Entertaining In New Year Style with Duck Mirror and Texture Tape

Creative Ways to Use Duck Tape to Decorate Items In Your Home

Now that Christmas Day is past and many of you have time off to enjoy the holiday week, I thought it would be a good time to show you how I gave new life to a glass vase and more to ready them to help me ring in the new year in festive style.

Ed and I always like to make New Year’s Eve special to Jingling in the New Year in style, even if it is just the two of us and a few friends. We stay up to watch the ball drop on TV, clink champagne-filled glasses, make these Spiced Bacon Skewers, kiss and then bang a few pots and pans and blow on a few noisemakers outside to mark the first few minutes of the new year. It is all low-key and cozy.

New Year's Eve Entertaining Idea for a Bar Set upCreative Ideas on How to Decorate Using Duck Tape

I set up finger food on the kitchen table as well as the coffee table in the living room. I set up the bar on the kitchen counter. This year I decided I was going to hang a photo booth backdrop behind the counter and tape confetti-filled balloons on it to add some New Year’s Eve style.

Duck Mirror and Duck Texture Crafting Tape

I also used Duck Mirror® and Duck Texture® crafting tapes to help me add a festive glow to the bar.

chipped glass vase

I had planned to use shiny Duck Mirror® crafting tape in gold on the glasses, but got another idea when I pulled this vase out of my China closet.

The cylindrical vase had a big chip. :-(  I was about to throw it out, but then got a better idea.

Uses for Metallic crafting duck tape

I used both the Duck Mirror® and Duck Texture® crafting tapes to give new life to the damaged vase. It is now a glitzy candle holder worthy of a New Year’s Eve celebration. It was 1… 2… 3… easy.

The best part is that the tapes can be permanent or temporary as they are easy to remove and won’t damage the glass.

New Year's Eve Party Ideas on a budget

I used the wide Duck Mirror® in gold on old-fashioned glasses. One is going to be used to hold the noisemakers.

Drink glass marker ideas

On the stemware, I simply wrapped the narrow tape around the straight parts of the stems. On the martini glasses, I added three pieces of silver Duck Mirror® along the stems. You can be as creative as you want with the tapes, even use them a glass markers so when a guest puts their glass down, it will be marked so it will be easy to identify.

DIY Metallic candle holder

Duck Mirror®:  Features a unique mirror effect that adds a shine and dimension to almost any DIY and craft project. They’re ideal for scrapbooking and decorating. The tapes even work with electronic cutting machines so you can create your own designs, shapes and letters.

Duck Texture®:  Features trendy colors and patterns so you can add a textured surface to any craft or DIY project. 

How to Add Festive Style to Plain Glassware

Duck Mirror® and Duck Texture® Crafting Tapes can be bought on Amazon and the craft store. They come in two widths.

supplies needed:

  • Glassware and vases that have straight sides or sections
  • Duck Mirror® and Duck Texture® Crafting Tapes in various widths.  Narrow 3/4″ width and Wide 1.88″ width. Can be bought on Amazon and the craft store.
  • Scissors
Uses for crafting metallic duct tape
  1. Gather your glassware that have straight sides or stems as the tape will wrap around evenly on straight sided items.  Clean with hot sudsy water, rinse well and let dry.

2. On the clean, dry surface, eye-ball the center of the glass and wrap the tape around the glass until you meet the starting point. Cut the end with scissors. Press cut edges of tape with your fingers to smooth. If any bubbles appear in the tape, simply rub your finger over it to remove.

Drink and glass marker ideas for parties
Duck Mirror Crafting Tape in Gold

I added Duck Texture® Crafting Tape in gold to my champagne flutes…

…as well as a variety of the tapes to give each glass a little bling.

New Year's Eve Party Ideas -Metallic pillar candle holder

The best part, it looks like I bought all new glasses when all I needed was some pretty crafty tape.

DIY Gold and silver pillar candle holder for a New Year's Eve party

For more New Year’s Eve DIY ideas check out these posts:

How to fix a chipped or cracked vase using decorative mirror tape. #Ducktape #entertaining #candleholder. #mirrortape

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  1. Eureka Forbes RO Service Center says:

    Nice post ,thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.

  2. Aquafresh RO Service says:

    Wow what a amzing idea. Nice post.

  3. zero b service says:

    Oh my god! It is awesome. I didn’t realize Duct Tape had such beautiful patterns and looks really expensive too!!! What a neat and clever idea! thank you for sharing this idea.

  4. Aquaguard RO Installation says:

    This looks amazing. Thank you for guide me.

  5. Commercial RO Plant says:

    Nice Post. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

  6. John Donovan says:

    Decorating glasses with tape can add a festive look to any party! It’s a great way to elevate ordinary wine and cocktail glasses into something spectacular. This can be done no matter what the occasion is.

