Monday, February 1, 2010

Duct Tape Purse!

So, yesterday while procrastinating I decided to make a duct tape purse.
It worked out well, so I thought I'd post some pictures of how I did it. Just a note, you can probably find someone who's done a much neater and more crafty version, but I figure it's not going to look fancy anyway if you're making it out of duct tape.

I started with a Rice Krispies box.

I cut out the front and back of the purse (you'll probably want to measure so it's the size you want, I took the size from another purse that I really like) and then the bottom I just sort of "eyeballed".

Next I started covering it in duct tape! I found that using long strips and wrapping it around 1.5-2 times worked well.

All covered!

This bit was probably the hardest (though still very simple) part.

To put one of the sides together with the bottom, I put tape on the front and back at sort of right angles, making sure the tape went all the way into the space in between the two pieces.

All stuck together!

Now the other side is on as well.

Then for the sides I didn't use cardboard, just duct tape in strips on top of each other, like this.

For the ones below this the strip that's silver side up in this picture were lower so it stuck to the one above it...If that makes any sense. I forgot to take a photo. :/

Getting the sides on.

Then I made a handle by folding a long strip of duct tape up.

I attached that with, you guessed it, duct tape!

And that's about it! I also added some stick on velcro to keep the top closed, but that's not necessary.

Hopefully this post made some amount of sense, I'm certainly not the craftiest person around!