Archive | January, 2013

Beaded Curtain

6 Jan

hillcrest 363Tis the season to buy Christmas decorations for 90% off! So there’s no better time to pick up some really cheap craft supplies and get busy! One thing you can do is to make a beaded curtain for your doorway with Christmas garland beads!  We picked up some yesterday and paid only 80 cents for four garlands. My cousin and her dad made the curtain above. Directions are below.

Supplies:

1. Beaded Garlands

2. Tension Rod for window

3. Duct Tape

4. Ruler

Directions:

1. Cut beaded garland to desired lengths.

2. Set tension rod to the correct length for your doorway.

3. Run a long piece of duct tape along the length of the tension rod, with sticky side extending down.  hillcrest 358

4.Lay beaded strands on the sticky side of the tape, using the ruler to space them evenly apart.

5. When Beads are positioned correctly,  add second piece of duct tape over them and wrap around the top of the tension rod.

6. Press tape down over beaded strands and all around them to secure.

There you have it! Now you can really make an entrance!

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Organize Your Duct Tape!

3 Jan

IMG_20130103_181015We’ve done duct tape crafts here before and we wanted to share this perfect way we found to organize duct tape! We were about to throw out this old paper towel holder when we realized we had a great use for it. All we did was put the duct tape over the rods. Now it is ready to use!

Supplies:

Old Paper Towel Holder

Rolls of Duct Tape

That’s it!

To see some of the things we have made using duct tape click on these links:

Duct Tape Belt

Duct Tape Purse

Duct Tape Wallet

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