Duck Tape Wreath

Duck Tape is so versatile and over the last few years we’ve tried several craft projects with it.  This year we were given the opportunity to create a Christmas wreath using Duck Tape and I knew my 8yr old would be up for the challenge of helping me out, so last weekend we got stuck in and spent an afternoon with a table of Duck Tape.
wp_20161126_10_34_08_pro We were provided with a polystyrene wreath and the relevant colour Duck Tapes and couldn’t wait to get started. We had to cut just over sixty 6 inch strips of green tape which we folded and fringed with the scissors.  This was Miss M’s job whilst I stuck the strips around the wreath.  We used a whole roll of green tape up but fortunately I had a little green left on a roll in the garage so we were able to continue. duck-tape-wreath

I then made a large red bow and cut out some red berries and gold glittery stars.  I have to say we are really impressed with the finished result and think it looks fabulous up on the wall.  I’m going to hang it on my inner door for the festive season so all our visitors get to see and admire our lovely creation.  Duck Tape projects always seem to be a talking point with others and they are intrigued at all the wonderful things you can make with it.

We loved working with the tape as it’s strong and durable and I hope we can pack this Duck Tape wreath away after the festive season and bring it out again for many years yet.  I’m sure Miss M will love looking back in a few years at the great wreath that she helped to create.  Why don’t you try making a Duck Tape wreath to hang on a door in your home this festive season?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Christmas Decoration Storage by Packmate

After Christmas one of the first things I dread is packing away the tree and all of the decorations.  Finding the right storage for them can be tricky to ensure they are both safe and protected as well as quick and easy to access.

Well I have found the answer from a great home storage company, Packmate.  They have made my life so much easier, and left my Christmas accessories so much more  organised and protected.

packmate 2I just love this Christmas Decoration holder.  It comes in a transparent zip up bag, with sturdy cardboard pieces to construct three layers each comprising of 18 sections, in total 54 sectioned compartments to store away your decorations.  This bag will then easily store away in your loft until next year.

packmateI was surprised by how many decorations I could fit in here, large baubles in their own individual compartment, but I have smaller decorations where I can fit multiple in each section.  This handy Christmas storage is brilliant and I’d highly recommend, it certainly beats wrapping each item in tissue then packing them carefully in a large box!

packmate 3Rolls of wrapping paper is another dilemma I have each year, several stashed in different places, I can never remember what I have and it’s hard to keep them together.  This Wrapping Paper Storage Bag is definitely the answer.  At first I wasn’t sure how many rolls I fit inside by when I found all 18 of the rolls I currently had fitted in easily I was very happy!  There is definitely space for a couple more and also if you had any extra long ones they would easily fit too.  I also love the fact that the top of the bag is transparent as it makes it so simple to find the roll you are looking for.

packmate 4Finally the Wreath Bag, a truly durable bag that is quite frankly huge.  This will fit the largest of wreaths and also cleverly has a small cyclinder bag that will sit in the centre of the wreath to hold additional decorations.  With a smaller wreath, you could also fill the space with light items such as tinsel.

Overall I’m very impressed with all of the Packmate Christmas storage items, they are perfect for my household and I’m sure many others too.  If you want to get organised and make decorating the tree simpler next year then I’d definitely check these out as I know for me, these are fabulous!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the storage in order to write an honest review.