Who knew a roll electrical tape can transform any wall, door, floor, or even hula hoop. These 12 electrical tape crafts will make you re-think that five dollar roll of black electrical tape in your junk drawer.
What is electrical tape made of?
Electrical tape is typically made out of a stretchy vinyl material that is designed to insulate an electrical current. It’s also intersting to note that electrical tape comes in different colors, typically blue, black, red, yellow, and white. Here’s a colorful pack of electrical tape. Electrical tape also comes in different thickness, I really like the 3 in thick black vinyl tape for crafting purposes.
12 electrical tape crafts
Now that we know what electrical tape is made of let’s find some unique uses for the vinyl tape!
1. Wall treatment
Electrical tape makes a great wall treatment for a rental because it is easily removable and does not rip off paint. Read more about my experience using electrical tape as a wall treatment in your rental here. Bottom line: Curves are much harder to create and they fall off faster.
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3. Electrical tape stripes
Consider using electrical tape as stripes to embellish any wall. Electrical tape does not rip paint off when removed so it’s ideal for a rental. For more details, check out Effortless Style.
4. Modern wall art
If you’re looking for a wall treatment with even more spunk, use electrical tape to create a peice of art. This electrical tape wall art also utilizes a few sheets of acetate. Find more details at Curbly.
5. Wall art
Trish turned 3 blank canvases into fun wall art with electrical tape and 4 paint colors. It is fair to note that painters tape would work just as well in this instance. Find the full tutorial at Techniques by Trish.
6. Electrical tape rug
Use electrical tape to make a statement on the floor! Create any pattern using colorful vinyl tape. Best part? When a section gets messed up, just re tape! More details in the NY Magazine.
7. Modern floor treatment
Here is another example of brightly colored electrical tape being used as a rug.
8. Shelf illusion
Use black electrical tape to make the illusion of shelves! Find more images at Oh So Beautiful Paper.
9. Wall art
10. Door design
With one roll of black electrical tape and a lot of patience you can give a plain white door a bold pattern. See more details from Netta.
11. Electrical tape signs
Use electrical tape to make signs to inform guests. Below is a warning side of a potential tripping hazard, but vinyl tape could be used to share any information including wifi passwords or directions!
12. Fancy hula hoops
Give the kids a few rolls of electrical tape and let them decorate hula hoops. What a fun summer idea or birthday party activity. Find out more on Soule Mama.
Who would have thought that electrical tape could make such an impact on design? Have you ever used electrical tape for things other than taping wires?