12 July 2012

Feeling Crafty With Duct Tape

About a week ago I had the craft bug bite me hard. Luckily I had some cool new duct tape that the kids picked out - neither of them know it yet but I made them both something from their tape  :3

Hello Kitty Change Purse

Sponge Bob Wallet

I haven't made anything out of duct tape since I was about thirteen years old. When we picked up the tape, the kids wanted me to make something, and I was at a total loss. After seeing some of the things one of my girlfriends at work had created from duct tape, I started to really think. 

In the end, I ended up with a change purse with a bead strap for my step-daughter, and then a standard wallet for my step-son. I can't wait to see their faces when I give them their goodies :)

The best part was all together, this project cost less than $15 for both rolls of tape and the beads. Even better is I still have a lot more tape on each roll, leaving me room to make more things!

Full shot of purse, with strap. 
I went a bit far with the change purse, I think, since I deviated from all duct tape. To hold the bow on, I used a bobby pin. The strap is plastic pearl beads on cotton cord, then taped on the inside with matching duct tape. A small velcro dot on the front flap holds it closed.

Open Wallet Detail

Open Wallet

The wallet is nothing but duct tape. This took a bit longer to make because of the details (the pockets), though I'm pleased with the overall final product.

Have you ever made any accessories out of something unexpected, like tape? Please share in the comments. I'd love to see your creations!

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