Upcycle Plastic - Duck Tape, Shoe Laces and a Plastic Container Become a Cute Purse - Demo and Printables
Waterproof duck tape purse made from a plastic container.
Summer is a wonderful thing.
Not only has summer given me some free time for crafting, but further, it's a great excuse to update the old wardrobe.
With that in mind, I was thinking I need a new purse for summer, something small and fun, mostly for poolside since I don't plan on venturing much further.
Of late, having all this extra crafting time, I have become totally enamored of two things, Duck Tape and finding a use for things that end up in the trash.
In this house, we go through one Carnation Instant Breakfast container a week, on average. So, I wanted to find a use for the containers.
Check it out. A cute purse was born and it was a fast and easy delivery. Best of all, I already had most of the supplies.
I got one roll of tape and some shoe laces. Considering most of the roll of tape and one of the laces remain, combined with the other supplies already on hand, I would estimate this purse cost me about $3.25 to make.
This DIY duck tape purse holds a good bit of stuff.
I need something water proof in this purse.
It occurred to me that plastic would make a great purse for poolside because it's impervious to splashing, unlike my fabric purses as evidenced by two dead cell phones from summers past.
I smelled a challenge. This is what happened. Check out the photo galleries to watch this pretty little puppy being born. Then, give it a go and make your own. It's fun.
This one actually holds my shades, wallet, lip gloss, keys and cell phone. Best of all, I don't have to worry about anything getting water damage.
How to make the purse in the picture - Click through the thumbnails to see the instructions.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Have you ever crafted with tape?
Do you ever make stuff by tape crafting?
I like it!
Having never done on of these, I'm most pleased.
Now, I can't wait to do some more. I can see kids loving these. I envision peace signs and flowers, leopard print and leather, the combinations are unfathomable. Give a go and protect your valuables while hanging by the pool this summer. Use the money you saved for a new swim suit!
Finished DIY upcycled duck tape purse
Pink and black duct tape craft project purse.
Give it a try.
This is so very simple to create, cost only pennies really and best of all can be easily replicated by anyone.
Teens and tweens would love this. For parties, sleepovers, small and large group activities this project is a good one. From church groups to Girl Scouts, school clubs and family get togethers this easy project is sure to go over well with the gals.
If planning to do this with groups, consider getting tape and "bling" in coordinating color combinations with some black, white, and silver thrown in. Pink, purple, red and pastels are usually a safe bet with the girly crowd.
- Black roll Duck Tape
- Pink and black argyle roll Duck TapeCleandry Carnation Instant Breakfast plastic box with lid1 ribbo
- Cleandry Carnation Instant Breakfast plastic box with lid
- Thin silver ribbon
- Black sead beads
- Pink shimmer ribbon shoe lace
- Black heart charms or buttons
- Wash and dry the Carnation Instant breakfast box.
- Use a push pin to make a hole in the center of each side one inch down from the bottom of the top without the lid.
- Cover the bottom with black tape.
- Cover the sides with black tape.
- Be sure to start and stop on the blue center line on the container side.
- Tape down the vertical strip of argyle tape on both sides and fold over bottom.
- Tape the horizontal border of argyle around the purse remembering to start and stop on the mid line on the side. Leave about an inch for folding over on the bottom.
- Glue the thin silver ribbon trim onto the argyle tape with a glue gun.
- Glue on any flowers, ribbons or embellishments.
- Run a ribbon shoe lace through the side holes and tie off each end on the inside of the purse.
- Cover the lid in Duck tape. Glue sead beads on the edging.
© 2013 Rhonda Lytle