Learn how to make these bold, unique woven Duck Tape mats to use as placemats or to go under your pet’s food bowls.
I’m back at it with a fun Duck Tape® craft idea for you today. I’m going to show you how to make these woven mats out of Duck Tape strips. You can use them as placemats at the table or as a mat under your pet’s food bowls. Since they’re durable and water resistant, they’d work perfectly for messy kids, pets or grown ups. LOL.
This post is sponsored by Duck Brand.
To make these cute mats, all you need is Duck Tape, preferably two contrasting colors or patterns, and a rotary cutter, mat and ruler. I used Baby Pink Color Duck Tape and Checker Printed Duck Tape. They are a really fun combination!
Step 1: Cut strips of Duck Tape as long as you’d like your mat to be. I made mine about 14 inches, but I wish I would have gone a few inches bigger. Place one strip sticky side up, then place a second strip on top of the first, sandwiching the sticky sides together and lining up all the edges. Repeat until you have 5-7 strips.
Step 2: Line up the left edges of all of the strips you just made and lay them horizontally across your mat. Using a contrasting color, press a vertical piece of Duck Tape to the edge of the top corner, then weave that strip over, under, over, under until it covers all of the horizontal strips. Cut the end, but don’t worry about precision. We’ll trim the edges afterward.
Step 3: Keep adding vertical strips of tape until you reach the end of the horizontal strips.
Step 4: Flip the mat over to the back side and cover the whole thing with tape so that no more sticky surfaces remain visible.
Step 5: Use the ruler and rotary cutter to trim around all four edges and square everything up nicely.
And that’s it! You now have a durable, fun and quirky mat you can use around the house. Happy crafting!
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