DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Ever walk outside to see a home and yard covered in toilet paper?
A Dallas mother who is sick of the prank has found a way to transform a headache into a hit.
“It’s decorative vandalism. It’s a prank!” said Monece Appleton.
Appleton is the brains behind Tag Flags and Tag Tape.
As a mother of three boys, she was tired of seeing her home and other homes covered in toilet paper.
“They’d get it down but not from the whole tree. And so, I felt sorry for them. It was really sad to see,” said Appleton.
Knowing the age-old tradition of TPing was not going away, she invested Tag Tape and Tag Flags.
“If they’ve wrapped it in a tree 50 times, it doesn’t matter. All you do is cut it and yank it. It never pulls apart,” said Appleton.
Kids can place plastic flags in yards or smother bushes and trees with the plastic tape. Since the products are made of thick plastic, they are reusable.
“Hopefully this will be the next wave of kid pranks,” said Will Jacobus, a parent who’s purchased the product.
As a father of daughters and constant target of TPing, Jacobus hopes the product catches on for his own sanity.
“This is a win for everybody. The kids have a blast as you can clearly see and then it’s a win for us because we get to clean it up and it takes what, 2 minutes?” said Jacobus.
Only a year into crafting her product, Appleton has big plans for the future that include using the flags and tape for various holidays or sporting events.
“I thought of something that would be better and a way to make things easier and I think moms should follow their intuition,” said Appleton.
The Tag Flags sell for $14 for a tube of 50. The Tag Tape costs $15 for 300 yards.
The products can be purchased online or at Swoozies in the Plaza at Preston Center.
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