We love duct tape. It's sticky, it's colorful, it's durable, the perfect material to make amazing objects with. Take this rainbow carry-all, for example. You can make it just like we do below, or add your own flair (go bigger, smaller, less bows, more bows). Enjoy!
- Rainbow duct tape
- Tyvek mailing envelope (those white slightly shiny ones)
- Random stuff (to put in your bag!)
- Step 1:
Split envelope lengthwise. Cut two 1 1/2 inch strips from the bottom of the envelope.
- Step 2:
Step 2: Attach the two strips 10 inches from either end of the body with tape. These will become the sides of the bag.
- Step 3:
Cover the front of the envelope with alternating patterns of duct tape. Trim excess duct tape and round the edges on the longest side. These edges will become the flap.
- Step 4:
Fold the bag into shape and attach the sides.
- Step 5:
Create the strap by taking a 30 inch long piece of duct tape and folding it in half lengthwise. Take another 30 inch piece of tape and wrap around strap.
- Step 6:
Attach the strap to the inside edges of the bag with duct tape.
- Step 7:
To create the bow, take an 8 inch long piece of duct tape and fold it in half lengthwise. Cut out detail on either end and tie into a knot.
- Step 8:
Cut a hole in the center of the front flap and attach the bow (or other closure depending on your design) to the body of the bag. Now go carry stuff!