Tape Hacks

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

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Tape 101: What’s The Difference? 

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

  1. Shopping Tape: offers strength for heavy-duty packaging to keep packages intact even on rough journeys.
  2. Clear Tapes: are general purpose tapes great for crafting, mending and light mounting. They’re easy to cut and peel off the roll smoothly.
  3. 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.
  4. Moving and Storage Tape: is created to maintain strength over time, ideal for packages that are going to stay put for a while.


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.

View Scotch® Expressions Washi 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 MultiTask 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 There is 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 dist and debris.


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Arranging Flowers with Scotch Magic Tape Make sure 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.