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The new Scotch® Expressions Tape is a brilliant addition to the family stationery stash. It can be used to decorate a variety of household, stationery and recycled items. I recently wrote a post about 5 ways I’ve been using the decorative tape around the house. This time, I’m sharing how the tape can help make a birthday party special.
1. Birthday Photo Frame
Dress up a simple frame to match your theme. I did this up for my daughter’s birthday and had her friends to sign on the white section around the picture as a memento.
Plain Photo frame
Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape
Permanent markers (different colours work well)
I decided to decorate two sides of the frame but it’s easy to decorate the entire frame too.
- Lay a section of tape along the front section.
- Fold the excess tape along the side.
- For the corners, make a cut where the join is before folding over.
2. Party Decorations
Decorative tape is great for party planning because it helps to match themes and colours. We did a pony party for my daughter this year, and went for a green and purple colour theme. I used tape to decorate juice bottles, for tumblers, the pass the parcel game, and to label the party favours.
3. Cupcake Flag Toppers
Make these cute cupcake toppers in a jiffy. Toothpicks, tape and scissors is all there is to it! This is a great way to tie in cupcakes treats into the theme of the party.
For an easy cupcake recipe, click here: Easy Cupcake Recipe.
Scotch® Expressions Tape
1. Take a small piece of tape fold around the top section of the toothpick.
2. Trim tape to desired shape.
Decorative tape makes things fun, pretty and cool, and best of all, you can reinvent items you already have in the home.
Make it Amazing
Scotch Australia & New Zealand Facebook are inviting you to show off your creations (and be in the running to win an iPad mini) in the Make it Amazing competition. There’s heaps of inspiration ideas too. Check it out in the links below:
New Zealand: www.makeitamazing.co.nz
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