My kids and I had an opportunity to do Duct Tape crafts and we found that it’s quite fun to make your own products out of Duct Tape is it Duck Tape or Duct tape. I think it’s Duck Brand Duct tape but most people just call it Duck tape now. We ended up making a little hand bag, ties, and head bands. It was so much fun. You can use Duck Tape to make purses, ties for Father’s day and you could probably make a shirt if you took the time. I’m not sure how comfortable it would be but the ideas with Duck Tape crafts is endless. Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, we thought we should share some Duct Tape Valentines, AKA Duck Tape Valentines.
So this can be entirely made with Duct Tape. Or you can gather some card stock and just enhance it with the tape.
Multiple Color Duct Tape
(Patterned Duck Tape)
To Make the Cards:
Lay one piece of duct tape flat on the board. Now layer a second one so that it overlaps with the first one between a quarter and an eighth of an inch. Continue until you’ve reached a size that works for you. We did about four rows of duct tape.
Then when you have a solid sheet you can just decorate it as you choose with angles and shapes cut out of Duct Tape.
When you want place a solid color in the middle where you can write a message or a name to personalize the Valentine.
To Make The Envelopes:
Lay one piece of duct tape flat on the board. Now layer a second one so that it overlaps with the first one between a quarter and an eighth of an inch. Continue until you’ve reached a size that works for you. We did about six rows of duct tape.
Turn the sheet over. Use a couple rolls of tape to hold down the corner if needed. Time for the second layer, or envelope liner. Do the same exact thing but going in an opposite direction. This will ensure that your duct tape sheet doesn’t roll into a tube. Once you’re done, trim the excess tape off the edges.
Measure the size you need based on your card or whatever is going in inside. For our first envelope, we used one of our pop-up name cards. Cut the sheet so that it’s about half an inch wider than the card and about three times the height.
From the bottom, measure and draw out a triangle. Cut it out. Mimic a similar triangle for the top flap, but slightly larger. Now you’re done!