Duct Tape Doll Umbrella

DSCF1054Hello, faithful readers! Although this project looks simple, it’s not so easy! But, don’t worry. I’ll guide you through all the steps to make this great gift! It’s really made of two parts- the top and the pole. I’ll just show you how to make them individually, then how to connect them.

So, to begin…the top. You’ll need a duct tape sheet (see my tutorial), scissors, and something round to trace, like a small plate.

1. Trace the round object onto the duct tape sheet. Cut it out.

2. Next, cut a slit from the outside edge to the center, like the diagram shows. 3. Now you’ll need to take one side of the slit and push it under the other, so  you get a cone shape. Tape down the sides.

You made the top!

Now, the pole. You’ll need a plastic straw, a new color of tape, and scissors.

1. If the straw has a bendy part, cut it off.

2. Wrap the straw in duct tape, but do not wrap the top and bottom of it.

3. Now, here’s the tricky part, so read carefully. Cut the straw in half at the top, so you end up with two slits directly across from each other. The slits should be about half an inch long.

4. On each half, peel the straw and tape apart and cut off the straw. You’ll have two short pieces of tape, which you should stick inside the middle of the cone to attach the two parts.

Phew! That was a lot. But your  umbrella is complete! You can help your doll hold it with a rubber band or hair elastic. Adios for now!

“Smile” Kindle Fire Case/ the Promised Video!

Hi guys. Remember that video I promised to show you today? Well here it is! I found this on Youtube on a channel called “Duct Tape Stuff.” I really like this video. Although it is really about creating numbers and letters, I assume you could use this technique to make any simple shape.

Pretty cool huh? And, by the way, remember that good ol’ Kindle Fire case that I made a while ago? Well, this video inspired me to “jazz” it up a bit!


That’s all for now! Enjoy the video!

Check out this Awesome Duct Tape!

Hi everyone. I was trying to decide what type of duct tape to buy next…and I realized that there are so many choices! So I decided to do a post about  different duct tape patterns. Here are 3 that I think will work well with lots of projects.

1.

Peace Duct Tape Rose Ring

2.

Damask Duct Tape Rose Ring

3. Note- This one is a limited addition so it’s no longer available

Purple Plaid Duct Tape Rose Ring

So there you have it! As you can see from the pictures, these would make great rings. I also think they would look good on duct tape sheets, especially a Kindle Fire Case. I love these patterns!

Duct Tape Notebook

What’s the best place to store your latest duct tape ideas? In a duct tape notebook, of course! Today I’ll be showing you how to make one. It will be 48 pages long! You’ll need 3 pieces of plain old, regular copy paper (8.5″ x 11″), and some duct tape.

1. Cut them into fourths, like the diagram shows. 

2. Stack the fourths on top of each other horizontally and fold them in half like a book.

3. Create a duct tape sheet (see my tutorial) that’s 12 cm by 17 cm.

4. Hold the duct tape sheet horizontally and fold it in half like a book, then put it around the paper so it acts as a book cover.

5.Open the “book” to the center and staple it in the middle crease. Ta-dah! A notebook!

Duct Tape Earring Holder

 Hi everyone, today I’m going to show you how to make a… duct tape earring holder! This is a pretty easy project, but it requires you to make a duct tape sheet. If you don’t know how to do that, check out this tutorial. What you’re going to need is:
Duct tape. I used one color but you can use as many as you’d like.
Yarn.
Scissors.
A permanent marker.
A small piece of straw.
Something big and round to trace. Plates work well.

1. First, create a duct tape sheet (see my tutorial). Trace the round object onto it with permanent marker.

2. Cut out the round shape.

3. Next, thread a piece of yarn through the straw and tie it in a loop.

4. Tape the straw to the back of the duct tape sheet.

I decorated the front of the holder with DTD (guess what it stands for?) You can decorate this however you’d like, but I don’t recommend gluing or taping things on because you will have a harder time of attaching the earrings. To hang your earrings, just poke them through the tape! If they have a back, attach the back on the other side of the holder. Comments? Questions? Ideas? Please comment!

Duct Tape Kindle Fire Case!

This case isn’t exactly the best protection, but it looks great!

You need:
Two different colors of duct tape
Scissors
Ruler

1. Create two sheets of duct tape in the same color. They should be 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 in.. For information on how to make duct tape sheets, see my tutorial.

2. Tape together the two sheets with the second color. Holding them vertically, tape them on the sides and bottom. Don’t tape the top.

*Remember, this is not the strongest, most protective case. It is simply for decoration and to be used in places without risk of being dropped.*

Click here to add letters to your case!