6 Decorative Details Using Duck Tape

6 decorative details using duck tape

Looking for a new and interesting way to dress up basic party items or add a little extra detail? Why not try Duck Tape?! That’s right – they now sell rolls and rolls of decorative duck tape at craft stores, and you can use it in so may different ways. I like this idea because it’s much more accessible than the popular washi tape, but can offer the same decorative benefits.

I’ve put together 6 ideas using this zig-zag print I found. Honestly, I had to stop myself since there are so many possibilities!

  • Above, I wrapped the handle of a wooden fork with a strip of the tape. A great idea for kids parties!

  • Attach utensils to a take out box with a strip of tape.  Inside, you can put individual servings of salad, pasta, or other yummies.

  • Add a tape “flag” down the side of a serving bowl. Just cut a dove tail at one end and attach.

  • Create a tape “bunting” {first seen here} by cutting out triangles and attaching to a strip of baker’s twine.  The tape adheres the entire bunting to the glass.

  • Make a pretty drink stirrer that doubles as a drink marker, by wrapping a wooden skewer at the end with the tape. Attach a name tag with bakers twine and hang it in place using the tape to secure it.

  • Make bottle wraps the easy way. I wrapped these bottles of bubbles but you could also wrap water bottles.

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Which idea do you like best?  Can you think of other ideas to share?

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to Homes.com, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. You always have such fabulous ideas!!

  2. laura~eye candy event details says:

    These ideas are adorable! How did I miss this? Good job as always! =)

  3. This idea is so easy and cheap! Is there a trick to cutting the duct tape straight?

    Thanks so much!

    • Thanks Jan. Honestly, I didn’t have a problem eyeballing it and cutting it straight – of course the pattern was a good guide for that too.

  4. Love this Chris! I used Duck Tape for my husband’s Cash Cab birthday and our Charlie Brown Thanksgiving party. It is amazing. So much impact for so little $$.

  5. I love duct tape and use it at parties all the time … it’s perfect for wrapping water bottles and making banners. I’ve also wrapped forks/spoons like you did. It’s so versatile and the prints are so fun! The decor for this party was based around a duct tape print: http://www.dukesandduchesses.com/2012/06/red-and-turquoise-pool-party.html

  6. I haven’t used this yet but I’ve seen lots of uses for it…can’t wait to try it!


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