Use of Duct Tapes in Artistic Creative Works

Duct Tapes in Craft Works

Duct tapes are now available in all the colorful, funky prints other than the traditional gray. But now it comes even in sheets, in the process of compiling the round-up of duct tape crafts and projects. Different varieties of duct tapes are available. An all-weather duct tape is water resistant and can be used inside and outside. Heavy-duty tape called professional HVAC duct tape patches up cement and other durable surfaces.

Home and shop duct tape is used for everyday household repairs and box sealing. There's also a transparent variety of duct tapes. Other than fixing things duct tapes are now made useful in many ways. It is now used for making things that will blow your minds. I have mentioned below a few ways by which you can make use of duct tapes to make some things.

Duct Tape Shoes

Things required

  • A shoe
  • Scissors
  • A duct tape
  • Mod podge
  • Acrylic sealer

Step1: Select a duct tape of desired design.

Step2: Cut the tape into pieces and tape it to the shoe in a “collage" method.

Step3: Cover the whole shoe.

Step4: Apply a layer of Mod Podge. Let it dry overnight.

Step5: Then spray it with an acrylic sealer.

Step6: let them dry another 24 hours before wearing them.

Duct Tape Flowers

A pen and duct tape of desired color and design is required to make a duct tape flower.

Step1: Wrap the pen with duct tape completely. On the writing end, you’ll wrap it around and around and close to the tip until it is secure.

Step2: Next is to make the petals of the flower. For making a petal, 2″ pieces of duct tape is required. Fold the right corner up towards the top of the piece, leaving a little bit of the sticky side exposed. Then take the corner you made, and fold it down to form almost a pyramid shape. There should be an opening towards the top on the side.

Step3: Now start wrapping the petals on the tip of the pen. Begin the next point of the petal where one point ends.

Step4: Make sure that the petals are kept close to each other while wrapping. The petals should be kept even or else it would look sloppy.

For making small roses, you will need about 25 petals. But to make a bigger rose you will require about 50 petals.

Duct Tape Purse

Things required

  • duct tape rolls (2 different colours)
  • A crayon or marker
  • A ruler
  • Scissors

Step1: Cut the duct tapes into three, twenty inch strips and ten, eight inch strips. To make the 20 inch strips you, make three forty inch strips and fold them over each other. Make the eight inch strips in the same manner.

Step2: Set the 20 inch strips in such a manner that they touch each other.

Step3: Place one of your 8 inch strips over the first and third 20 inch and under the second taping over the 8 in strip. Choose the colour that you want as the inside to tape over it with.

Step4: Start weaving. The shorter strips will stick up 2 inches. When you finish this, tape the last one as you did to the first.

Step5: Next you have to cover the inside part completely with the colour you wish to be inside. This should be done on the back side of the part where we have weaved with two different colours earlier. Then cover the top part that sticks up on both sides.

Step6: Now fold the thing in such a manner that an oval shape is formed on the top. Then tape the two ends together.

Step7: Next is to make a sheet of duct tape for the bottom. Keep the prepared portion over it and trace it using a crayon or marker. Cut the piece which would be in an oval shape and then tape it to the bottom of the purse.

Step8: prepare three, three and a half foot strips for the strap and then braid them. Tape the strap to the inside of the purse neatly and firmly.

Duct tapes are commonly used for taping things. Most of the people don’t even think of its uses other than it. Mentioned above are a few ways to use duct tapes in making things that people don’t even think of.

Duct tapes can be used in many craft works. Different colours of duct tapes are now available for this purpose. There are many other uses for duct tapes which can take old things into new ones. Three useful things that can be made using colourful duct tapes are explained in detail in this hub

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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

It is amazing what you can make with duct tape. Nicely done hub. Clear instructions.

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Thanks for noticing the hub on duct tapes. You can use your own creative ideas to do something different with duct tapes.

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Stephanie Henkel 3 years ago from USA

Duct tape is so versatile, and you have some interesting ideas of what can be made from it, I'm intrigued by the duct tape shoe...would love to see some pictures accompanying your instructions!

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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

I saw a t-shirt once that had a very appropriate saying on it, "I can fix anything"; and in the back it said, "just hand me some duct tapes!"..... Obviously, the t-shirt was in the men's dept. LOL

Very interesting hub, voting up and USEFUL :)

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Thanks for considering my hub interesting. Any old shoe can be turned in to a new one using the duct tape of desired colour and design.

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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

I've heard of creative uses for duct tape, but I've never thought of duct tape shoes! And I had no idea that duct tape was available in so many colors and designs. Very interesting...thank you!

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Thankyou for your comment. Very happy to find that you found duct tape shoes idea useful.

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Suzie HQ 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Hi Kevin,

I have only become familiar with all the uses of duct tape thanks to HP andhubs that have been written on different aspects of it. Never knew it to be so popular! Your shoes idea is certainly "out there" and appeals to my quirky nature totally! Thanks for this with the different step by steps to use this amazing tape! Useful and Interesting!

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi Suzie,

Thanks a lot to find that you found my hub interesting.

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BkCreative 3 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

I love duct tape for some reason...always have. I found some with leopard print...but then what? Ah well now I know what. I have been wanting to make flowers and I think a bunch of leopard print flowers will look good.

Thanks for the inspiration which I seem to need a bit of lately!

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi BkCreative,

Thanks for reading my hub on duct tapes and finding time to write a comment. Very happy to know that you are inspired by my hub.

smith143 3 years ago

Is duct tape used for such purposes too? Great idea and creativity. I loved the duct tape shoes. Very interesting hub!!!

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

You can find duct tapes in different colors and designs. You will surely love it when used in artistic works.

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peachpurple 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

i love your idea of using duct tapes for making handmade crafts. Very unique and pretty. Seems that the steps instruction are very straight forward and easy to understand even without the pictures. Voted up and useful

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi peachpurple,

Very happy to know that the ideas included in my hub was useful. Sorry for not including the pictures. But very glad to find that the instructions helped you a lot even without the pictures. Thanks for commenting.

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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina

What a fabulous suggestion. I have been seeing a lot of beautiful duct tape in the stores. I didn't realize so many unique projects could be done with it. Awesome!

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kellyteam 3 years ago from Michigan

These are unbelievable ideas! So Creative with easy to follow instructions. Thanks for sharing. May even try to make me a new purse. Sharing voted up useful.

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi tammyswallow,

It's really very great of you to comment on my hub. I am so happy to know that the suggestions in my hub inspired you a lot. Thanks for finding time to leave such a supportive comment.

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi kellyteam,

I am so glad to find that my hub on duct tape ideas was of use to you. Thanks for your comments.

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MarleneB 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

These are very interesting projects. I totally wish I could see a photo of the flower craft. I'm quite visual and having trouble visualizing how to do it. Nevertheless, I'm intrigued.

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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi marleneB,

Thanks to know that you found the hub on ducyt tapes interesting. I'll try to include the photos soon. Thanks for you good comment.

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