I love seeing all the colored and graphic printed tapes everywhere…which is why I wanted to create some custom paper tapes that matched MY personal brand identity.
Custom paper tape is a great way to showcase and advertise your logo, branding color or pattern. I’m envisioning product packaging, sales tags, envelopes, product displays, clothing, the ideas are endless!
Here’s what I did…
-I ordered a 3M Positionable Mounting Adhesive roll from Amazon.com. This is the perfect stuff for creating a large quantity of your own tape. (There are other double-sided adhesive options that cost less, but the large roll allows longer sections of tape. I purchased the 11 inch wide x 50 feet length for less than $42).
And because the adhesive will stick to everything, you can make your custom tape from just about anything; paper, fabric, movie tickets, candy wrappers…
-I printed my logo design as a repeat graphic pattern to thin white paper. (I purchased a white paper roll at IKEA for $5, and cut this paper to the 8.5” x 11” page size of my pattern prior to printing. Also, to ease this thinner paper into my printer, I stuck a standard sheet of paper to one end as a feeder sheet to be removed after printing).
-Once the printed pattern was laid out on the adhesive roll and rubbed flat, I used an Xacto knife and straight-edge on a cutting board to create horizontal strips of my logo. Super easy!
Special thanks to Cathe of Just Something I made who used gift wrap paper to make a variety of handmade paper tapes and was the tutorial that I followed to make mine. You can see Cathe’s tutorial here.
Plus, a few pictures for inspiration…including this first one of my personal friend Cole, who made his prom tux out of duct tape. Enjoy
Photo Credits: Duct Tape Tux, Shoe Display, Vase Display