This month’s Designer Crafts Connection hop has a “pink” theme and is sponsored by Westcott Brands. Westcott, along with Velcro Brand Fasteners and The Duck Brand, graciously sent our DCC designers a variety of pink products to use in our challenge projects.
For my pink challenge, I used The Duck Brand Pink and Black Zebra-Striped Patterned Duct Tape Roll and the New Gold Duct Tape Roll (available soon) to upcycle a fruit jar into a fun gift container. I’ve had the fruit jar for a while, it was too cute to toss into the recycle bin, and I finally found the project for it. The gold lid was a great match for the new gold duct tape, and tape was perfect to go around the corners of the jar smoothly.
I started with a layer of gold tape. Two long pieces were enough to cover the jar top to bottom (no peeking!) with a bit of overlap. I used the Westcott Brand Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors for cutting the sticky tape. I used the same scissors for cutting the striped duct tape to size. I expected more of a problem with this cut, since I trimmed the width of the tape to 1″ and needed to make a longer cut, but I never had a single problem.
To embellish the lid, I cut a circle from chipboard using the Westcott Brand Craft Knife and Cutting Mat. After applying the striped tape to the circle, I trimmed the excess with the Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors and glued the circle to the lid. I added a black glittered monogram letter and a tiny pink flower to embellish the container for the birthday girl. With the addition of some bright pink tissue paper, the container is ready for the party!
Wescott Brand is giving away a selection of their cutting tools on the Westcott Blog. Leave a comment on the DCC Blog Hop post before November 1, 2011 to be entered. Prize package will be similar to this photo, but may vary slightly. The scissors and craft knife I used for this project can also be seen in this photo.
Thanks for stopping by our Pink Challenge! Before you hop to the next project using the widget in the sidebar to the right, here are some things Westcott would like you to know:
- Westcott Brand® Scissors are the WORLD’S FAVORITE SCISSORS™ meaning Westcott sells more scissors than any other manufacturer in the world!
- Westcott Brand® Titanium Bonded Non Stick Scissors are the BEST Non Stick Scissors on the market that never get stuck and can easily cut through Sticky Back VELCRO®, Duck Tape and multiple layers of fabric and other materials!
- Titanium bonded blades are 3 times harder than stainless steel and never need sharpening!
- Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools have the best performance! The 3” scissors can even cut through 5 layers of fabric!
- Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools are ergonomic and come in several different color options.
Until next time…