15 August 2013

Duck Tape® + Walmart = Back-to-School!


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I can’t believe that summer is almost over and it’s back-to-school time again! You might remember that my daughter, Lulu, was recently accepted into Pharmacy school after attending a local university for the past four years. And she just moved into her own apartment. It's the ultimate back-to-school adventure!

duck tape + walmart = back-to-school

Helping her with her back-to-school shopping reminded me of when I was in college and lived in the dorm. I think everyone shopped at the same store, because we all had the same towels, storage containers, office supplies, etc. When I saw the Duck Tape® display at Walmart, a lightbulb went on! What a great way to make sure your stuff doesn't get mixed up with your roommate’s – or even personalize/decorate your apartment or dorm room without making any permanent changes (that might cost you money to repair)!

You can get a 10 yard roll (that goes a long way!) of Duck Tape at Walmart for just a little over $3! I checked the price at a few other places, and Walmart was by far the least expensive. There are some licensed character/logo tapes that cost a bit more, but they’re very reasonable, too. They even have NFL and college logos! Save money - buy Duck Tape at Walmart!!

duck tape

Is there anything more versatile than Duck Tape®? I don't think so! I came up with a few back-to-school projects for the college student - and they are so easy, anyone can do them! And they literally cost pennies!

The first project is Personalizing Your iPhone Charger. Everyone has an iPhone these days, right? You have one, your roommate has one, five of your girlfriends, and a bunch of the guys - when you're pulling an all-nighter, you need to know which charger is yours! All you need is a strip of Duck Tape® about 3-4 inches long, a pair of scissors, and your phone charger. (I used my non-stick scissors – they’re awesome!)

jazz up your iphone charger with duck tape

First, I wrapped the tape around the plug, then trimmed it with the scissors. That’s it! Then I used the scrap piece I just cut off to wrap around the other two sections. Too cute!

The next project is Quick Easy Wall Art, and involves an artist’s canvas or foam board (although you can adjust the tape on a canvas, but once it’s on the foam board, it’s there to stay). You just add pieces of tape in a way that is pleasing to your eye and you have some wall art! You can hang it with a strip that won’t mar the wall or you can just prop it on a shelf.

quick easy wall art with duck tape

You can also personalize planners, notebooks, binders, or folders. Use a different tape for each class. Cut them into shapes or letters. Decorate your bathroom storage - Duck Tape® is waterproof! You can even make a lanyard or keychain - and use the Duck Tape® that has your school logo on it. You could decorate curling/flat irons, hair dryers, or in an emergency, use it to fix the hem on your pants! I can’t think of another product that can be used for so many different things! Have fun with it - and use your imagination!

decorate notebooks & planners

For more creative uses, follow Duck Tape® on Twitter and Facebook.

So be sure to add Duck Tape® to your back-to-school shopping list, whether you have preschoolers or college-aged kids. It’s the best $3 you’ll spend!

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24 comments:

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    1. Thanks! I really had a difficult time choosing the tape because there were so many cool ones! Purple owls, mustaches, bright florals, pink argyle - I want them all!!

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  2. I love that they call it "duck tape" because who didn't do that as a kid?

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    1. I know! I don't think we even knew there was such a word as "duct", LOL!

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  3. Super creative! I love all the cute patterns and colors that duct tape has now. So much fun!

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    1. I was really surprised at all of the choices. Did you see the episode of Project Runway where they made prom dresses out of Duck Tape? Awesome!!

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  4. Genius! I need to do this so my kids know which cords are their's!!! Thanks! Found you from the grow your blog party!

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    1. So glad you stopped by! I'm really liking my little polka dot charger - now I keep looking at everything thinking "can I Duck Tape that"? LOL!

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  5. Great ideas ... Duck tape can be used for so many things these days, we love it.
    Thanks for this post.

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    1. I know! It's amazing how much you can use it for - especially with all of the different designs!

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  6. Very cool!!! I put a roll of this in everyone's Christmas stocking last years, lol, and they LOVED it!!!! We even found Hello Kitty for the teen. :)

    Thank you for linking up to Super Sunday Sync!

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    1. I saw the Hello Kitty - loved it! Pretty soon we'll be decorating with Duck Tape!

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  7. Hi Kim, I am new to your blog, found you when you started following me on Polyvore, (my go to site for fashions). I love your boards and have shared 2 of them on my fashion blog over at --> HereShopping For Trendy Fashions 2013 . I have been writing features for girls going back to college and these worked perfectly!!

    I am actually following you on Pinterest, FB, Bloglovin, Polyvore, G+ and Twitter. I would also love to have you follow. And if I'm not crazy enough I have 2 other blogs but will leave that for now.

    Hope you have a great day and grand week!!
    Karren

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    1. Thanks, Karren - following you back on a couple of your blogs as well as social media!

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    2. Thanks Kim appreciate it!! Have a great week!

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  8. Thanks for joining us this week at the Let's Get Social Sunday party. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you have a great week as well!

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  9. Just when you thought DT couldn't get any better, they have it in all these colors and designs! fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration and for linking it at the Fluster Buster Party, I'm co hosting today, have a great week Kim! Lizy

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    1. Thanks, Lizy - for stopping by and for co-hosting! It's really amazing how far Duck Tape has come, isn't it?

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  10. Duck Tape is the popular decorating and craft medium for sure this year!! The gang over at My Personal Accent, invite you to link-up this crafty post at our rules free Blog Strut Link Party/blog hop, Thursdays at 5:00 PM PST. Our Blog Strut isn't your average blog hop, it offers many ways to promote and give exposure to your blog and posts. We pin all links, featured posts, as well as offer free co-host spots and button/logo redesign, plus free social network link ups. Join us and show what you’ve got!! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/linkyparty/

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  11. Ohh, I am loving this idea. I work at an afteschool program and the kids would love this. We might just have to try it on a Friday when we are free from the curriculum. Thanks for linking up with us at the TGIF Link Party.

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    1. It would definitely be something inexpensive that they could do to make useful items that are "personalized"!!

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  12. So fun! Love the unique ways to personalize items! Thanks for sharing.
    Found you via the link up.
    Aimee @ Captivating Corner
    http://www.captivatingcorner.com

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    1. Hi, Aimee - thanks for stopping by! The most difficult decision is deciding which Duck Tape to use!!

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