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fabric tape tutorial


I used my favorite scarf to make this fabric tape last year. After snagging it in a door, I was quite happy to give the accessory a new life as beautiful tape! Last week I found the tape, remembered how much I adored it and used pieces of it to brighten a otherwise boring corner.

I immediately remembered we had shot this tutorial and never ended up posting it. Here are a few tips on recycling your clothing and making fabric tape. A very easy and fun way to brighten up a corner, or to hold a large floral backdrop.

To make the fabric tape, first run lengths of plain masking tape along the glossy side of wax paper. Using a small brush cover the top of the tape with Mod Podge. Then lay your fabric down on top of the tape and let dry. Once dry, cut the strips of tape off of the wax paper and peel the paper off the backside. Roll up for future wrapping or decorating uses!

Photos by Jackie Wonders, originally styled for the plum Love editorial shoot.

PS. Another old scarf of mine turned into a picnic basket!


  • Rebecca - A Daily Something
    February 22, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Girl, you think of the greatest ideas. So original!!!!!! The only problem: I would be so sad to use my favorite scarf… :(

  • Lena
    February 22, 2012 at 11:42 am

    This is incredible–I had no idea you could do this!

  • Jess (Where My Heart Is)
    February 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    What a fabulous idea. You are so incredibly creative.

  • Emily
    February 22, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I am absolutely in love with this. Perfect idea for saving those dying Valentine’s Day flowers!


  • Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)
    February 22, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Had heard of this idea somewhere…but only now saw it demonstrated. Fantastic!

  • Stephie
    February 23, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Lovely! Stephie x

  • becca
    February 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

    what a wonderful idea! i’m sure one day i’ll ruin my favorite scarf…they always seem to find the hooks in anything. thanks for sharing!


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