From Storage to Style: Cardboard Furniture

Here’s a rescue project that impressed the heck out of me.  Ananada from A Piece of Rainbow figured out how to make some pretty good looking furniture pieces…..out of cardboard boxes!


Not only are these fun furniture pieces a wonder of recycling, they are lightweight and protable–Ananada says they can be packed up and easily reassembled at the beach, park, or any other destination.  I won’t go into all the details of construction, because Ananda provides plans and a detailed tutorial for you at her site.  But I will say that, cleverly, the colorful duck tape not only adds some color and flair but serves to add some strength to the furniture, as well.  Isn’t the finished project amazing?


Make sure you visit A Piece of Rainbow to learn all about making furniture from cardboard boxes.

You’ve Got to See These Tape Trimmed Curtains!

When Jenna was redoing her guest bedroom, she felt the need to switch out the plain white Ikea curtain panels for something a little more exciting.  “I really didn’t want to spend money on new curtains, though,” she tells us at Rain on a Tin Roof.basic-white-curtains

Then one day while she was shopping, Jenna spotted several rolls of Gold Duck Tape, on sale.  Inspiration struck at once!  She quickly bought two rolls of tape and took it home.  There, she simply trimmed the edges of her curtain panels with the shiny gold tape.  What a fun way to add some glam embellishment to plain curtains.  They look great!


Visit Rain on a Tin Roof to learn more about this curtain makeover.

Upcycled Washi Tape Bracelets

When Michelle from Delicate Construction finished a craft project using Duck Tape, she didn’t throw away the empty cardboard rolls.  Instead, she looked at them and thought, “Why not make a bracelet?”

delicate construction before

Michelle started with the two empty cardboard rolls and some Washi tape.  She wrapped the tape on to the roll one row at a time, overlapping the ends of the tape on the inside of the roll so that the outside of the roll would look finished.   Repeating rows of Washi tape all the way around the rolls was all it took to make Michelle’s cute chunky bracelets!  I think they’ll add a fun flair to any outfit!

delicate construction after

You can visit Michelle at Delicate Construction to learn more about this project.

Duck Tape Christmas Star

Frou FruGal Suesan found this metal star for cheap at a local surplus store.  It had a great shape and was the right size for one of her Christmas vignettes, but it was a little plain.

Froufrou Gal duck tape star before

Suesan dressed up the star with something as inexpensive as it is unexpected:  Duck tape!  Now the star has a durable, eye-catching metallic finish.  I think this is an inspired idea–no need to wait for a warm winter day to use spray paint.

Froufrou Gal duck tape star after

You can learn more about this project at Frou FruGal.