Tape Hacks

Tape Hacks

Learn the basic differences between tapes and get ideas for using tape in unique ways to solve everyday problems.

Tape Hacks


Tape Basics : What’s the Difference?

Doing a job right means starting out with the proper tools. Each one of our tapes is designed to address a particular range of applications. Don’t let the wrong tape keep your project from turning out perfect.

  • 1. Clear Tapes are general purpose tapes great for crafting, mending and light mounting. They’re easy to cut and peel off the roll smoothly.

  • 2. Decorative Tape is the perfect way to personalize any project. It comes in over 200 colors and patterns in 9 tape types so you can use it for any project.

  • Organize with Scotch® Washi Tape

    Get Organized with Washi Tape

    With so many colors and patterns to choose from, washi tape makes it easy to distinguish between items at a glance. You can use it to differentiate electrical cords, keep glasses separate at a party, keep a calendar in order or label containers. To take your organizing to the next level you can even write on it in pen or pencil.

  • Fix a broken shoelace with Scotch® Crystal Tape

    Fix a Frayed Shoelace

    If you need to replace an aglet, the plastic or metallic tube at the end of your shoelace, look no further than Scotch® Crystal Tape. Simply wrap the tape around the frayed part to form a replacement cylinder. You can also use washi or decorative duct tape to personalize your shoelaces and add a pop of color.

  • Clean your keyboard with Scotch® Magic™ Tape

    Clean Your Keyboard

    There’s no need for compressed air to clean your keyboard, simply slide a strip of Scotch® Magic™ Tape through the rows of keys to pick up dust and debris.

Arranging Flowers with Scotch® Tape

Arranging Flowers with Scotch® Magic™ Tape

  • Make your vases work harder with Scotch® Magic™ Tape. Using strips of the same length, make an evenly spaced grid across the top of a vase (although the one in the photo is square, a round vase will work just as well).

  • Then, simply stick your flowers in the empty squares between the tape. This will ensure your arrangement will stand up straight without having to crowd flowers together or loading it with filler.

Tape Dispenser Design Facts


  • Tape Dispenser Design Facts

    The classic desktop tape dispenser is so iconic many of its features go unnoticed. The Scotch® Brand C-38 Tape Dispenser is designed to hold a variety of tape types and includes a non-skid, weighted base to allow for one-handed taping. And now, it’s available in a variety of colors.

Did You Know?
Scotch® Tape has been used to cover tiny fractures on pigeon and turkey eggs to keep them safe until hatching.

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  • Check out our clear tapes to mend tears, mount photos or make gifts look perfect. Each one is designed to solve a unique set of problems – find the tape that was made for your project.