Geometric Holiday Garland Tutorial

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Now I must admit that I’d never heard of EZ Start Printed Packaging Tape before I worked up this little project and I wasn’t exactly sure what I’d get when I opened my box full of the fun stuff…  But what I found are traditional packaging tapes (think for strapping boxes shut) with the fun prints I’ve come to love from Duck!

Typically I get really frustrated with strapping tape because I make a mess of it and once I lose the end on the roll, it’s pretty well done for since I have no fingernails to speak of. EZ Start® takes care of all of that for me because it’s totally frustration free. Push the tape behind these two pegs and it stays there. So every time you use a piece, the end is hanging out ready to go when you are. I totally dig that.

Now I got two different cute patterns, the teal and red ornament tape that I used for my project here and some equally cute green with starlight mints tape. You don’t see a whole lot of red and teal so I jumped at the option to play with it!

Now  me being me, I couldn’t just seal up some boxes and call it a day, so I instead played with my pretty tapes until I devised a craft project that I really, truly love… Geometric Holiday Garland with Duck EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape (whew, that’s a mouthful!)

For this project you will need:

  • Duck EZ Start® holiday patterned tape
  • Clear vellum (purchase in the scrapbooking section of hobby stores)
  • Paper punches, scissors, etc.
  • Sewing machine with matching thread ready to go

Take your tape and run strips of it across your clear vellum until you cover as well as you can.

Use your paper punches and scissors to make circle, square and triangle shapes. I’d recommend using a punch for the circles, but it doesn’t matter if the squares and triangles are dead on perfect.

Sew over your first piece and when the machine finishes with that shape, allow it to stitch nothing for several ticks. This will create spaces in our garland.

Feed the next shape in to continue the chain and continue until you get the length you’re looking for.

The fun thing about using the clear vellum is that our tape is kind of transparent (unlike traditional DuckTape® that you might be used to crafting with which is really thick and totally opaque). This transparency translates really well when backlit from the lights on your Christmas tree!

If you make your own EZ Start® garland be sure to use the hashtag #EZStart on Pinterest and Twitter to get your project in front of lots and lots of people. And while you’re at it, you can follow @TheDuckBrand to see lots of fun inspiration in your Twitter feed!

So what do you think? Will you be fancying up your packages to hit the mail this holiday season or try your hand at crafting with EZ Start®? I’d love to hear all about it!

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