Painter’s Tape DIY Contest: Winners Announced!

We’re busy soaking up the last days of summer, but we wanted to take a small break from our summer break to announce the winners of the Painter’s Tape DIY Contest! It was an awesome competition, and we were so impressed with the level of creativity and inventiveness that people used to transform this simple material. We’re excited to share full tutorials for a few of the projects in upcoming weeks, but for now, let’s celebrate the winners!

3rd Place ($250): Typographic Idea Wall by Erin Scott

2nd Place ($250): Sponge Sticky Lamp by Giselle Baron

1st Place ($500): 3D Cube Painted Wall by Donna Yu

Congrats to our winners, and thank you again to all of you who submitted projects and who took time to cast your votes. Lastly, a huge thanks to Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape for sponsoring the contest. Stay tuned for the how-to’s for some of the contest projects in September!

3rd Place: Typographic Idea Wall by Erin Scott

2nd Place: Sponge Sticky Lamp by Giselle Baron

1st Place: 3D Cube Painted Wall by Donna Yu

tinyhands

So there were only 3 entries, and a picture of a sponge in front of an unpainted wall and unshaded lamp beat one of them?? Yikes.

Kate Pruitt

TinyHands.

Sorry, but you are mistaken on several fronts. There were over 140 entries, and we narrowed it down to the top 20, then the top 6, then the top 3. The “sponge” is actually a lamp made entirely of tape. These projects were the reader favorites, as they received the top number of votes in the final poll. You are entitled to your opinion of course, but I hope this clarifies a few things for you!

Kathleen Clohessy

Tiny hands, tiny brain….
Oops that was mean!!
I am thrilled that Donna Yu won. All the entries were wonderful but in my book her creativity and execution were just superb! I am sure she will put her winnings to good use.

chela

Congrats to the winners! It was so great to see so many great projects. makes me want to repaint everything

Alika

I can see why tinyhands is confused, the picture of sponge sticky lamp isn’t clear in this regard. Where did tape go? I went back and read about it. So it’s not a frame made of tape and being sticky – it’s a ‘sponge’ itself. Clever!

laks

Congrats to the winners! Fingers crossed that the tape roses + lights will make it onto the DIY list…

Tristan B.

All super creative! The 1st place one looks like wallpaper and her colors are excellent. Congrats to everyone!

Evita

I’m glad y’all couldn’t wait till after the holiday weekend to announce the winners. Congrats to the top three (my favorite is among them) and to everyone who made it in to the voting rounds! It was wonderful seeing so many inspiring ideas come out of this contest.

Thanks again for hosting this, D*S!

shellie

this was such a great contest! extremely inspiring. one of my favorites? the said “sponge”! simple and genius. and absolutely beautiful.

Chrissy @MABSOOTa

Yes! I’m happy the 3-D cube wall was chosen, I bet it looks even more amazing in person. Nice job Donna!

One thing that really impressed me about all of the entries was the insane amount of tedious detail that went into these projects. I would be interested in hearing the amount of hours that went into executing each project.

tracy a

Congrats to the winners! There were so many amazing projects! I do have a question about the sponge lamp though…I think it was probably answered somewhere, but I missed it. Is it really sticky? I read somewhere “sticky lamp” and thought that would be a dust and dog hair collecting nightmare! Can you help me out here!?! Thanks

KA

Oh my, this contest was hyped everywhere and this is all that came out of it?

ri gal

If only there were ‘like’ buttons. I would’ve liked Kate’s reply instantly. Love, Love the sponge!

Donna Yu

Thanks and thanks! Can’t wait for the tutorial to go up… there is a lot one can manipulate with colors/edge width/ shadow… would love to see other variations of the 3-d cube pattern.

Stephanie Poli

It took me a moment to realize the brilliance of the 2nd place entry. haha.
But seriously, I’m in awe that these were all done with tape. Some serious skills there. Well deserved winners.

Pyar & Co.

Such amazing displays of creativity! My husband’s going to have to hide the painter tape if I look at them any longer.

Sheila

Thanks for sharing this contest. My pick didn’t score in the top 3 but I was so in awe of the creativity demonstrated in all the top 20 entries and these 3 are certainly worthy of winning. Congrats to them and to all the other finalists as well.

PW

Okay. Long day at the office, because it did take me a second to see what the 2nd place winner’s entry was about. I’m looking forward to how-to’s now. Congrats to the winners, you’ve inspired many.

Laura @ Found Beauty Studio

I have been 100% in love with that sponge lamp since the moment I saw it and I’m thrilled to see it take 2nd place! Having spent aeons working with tape myself, I’m in awe of their ability to get the tape to stick to itself and not their hands, the desk, their pets…. Amazing!

Jeanne

Wow, all of these are great but the wall is simply amazing. Great job winners!

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