Packaging Tape… not just for Taping!
LOS OSOS, CA – Saturday afternoon – Eileen Eisele of Tape Swell was a recent guest on our Inspired At Home radio show. If you haven’t checked out this product – go now! WOW!!! These are the coolest printed tapes ever! “Printed tapes? ” you ask. This is one of those fabulous ideas that you say to yourself ” I should have thought of that!!!” Eileen has a line of packaging type tapes that have really “swell” designs printed on them. So instead of sending out a package with just plain old clear tape, you use one of TapeSwell’s designer tapes and viola! instant inspired package. I LOVE it!!!
Of course I didn’t want to stop at putting tape just on my outgoing packages…. I wanted to design with it! I took some inexpensive paper mache boxes and made them into designer boxes by using the black printed design. I suggest making lots up… cause you never know when you might need a small gift box. And what could be easier that just putting tape onto a box. So super swell and simple!!!
Oh no, I didn’t stop there!!! You know me, I just have to create more!! Jewelry was my next design challenge with this amazing product. The EcoHeidi in me thought it would be great to create with a recycle item. I love plastic drinking straws. These are great because they are a bit thicker than most plastic straws. (I’m pretty sure I got these at Subway.) I painted the plastic drinking straws black (Krylon’s Fusion Paint for Plastic works great!) Let them dry. Cut the painted straws into different lengths. I then put pieces of the plastic tape (I used the tape that looks like lace) over the prepared drinking straws. I then threaded glass beads and the straw beads onto a strand of silk cording. I tied a knot in between each cluster. At the end I crimped a metal cording bead, then attached a closure. Fabulous look!!
I just can’t rave enough about TapeSwell!!! And thanks, Eileen, for your creative product! I Love It!! Just being creative!! EcoHeidi- That’s me!!