How to Make Some Astonishingly Creative Things Out of Duct Tape

How to Make Things Out of Duct Tape
You can make amazing things out of a simple duct tape! You'd be surprised to discover the creative ways in which you can use this seemingly boring household item.
CraftCue Staff
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2017
There is no limit to the number of fantastic things that can be made from duct tape. These tapes have taken the field of art and craft by storm and there seems to be no stopping it. In fact, tape crafts such as wallets, neckties, hats, and belts can actually be worn! Here are some cool ideas that can be tried by beginners for making things out of duct tape.

Duct Tape Wallet
  • You may choose a tape of any color. Now, cut 4 strips of tape, each being 7 inches in length and stick each along the side of the other.
  • Now, repeat the same procedure again so as to cover the sticky side with a smooth surfaced tape.
  • Cut off the uneven sides.
  • Cut a strip into half and use it for covering the edges, so as to give it a smooth finish. Now, you have the main body of the wallet ready.
  • The next step is to make the credit card pockets. Take a 14 inch long strip and stick it with another 14 inch tape so that it makes a strong pocket.
  • Now, measure the length of a credit card and accordingly cut the tape into 4 strips each.
  • Place them on the insides of the wallet and then stick all the 4 pockets with a tape from the center.
  • You will also need to stick the edges of the sides of the wallet. Therefore, rip a strip into half and stick each side of the wallet so that the tape covers the edges of the pockets.
  • Now, fold the wallet evenly and your duct tape wallet is ready! You may make colorful designs on the wallet using additional tapes.
Bright Flip-Flops
  • You will firstly need to either buy rubber soles that are the exact size of your feet or you can instead cut a piece of strong cardboard.
  • Now, all you need to do is to cover the upper surface of the flip-flops with several strips of tape until its complete.
  • Make two small holes at the top center of the sole, where you'd like to place the straps of the flip-flops.
  • In order to make the flip-flop straps, use one long strip of a different colored duct tape.
  • Keep the sticky side up and stick both the open sticky sides towards the center of the strip. This way, you won't need to seal the edges and still manage to make a long even strap.
  • Take this strap and pass it through the holes from below the flip-flop soles. The two open ends of the strap should be facing forwards you.
  • Take the open ends of the strap and measure them according to your feet and see where the ends much reach so as to be worn comfortably.
  • Seal the open ends of the flip-flop strap from underneath the flops with tape.
  • Thereafter, cover the undersurface with a fresh layer of tape.
  • Your flip fops are ready to wear!
Retro Belt
  • Take a strip of duct tape of any color. Measure your waist size and cut the tape accordingly.
  • Take another strip of the same color and length.
  • Now, stick the two strips so that the sticky sides sticks to one another, but in a way that both strips have a bit of sticky sides free on the sides.
  • Now, stick the free sticky sides along the belt to make the main body of the belt.
  • Cut the ends of the belt to remove the uneven sides.
  • You can decorate your belt in any way you wish. Use different colored tapes for this.
  • Now, take any metal or plastic buckle from an old belt that is no longer in use.
  • Cut 2 inch tapes, so as to make a 'T' shaped sticker. Repeat this as you will need two T stickers to stick the buckle on to the edge of your belt.
  • Once you have stuck the buckle, cover the area right below the buckle with a piece of tape. This will give a neater look.
  • Now, you may add holes at the end of the belt, or you could use a grommet puncher. You can buy the puncher from an art and craft store.
  • In order to make the holder for the belt, you will need to cut a 4 inch tape.
  • Fold this tape into half and then place it right below the metal buckle. Stick the open ends of the strip from underneath the belt using tape. Your duct tape belt is ready to be worn!
Other Things That Can be Made Using Duct Tape
  • Shoes and boots
  • Carry bags and folders
  • Purses
  • Jackets
  • Hats
  • Dresses or skirts
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Book covers
  • Neckties
So go ahead and try these 3 ideas at home, and soon you'll be wanting to experiment with further designs.