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How to Decorate a Stool with Duct Tape

Learn how to decorate a stool with paint and duct tape! Pick your favorite patterns and colors. This project is great for beginning crafters.

Skills Required: Beginner. You’re going to be painting, cutting duct tape with a craft knife, and applying it to the top of a wooden stool. It’s relatively easy and you can use any pattern you like.

Decorate a Stool

I absolutely love Paul Frank. I think I made that obvious when I told you about my Paul Frank bathroom and how I made my custom Julius Mod Podge canvas.

So you can imagine my surprise and pleasure when I happened upon this roll of awesomeness in the home improvement section of Target:

Paul Frank Duck Tape

I bought the roll without knowing what I was going to do with it – I love duct tape crafts and knew it wouldn’t be a problem to incorporate into a project.

And I remembered almost right when I got home about the wood stool I had bought to reach the top cabinets in my apartment. I think you know where things go next:

Paul Frank duct tape on top of a stool

If you want to know how to make a stool just like this one, check out the instructions below. It may be the easiest duct tape craft you ever do. Seriously.

Decorate a Stool

Gather These Supplies

  • Wood stool
  • Paul Frank duct tape
  • Acrylic paint – red, orange, white or coordinating
  • Craft knife
  • Paintbrush
Wooden stool with duct tape and paint bottles sitting on top

These are the supplies I began with. I love this duct tape so much!

Painting the top of the stool with white acrylic paint

You’ll start by painting the top of the stool with white. Give it several coats.

Painting the base of a wooden stool with orange paint

Next you are going to paint the base. I did both legs in orange and the crossbar piece with a orange-red color. Both perfectly coordinated with my duct tape (matchy matchy wonderful).

Duct tape being applied to the top of a wooden stool

This part was a little scary, as I realized that the tape might not match up. But hallelujah, when I put it down on the stool, it went together perfectly! I used about 4 strips of tape, and they smoothed onto the stool top easily.

Cutting the Paul Frank duct tape with a craft knife

Smooth the tape down well and cut the edges with a craft knife – cut carefully so that it comes off in a straight line.

How to decorate a stool with duct tape

There’s nothing else you have to do – your stool is done! Don’t worry – I won’t become one of those people who turns their entire living space into a Paul Frank museum. Probably.

If you enjoyed this easy craft idea, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas as well:

Laura / Pet Scribbles

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Cutest. Stool. Ever. :)

Cher @ Designs by Studio C

Wednesday 30th of April 2014

Wow, that is so cute!! I love the colors on the stool!