Monday, September 26, 2016

Creative Uses for Copper Tape

Copper accents have been trending for a few years, and are just as popular this fall as they have been in recent years. I got the idea to play around with some copper foil tape I found online, it’s actually shielding adhesive but I thought it would be fun to craft with it so I ordered a roll from Amazon (also a roll of slightly thicker gold metallic adhesive tape) and got creative with both of them.


 gold copper tape


I started with an art project. I liked the shimmer created from these tapes so I made one piece of abstract art using the two tapes, simply layering stripes of them in a random pattern. I really like the use of the copper tape on the framed art on the right to enhance the art inside the white frame.

 copper tape framed art


 copper tape framed art 2


I created a geometric wall treatment too. Using a level I used a pencil to trace the horizontal lines lightly on the wall. I then applied the vertical pieces of copper tape in a random design. I think something similar would look fabulous on a larger scale as an accent wall, or as a detail on the back of a bookcase.

 copper tape geometric wall treatment


Instead of investing in new copper flatware, how about wrapping a few bands of tape around your existing silverware?

 copper bands flatware


The tapes adhere easily to plain photo boxes or planters, use bands to embellish them too!

 copper tape planter and box


 copper tape planter bands

Happy crafting with these metallic tapes, find them here and here!


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