BACK ON THE BOARD: Sidelined with Maggie

We want to send our best vibes and well-wishes to Maggie who is undergoing surgery today. She’s an avid snowboarder who injured her hip several times while ripping it up and now has to have surgery to repair it. She hated the idea of limping around on boring old unfashionable crutches and decided to uplevel […]

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Hooray Rachael Ray! And Platypus Designer Duct Tape

Hot off the press!  Platypus Designer Duct Tape is included in the “Just Spotted” edit in the October issue. Fun fact: Rob Jordan, head honcho over here at Platypus, is the originator of patterned duct tape designs (that “other” company continues to mimic him down to the detail…). His Pink Polka Dot - with its unique seamless matte finish […]

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Furniture Revamp with Platypus Designer Duct Tape + more!

This Labor Day weekend, I labored. Charlie did too. But, these DIY projects were well worth it. I never felt like I was working at all! I even took a ton of photos on my iPhone…Pretty much anything can be spruced up with Platypus. It just takes colorful creativity + a bit of  roll-up-your-sleeves elbow […]

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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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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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HOW TO: personalize a party, down to the tiniest Designer Duct Tape detail

As mentioned in a previous post, the Platypus People have been super busy planning a wedding…. Well, okay, it was a bridal luncheon and it wasn’t real but it should have been! (Louise even made organic buttercream frosting for the cupcakes with the adorable, handcrafted heart-shaped treat topper. Talk about the devil being in the details! […]

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HOW TO: super cute headband made out of Platypus, makers of the original Pink Polka Dot….

  It’s about time for another “How To” post. So how about a super cute Pink Polka Dot headband for the cutest Carolina girl ever? Here’s how: ~ Buy a plain headband at your local dime store. ~ Cut a wide piece of Platypus Designer Duct Tape in your pattern of choice. And place this strip over […]

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Clutch this: “Modern Houndstooth” bag craft

Isn’t this fancy fashionista houndstooth clutch super cool? (Not to mention that amazing stack of bracelets….crave those! Because I have been wearing a wrist full of bracelets myself for many, many years…Ever since I bit the Madonna bug as a kid in the ’80s. Ha!). Well, you ladies can craft one for yourself – AFFORDABLY […]

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Unexpected + Amazing News: The New York Times!!!

Today was unexpected and amazing news for us: Platypus Designer Duct Tape was featured in The New York Times!  Our tape was the ONLY product shown within Fashion & Style in an article about duct tape fashions. Now that’s EXTRA, EXTRA sweet! Read the full story here: “Duct Tape Goes From Fix-It to Dress-Up.”

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