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How to Make Tape From Wrapping Paper

Posted by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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What You'll Need

To make rolls of pretty tape, round up your favorite patterned wrapping paper, and purchase double-side mounting adhesive ($44.85 for 11"W x 50'L roll; amazon.com). You'll also need a new or vintage spool, available for mere pennies on etsy.com.
 
 (YOU CAN GET THE DOUBLE  SIDE TAPE AT ANY CRAFT STORE. I HAVE EVEN FOUND IT AT THE DOLLAR STORE FOR A DOLAR)
 
 

Step 1: Cut a Strip of Paper

Measure the height of the spool's core between the wheels; then using an X-Acto knife and working on a cutting mat, cut a strip of wrapping paper to that width and a length of three feet.


 

Step 2: Add Adhesive

Next, unroll the mounting adhesive to expose one of its sticky sides. Carefully lay the paper strip on top of the adhesive and press down, sealing it in place. Using an X-Acto knife, cut the tape out.


 

Step 3: Attach to Spool

To attach the tape to a spool, trim away a small piece of the backing at one end of the tape, then press the exposed area against the spool.


 

Step 4: Finish

Wind the tape around the spool and secure by looping a piece of thin silver wire ( LIKE A BREAD TIE ) through the center of the spool, then twisting the ends together atop the tape.

 

This also works well with wallpaper. The Flea Markets here always have the boarders really cheap!


by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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othermom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

cute idea

daerca574
by Danya on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:09 AM

 how pretty!

Bncholbert
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:10 AM
Love this idea!!
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powow65
by kimmy on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:19 AM
that is so cool!
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charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:47 AM

 cute!!!!!

meam4444
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 10:49 AM

How cute is that?

Samanthamommy
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

thanks

heathermichelle
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Neat Idea :)

ceciliam
by Ruby Member on Feb. 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Cool!

Liansmommie
by on Feb. 20, 2012 at 5:59 PM

adorable!


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