Duct Tape Basket and Westcott Blog Hop

 Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools Challenge

Duct Tape Basket with interchangeable flowers
Basket with interchangeable flowers

I have a habit of not being able to say no, and when the opportunity to participate in a design challenge by  Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools  came up I could not resist.  After all who does not like working with a high quality product?  Part of the challenge was also working with  The Duck Brand® Duct Tape and VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners.  Also both items I like.  When my packages arrive I about had a heart attack.  Neon Pink, Zebra and Hello Kitty are not exactly my style.  I am an earth-tone kinda gal.  I get really daring and branch out into jewel tones.  My mom on the other hand, was here for a visit and thought they were the coolest thing since sliced bread.  (I swear I was switched at birth and I am waiting on my real mom to find me!!!)  I decided I would make baby girl a purse.  I made the pattern and started sewing.  BIG mistake.  The adhesive on the tape gunked up my sewing machine.  So then I decided I would cut it out and adhere it all together.  Let me say the  Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools Titanium scissors did not have a problem cutting through the tape.  The adhesive did not stick to them either.  Maybe they should make titanium needles for people like me.  Well the purse idea went south so I decided to make a basket with interchangeable flowers.  Gigi can drag the basket around and play with different flowers using the VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners to pull them on and back on.

Duct Tape Basket
Duct Tape Basket

This is how I made the project.

Place Duct Tape on sheet of paper
Place The Duck Brand® Duct Tape on sheet of paper
Line up patter across sheet of paper if possible
Line up pattern across sheet of paper if possible
Draw pattern on paper & cut out
Draw pattern on paper & cut out
Assemble basket and cover inside with Duct Tape
Assemble basket and cover inside with The Duck Brand® Duct Tape 
Tie bow around handle and add Velcro
Tie bow around handle and add VELCRO® Brand Hook and Loop Fasteners 

 Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools website

    Review of Westcott Scissors

Jen Goode has a giveaway of   Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools to enter the giveaway:

As part of this project she received a fantastic collection of Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools. They’re pretty in pink and terrific for crafty creations, especially sticky items like duct tape because the Titanium Non Stick blades don’t gum up from the tape adhesive.  She already have a collection of Westcott Brand® cutting tools and wanted to share.

Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools giveawayWestcott Brand® Cutting Tools giveaway

Giveaway is a $95 set of Westcott Brand© Cutting Tools which includes:

  • Pink Westcott Leopard style 8″ Scissor Holster designed by Marisa Pawelko USD$ 9.99
  • Pink Westcott Craft Titanium Non Stick Scissors, 8″, AssortedUSD$ 18.55
  • Pink Westcott Craft Titanium Non Stick Scissors with Microtip, 5″, Assorted USD$ 16.25
  • Pink Westcott Craft Titanium Bonded Scissors, 3″, Assorted USD$ 8.70
  • Pink Westcott Paper Trimmer With Titanium Bonded Cut And Score Blades, 12″ USD$ 29.85
  • Westcott Cutting Mat 9”x12” reg. 11.99

To enter:

Leave a comment on her blog 100 Directions that includes what you’d make with the Westcott Brand® Cutting Tools AND which  Westcott Brand® Cutting ToolsDesigner Challenge project you like best. One entry.

Drawing will take place October 7, 2011, at 7:30pm EST. Must be a US Resident, age 18 or older to enter. Winner will be notified via e-mail and have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

The items in this giveaway were provided by Westcott Brand®.

***Also there is an auction for craft items benefiting Charity Wings Link to online auction: http://charitywingsnews.blogspot.com/2011/10/westcott-brand-and-friends-auction-for.html (pieces are still being added) ***

To hop around other sites and see more creations click on the Designer Craft Connection logo on the left.


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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5 Responses to Duct Tape Basket and Westcott Blog Hop

  1. okay that is suuuuuch a cute project! I love the colors and if you have any duct tape left over my brother Dewey makes awesome Duct Tape bracelets and he’d LOOOOVE to have your left overs!!!

  2. Laura Bray says:

    Very cute project. I tried sewing through the Duck Tape too-we definately need Wescott to make some non-stick needles for us!

  3. Carmen says:

    What a darling basket! And how cool that you made the Duck tape act like a fabric!

  4. Pingback: A Duct Tape Christmas: How To Make Gifts From Duct Tape with 25 Ideas and Counting

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