A Duct Tape Bike Helmet Makeover

My Life and Kids

Many of us have been there: staring at a hole in a shoe, a torn backpack, or possibly a damaged car fender. Lacking the time or skill to repair them properly, we reach for the duct tape, slap it on and go about our business. Considering the fact that repairing things with duct tape is common enough to be an oft-lampooned stereotype, a duct tape makeover would seem to be an easy target for ridicule. But things are not always as they seem, as this project illustrates.

While not usually known for being fashion forward, duct tape takes center stage in this project. Anna from My Life and Kids was tired of looking at her kids' tired old helmets. Instead of buying new ones, she thought outside of the box and decided to employ some decorative duct tape. The finished product speaks for itself.

While she had the tape out, Anna got a bit more crafty and made her daughter a color-coordinated basket for her bike out of a cardboard box. Who knows what she will tape up next?

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