Friday, December 30, 2011

Why I Love Duck Tape

What's with my love affair with duck tape you're thinking........not because you can make a lovely poinsettia plant....

or a beautiful prom or wedding dress, or fix a small tear in your garden hose.....but because when you do this ......
[...melt the handle of your slow cooker in the oven the day before you need it for a family gathering]... you can use it...

for a temporary handle. It DOES work! It did get a few laughs and suggestions to hubby that he buy me a new slow cooker. I put the kibosh on that quickly! The slow cooker is only a year or 2 old and I knew I could fix it. I found a glass cover at the thrift store, unscrewed the handle, and just put it on here, perfect fit.

I also use it to hold my photo sensitive candle on the window sill that is too narrow. No one sees the tape so it's the perfect solution.

It's also a good solution to stop the leak in my favorite water bottle that I use for my ice tea at work. The bottle is plastic, large, and uses a straw and I use it all of the time. The plastic cracked because I fill it 2/3 full with tea and freeze it then at noon I pour my room temperature tea into it and have a nice big bottle of ice tea for the afternoon or when traveling. I used super glue and put the duck tape over it. I know, I drink too much tea.


  1. When we were walking the Appalachian Trail back in the 1990s everyone tried to shed weight in their packs. One of the young'uns walking with us decided that he could shed his first aid kit so long as he had duck tape and toilet paper!

  2. That cracks me up!
    Did you ever watch the Red Green Show?
    THe best part of duct tape is all the pretty colors it comes in now.
    Happy New Year!
    ~Naila Moon

  3. The poinsettia plant is pretty amazing!! I need to think of duck tape more often when I have issues like leaky bottles!

    Thanks so much for reading my blog this year and for your comments! I hope you have a very special New Year's weekend!!