Duct Tape iPad Pouch

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Howdy! I’m excited to show you my latest duct tape craft, a duct tape iPad case! This case is for the iPad 2 and above. You can also add handles to make a basic purse, which I’ll demonstrate in a future tutorial. Just a quick note: this project requires A LOT of tape, so if you don’t have much to spare, I wouldn’t recommend making this.

IPAD 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. And you’re done! Make sure you’ve done step 3, as this will prevent the iPad from sticking to the case.

*THIS CASE IS FOR DECORATION ONLY AND WILL NOT PROTECT YOUR IPAD FROM FALLS*

That’s all for now! I’ll show you how to add handles to make a purse soon. Remember to follow (on WordPress or Bloglovin’), share, like, and comment!

Duct Tape American Girl Doll Apron!

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Long time no see! Sorry it’s been awhile. I actually went on vacation, which I apologize for not mentioning in advance. I didn’t want someone to stalk me, find my address, and then rob my house or something. Anyway, this is a cute project I made for a relative’s American Girl Doll. It was very easy to create, and she loved it! I apologize for the terrible image quality, as I took these photos with my slightly old iPod.

Apron Collage

You need:

Duct tape

Scissors

1. Create two duct tape sheets. One should be 8 3/4 in by 3 1/2 in, and the other should be 3 1/2 in by 3 1/2 in. If you don’t know how to make a duct tape sheet, click here for a tutorial.

2. Holding the larger sheet horizontally, attach the smaller sheet at the middle of the top edge, as shown in the picture.

3. Cut two pieces of duct tape that are each 11 in long. Tear them each in half the long way, creating 4 halves. Fold each half in half, sticky side to sticky side, the “hot dog way” (in other words, lay each half horizontally, and fold it in half, top to bottom). You should now have four strings which are no longer sticky (sorry the picture only shows two.)

4. Attach one string to each of the top corners so they’re sticking straight up from the apron.

5. Attach one string to each middle corner. These are the corners at the top of what was once the largest duct tape sheet. Make sure they stick out to the side.

Put in on your doll! Felicity here is feeling very happy with her new apron, even though the picture’s a bit grainy.

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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:

storage

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!

Duct Tape Hair Bows!

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Hello, faithful followers! Today I’ll show you how to make a duct tape hair bow. When made correctly, these bows should have no exposed sticky spots, so they won’t get stuck in your hair. Since they’re so easy to make, I’ll just write out the instructions.

Materials:

Duct Tape

Scissors

Ruler

Bobby Pin

1. Cut 3 pieces of duct tape. One should be 4 inches long, and the other two should be 1/4 inch long.

2. Fold the big piece of tape in half vertically. It should still have the same width but be 2 inches long. Fold it sticky side to sticky side, and if any sticky bits hang off make sure to trim them.

3. Accordion fold the big piece of tape. 

4. Wrap a small piece of tape around the middle of your accordion folded piece. You now have a completed bow!

5. Wrap the second small piece of tape around the bow, overlapping the first piece. This time, however, attach it to the bobby pin as you wrap.

And that’s it! Again, make sure there are no sticky parts that will be exposed to your hair. Likes, follows, comments, and especially shares are greatly appreciated :D. Ciao for now!

Duct Tape Beads

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Hi everyone! Today we’re going to make duct tape beads! I decided to try another image tutorial- it’s not perfect but I’m still learning, so “stick” with me. I found an awesome site for info graphics and image editing called Picmonkey, so get ready to see some nice images in future posts! Now, to the project. Please note that this craft requires the use of an Exacto knife, and although kids can wrap and string the beads by themselves, they should not be allowed to handle the sharp knife.

Duct Tape Beads:

Bead Collage

Materials:

Ruler

Duct Tape

Scissors

Exacto Knife

Straw

1.Lay out an 8 inch long piece of duct tape.

2/3. Cut the tape into 4 triangles, as shown in the picture.

4. Wrap each triangle around the straw, starting with the wide end.

5. Trim the beads.