A Little Duct Tape Gift Box

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Hello, readers! Today I decided to make a little duct tape gift box- an alternative to wrapping paper. This project is best for small presents, because the whole thing needs to be covered in tape. Also, do not tape up the box until after the present is inside! I won’t be able to provide image instructions today because the lighting was terrible and all the pictures I took looked a bit… yellow. So here are the instructions:

You Need: 

A small box (I used a Dove soap box)

Duct tape

Masking Tape

Clear String

Scissors

1. Close off the box with a bit of masking tape. Obviously, make sure your present is inside!

2. Wrap the entire box in duct tape. Depending on the print on the box and the color of tape you’re using, you may need to use multiple layers.

3. For a cool texture, wrap masking tape over the duct tape. This step is optional, but it will get rid of the shininess of the DT and make your bow stand out.

Congrats! You finished wrapping  the box. Now it’s time to add the bow.

4. Lay a piece of duct tape about 4 inches long down, sticky side up. Lay it down horizontally.

5. Now put a medium size piece of string down vertically on the duct tape. It should be one inch over from the left of your DT.

6. Fold the DT in half, sticky side to sticky side. It should now be 2 inches long, with the string enclosed in the middle.

7. Cut your string into a bow shape. Make sure not to cut the string.

Finally, tie the string around the box! Ta-dah! Your present is now wrapped. I wish I could show you more pictures, but as I said before, they didn’t turn out very nicely and I took them while I was in the process of making the box. I can’t exactly undo the box…

Well, anyway, that’s all for today! But before I go, I need to ask:

What would you like to see made out of duct tape? There are so many possibilities, but if you want any specific tutorials, please mention them in the comments.

Thanks!

Another Masking Tape Blob Poster!

Hello everyone! I felt like taking a little break from duct tape today, so I decided to make another masking tape blog poster! Since I already had a “Love” poster, I thought I would make a “Peace” poster as well. I actually used the white paint technique for this guy, because the paper was pretty ripped up when I pealed the tape off (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out my Masking Tape Blob Poster tutorial.) Anyway, the white paint I used was Crayola Kids Paint, nothing fancy :), but it worked fine! And it gave the letters an interesting texture. I think the poster is also slightly less fragile now.

The other change you’ll notice is that I decided to frame the poster with some yellow duct tape. I only framed two sides, because I thought framing the whole thing would cause too much of the artwork to be lost I put lots of glitter all over the tape (from the picture it just looks dark, but it was actually quite sparkly) I’m not sure if I like it or not, though.

These posters are so much fun and so easy to make, and they don’t take much time. I’ll definitely be making more of them. Happy weekend, and “Peace!”

P.S. Masking Tape Blog Posters Tutorial