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:

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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! ❤

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Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift Box (Pillow Box)

Toilet Roll and Washi Tape Gift BoxGuess who got new washi tape! I picked up a cute flower print at Office Max and I’m definitely obsessed. It’s Scotch Expressions Washi Tape, and the pattern is called “Poppy.” You can get your own here! Anyway, with this FABULOUS new tape, I created a cute little pillow box! These boxes are absolutely great and can be filled with jewelry, wrapped candy, or any other small gift. Here’s the tutorial:

Washi Tape Box Collage

 

Materials: 

Toilet Paper Roll

Washi Tape

White Acrylic Paint

Paintbush

Scissors

1. Paint the toilet paper roll white. Use enough paint to cover the whole thing, but don’t use too much (so the box won’t get soggy).

2. Let the toilet paper roll sit until it is completely dry.

3. Decorate the roll with washi tape!

4. Pop the ends of the roll in to form a box shape.

That’s it! Have a fantastic week everyone :).

 

 

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!

Back to School: Decorate an Old Binder with Duct Tape

ImageHello everyone! Recently I met with J from Two Peas in a Pod Crafts to create this binder in the spirit of back to school! It was great to recycle this binder and give it a new look! We tested out paint sharpies on the duct tape and it turned out great! It was a ton of fun and we wanted to share our little project with you.

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You Need:

An old binder

Duct tape

Sharpie paint markers

1. Cover both the front and back sides of the binder in duct tape. Make sure to do it neatly! You may need to trim the tape a bit. If you want, you can also cover the inside.

2. Trim off any excess tape.

3. Cover the spine in tape. Trim any excess material

4. DECORATE!!!! It was a blast creating the designs with different colored paint sharpies.

And you’re done! Remember to follow Duct Tape Doodles on bloglovin’, and check out S and J’s blog at twopeasinapodcrafts.wordpress.com. Cheers!

Masking Tape Blob Posters

Okay, I admit it. Technically this project uses masking tape, not duct tape. But it’s so much fun that I just have to post it anyway. You can create so many different designs with this project, and I’m excited to share it. You’ll need regular copy paper, masking tape, and watercolor paints. White regular paint is optional.

1. First, create your design on the paper by attaching masking tape in the desired shape. As you can see, I wrote “Love.”

2. Now totally be creative and just paint giant blobs of color. It’s okay to paint over the masking tape. Just pretend it’s not there!

3. After letting the paint completely dry, slowly and gently peel off the masking tape. If you accidentally peel off some paper, you can touch it up with white paint. Or just leave it, if you like the look (I did).

And…voila! A masking tape blob poster! P.S. Why didn’t I use duct tape? It’s too sticky!