Things To Make With Duct Tape

How to make things with duct tape

Duct tape is an amazing product and is one of the most used tools in the world when it comes to fixing things.

As it turns out, duct tape is not just limited to being your handy friend whenever you spot a leaky pipe or a torn book.

In fact, people have been using duct tape to make all kinds of awesome stuff.

There are even duct tape artists who use nothing but these regular hardware store tapes to create awesome portraits and fan arts.

If you are bored and want to try something creative, or need one of these items and don’t have the dollars right now to purchase the expensive version, here’s our list of 7 cool things to make with duct tape.

Lets Go – Things to make with Duct Tape

Don’t forget you are going to need some Duct Tape of course.

Shoes

This is not only a great thing to learn when you want to make stylish footwear but the knowledge can also help you if you end up in a post-apocalyptic world where all shoes are destroyed.

Well, that might never happen but it’s still pretty fun to make shoes out of duct tapes and a few simple items.

You need a large piece of cardboard to create the sole, a few pieces of cloth to create the upper, a box-cutter, and a marker. If you are decent with tools this entire project should not take more than 20 minutes to finish.

Wallet

Want your cash to be enveloped by your duct-taped creativity, then this one’s just for you.

Depending on your skill level creating a wallet can take you anything from 15 minutes to an hour to finish.

The great thing is that this project doesn’t require anything other than duct tapes and scissors.

There are no shortages of video tutorials available online that show you how to make a duct tape wallet.

Overall the project demands little time and effort to pull off successfully.

Flowers

Don’t really have the cash to buy your lady love fresh flowers? Well, a little bit of duct tape can not only help you impress your woman but also show her how creative you really are.

There are several tutorials out there that you can follow to create your flowery masterpiece. To start off, you need duct tape and thin wooden sticks that would act as stems of the flowers.

This is a perfect project for beginners and should not take more than 5 to 10 minutes per flower.

Now it’s totally up to you if you want to create a single flower or spend hours creating a magnificent bouquet.

Hammock

A glaring testament to the strength of average duct tape, a hammock is perfect for those relaxing summer days.

This is a mega project and you need 3 complete rolls tape as well as a pair of wooden dowels.

If you have never created a duct tape item before, we suggest you gather some experience before you take this on.

Creating a hammock may easily end up taking around half a day.

Drum

Want to make a toy drum for your kids? You are in luck if you have duct tape lying around the house plus a few other items.

Apart from duct tape, you need:

  • Cardboard tubes to fashion the body of the drum as well as scissors
  • Crafts knife
  • Packing tape
  • Drumsticks.

We suggest you use two different colors of tape to give your drum that duo-tone look.

This is a fun little project that should take you around 30 minutes to finish.

Phone Case

Probably the most useful item on our list, this duct tape case is a perfect project for beginners.

This is not just a designer item that’s just meant to look good. A well-made duct tape phone case can provide great dirt and scratch protection.

You need a measuring tape to measure the dimension of your phone, some designer duct tape, a marker, and a pair of scissors.

This is a super easy project and it should not take you more than 10 minutes if you are doing it correctly.

Backpack

This is an intermediate level project that demands about 45 minutes to 1 hour to do properly.

If you are a perfectionist who likes nothing but the perfect finish, be prepared to spend some extra 15 to 20 minutes decorating and trimming.

Apart from a few rolls of designer tape, you need a pair of scissors, a crafts knife, a measurement tape, and most importantly Velcro strips to create a seal-able opening.

Making stuff with Duck Tape is great fun and doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

If you need another idea for this amazing tape how about making a corset?

Let us know what you make and even better send us a picture!

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