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 first met.
Our home has always been a warm, stylish, and eclectic sanctuary for my family and our friends. She has great taste, and would never attempt actual décor with rubbery, visibly gridded duct tape whatever the color or pattern. To quote another Platypus Person, John Hughes, “You don’t want it to look broken do you?”
Another quote springs to mind as well, “You can put lipstick on a pig but it’s still a pig.”
For this setting, she used the Saddle Leather tape on cardboard rectangles to make perfect placemats that are easy to clean and can be reused. She used our Wood grain (teak) tape on a can and a bit of jute twine made for an easy vase for our fall berries and flower arrangement.
We placed strips of our White Linen, Saddle Leather, Platypus Orange, and Wood grain tapes on parchment paper (it works like release paper) and cut out leaf and acorn shapes to apply to the napkin rings and candle sticks and centerpiece. The candlesticks were crafted from lengths of pvc pipe.
There are so many things you can do with Platypus Designer Duct Tape. Having a tape that doesn’t look like regular duct tape, with a matte finish and seamless designs opens the doors for duct tape as a legitimate creative medium for décor. We have been told many times by our customers that they can’t believe how great our tape looks in their homes. Please send us some of your own pics.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!