I have fallen in love with all the Japanese tape that I am seeing everywhere online. But I am a little thrifty when it comes to small decorative items that I think I can make myself. Yesterday my eye caught an old blouse my child had never worn, and a light bulb went on. Fabric tape! Using all my little fabric bits. And this is how it looked after the first attempt:
WHAT YOU NEED:
- Brown Paper Tape found at office supply stores (I had 2 inch tape and cut it to 1 inch width after I was done)
- Sandpaper if your packaging tape has a shiny surface
- Glue (I used white school glue, because that’s what I had. Mod Podge probably works, too)
- Freezer or Wax Paper
- Rotary Cutter (or scissors)
- Cutting Mat, if you are using a rotary cutter
Now, let’s assume you are using a cutting mat (if you don’t have one, a kitchen table and scissors will work just fine and then the kids can do it, too).
1. Place a piece of wax paper about roughly 20 inches on the cutting mat.
2. Get some strips of packaging tape same length and tape them onto the wax paper.
3. Cut some fabric strips a little wider than the tape. You’ll cut off the sides to give your tape a neater look.
3. Note: If you have packaging tape with a shiny surface, you will have to sand it down, so the glue can grip. (Otherwise, your fabric will peel right off and that would be sad.) Smooth out any air bubbles. This is how my tape looked before I cut it.
4. Wait until the glue is dry. (This is always the hard part.)
5. Cut your tape. When you peel the layers, be certain to peel only the freezer/wax paper.