A few weeks ago I shared how to create a DIY art portfolio to keep larger artwork for your kids organized. To create the portfolio you only need Duck Tape and posterboard, so the project itself is really inexpensive and easy to do.

How to cut Duck Tape with your Cricut Explore machine

As most of you know, I love to label things. I wanted to create a label that would match the Duck Tape border on the portfolio. It took a little trial and error to figure out the best way to cut the Duck Tape from the roll, however, it is really quite simple.

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Supplies needed:

Start by creating your design in Cricut Design Spaceā„¢. I used a simple font (Bebas) to create my daughter’s name, “Olivia”. 

Cut Duck Tape with Cricut Explore

Note: Be sure to not create a design that is taller than 1.88 inches, since that is the height of a standard roll of Duck Tape.

Tear off a piece of wax paper. Apply a piece of Duck Tape from your roll to the wax paper. Trim the excess wax paper from around the Duck Tape, leaving a small border of the wax paper.

Apply Duck Tape to wax paper and trim excess

Apply your Duck Tape and wax paper strip to your Cricut mat, with the wax paper side down. I used the vinyl setting to cut out the tape. After your design is cut out, weed the excess tape from your design just like you would with a vinyl project.

Weed excess Duck Tape from wax paper background

Use transfer tape to transfer your design from the wax paper to your project. In this case, I am adding it to my DIY art portfolio.

Use transfer tape to move design to project

How to cut rolled Duck Tape with the Cricut Explore

Helpful tips:

  • You can purchase Duck Tape sheets that would also work great for Cricut projects. Since they come with a backing it would eliminate the need to use the wax paper.
  • I first tried doing this project with freezer paper, but the Duck Tape sticks too much to the paper (even on the shiny side) to be able to transfer the design without problems.
  • Use transfer tape! It makes it so much easier to move your design. All of my letters stayed in place, and you don’t have to worry when you peel up the design that it will fold over on itself and get stuck.

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