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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UPLEVEL: Brenden’s Cool Crutches

Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great 4th of July. I had a wonderful time with my kids, friends and their families. It made me truly appreciate how lucky we are to live in such an amazing country, where we are free to express ourselves and be what we want to be. That […]

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PLATYPUS PARTY: Taped up for the 4th of July!

Are you getting ready to throw a 4th of July party?  Here’s how you can liven things up with our Paisley, Denim, White Linen and Picnic Gingham tapes. This is a very inexpensive way to celebrate our independence with style. My family lives in the South where duct tape and culture mix rather easily. Summer […]

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ON A BUDGET: Whip up a bright and playful table for a summer soiree

Platypus Designer Duct Tape is the perfect creative tool for up-leveling your party with unique and colorful decorations. The seamless nature of each of our tape designs makes it super-easy to transform everyday items (these herb pots used to be dog food cans!). The smooth matte finish of Platypus tape does not look like regular […]

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COMMUNITY CRAFTERS: create a budget chic wallet to give or keep

Thank you to Madison from Goldsboro, NC who sent us images of this stylish wallet she crafted primarily out of Platypus Designer Duct Tape. What was really fun and unexpected was that she lined the interior of the wallet with Real Leopard!  And we liked how she paired it with Modern Houndstooth for a fashionista-inspired […]

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