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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.
Approximate Time: 3 hours
By Bonnie from Brownsville, TX
Need a purse? You can make one out of cardboard and duct tape. They are easy and cool!
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.
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.
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:
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!
These are easy and fun to make.
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I am looking for pattern for a duct tape purse.
Go to www.craftster.org/forum/index.php and type in "duct tape purse"
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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here is a pattern for you
Check this website out: www.duckitup.com
It's got printable patterns and instructions for purse projects and lots more!!
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.
How do you make a duct tape purse with a flap?
Tina from Grantville