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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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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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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Who made the first wallet from our World’s Best Wallet Kit?
Meet Ben.

Hey everyone, Today we want to introduce you to Ben. He is the first person to make a wallet from our new World’s Best Wallet Kit. He even used some of the metal craft corners on this wallet. It does look like a great one. The wood grain makes for a very chic unexpected wallet. […]

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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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HOW TO: gussy up a notebook

Following up to my recent Back To School Furniture Revamp post (cutest cubby shelf outfitted with “Picnic Gingham”!), here’s how to gussy up a simple notebook with Rob’s tape in five simple steps. This project is a nod to Levi Strauss & Co., still love this brand. I even worked at corporate for a stint. I […]

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Stars and Stripes Forever

Charlie and I crafted our own version of “Old Glory” this morning at 7:30 am, before school began. He helped with the stripes while I focused on the stars….It seemed like a respectful + loving thing to do. I was in New York City on business on September 11, 2001. So was Rob’s sister, Anne (the […]

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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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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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