Duct Tape Storage Container

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Hi duct tape fans! Today we’re going to make a storage bin out of duct tape and an oatmeal container. You wouldn’t believe the amount of materials you can find by rummaging through a recycling bin. I enjoyed this craft because I could use all my old scraps of duct tape. It was fun experimenting with different heights for each stripe. Because the container is so deep, a  shower scrubber is hidden at the bottom to give the markers a boost (shh!). Here are the steps to create this container:

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Materials:

Oatmeal container

Duct Tape

Shower Scrubber

Scissors

1. Find a clean oatmeal container or other round tub.

2. Cover with stripes of tape. It’s fun to use different sizes for each stripe.

3. Put shower scrubber at bottom of container.

Wow, only three steps! This project doesn’t take very much time to make, but be sure to layer the stripes as neatly as possible. I won’t be posting for a few weeks, but make sure to explore DTD for more crafts, and grab the new button!

Washi Tape Zipper Pulls

Washi Tape Zipper Pull

Hello! Today I’ve decided to try experimenting with a new material: washi tape. This is very similar to masking tape, and comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Here are instructions for the zipper pull. My sister actually came up with this idea:

 

Washi Tape Zipper Pull

Materials:

Washi Tape

Tape Measure

Scissors

Steps:

1. Cut a 7 inch strip of tape.

2. Holding the tape horizontally, fold 1/3 of the strip towards the center, sticky side to sticky side.

3. Fold the remaining sticky side down. The strip should no longer be sticky.

4. Fold the strip in half through the metal ring attached to the zipper.

5. Cut a small piece of tape, about 1/4-1/2 of an inch long.

6. Wrap the small piece around both sides of the large strip, about 2 inches away from the zipper.

7. Trim off anything past the small piece.

And you’ve made a zipper pull! I like this craft because it takes no more than five minutes to make but is very cute and pretty. It also doesn’t use many materials. That’s all for now! See ya soon!