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking, it will also be unpredictable. And that’s what I think is cool about school…You each will get to explore new […]

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A QUICK FIX: cupcake flags

Last night, I was invited last minute to a friend’s house for dinner. I couldn’t arrive empty handed so I quickly whipped up something sweet: cupcakes topped with these summer fun Platypus Designer Duct Tape name flags. What a quick fix! These super cute name flags took about 5 minutes to make out of wooden skewers […]

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COMMUNITY CRAFTERS: our own John Hughes

John (one of the Platypus People) has been super busy at night making snazzy wallets. These two-tone beauties look amazing! He’s even named them “Longhorn Picnic” (made out of Saddle Leather + Picnic Gingham patterns) and “Child at Hearts” (from White Linen + I Heart Tape patterns). I think he needs to sell them. Such great craftsmanship! […]

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ARTIST SERIES: Mary Carter Taub

While on vacation back in June, I made a pit stop in Raleigh, headquarters of Fortis Design, to see my fellow Platypus People. While there, my family and I found ourselves in downtown Raleigh looking for a last minute place to eat. We decided to head over to famed chef Ashley  Christensen’s “Chucks,” En route, we […]

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A QUICK FIX: Skate rat (& Tony Hawk playlist)

At six, my son Charlie is a big skate rat. He has “stickered” his board and helmet with all sorts of Platypus Designer Duct Tape patterns. And talks up the tape like crazy at the skateparks. (He’s Rob’s biggest brand advocate, that’s for sure. I’m thinking he should hand out samples or maybe vend rolls on […]

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UPLEVELED: Cork Bulletin Board

This is such a simple project and also one of the best uses for Designer Duct Tape I’ve seen. We took a bulletin board (this one is from Michael’s) and covered it with our seamless I HEART TAPE design.  We then trimmed the edge with SOUR APPLE LINEN Designer Duct Tape (which perfectly matches the […]

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