Happy 2015 y’all! I am really excited about this project! I have been looking for something to do with Duck Tape and I have a new obsession with crosses lately. I can never commit to patterns for long term, so using my curtains as a canvas for this project worked perfectly. So here is my little tutorials on Duck Tape Cross Curtains – enjoy!
A little back story: I won a rad gift basket full of Duck Tape from Haven. I knew there was a Duck Tape-DIY project in me waiting to burst, and this is it!
In all of my rooms, I have white curtains (usually that I’ve made myself). To know me is to know my favorite color is white. Well, lately I’ve been feeling the need to jazz them up!
SUPPLIES: white curtains, black Duck Tape (one 20 yard roll), ruler, and SHARP scissors.
NUMBERS: 2 curtain panels, eight rows of 4 crosses on each panel. The width of the tape is 1.88 inches. So each strip of tape is 3 times that so you get a perfectly balanced cross.
TIP: The trick to cutting the tape (without making yourself crazy) is to pull off about 8-10 inches and hold the end of the tape with the roll dangling downward. The weight of the roll will help keep the tape taught so when you cut it horizontally, you’re more likely to get a cleaner cut. I would hold the ruler with my thumb and index finger IN FRONT of the dangling duck tape so I would know where to cut. You will have to wipe sticky residual adhesive off your scissors after every couple cuts.
TIP #2: It will save you time if you cut a row’s worth of strips (8 per curtain panel in my case), and then put the tape on.
TIP #3: Once you get the placement of the first row, it’s easier and faster to get the next rows done. You can pull the tape up even after you’ve put it down and it won’t ruin the fabric. To get the rows even, I would line up the top edge of the crosses. I realized it’s easier to do this when you put the VERTICAL PIECE FIRST, and the HORIZONTAL PIECE SECOND.
I hope you enjoyed my little Duck Tape Cross Curtain tutorial! I feel like crosses are the next chevron pattern craze. Where are you incorporating them in your home?