recycle plastic bags: outdoor pillows

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This post is sponsored by Duck Tape from Shurtech.

Oh yeah baby! I love me some Duck Tape!!
And when Duck Tape sent me a box filled with the stuff my brain started spinning.
Duck Tape has always been one of my favorite products.
I’ve been spitting out Duck Tape purse, wallets, purses, ties…you name it well before my blogging days.

But…it’s outdoor week. I’m supposed to be doing outdoorsy projects.
So, let’s use Duck Tape outside…shall we?

I refuse to buy outdoor pillows. They are expensive, blow away, get dirty, disappear, in general not great for my house.
But an outdoor setting needs a few to be finished…don’t you think?


These pillows are old pillows wrapped in garbage bags and Duck Tape. The garbage bags and Duck Tape make any old pillow waterproof.
Of course, making it cute helps too.
I would probably choose different colors but after other projects…this is the colors I was left with. But, wouldn’t black and white look great!

I had some old cheap-o pots that were on their way to the trash…

I gave them a good cleaning and wrapped them in Duck Tape…

And yes…those are mustaches on that pot. How cool is that!
But, this is my favorite…

The tutorial for the ruffled Duct Tape pots can be found here…

Ruffled Pot tutorial.

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Billiardbean

    July 13, 2012 at 7:16 am

    You really should spell it correctly if you love it….Lol. It’s not duck-quack, quack. It is duct.

  2. debbie

    May 22, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    You my dear I would say are the queen of duct tape. Those are just the cutest. Thanks for linking up to the party.

  3. Robin

    May 14, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Love the mustache pot! I am visiting form the One Artsy Mama Craft Contest and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am a new follower! I hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.


  4. Chelsea R

    May 7, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I would love to know how to make those ruffles with the tape! Too fun!

  5. karen @quintonwench

    May 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    How funky are they?!! Really fab idea and really effective!

  6. Anna @Bean Bug Crafts

    May 4, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Hard to believe you used duct tape! My favorite is definitely the one with ruffles, but the mustache one is pretty neat!!! So Cool!

  7. amy @ one artsy mama

    May 3, 2012 at 8:18 am

    you’re kidding! That’s duct tape? Wow! And where in the world did you find it with moustaches on it? Fabulous! Thanks so much for entering One Crafty Contest; good luck!

  8. Cheryl@ Sew Can Do

    May 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

    LOVE these. The ruffles are really cute ( I thought they were fabric at first!) and the prints are adorable. I cannot believe those cute floral and moustache print duck tapes are really available. Totally want some now!! Would love for you to link this to my Craftastic party:)

    • Janel

      May 2, 2012 at 10:35 am

      Thank you…I was so pleased with how it turned out! I about swooned when I saw the moustache print…so fun! I will be checking out your blog soon!

  9. Heather@HeatherlyLoves

    May 2, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Love your ruffled put! I just made a Duct Tape Rose, now I will have to give the ruffled pot a try :)

    • Janel

      May 2, 2012 at 8:07 am

      It’s fun…isn’t it! You could cover a pot with roses and make a Rose Pot! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. Kate

    May 2, 2012 at 6:46 am

    How cute is that!?! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at Pin It and Win It Wednesday @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com- where you can win free ad space on my blog!

    • Janel

      May 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

      Thank you Kate! I will stop by when I get a few minutes! Have a great week!

  11. Bliss

    April 30, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    That ruffle pot is going places my dear. Cute, clever, more cute, more clever. I’m pinning it too. And the pillows? I seriously think I might try that. Pillows look all faded and crappy after the first couple months no matter if they come from WalMart or Pottery Barn.

    Seriously…… the duct tape pot, T.D.C.

  12. keri

    April 30, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Seriously, that ruffled pot is SO stinkin’ adorable!!

  13. Christa

    April 28, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Fun outdoor projects!

    My daughter has an obsession with duct tape. I was thinking I should show here these because she’s always creating things with it.

    Then I decided maybe I won’t since she doesn’t have a job to support her duct tape habit yet! ;)

  14. faithfilledcc

    April 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    That ruffled pot is stinkin’ aDoRabLE!!! All of them are super cool, but especially love the ruffles!

  15. Korrie@RedHenHome

    April 27, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Love the duck tape flower pots! Very clever.

  16. Linda @ it all started with paint

    April 27, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Hahahaha! You crack me up with your duct tape pillows and flower pots! So happy you created those amazing and colorful creations and linked them up to pillowpalooza!

    You’re the best!



  17. Maria

    April 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Aww I love that ruffled flower pot, so pretty!!

  18. Gwen

    April 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Holy Moses…that is KRA-ZYYYYY!!! Those pots are NUTS!!! I HAVE NEVER IN MY BLEEDIN’ LIFE!!!

    You get the Bold Award of the Week.. Sorry, I don’t have a button cuz it’s not really an award…

  19. Bonnie and trish @ Uncommon

    April 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    girl…now that is totally original!! love it!

  20. Shannon Fox

    April 26, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    That ruffled pot is SOOOOOooooooo CUTE!!!! I love it. So flipping pinning =)

  21. Bella

    April 26, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    The pillows are cool, makes me think Jetsons! The pots are AWESOME! The mustache is my fav! I want one for my office. Can that tape be purchased in stores?

  22. Inspire Me Heather

    April 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Gosh that’s so clever of you and they look super cute too! I’ll be on the lookout for pretty duct tape now for sure!

  23. Ginger

    April 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Love the pots! So cute. :)

  24. Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

    April 26, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Oh my…that ruffled pot is toooooo fabulous!


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