Duct Tape Pen Pouch

Duct Tape Pen Pouch

Hola! Today’s craft is a duct tape pen pouch, made out of a regular snack bag. You can also use this pouch to store other supplies, like scissors or washi tape. I’m not including a collage, because I think the craft is mostly self-explanatory; however, if you are confused about any steps, fell free to ask any questions in the comments section.

Materials:

Duct tape

Plastic snack bag

Scissors

1. Cover the bag in duct tape below the zipper.

2. Trim the edges. Don’t cut too close to the bag; it is better to have duct tape hanging evenly off the side than to cut the bag open.

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Have a great day 🙂

Washi Tape Corner Bookmark

washi tape corner bookmark

Happy Earth Day! Today, after much “Pinspiration,” I created my first corner bookmark! The advantage of a corner bookmark is that it does not stick out of books, making it less easily bent and torn. Creating the bookmark is simple and quick. Of course, it’s green and brown, in honor of our fantastic Earth!

Corner bookmark instructions

Materials:

6″ by 6″ piece of cardstock

Pencil

Scissors

Ruler

Glue

Paintbrush

Washi tape

1. In pencil, lightly divide the cardstock into four equal squares (I darkened the lines in the picture to make it easier to see.)

2. Divide two opposite squares diagonally, as the picture shows.

3. Cut off two outer triangles and one square. Again, use the picture for reference.

4. Fold both triangles on top of the square. Using the paintbrush, spread a thin layer of glue over only the top of the bottom triangle. Then, press the top triangle over the bottom triangle. Don’t glue the square!

5. Cover in washi tape.

That’s all! If one bookmark just isn’t enough, try making a Duct Tape Fall Bookmark or the “It’s Rough” Duct Tape Bookmark. If you prefer reading on your kindle, make sure your e-reader has a stylish case!

Also, you should definitely check out this post on Caution District for tips on making Earth a cleaner planet.

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Have a great day 🙂

Duct Tape Winter Portable Speakers

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Wow. It has DEFINITELY been awhile. And all I can say for myself is: 1. School and sports are INSANE. 2. Happy Halloween, Thanksgiving, holidays, and New Year! If you live in New England like me, you probably got hit by a MASSIVE snow storm today, which forced activities to be cancelled, and left time to catch up on blogging! Anyway, to keep with the winter theme, I made this blue and white portable speaker, inspired by this post, which I discovered on Pinterest (make sure to follow Duct Tape Doodles)! I know this isn’t exactly high-tech, but it’s cheap, convenient, and doesn’t require electricity, so it makes a great temporary solution. The ducks agree. Here’s how I made the speakers:

COLLAGE

Duct Tape Portable Speakers

Materials:

Blue duct tape

1 Toilet paper tube

Cell phone or MP3 player

Paint sharpie

X-acto knife

4 Matching pushpins

Pencil

1. Using the pencil, trace the bottom of your device onto the toilet paper tube. If you usually use a case, leave it on for this step.

2. Use the X-acto knife to cut out the shape you just traced. MAKE SURE YOUR DEVICE FITS SNUGLY IN THE HOLE.

3. Cover the ENTIRE toilet paper roll in duct tape. You can tape right over the hole.

4. Cut an “X” shape across the hole with the X-acto knife. I drew in the “X” in the collage for you to see, but you can just go ahead and cut it.

5. Fold the triangles created by the “X” into the tube so they cannot be seen.

6. Decorate the speakers with the paint sharpie! You may need to use 2 coats.

7. Insert the pushpins so that the speakers can stand up. This took me a couple of tries. WARNING: THESE SPEAKERS SHOULD NOT BE USED BY SMALL CHILDREN AS THEY COULD BE INJURED BY THE PUSH PINS. ALWAYS BE CAREFUL WHEN USING THESE SPEAKERS.

8. Insert your device and play some music!

I tested these speakers and found that they actually do nicely enhance the sound. I was pleasantly surprised :). After making these speakers, try making a washi tape charger too! Thank you to everyone who stuck with me through my frustrating absence. I missed you! Hopefully I’ll be back soon. Have a great rest of the week! ❤

Back to School: Washi Tape Pencils PLUS Matching Pencil Jar!

