A custom duct tape is one of the most versatile and useful items in your toolkit. It's perfect for fixing broken items and keeping things in place, but it also makes creative projects easy and fun. You can make wallets, purses, belts, bracelets — even flowers! — out of duct tape by following these simple steps:
Make your duct tape wallet.
One of the easiest ways to make a duct tape wallet is with a template. You can find plenty of templates online or download one from our site.
Once you have your template, cut out the pattern with scissors. If you're using a duct tape wallet that doesn't require folding over any edges (like this one), just cut it out twice so that there is a front and back piece of duct tape for each side of your wallet. Then lay out your two pieces on top of each other and press them together with an iron until they stick together well.
Make a custom duct tape bracelet.
If you want to create a custom duct tape bracelet for yourself or as a gift for someone you care about, here's how to do it. First, cut a piece of duct tape about two and a half inches wide and long enough to fit around your wrist. Fold it in half so that the sticky sides are together, and then fold it over again so that the sticky sides face outwards on both sides (like an M&M).
Next, open up the folded piece of duct tape and attach it around your wrist using glue or another adhesive substance like superglue or double-sided tape. You can also use this method with other things besides bracelets if you want! For example, You could make necklaces out of these bracelets by cutting them into different shapes or sizes before folding them up in half with their sticky sides facing each other (this would be especially fun for kids). This same method works well for creating custom keychains, too—just cut off any excess length after gluing!
For even more creative possibilities, read our article on what else can be done with duct tape beyond its original purpose.
Make a custom duct tape purse.
A great way to use a clear plastic bag as a purse is to make a pattern out of duct tape and cut the bag around it. You can also use duct tape to make straps over your shoulders or a handle that can go over your hand.
Make a duct tape belt.
The next time you're looking for a new belt, make it yourself using duct tape. The process is pretty simple and doesn't take much time—not to mention that it's super affordable, too!
- What You Need: Duct Tape
- How Long It Takes: An hour or two, depending on how many belts you want to make (and how slow you are)
- Cost Per Belt: $1-$2
Make duct tape flowers
- Use a template. You can find a flower shape you like online or download it to your computer, and then print out a template that you can cut out of paper with scissors. Alternatively, if you are crafty and have access to other materials, such as foam core board or posterboard, you could cut out your shapes instead of printing them out on paper.
- Place the duct tape over the template and secure it with binder clips to flatten it out so that one layer covers the entire surface area of each petal (or whatever piece is being used).
- Using an iron set on low heat (or a hair dryer set on warm if using thicker pieces), apply even pressure along all sides for about 15 seconds per side; do not leave it unattended!
Using custom duct tape can be fun and creative.
Using custom duct tape can be fun, creative, and unique. You can make it yourself, with your friends and family. Or you could create a special project for someone you care about. You could also make some for your home or business.
You can use an assortment of colors and patterns on the same roll of tape to add even more flair to your creation!
We hope that you found some great ideas in this article. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below! Let us know which one was your favorite and why!