Published on June 13th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Duct Tape Container
I am all about homemade gifts. It’s my calling. But I want to help others figure it out too. That’s of course the purpose of this blog. I am gifting this bag to my hubby for Father’s Day. What do you get for the guy who pretty much has enough stuff? This year hubby and I ended up buying new cars just three weeks apart. He loves his new car, and I couldn’t think of anything more fitting then a nice faux leather like bag to hold any trash he might need to dispose of during his commute. And, not only does it match his car, but it also matches his dream catcher air freshener. I’m just thrilled to give him this lovingly handmade gift of a duct tape container!
And hey, while I was at it……. I made one for my new SUV too. We tend to use that on the weekends, and I want to keep my new vehicle all shiny and pretty, so this bag gets put in the back with the minions. Hopefully those bright colors will convince them to use the container!
And, I think this would be the perfect item for a tween/teen to make for Dad or themselves. I mean, you can follow along the same steps and create these bags with your own colors. Create them in different sizes, and you could make a whole set.
1. Cut off the handle of a shopping bag, I expected my bag to measure about 11×6 inches when done. So I cut the bag to about 11 inches.
2. Cover the bag with duct tape, slightly overlapping all sides, and making sure to overlap each piece across the bag.
3. Once the first side is done, gently peel it off the surface, and turn over. Then overlap the tape onto the other side.
4. Now tape the second side covering the bag up fully. NOTE- You do not have to use the bag, but I felt it was a better medium to stick the tape to, then be able to tape the other side, instead of trying to join all the tape together, less waste and stuck tape bits.
5. Make a second rectangle, just like the first one.
6. Put them side by side, and add a strip of tape that extends over the top and bottom. place a small strip on the other side to complete the join.
7. Fold the two open halves together, add a small strip of tape underneath, and join them again, with another strip of tape.
You will have an open ended box. Crease each joint with your fingers or a ruler, and then crease the other sides to make a square.
1. Take your box and place it onto a piece of scrap cardboard. Trace around it and cut it out 1/4 inch smaller then your trace lines.
2. Adhere tape over both front and back.
This is the bottom of your container.
3. Now tape each outside of the bottom, place box outside on top of bottom, and tape together.
4. Pull the tape up the sides on two sides, then use a gift wrapping fold to tape down as shown. Then pull rest of tape onto box.
Smooth out wrinkles and your basic box is done.
Decorate with duct tape or vinyl. I used vinyl to decorate my masculine box, and more duct tape for my girlie decorated box.
I used Autumn Celebrations cartridge and my Cricut Machine to cut out this feather. I used Boys will be Boys cart to cut out the name.
The black is duct tape torn in half.
I added black tape to the rainbow chevron tape for pretty color on my white bag.