Friday, August 02, 2013

Book review & giveaway: Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects


My good friend Marisa Pawelko has a new book - Crazy Cool Duct Tape Projects - and it's FUN!

Duct tape bracelet by Lisa Fulmer
I hadn't quite gotten into the whole duct tape craze yet, but her book definitely inspired me to give it a whirl. There are so many really great colors and patterns of duct tape and sheets now! I was rather conservative though; I just bought a roll of black.

Marisa's book has lots of tips and nice, clearly-written instructions for 24 super creative projects, including wearables, fashion accessories and home décor...she even created a "geek chic" pocket protector - love it!

Now personally, I can't quite pull off the bright colors and patterns like our dear Modern Surrealist Marisa can...I lean toward wearing the aforementioned black. I made this black duct tape bracelet cuff and it was really quick and easy - I love it!

I had these cute silver keyhole studs that have been patiently waiting for the perfect project - and I really like the contrast of the cloth gaffer tape that I put along the center of the cuff. A stainless steel magnetic clasp makes it super easy to put on and take off.

Click here for my project instructions.
Duct tape bracelet by Lisa Fulmer

Marisa's publisher was kind enough to send me a copy of the book, which I would love to give you all a chance to win - you're gonna love it! Enter below and good luck!

Marisa (right) shows off her book with Elena Etcheverry during a Charity Wings webcast

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19 comments:

  1. My daughter is hooked on duck tape creations. She even did a whole wedding decoration of duck tape roses. Lol. She would lovr the book. Love what you made. So cool. Duck tape really is for everything!!! Thank you www.kimisjewelryandgifts.blogspot.com

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    1. Those roses sound nice - good luck!

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  2. No, Lisa. I haven't made a duct tape project, unless you call adding duct tape to the edges of my journal and my stencils a project LOL. Thanks for the chance to win this book. I've been collecting duct tape for a bit - I only have 5 rolls so far.

    Hugs,

    Carmen L

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    1. I was right there with ya, this is my first project that doesn't involve a busted electrical cord, lol.

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  3. I have never tried it, myself. But I have seen some awesome stuff made from Duct Tape. I watched my granddaughter make some flowers a couple of years ago. They was beautiful!

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    1. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!

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  4. oops, i made some horrible mis spellings in that deleted comment. Anyways, Cool bracelet that you created. Looks like a fun book!! Thanks for the chance to win! Hugs & Smiles, Dannette

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  5. Not yet but I really really want to!! xoxo

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  6. no more plain grey uncool duct tape - imagination runs wild now. so cool

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  7. I have made many but my fave is the room makeover boards we made in our hotel room for coomunicating while traveling with my friends last winter in NYC!

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    1. That sounds really cool - good luck!

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  8. My girls love Duct Tape. We have made little purses and hair bow holders.

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  9. made a duct tape bracelet before..pretty cool and easy:)

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  10. This is so cool! I really love the creativity so much. I'd love to try making this craft for my niece so soon. Thanks!

    -http://gafftapes.com/

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