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Fab Cab

Grow a garden from a plain file cabinet.

SKILL LEVEL:Advanced
TIME NEEDED:4 hours

SCOTCH® BRAND SUPPLIES

Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape »
Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape »
Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape »
Scotch™ Precision Scissors »

OTHER SUPPLIES

File cabinet
Hobby knife
Straightedge
Cutting mat


Create a floral focal point in your office. Here’s how to decorate an old or new file cabinet with flowers made of Expressions Washi Tape*, Expressions Masking Tape* and Expressions Magic™ Tape*.


*May damage some substrates upon removal.



  • EXPERT TIP: Play with the shapes you use to create your flower petals!

  • Clean and dry the surface. Remove drawers from cabinet and place them tight together. Create the pattern in one piece.


  • Create a background with a light, patterned masking tape over the entire surface to be decorated.


  • Cut strips of tape in half long-ways to create different length stems. Use a ruler on a cutting mat to stay even. Place stems vertically across file drawers.


  • Use scissors to cut individual “petals,” creating triangular shapes that can be placed in circles to create flowers. For dimension and to create an illustrative quality, layer a smaller flower inside a larger one in a contrasting color. Place flowers at top of stems.


  • Next, cut leaf shapes from tape. On some, use a hobby knife to cut small “v” shapes from the center of the leaves. Place leaves along the stems.


  • Use a hobby knife or razor to separate the drawers. Trim edges and any excess tape. Place the drawers back into the cabinet.