If you are looking for a reliable, flexible, sticky tape, none comes close to the mighty duct tape. Its resistance to weathering and a durable adhesive makes duct tape a favourite choice for almost any situation that needs sticking up.
Duct tape is highly versatile in term of the many uses it can be put to. Its strength and durability make it an obvious choice for DIY projects such as making crafts of all shades, shapes and sizes. The fact that it comes in different colours means you can create vibrant, attractive items to spice up any occasion. You can even design custom tape that can be used in various occasions.
Duct tape can also be used to make creative craft items, and below are a few interesting duct tape craft ideas that you might want to try out.
1. Feather Earrings
If you are looking for a must-have accessory for your summer fashion sense, neon feather earrings are just the perfect choice. You can use hooks purchased from a store or use coloured duct tape feathers to upcycle a pair of old earrings. Customize these adorable earrings and accessorize with any outfit to make a fashion statement. Since they are feather-light, the earrings won’t weigh down your ears.
2. Duct Tape Bracelet
You can make a striped metallic bracelet by wrapping a length of cord around it to create an impressive piece of jewelry. You can make it even more attractive by adding paint, charms, or beads to add more shine and bling to the bracelets. Since duct tape is stubbornly sticky, you won’t need ties or clasps to keep the bracelet together.
3. Duct Tape Hammock
You can use coloured duct tape to make a durable, waterproof, hammock. To make it colourful, use a combination of coloured duct tape that comes in different sizes. To pull this off, you need a sturdy bamboo stake and few duct tape rolls.
For these duct tape craft ideas, use the colourful standard duct tape on one side, and the UV-resistant, outdoor-grade duct tape on the other. When the hammock is not being used, leave the UV side facing up to keep the colours vibrant and protect it against the sun’s rays.
4. Phone Case
You can use colourful duct tape to design a patterned phone case. Depending on the design you want, you can go for the preppy plaid, experiment with funky stripes, or go for the trendy herringbone. For a perfect case, use a craft knife and neatly snip the tape around the lens of your phone’s camera.
5. Duct Tape Pocket
These are ingenious duct tape craft ideas. To create an envelope-style pocket, get different colours and stick the tape to itself in the desired pattern. You can then fold it into a pocket or pouch shape and then add self-stick rounds as a closure. Duct tape pockets or pouches can be used as gift wraps, coin purses, or for organizing coupons. To give your pocket a polished look, finish it off with a contrasting border.
6. Water Bottle Holder
This is an interesting one: a water bottle holder made of duct tape! You can easily carry your drink around in a handy, portable duct-taped sling. You can pull this off by wrapping a regular water bottle, the sticky side facing outward.
Next, re-wrap with the sticky side facing inwards to make a carrier. You can then add a duct tape strap to your water bottle holder. Besides making it easy to carry your drink around, this bottle holder also adds an insulating layer that keeps your drink cold.
7. Duct Tape Watch Band
Using Velcro and duct tape, you can make a colourful tape band that is just perfect for your watch. The Velcro enables the watch to move easily, making it an ideal wrist accessory.
8. Duct Tape Notebook Cover
Another cool way of using duct tape is to personalize and reinforce your journals or notebooks with duct tape. You can do this by cutting geometric shapes and place them over a plain binder.
You can also completely redesign your sketchbooks by entirely covering them. Besides adding colour to your notebook or journal cover, using duct tape also makes it sturdier and more durable.
9. Duct Tape Mask
You can recreate your favourite superhero or heroine by using duct tape. Whether that is batman or superman, or whoever it is that you adore, you can bring them home by making a replica duct tape mask. Besides, you can combine duct tape masks with colourful lighting to spice up a party and give it an ethereal feel.
10. Duct Tape Tablecloth
A duct tape tablecloth can be used during a bridal shower or at a dinner party. What makes it perfect for such occasions is that at the end of the party, all you need is to peel the tape off and then keep your plain duct tape tablecloth for reuse with a different theme. It is a fun and creative way of spicing up your dining table.