Decorative Tape: Party Ideas

February 6, 2014

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Scotch Expressions Magic Tape - party ideas

The new Scotch® Expressions Tape is a brilliant addition to the family stationery stash.  It can be used to decorate a variety of household, stationery and recycled items.  I recently wrote a post about 5 ways I’ve been using the decorative tape around the house.   This time, I’m sharing how the tape can help make a birthday party special.

1. Birthday Photo Frame

Dress up a simple frame to match your theme.  I did this up for my daughter’s birthday and had her friends to sign on the white section around the picture as a memento.

decorate photo frame with decorative tape


Plain Photo frame

Scotch® Expressions Packaging Tape

Permanent markers (different colours work well)


I decided to decorate two sides of the frame but it’s easy to decorate the entire frame too.

  1. Lay a section of tape along the front section.
  2. Fold the excess tape along the side.
  3. For the corners, make a cut where the join is before folding over.

decorate photo frame with decorative tape

decorate photo frame with decorative tape

2. Party Decorations

Decorative tape is great for party planning because it helps to match themes and colours.  We did a pony party for my daughter this year, and went for a green and purple colour theme.   I used tape to decorate juice bottles, for tumblers, the pass the parcel game, and to label the party favours.

Decorate juice bottles with tape to match your colour theme #kids #parties #birthday #decor

 party favours

3. Cupcake Flag Toppers

Make these cute cupcake toppers in a jiffy. Toothpicks, tape and scissors is all there is to it!  This is a great way to tie in cupcakes treats into the theme of the party.

For an easy cupcake recipe, click here: Easy Cupcake Recipe.

Make cupcake flags out of decorative tape



Scotch® Expressions Tape


1. Take a small piece of tape fold around the top section of the toothpick.

2. Trim tape to desired shape.

Make cupcake flags out of decorative tape - on


Decorative tape makes things fun, pretty and cool, and best of all, you can reinvent items you already have in the home.

Make it Amazing

Scotch Australia & New Zealand Facebook are inviting you to show off your creations (and be in the running to win an iPad mini) in the Make it Amazing competition. There’s heaps of inspiration ideas too.  Check it out in the links below: 


New Zealand:

3M Scotch Expressions Tape

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Christie - Childhood 101No Gravatar February 8, 2014 at 9:57 am

Great ideas, Kel. Can I ask where you got the lolly tubes from?


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar February 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

I found them in a discount store. The kids loved them!


Kelly Be A Fun MumNo Gravatar February 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Looked up the actual shop that I bought it and it was Bargain Central.


Kate @ Laughing Kids LearnNo Gravatar February 8, 2014 at 11:05 pm

It’s amazing to think how far tape has come over the years. This stuff is gorgeous and you demonstrate so many cool ways to use it. I’ll be purchasing some next time I see it. Thanks.


Nae adventuresathomewithmumNo Gravatar February 11, 2014 at 11:27 am

So pretty. lovely ideas
This tape is cool, Ill have to look for some


Rachel | Racheous - Lovable LearningNo Gravatar February 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm

This is so gorgeous! I really need some tape to play around with and I know the kids would love it too!


KateNo Gravatar February 11, 2014 at 11:13 pm

Looks great – I love all the amazing things you can make with tape


JackieNo Gravatar February 13, 2014 at 8:27 pm

You are too clever. Love the way you’ve used the tape for cupcake flags. :)
Pinning for myself.


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