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.

Making a Duct Tape Purse
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hersey bar duct tape bagTo 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. hersey bar duct tape bag

Approximate Time: 3 hours


  • Duct tape
  • clear packing tape
  • decorative paper for pockets
  • colored duct tape
  • ribbon for handles
  • buttons to decorate
  • clear contact paper
  • collected Hershey Bar wrappers
  • dental floss
  • large needle


  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 to you can lay the Hershey wrappers on top of the sticky duct tape in stripes. cover the surface you want for your 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. Inside of Hershey Bar Wrapper Duct Tape Purse

  5. Tape them all in with your Duct tape.

  6. Take a strong ribbon preferable 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 use 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, Texas

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Finished Duct Tape Lined Shirt PurseThese look really nice. It's a good use for old tops.

Approximate Time: 1 hour


  • Shirt spaghetti straps
  • stapler
  • duct tape
  • scissors
  • iron


    The shirt before being turned into a purse.
  1. Turn your shirt inside out, iron all creases out if any.

  2. Then cover every inch of fabric with duct tape. Be sure there is no wrinkles. Do both sides of shirt. Putting duct tape on the shirt. Applying duct tape to the shirt.

  3. When done cut off excess duct tape around the edges.

  4. Then about an inch from the bottom of your shirt staple all the way across from end to end. Stapling together the purse.

  5. Then cover the staples with more duct tape to avoid poking your fingers.

  6. Then turn the bag inside out again this will be the outside of your bag or purse. You can add extras to decorate it or just leave it the way it is. Finished Duct Tape Lined Shirt Purse

By coville123 from brockville, ontario

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Need a purse? You can make one out of cardboard and duct tape. They are easy and cool! You requested it and Stella made one with pictures and complete instructions.

Finished Duct Tape Purse with a flower

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Duct Tape Purse and Clutch

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!

By princessgrace from Austin, TX

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These are easy and fun to make.

Duct Tape Purse

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I am looking for pattern for a duct tape purse.

By Lanetta from Oklahoma

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Hey, here's a website 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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How do you make a duct tape purse with a flap?

Tina from Grantville

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