How to make adorable accessories from DUCT TAPE

Yes, you read that right. Yes, “adorable” and “duct tape” are in the same sentence.

No, I’m not insane {at least I hope I’m not!} ๐Ÿ˜‰

Last week I whipped up some ca-ute accessories for my daughters room made from, you guessed it… Duct Tape.
I first showed these cute accessories over at Someday Crafts.


Srsly, are these not just the cutest things ever? And I made them all with zebra-printed Duct Tape and random accessories laying around the house.

I first saw this Duct Tape at WalMart and was smitten. How can I incorporate it into a project?


Here’s a play-by-play of how I made these fun accessories. Think outside the box and try to see what fun things you can create with duct tape!

For the storage boxes, I found three identical shipping boxes (you can purchase them at Wal-Mart for about .50ยข each). I taped the bottoms shut and cut off the top flaps.


I started by adding the Duct Tape around the entire top of the box. I left enough to fold it over to create a finished edge.


Once it’s around the box, just fold it over the edge and smoosh it down.


After the top edge was folded I wrapped the duct tape around the box, one layer at a time. In total it took 4 layers to cover each of the boxes.


To make the tissue box, I started with a basic plastic tissue container. The duck theme in their bathroom is getting retired soon {hopefully very soon}, so it was a perfect way to recycle an accessory that otherwise would have ended up at goodwill.


I started by adding layers to the top of the box, then wrapped the tape around the sides of the box.


The top was a little tricky. I taped across the hole, then got a razor blade and cut little triangles around the hole and folded them all under the inside of the tissue box. Here’s a picture of the inside of the box:


My boxes were cute, but still a little boring, so I found some hot pink grosgrain ribbon and hot glued it around the top and bottom of each box. Then I tied some bows and glued them on as well. The boxes have 5/8″ ribbon and the tissue box and candle each have 3/8″ ribbon. (I buy all my ribbon from Ribbons and Bows oh My!.)


Now my daughter has some fun accessories for her bedroom!


I was having so much fun taping everything in sight, so I added some of the funky Duct Tape to a candle as well!


I do want to mention though, this candle is strictly for decorative purposes ONLY. DO NOT BURN IT. If you attempt this project, the Duct Tape and ribbon are both extremely flammable!!


Aren’t they just so fun?! What little girl wouldn’t want hot pink and zebra-print accessories?


My total cost was about $8.00. Each roll of Duct Tape is around $4.00 and this project took 2 rolls. All the other accessories I already had on hand.

Have you made anything fun with Duct Tape? I’d love more ideas!

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  1. Adorable! Duct tape has come long way, baby!

  2. Love it! Especially the bins. I’ve been passing by the fancy duct tape for a while now wondering what people did with the stuff. Now I know, you can do a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’ve used a strip of it around a candle before, and made a cardboard envelope for a photography gift certificate. I love that stuff! The damask print is my fave. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’ll have to admit, I didn’t think you could actually pull of “cute” duct tape accessories…but I am sold! LOVE the storage box idea! I might have to check out the duct tape at my Wal Mart ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Okay, this is totally cute! My 11 year old daughter is totally into making duct tape purses and has about every color they make. We may have to use the cheetah themed duct tape to decorate up her room. Thanks for the idea!

  6. I was at Staple the other day and they had a whole section of duct tape in a variety of colors and designs…they also sell square sheets of duct tape…I was thinking “WOW” duct tape has come a long way…

  7. They have camo duct tape too. Wouldn’t that be cool in a boys room???

  8. Seriously! Only two rolls! Wow! That went a long way! This is something I’ll have to try for my new apartment!