FAMILY FUN: Designer Duct Tape Garland

  This is a super easy project that everyone can participate in. Platypus is the perfect tape for making garland. It has just enough structure that you can make perfect little circles out of it without resorting to complicated layering like you’d have to do with other tapes.   It can be used in any […]

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BRIGHTEN UP: Spring is here! Let’s make some vases.

  Spring is in the air here in North Carolina! The flowers are starting to bloom and people are shedding their jackets, donning yard clothes, beautifying their lawns and homes. It feels electric! Or maybe that’s just the bees buzzing. You may have noticed the Designer Duct Tape® covered vases on our home page scrolling by […]

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BUZZ: HGTV Magazine + NBC Today Show

We’re thrilled to have been featured in the January/February 2013 HGTV Magazine! Please go pick one up and see some great home decor ideas and uplifts using Platypus Designer Duct Tape. Also, you can see a segment that we were prominently featured in on NBC’s The Today Show! We couldn’t be happier to start the new […]

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Spruce up the holidays!

  Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! For our final post before Christmas we thought we’d share a few of the ways we’re using Designer Duct Tape to liven up our homes this year. We used our Picnic Gingham duct tape to cover this box, creating a gift box that can be used again year […]

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QUICKFIX: Upcycled Holiday Waste Basket

  Today we have a quick and easy project that saved us from throwing away a scraped up ugly old waste basket. We covered it in our Picnic Gingham and for the sake of the season, added a little Christmas tree flare using our Summer Grass and Leather Designer Duct Tapes. The tree can be […]

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HOLIDAY HAPPINESS: Gingertape Houses

    I’ve been looking forward to sharing this project as it is another brainchild of Platypus Person Louise Jordan, aka my mom. As I’ve mentioned before, she’s an amazing crafter and a very good designer in her own right. As the holidays approached we discussed what we could do with tape that would be […]

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UPCYCLED! Old Shoe Box to New Card Box

  At our house, we often store our cards in a ratty old shoe box. It’s been that way for years. This is a very satisfying and simple way to uplevel your old shoe boxes. We use this box for cards, but it could be storage for any items of course!

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Make it (Beautiful) With Tape: Fall Table Arrangement

  With the addition of the Platypus Orange linen and Saddle Leather duct tapes earlier this year, we were inspired to create a beautiful and easy Fall table. Platypus Person Louise Jordan (aka “Mom” to me), conceived of the elements. She’s a wonderful crafter, and has been a seriously capable designer (and hostess) since we […]

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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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The “Butterfly Effect”

[ TIP: for the full "Butterfly Effect" of this card, click on the photo....] Isn’t this card A-M-A-Z-I-N-G? On Monday, Rob made it for his sister Anne’s birthday. He covered card stock with “Pink Polka Dot” and then used a vinyl cutting machine to create this gorgeous winged creature out of “Sour Apple Linen.” He even […]

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