Washi Tape Pencils and Jar

I’ve been spending lots of time on the internet lately, looking for ideas to customize my boring school supplies. Washi tape pencils are all over Pinterest (follow Duct Tape Doodles here), so I decided to give them a try! This craft worked REALLY well, and I’m super impressed with this method because the completed pencils can still be sharpened, although I recommend using a handheld sharpener just in case. They were super easy to make, and to be honest, once I started I couldn’t stop! Here’s how I did it:

Materials: Pencils, washi tape

1. Cut 2 pieces of washi tape to be the same length as the unsharpened part of the pencil.

2. Wrap the pencil! I recommend wrapping the pencil vertically, instead of coiling the tape around it. This uses less tape, and in my opinion looks a lot better. You will most likely need two pieces of tape to cover the entire pencil.

Wrapping the pencil

 

And that’s pretty much it! I was really enjoying washi taping, though, so I decided to make a matching pencil jar. This was inspired by LaurDIY’s Mason Jar Cup.

Materials:

A jar (I used a caper jar because I liked its tall, thin shape.)

Washi tape

1. Wash the jar and remove the label.

Clean Jar

2. Cut pieces of washi tape and wrap them around the jar.

Taped Jar3. Insert your pencils!

Pencils in Jar

That’s all for now! It may be a bit until my next post, because the new school year will be very busy. See ya soon!

Duct Tape Fall Bookmark

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Well, it’s that time of year again. For many, school has already started or will start soon. This is a fall themed bookmark, perfect for the endless amount of reading homework that is undoubtedly approaching. It uses the my FAVORITE combination: duct tape and a paint marker. Here’s the tutorial:

Final Collage

Materials:

1 role of duct tape (preferably fall-ish)

1 Sharpie paint marker

1. Cut a piece of tape a little over twice your desired length for the bookmark.

2. Fold in half as neatly as possible (but don’t worry if it’s not perfect).

3. Trim off any sticky areas and wrinkles that are near the edge of the bookmark.

4. Decorate with the paint marker! Make sure you shake the marker well before you start. I recommend testing the marker on a scrap piece of tape first to make sure the paint doesn’t come out too quickly (It’ll make HUGE mess. I’ve been there.)

And that’s it! If you enjoyed this duct tape craft, be sure to like, comment, and if you haven’t already, follow Duct Tape Doodles on WordPress or Bloglovin’! Good luck for the school year!

Duct Tape Purse

Purse CoverHola, friends! Remember the Duct Tape iPad Pouch tutorial I posted a very long time ago? And remember how I promised to teach to how to turn it into a purse? Well, sorry it’s been so long. Clearly, my recently made Duct Tape Calendar hasn’t helped :D. I’ll admit, I kind of cheated on this post. The Instructions are basically the same as for the iPad Pouch, but with a few extra steps. Here they are:

Purse Collage

Materials:

Scissors

Tape measure

2 colors of duct tape

1. Create two duct tape sheets with the dimensions of 8.25 in by 10.25 in. If you don’t know how to make duct tape sheets, click here for a tutorial.

2. Tape the sheets together on the sides and bottom (obviously not the top).

3. Turn the case inside out.

4. Repeat step 2.

5. Cut a long piece of tape (the length that you would like the handles to be). Hold it vertically and cut it in half, top to bottom (aka cut it in half the hotdog way). There should have been two pieces in this picture :P.

6. Holding each piece created in Step 5 vertically, fold each one in half from left to right (aka fold in half the hot dog way). There also should have been two pieces in this picture! My bad…

7. Attach the strips to each side of the bag, as shown in the picture.

8. Carry your bag!

That’s all for now! I was thinking of starting a new series called ” ‘teresting Tuesdays” with duct tape ideas that I find on Pinterest (Follow me on Pinterest, by the way). But knowing me, I’ll probably forget to post… I’ll think about it. Have a fabulous weekend!

Duct Tape Calendar

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Hello! I realized today that my blogging schedule has been very disorganized. Sometimes I post every other day, yet other times I go months without posting! In order to change that, I made a little duct tape calendar to help organize myself (it most likely won’t help :P.) You’ll need calendar sheets for this, and there are many websites to print them out. I got mine here. I like that the clip on top of the calendar can be used to hang it up. Here’s the collage:

Calendar collageYou need:

Duct Tape

Calendar Sheets (available here)

Clip

Scissors

Tape Measure

1. Print out your calendar sheets, preferably vertically. I got mine here.

2. Create a duct tape sheet with the dimensions 9 in x 12 in. If you don’t know how to make a duct tape sheet, check out my tutorial.

3. Unfold your clip.

4. Cover your clip with duct tape. I left a bit of it black because I liked the effect.

5. Layer your duct tape sheet on top of your calendar pages, then clip together at the top.

That’s it! Leave any questions in the comments, and have a fantabulous week.