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The Many Exciting Uses for Duct Tape

Updated on August 13, 2011
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Jeannie has been writing online for over 8 years. She covers a wide variety of topics—anything from hamsters to office work.


Fix It with Duct Tape

Have you ever been trying to repair something, but you just can't get it to stay in place? Have you ever tried and tried to glue an item together, yet it won't work? What about dealing with an annoying person that just won't shut his or her mouth? Well, I have the solution for you: duct tape!

Oh, duct tape - what can't it fix? If it is broke, duct tape is right there to fix the problem. It is a low priced solution that comes in handy no matter what. It's strength and durability is amazing. Furthermore, it comes in number of different colors and patterns now. After all, who would not want to use hot pink or zebra print duct tape?

I know what you are thinking: When I am going to hear about the many exciting uses for duct tape? The anticipation is more than the average person can handle! Do fret over it anymore.

Prom dress and suit created with duct tape.
Prom dress and suit created with duct tape. | Source

The Many Exciting Uses for Duct Tape:

  • Taping the bumper of your car back on your car.
  • Repairing that old car door with a hole in it.
  • Making sure the side of the futon does not fall apart again.
  • Taping someone's mouth shut.
  • Taping someone to a wall.
  • Fixing an annoying leak in a bathtub.
  • Making clothing, yes, even prom dresses!
  • Taping together packages.
  • Fixing holes in your jeans.
  • Make some new picture frames.
  • Taping that annoying crack in the window.
  • Fixing a hole in your mattress.
  • Creating awesome new crafts.
  • Taping your friend's door closed.
  • Taping your glasses together for that Revenge of the Nerds look.
  • Perhaps crafting a duck from duct tape using the Duck tape brand!
  • Pranking friends while they are asleep - the possibilities are unlimited!
  • Rolling the roll of tape across the floor to play low-budget bowling with small cardboard boxes.
  • Taping together a giant cardboard house for the kids.
  • Repairing everything you break while moving to a new home.
  • And so much more!!!

Duct tape in a bathtub.
Duct tape in a bathtub.

Let Your Creativity be Your Guide

As you can tell, there are many different uses for duct tape. The possibilities are as great as your imagination. If it is broke, try to fix it with duct tape. After all, I stayed at a motel once and the tub was "repaired" with duct tape. I know, I know... nothing but the finest for me!

The time is now to purchase some duct tape and start creating. Don't forget - you can buy it in just about any color now. The fun and the fixing stuff never has to stop!


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  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    That sounds pretty awesome. I've just simply repaired most everything in my apartment with it. :-) Thanks for checking out my hub.

  • bryanbaldwin profile image


    8 years ago from Los Angeles

    I knew a kid in high school who made a backpack and a wallet outta duct tape.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    KeithTax - It is true duct tape will fix most problems. Not sure how we'll fix the debt problem with it though; if we get that one figured out, we'd be heros!

    Brett Winn - That is so true - never underestimate the power of WD-40!

    Thanks for the comments!

  • Brett Winn profile image

    Brett Winn 

    8 years ago from US

    Keith ... not true! While duct tape solves most problems, there are those that require a liberal application of WD-40, lol ...

  • KeithTax profile image

    Keith Schroeder 

    8 years ago from Wisconsin

    I love duct tape. Every problem our world has ever known can be solved with a piece of duct tape. Heck, we could solve our national debt problem with a double layer of duct tape. Great hub. It made me smile, but also gave me ideas.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    I imagine they would make a great band-aid in certain situations. Thanks for the suggestion. Also, thanks for reading and for the comment!

  • Cogerson profile image


    9 years ago from Virginia

    I have always found duct tape makes a great band-aid....I know they now sell duct tape band-aids....but I think the regular stops the bleeding fast and efficently....nice to read.

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Thanks, Movie Master! I am glad you liked it. As far as the jeans tip, I have actually done that before and know others who have used it in a desperate situation. It works! Thanks for dropping by and for the compliments.

  • Movie Master profile image

    Movie Master 

    9 years ago from United Kingdom

    Hi Jeannie, this is hilarious - I laughed out loud!

    Brilliantly funny.

    On a more serious note - repairing holes in jeans is a very useful tip, thank you!!!

  • Jeannieinabottle profile imageAUTHOR

    Jeannie Marie 

    9 years ago from Baltimore, MD

    Yes, I have a few people in mind for taping mouths shut, too. Of course, then they would probably just text me or use Facebook the whole time. Thanks for the votes and the comment!

  • Cloverleaf profile image


    9 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

    Jeannie, your title fascinated me as I've never thought of duct tape as being "exciting". But taping someone's mouth shut could be very exciting.

    I already have someone in mind.

    Cheers for the giggle - up/funny


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