Making a Duct Tape Purse

March 6, 2012

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. hersey bar duct tape bag


Approximate Time: 3 hours



  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. Inside of Hershey Bar Wrapper Duct Tape Purse

  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! Hershey Bar Wrapper Purse

By Bonnie from Brownsville, TX

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 254 Posts
June 11, 2005

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


February 3, 2006

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!

Duct Tape Purse and Clutch


Silver Post Medal for All Time! 433 Posts
April 11, 2012

These are easy and fun to make.

Duct Tape Purse



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January 29, 2005

I am looking for pattern for a duct tape purse.




By Marn (Guest Post)
January 29, 20050 found this helpful

Go to and type in "duct tape purse"

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January 29, 20050 found this helpful

By Becki in Indiana (Guest Post)
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

By Lauren (Guest Post)
February 13, 20050 found this helpful


By katiemarie (Guest Post)
December 9, 20050 found this helpful

here is a pattern for you

April 7, 20080 found this helpful

Check this website out:
It's got printable patterns and instructions for purse projects and lots more!!

By Kim (Guest Post)
November 3, 20080 found this helpful

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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November 30, 2006

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

Tina from Grantville


By cindy (Guest Post)
November 30, 20060 found this helpful

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May 30, 2019

Duct tape is so versatile when crafting. In this project, it is used to line a purse that has been created from a recycled shirt.

Finished Duct Tape Lined Shirt Purse

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