Crafters Corner

Hey Tape-ies!

Let’s get inspiring. This is no ordinary blog. Here at Crafters Corner we primarily focus on How to’s, DIY’s, crafts, art pieces, tips & tricks, etc. all using the “tape on” or “tape off” concept: tape is either used as a marking/masking only tool and removed from final design or present for design/function/assembly.

At Crafters Corner anyone can be a crafter--a maker, a Do-IT yourselfer. We want to inspire the “un-crafty”, the last minute planner, the family, the office, the teacher, the community, etc., because crafting is not limited to any one audience. So say…YES I CAN! At Crafters Corner you can express yourself freely; feedback and comments are encouraged! So come on everyone! What are you waiting for? Embrace your creative side. We’ve made it easy to be a “crafter”!


6 Easy Steps to Creating Any Gift Basket

Give an ordinary gift basket a professional look with a dash of Pro

It’s that time of year! Easter, baby showers, bridal showers, weddings, you name it there’s a gift basket for the occasion.

If you’re making any gift baskets this year, UGlu is going to be your best friend!  Check out how easy it actually is to make gift baskets with just 6 simple steps that anyone can follow! Continue reading

How to think outside the box when approaching a mixed media art piece

What is mixed media? Where do I find my inspiration? How did all the layers of tape happen?

I stretched a 36×40 canvas and stared at its blank white surface for over a year. I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room. There was just one problem however, I didn’t know anything about airplanes. I took out some reference books from my local library and dug up some of my husbands’ old airplane books but that wasn’t enough. Researching, learning and building a story is what’s great about the process of art. While doing my research, I was really drawn to the vintage looking green, navy, and copper colors of the old propeller planes. It wasn’t until a visit to a local antique store that I really started to see my vision come to life. When I found some very old LIFE® magazines along with some other older books, I began to read through the stories and text about pilots, aircrafts, war and Americana.
I had the vision of an abstracted antique airplane for my son’s room.

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Crafters Corner: Meet the Artist

How or when did I realize I had a passion for the arts and crafting you ask? I don’t know exactly, it’s just always been a part of my life!

Everyone in my family is pretty “crafty”. We’ve always done crafts together, whether it was a holiday, dying eggs, carving pumpkins, making decorations or just having fun; crafting was something that pretty much was an everyday thing. Continue reading

How to Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Table Setting With a Little Love, Fun and Pro Tapes®!

As of lately more and more people are taking the holidays as an opportunity to show off their creative side and show what they can do artistically with their house decorations, table decor and food presentations. I’m here today to tell you that you don’t have to be the “artsy” one to be able to execute an awesome table display for the holidays, nor do you have to break the bank to get it done either. With the following few items and techniques, decorating your table to the nines for this thanksgiving will be easy, fun and oh-so-affordable! Continue reading

Pro Gaff® DIY Halloween Candy Bowls

Halloween is creeping up fast! It’s time to get your treats, the house, or even the office Halloween ready! Do you remember those old vintage paper-măché pumpkins? They were made for collecting treats and holding candles as decoration. Using the vintage pumpkins as my inspiration, I decided to create some fun candy dishes in different Halloween creatures. I was inspired by Pro Tapes® to make my own in a unique, different way. As I was looking at my stash of Pro Gaff®, I thought why not use the tape directly? I really wanted to challenge myself and the tape, so I set out to see if it could be done. I realized tape was definitely the better way to go for this project, opposed to the typical way of creating a papier-măché with the messy water, glue, paper and paint, not to mention, the dreaded drying time. Substituting all of that with Pro Gaff® tape was a win! Continue reading