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Making a Duct Tape Purse

A duct tape purse is easy to put together and looks great too. Use these helpful hints and suggestions for making your duct tape purse. This is a guide about making a duct tape purse.
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March 6, 2012 Flag

To make this purse, I used Hershey bar wrappers and duct tape. I did use some dectorative paper inside to make the pockets a little showy. It was fun and all the kids ask me where I got it and it is very durable.

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Approximate Time: 3 hours

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Instructions:

  1. I layed the pattern I wanted size wise and put it on a piece of clear contact paper on my glass table. I only uncovered an inch or so on the top and bottom and folded back the paper and stuck it on my table.

  2. Then put stripes of duct tape down on the contact paper so you can lay the Hershey wrappers on top of the sticky duct tape in stripes. Cover the surface you want for the outside of your purse or whatever you are making.

  3. Put it upside down and then double tape the other side again to make it stronger.

  4. Do the same for your dividers that you want and the pockets you want.

  5. Tape them all in with your duct tape.

  6. Take a strong ribbon, preferably ribbed, as it is stronger and make it the length you want for the handle.

  7. Slit holes in the side and run the ribbon up through and over the whole bottom and sew ends together. I used dental floss for sewing to make it stronger.

  8. Tape it all together and make your purse or gift whatever you want it to be. I decorated mine with pretty buttons.

  9. Go shopping. Enjoy!

By Bonnie from Brownsville, TX

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March 12, 20120 found this helpful

Oh I adore this! Nice job!

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June 11, 2005 Flag

Need a purse? You can make one out of cardboard and duct tape. They are easy and cool!

Materials:

  • Duct tape (there are an array of colors available)
  • Ruler
  • Box cutter
  • Cardboard or tagboard
  • Writing utensil

Instructions

First you need to cut five pieces of cardboard/tagboard into the dimensions you want your purse. I cut the large sides 7x5 inches, the small sides 6x3 inches and the bottom 7x3 inches. The strap should be 2-3 inches wide and as long as you want it.

After each piece is cut out, you can cover them with duct tape. Try and keep the tape as flat as possible to avoid creases and air bubbles. On the edges, place the cardboard in the middle of the tape and fold the tape over on each side.

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When you get to the corner, don't fold it until you go around the corner with the tape, then fold the sides down so the tape sticks to itself making a triangle. Then you can fold the other sides down.

Once each piece is covered, you can start taping the sides together to form the purse.

Now you will have a box which is the main part of the purse.

Strap

To make the strap, cut two pieces of tape as long as you want your strap, if you cut it too long you can always cut it down. Place the two pieces together with about 1/4 inch of sticky side offset on either side so you can fold those edges down. (This keeps the sticky edges from being exposed on the edge of the strap.) Now tape the strap to the your bag, make sure it is strong. You can attach a piece of tape to the strap and wrap it around the bottom of the bag and attach the end to the other side of the strap. Also tape the strap to the inside of the bag so it is extra strong.

Ways to make this purse even more stylish:

  • Use different colors of duck tape.
  • Add a fake flower.
  • Make a bow with the tape.
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January 18, 20090 found this helpful

It was so cool. I made it for our school bazaar, along with a bunch of duct tape wallets. Thank-you!

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April 11, 2012

Duct Tape Purse

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These are easy and fun to make.

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February 3, 2006

Duct Tape Purse and Clutch

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My daughter and I have gone a little crazy over duct tape :) This is a purse and clutch we made out of some, and the best part is that if one rips I can patch it up and make it look even more original!

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January 29, 2005 Flag

I am looking for pattern for a duct tape purse.

By Lanetta from Oklahoma

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January 29, 20050 found this helpful

Go to www.craftster.org/forum/index.php and type in "duct tape purse"

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January 29, 20050 found this helpful

http://www.azce  yideas05-CR.html

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February 9, 20050 found this helpful

3-M is the company that makes the actual brand "duct tape". I'm sure they have a website, probably http://www.3M.com

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February 13, 20050 found this helpful

JESUS LOVES YOU!!!!!

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December 9, 20050 found this helpful

here is a pattern for you

http://www.craf  do?projectID=813

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April 7, 20080 found this helpful

Check this website out: www.duckitup.com

It's got printable patterns and instructions for purse projects and lots more!!

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November 3, 20080 found this helpful

Hey, here's a website duckitup.com it has a bunch of duct tape patterns for only $2 a month! It's amazing. There's all kinds of patterns.

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November 30, 2006 Flag

How do you make a duct tape purse with a flap?

Tina from Grantville

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November 30, 20060 found this helpful

http://www.duck  om/ducktivities/

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