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If You Thought Duct Tape Was Just For Repairs, You Have To See These 25 Projects

Duct tape is a pretty amazing product. It’s so amazing, in fact, that it’s brought on all NASA flights, was originally made for the United States military in World War II, and is so popular that the amount sold each year could wrap around the Earth…over 12 times.

While most of us aren’t blasting off into space anytime soon, duct tape is still versatile enough to have around no matter what. If not to repair appliances and faulty furniture, then definitely to make awesome DIY projects! For creative duct tape inspiration, check out the 25 crafts below. From practical items to fashion statements, we’re not saying you should make all of them, we’re just saying that you can…

1. Make a wristlet for your keys.

Make a wristlet for your keys.

Craft Soccer Mom

Read the tutorial here.

2. Cover an old tote bag in duct tape to make it waterproof for the pool or beach.

Cover an old tote bag in duct tape to make it waterproof for the pool or beach.

By Stephanie Lynn

3. Fashion a belt out of duct tape.

Fashion a belt out of duct tape.

Craft Soccer Mom

See how it’s done here.

4. Keep your drink cold with a duct tape koozie.

Keep your drink cold with a duct tape koozie.

Duck Brand

You can’t see it, but there’s bubble wrap on the inside of this DIY project.

5. You can make a dress form replica of your body with duct tape.

You can make a dress form replica of your body with duct tape.

Personalized Fashion

The process for making this is pretty involved.

6. Keep track of your credit or business cards with a DIY holder.

Keep track of your credit or business cards with a DIY holder.

I Love Doing All Things Crafty

Read the instructions here.

7. I can’t say it’s the most comfortable option, but you can make outfits out of duct tape.

I can't say it's the most comfortable option, but you can make outfits out of duct tape.

101 Duct Tape Crafts

In fact, quite a few people have.

8. Cut out some duct tape feathers.

Cut out some duct tape feathers.

Creative Me Inspired You

They’re fun to make, and they look pretty on gifts.

9. If your floor is in bad shape, cover it up with faux tiles made from duct tape.

If your floor is in bad shape, cover it up with faux tiles made from duct tape.

Apartment Therapy

10. Duct tape flowers are pretty and make cute party favors.

Duct tape flowers are pretty and make cute party favors.

Onewed

11. Upgrade your fridge with metallic duct tape stripes.

Upgrade your fridge with metallic duct tape stripes.

Rachel Schultz

12. Low on ribbon? Tie up a gift with duct tape instead.

Low on ribbon? Tie up a gift with duct tape instead.

The Sweetest Occasion

See how to make this cute bow here.

13. Make a heavy-duty messenger bag or laptop carrying case.

Make a heavy-duty messenger bag or laptop carrying case.

Duke and Duchesses

Read the instructions here.

14. This fruity purse is a fresh, fun take on the duct tape bag.

This fruity purse is a fresh, fun take on the duct tape bag.

Duck Brand

There’s no bag under there for the form. The entire thing is made of tape!

15. Make colorful, girly hair bows.

Make colorful, girly hair bows.

Blessed

See how to make these here.

16. Save money at the hardware store and make a hammock instead of buying one.

Save money at the hardware store and make a hammock instead of buying one.

Instructables

This DIY is pretty impressive!

17. Jazz up any outfit with a duct tape top hat.

Jazz up any outfit with a duct tape top hat.

Cut Out and Keep

You can hardly tell this fashion statement is made of duct tape.

18. Cover cardboard boxes with duct tape to make a chic desk organizer.

Cover cardboard boxes with duct tape to make a chic desk organizer.

Aunt Peaches

This project is easy and useful!

19. Cover a light switch or outlet in duct tape to give it some flair.

Cover a light switch or outlet in duct tape to give it some flair.

The Crafty Blog Stalker

20. Cut up pieces of duct tape to make mini garland banners.

Cut up pieces of duct tape to make mini garland banners.

Pen N’ Paper Flowers

These banners will last outdoors, as well, since duct tape is waterproof.

21. Make a sleek picture frame.

Make a sleek picture frame.

That Damn Cat Designs

22. Use a spare zipper to make a toy pouch.

Use a spare zipper to make a toy pouch.

Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Or use it as a makeup bag.

23. Craft a trendy bracelet using duct tape and silver studs.

Craft a trendy bracelet using duct tape and silver studs.

Crafty Soccer Mom

24. Wrap duct tape around water bottles, and you’ll never forget which one is yours.

Wrap duct tape around water bottles, and you'll never forget which one is yours.

Hostess with the Mostess

25. Make a wallet out of duct tape.

Make a wallet out of duct tape.

Frugal Fun 4 Boys

All you need is a piece of cardboard to make this wallet stiff.

I love the way the refrigerator looks with gold duct tape stripes, but I’m not sure I’ll be making a duct tape dress form anytime soon. Which one of these projects struck your fancy?

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