Back-To-School DIY Ideas with Duck Tape

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Duck Tape Pencil Holder
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I’ve been one giddy DIY gal since Duck Tape® began making patterned tape.  The crafting possibilties are endless and it’s a fabulous material to use for upcycling items, such as the cardboard rolls I quickly fashioned into a pencil holder (above.)  Just a few strips of tape around the rolls and a little bit on the bottom to secure them to each other and viola! – a cute pencil holder for a desk, ktichen counter or with a little extra embelishment, a cute teacher’s gift to fill with pens and pencils for the classroom.

I’m also planning to upcycle binders from last year by giving them a new Duck Tape® makeover, it’s the perfect material to cover up any wear and tear or scribbles.  And it not only breathes new life into old supplies but also costs a fraction of the price we’d pay for new.  With the variety of patterns avaialble, it’s also easy to find one my children like or to match any decor in our home.

Generally, I buy Duck Tape at Walmart where I’ve been able to find a huge selection of rolls…

Duck Tape Rolls

And even some really cool full pattern sheets for decorating and crafts.

Duck Tape Sheets

I think the mustache print is absolutely hysterical and the penguins are super cute.  Either would make a fun pencil case or book cover.  I also already have some ideas for possible holiday crafts I can make, too.  (Duck tape is fabulous for fashioning custom photo boxes, frames, storage items and all sorts of lovely gifts.)

Finding Duck Tape® at Walmart is quite easy, if it’s not in the office supply area, you’ll find it in the craft section.  But be warned, it won’t be easy to choose!  I typically wind up bringing home a few rolls as there are endless uses for this handy product. It’s even quite fashionable to use closer to it’s intended use by dressing up packages for gifting or sending through the mail.  Will you be adding Duck Tape® to your back-to-school shopping list? What clever craft ideas do you have for this versitile product?

For more ideas and inspiration, follow Duck Tape® brand on Twitter @TheDuckBrand

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Pam
    • September 9, 2013

    That is just really cute, Barb! I am loving all the crafts that can be made with duct tape. This could be for any season.

    • Grace Hodgin
    • September 9, 2013

    Until I started reading your blog I never knew the possibilities of duck tape. Love all those colors and patterns they come in too.

    • Daisy B
    • September 9, 2013

    I love this! I was at Walmart a few weeks ago and the woman in front of me in had 30 rolls of duck tape. I asked what she was doing with so many and she said that the kids in her class love to decorate their folders with it. There are so many fun things to do with Duck Tape! I love all of the fun prints.

    • Melanie
    • September 9, 2013

    What a fun project.. I just love all the new and cool Duck Tape colors… thanks for sharing, I love to craft with them

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