  7. I have tried so many blogger sites and have unsubscribed to just as many. Your ideas are always fresh and $$ friendly. I have several chipped glasses and vases that were waiting for our trash pickup. Not anymore they are now in my craft room waiting to get a new life as candle holders. One will become a new candy dish for mints which my family love. Thanks again for great inspiration. Happy New Year to you and yours. Looking forward to another year of inspiration. God bless.

  8. Hi Diane, your glassware looks great!

    I have a couple of questions: how does the tape feel when you hold a glass and, is it hard to remove?


    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sheila – The tape feels a little metallic when touched. It is thicker than masking tape. It is easy to remove. It came right off on the cleaned glassware I tried it on. It left no residue or damage.

      If you store anything you make using it on in a hot closet for years, it may leave a sticky residue then when you remove it, but no damage. Any glue residue can be cleaned off.

      1. Thanks for the info, Diane. :)


  9. Oh wow Diane love the embellished glasses and vases. I can see lots of uses for this shinny duct tape. I didn’t even know it existed. Thanks again for a $$ wise “refreshing” idea. Happy New Year! Vikki in Va

  10. Beautiful ideas! Hey I’ve never heard of banging pots & pans to welcome the New Year. My neighbors might think I’ve lost it! ? I guess that’s where noisemakers originated from?

  11. In my previous post when I asked about the “narrow” Duck Tape, I didn’t realize what I was looking at was the spacing between the wide tape. Duh!

  12. Trust you to come up with something this pretty AND useful from Duck tape! Thank you!

  13. Norma Rolader says:

    How exciting and do not have to throw a vase or glass away decorate it!!!! Thank you for sharing with us

  14. Betty Baker says:

    Merry Christmas and good health and happiness in the New Year. Where can I get this fantastic tape bought or delivered to Ontario Canada? Thanks

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Betty – The tapes are pretty new. They can be found on Amazon and in your local craft store, like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and AC Moore Here are the links I found for it on Amazon:

      Texture – http://amzn.to/2E4kQHW 3/4″ wide
      Mirror – http://amzn.to/2E4kQHW 1.88″ wide

      I haven’t been able to find a link for the 3/4″ wide Mirror tape yet. When I do I will add it to the post. You can click over to the Duck Brand website and put your country/zip code into the Store Locator page, here: http://bit.ly/2E1tsPh

  15. Did you mention where we can buy the tape? I love it!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Amy – I did put links in the post, but they are not obvious. I will make them more visible.

      The tapes are pretty new. They can be found on Amazon and in your local craft store, like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and AC Moor.e Here are the links I found for it on Amazon:

      Texture – http://amzn.to/2E4kQHW 3/4″ wide
      Mirror – http://amzn.to/2E4kQHW 1.88″ wide

      I haven’t been able to find a link for the 3/4″ wide Mirror tape yet. When I do I will add it to the post. You can click over to the Duck Brand website: http://bit.ly/2E1tsPh When you land on the page, Click on “Details” under the image of the roll of tape and then click “Where to Buy” It will bring up a locator. It was not working for me, but it may for you. If not, the best place to look is at the craft store. Happy New Year.

  16. Linda, I believe Simply June can be found On Sutton Place.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Thanks Erin. I don’t recall mentioning Simply June so it could be that On Sutton Place did.

  17. WOW! All I can say is, this is a truly gorgeous way to update glassware! I simply must try this. :-)

    We ordinarily don’t do big things at New Years Eve but this would be very pretty for a fancy dinner party (or weddings) anytime. LOVE the ideas. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Elegant Diane. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  19. This is a great idea!
    Happy New Year to you and Ed.

  20. Love this idea. Easy and elegant. Does Duck Tape make the narrow gold tape as well? Happy New Year to you and your family!

  21. Blessings for a grand 2018!

    By the way, do you still post a list of your favorite things? I once found SimplyJune from your list and loved, loved, loved her site ….. but I can’t find it now. Do you know if she still posts?

  22. You won me over on the tape when I saw the first glass transformed into a gorgeous candle holder!! Beautiful and inspiring as always.

  23. Hi, Diane!
    All the blessings of the New Year to you!

    We have exactly the same kind of New Year, but it’s always just the two of us. We watch the specials, including the crowd in Times Square (being glad we’re not there), wait for the ball to drop and then bang pots and pop the cork.

    It used to be that my hubby’s brother would do his New Year’s call from Japan just as the ball was dropping. After a few years of this, we had to gently tell him to give us about 10 minutes at midnight, which he kindly did!

    All the best. I’m looking forward to a lot more great ideas next year!

  24. Laura at Duke manor farm says:

    Oh wow. Love this tape. Cheers and happy new year!

  25. Love how simple yet how elegant and festive !! Thank you for sharing your ideas . I always look forward to your posts

  26. That is such a neat idea. Looks really expensive too. Thank you.

  27. Pam Clark says:

    Great, now I must have this tape! Lol