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3 Easy Duct Tape Crafts for Back to School

Duct Tape Queen Richela Fabian Morgan is the author of the best-selling Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags. How awesome are her DIY duct tape crafts and projects?!?

DIY Duct Tape Crafts

We were thrilled with Fabian Morgan shared three of her easy duct tape crafts projects with us. These DIY crafts are so easy, your kids, tweens and teenagers could likely do them on their own. As an adult, you might want to have fun with these easy DIY duct tape projects, too. (We’re totally loving her new book – Duct Tape Bags – which shows how to make fashion accessories out of duct tape!) See more of her duct tape projects at www.RichelaFabianMorgan.com.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts How to make a Bag

These DIY duct tape projects, which are perfect for Back to School, include: Duct Tape Notebook or Binder Decoration; Duct Tape Pencil Case; and a Duct Tape Cell Phone Case.

So grab some colorful duct tape, have some fun, and show off your personalized duct tape creations.

Thanks to Richela Fabian Morgan for the detailed photos!

Project #1: Notebook/Binder Decoration

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover

Material: duct tape, notebook

Tools: parchment paper, pencil, scissors

Additional tool: bubble letter stencil (the one used in photo is a free printable from http://www.woojr.com/printable-bubble-letters/bubble-letters/

1. Cover front of notebook with vertical strips of duct tape.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
2. Fold the duct tape strips over the top, bottom, and right edges of the cover.
3. Trace letters onto the parchment paper.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
4. Cover the traced letters with a strip of duct tape.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
5. Flip over the parchment paper. You should be able to see the traced letters.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
6. Using a pair of well-oiled scissors, cut out the letters.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
7. Move around the cut letters on the notebook cover until you find an acceptable position.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Notebook Cover
8. One by one, remove the parchment paper on the back of each letter and adhere it onto the notebook cover.

Project #2: Pencil Case

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch

Materials: white, blue, yellow, light blue, gold, orange, green, red, and fuchsia duct tape; 2 round neodyne magnets, key chain ring

Tools: self-healing cutting matt, corked back metal ruler, craft knife, parchment paper, 1/8″ hole puncher

1. Place a parchment paper measuring 10″ wide x 15″ high on top of your worktable. Starting from the bottom, place 9 strips of white duct tape across the parchment paper. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″. Flip over and place the duct tape/parchment paper on your worktable in the landscape position. Peel off parchment paper. Starting at the bottom of the half-made fabric, place 6 strips of blue duct tape across it. Be sure the strips overlap along the long edges by at least 1/8″. Trim down the fabric to 10″ x 15″. (See instructional video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YZSNYyy57w)

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case PouchDIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case PouchDIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
2. Place the fabric on your worktable in the portrait position, white side facing up.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
3. Cut two strips of 6″ white duct tape. Measure and mark 6″ from the bottom left and right corners of the fabric. Starting at the two marks, vertically place each strip along the left and right edges. Be sure the strips are halfway on the fabric.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
4. Fold back the vertical tape strips and pull up the bottom portion of the fabric. Push down along the outer edges to form the main pocket.
5. Trim the corners of the flap in a curved line.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
6. Cut 12″ strips of various colored tape. Trim the width of each trip to 1/4″. Use these strips to decorate the front of the pencil case. Trim edges of strips that extend past the edges of the pencil case.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
7. Flip bag over so the opening is face up. Place a magnet on the inside of the flap, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the top edge. Cover with a piece of white duct tape.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
8. Place a magnet inside the pocket, centered and approximately 1/2″ from the bottom edge. Push it agains the top fabric of the pocket and cover from the inside with a piece of white duct tape.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
9. Using the hole puncher, make a hole on the upper left corner of the pencil case near the top of the pocket.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
10. Loop the key ring through the hole.

DIY Duct Tape Crafts Pencil Case Pouch
11. Close the flap and flip the bag over.

Project #3: Cell Phone Case

DIY Duct Tape Cell Phone Case

Materials: fuchsia and multi-colored chevron duct tape, bubble wrap, cell phone

Tools: self-healing cutting mat, ruler, scissors, ball point pen, pencil

1. Cut 2 rectangles from the bubble wrap that are 1/2 wider than your phone.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
2.  Trim down the height of the bubble wrap rectangles to 1″ shorter than height of your cell phone.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone CaseDIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case

3. Fold strips of fuchsia duct tape over the top edges of the bubble wrap rectangles. Trim down the left and right edges.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
4. Place one rectangle on top of the other and line up the edges. Starting from the top edge, horizontally place 10″ strips of fuchsia duct tape on the bubble wrap rectangles, overlapping the strips along the long edges by approximately 1/8″. Flip over the bubble wrap rectangles. Fold the left and right edges of the strips over the rectangles, creating a pocket.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
5. Horizontally place a strip of fuchsia tape halfway along the bottom edge of the pocket. Fold the strip under the pocket to close up the bottom.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
6. Draw 8 flower petals on the parchment paper.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
7. Cover drawn petals with chevron duct tape.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
8. Flip the parchment paper so the drawn petals are visible. Using a pair of well-oiled scissors, cut out the petals.

DIY Duct Tape Craft Cell Phone Case
9. Move around the cut petals on the cell phone case until you find an acceptable position.
10. One by one, remove the parchment paper on the back of each petal and adhere it onto the cell phone case.

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