Monday, July 25, 2011
9:57 AM | Posted by nancybabb | | Edit Post
AND another idea for recycling a plastic bottle!
I have already done a How To Make Faux Japanese Tape but this is a little different. This time we are going to put it on a roll like a roll of tape.
Last night I had to make some labels for a large project I was working on but I only needed a page and a half of label paper...CRINNNNGE... You know how I hate to waste anything, especially label paper!!! So, I decided I would test an "I Wonder If" idea I had.
So, I started with the half sheet of labels and added an old sheet music graphic from "The Graphics Fairy"
I printed that onto a whole sheet of MAT clear 8.5"x11" label
Tools needed for the rest:
tape dispenser (optional)... this is a "Tim Holtz" one
To make the core...
cut a .75"x 3" (approx....I didn't really measure) strip of the plastic bottle and
Now wrap the plastic around the part of the dispenser where a roll of tape would go....start with the end without the tape... the tape will be used to finish the roll....or to tape that end down. ... if you don't have a dispenser just make a roll or cylinder.
DONE! You now have the core of the roll of "tape"
Cut the label sheet into .75" x 11" strips
You can continue rolling all the strips onto the roll until you have rolled them all on. I know, I know...I wish it could be a continuous roll too...but....ya know... there has to be some compromising done when you try to save money.
Now, I never have to worry about wasting good label paper again! I'll just make a roll of "washi" tape!...in different designs and colors!
The roll just slides off and you can change them out.... OR, don't use the dispenser thingy at all, that's a $5 unnecessary expense.
- I don't know if, over time, the sticky side will pull the ink from the layer below... it did NOT do it during my test time, but I don't know. Of course, to avoid that problem, don't peel the backing off, just roll it up (but you have to deal with always sticking the end down when you are finished using it)
Don't forget to check out my "How to Recycle a Plastic Bottle"
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