Cut a 12-inch strip of Pink Duct Tape.
Carefully fold the strip lengthwise, sticky side to sticky side, to create a double-sided strip.
Lay the right side of the ribbon (double-sided strip) over the left side, creating a loop at the top.
Secure the ribbon together by placing a small piece of duct tape between the pieces.
Cut the ends of the ribbon at a 45-degree angle.
Use a straight or safety pin to attach the ribbon to your clothes, bag, etc.
Fold a long strip of duct tape over on itself so that there are no sticky areas. Wrap this strip loosely around your forehead and mark where it overlaps.
Make a sheet of duct tape fabric about ten inches (25 cm) wide, and as long as the strip up to your mark
Form this sheet into a cylinder by matching the short sides and taping them together.
Make the top of the hat.
Make another sheet of duct tape fabric, this one about one-third wider than the hole in the cylinder.
- Place the cylinder on the duct tape sheet and trace the hole onto the sheet, trying to keep it as circular as possible. Touch up the trace as much as possible with the compass, keeping the trace as close as possible to the size of the hole.
Draw a circle that has the same center as the trace, but is one-third bigger. Cut out this bigger circle (which contains the trace of the smaller circle).
Bigger circle in black, smaller circle (cylinder outline) in purple, cuts shown in blue
Make about eight to ten equally-spaced cuts from the edge of the sheet (the bigger circle) to the edges of the smaller circle, all pointing toward the center of the circles.
Fold the newly-made strips downward and tape them to the inside of the cylinder. Make sure to cover any sticky sides.
Make the brim of the top hat.
My homemade Duct tape book cover
First you will make a Duct Tape sheet longer that your book when it is open plus extra for flaps.
For this, cut multiple sheets of Duct tape longer than the length of your book while open plus 4-8 inches (depending on how thick you would like your flaps that will hold your book in its cover). Place your first strip sticky side up. Next place another sheet sticky side down vertically across your first piece and halfway up so that there is equal sticky overlapping on top and bottom. Flip the strip over and with your next piece place it either below or above the second strip of tape so that the sticky area is completely covered. This will leave another half piece of sticky overlap.
Repeat this process over and over until you your Duct tape sheet is about a strip and a half wider than your book is top to bottom. Fold over your sticky pieces and give the top and bottom of your cover a clean look.
Cut the ugly ends of your duct tape book cover so that they are clean as well. Now, place your open book in the middle of the sheet so that the flaps are equal on both sides. Now fold the flaps tight over the front and back covers of your book and tape the top and bottom parts of only your flaps (this way the hard part of your book can easily slide in and out of the Duct tape flaps.
That is it. You have a Duct tape book cover!
Duct Tape iPhone case
- Duct Tape (one or two colors)
- Scissors or exact-o knife
Take two 7 inch strips of Duct tape the color that you want for the inside. Take two 8 inch strips of tape the color you would like for the outside. Stick the shorter inside color to the longer outside color on sticky sides with the extra inch hanging over on one side.
Wrap the first strip around the sides of your iPhone with the longer piece of tape on the outside. Wrap it tight enough that its snug but you can still slide your phone in and out. Do this with both pieces side by side.
While both wrapped pieces are tightly side by side wrap a new strip of the outside color around the middle of both original pieces so that they are now one piece.
Cut a 4 to 5 inch piece of the outside color and a square piece of the inside color. Stick the square piece directly in the middle of larger piece (sticky sides together). Leave about an inch of overlap on the top and bottom of the longer piece. This is our bottom piece that holds the phone in. With the phone still in our original piece leave equal amount of phone hanging out on top and bottom. Now attach the bottom piece we just made around the bottom of the phone with both sticky side attached to both sides of our original piece.
Take a 6 inch piece of your outside tape a fold it in half long ways attaching the sticky side together. This is our flap holder. Wrap it around the phone short ways. Don’t make it too tight because you will be tucking your flap in there when your done. Use a square piece of your outside tape to secure the end pieces together in the back.
Take another 7 inch piece of your outside tape and attache it to the sticky side of a 5 inch piece of you inside color with about two inches of overlap. Cut the side that’s not overlapping to give it a clean look. This is our flap. Line the clean end with the bottom of our original piece on the front and pull it tight attaching the sticky end to the back. You should be able to tuck the flap in the front holder.
Thats it! Now you have a Duct tape iPhone cover!