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Duct tape. A simple household tool can also become a creative craft. I have been delving into this craft for a long time, so here are my top ten things to create with duct tape.
Yes, I was so crazed with duct tape in high school that I made an apron. My home economics teacher told us we needed to do a project that dealt with a household, so I asked her if I could make an apron out of duct tape. She hesitantly told me yes, thinking I would change my mind as the due date came closer. I did create a duct tape apron that did very well keeping the grease off of me and made it very easy to clean. I even created pockets to hold utensils. I am happy to say I got a 100% on that project for my creative take on things.
Need to hold a place in a book, but want a more creative option than a piece of paper? Make a bookmark. They are just as simple as the bow and can also be super cute. Funny enough, the bookmarks are what I have sold the most on Etsy.com.
Now, you will not actually make a pen on this one, but you can decorate a flower pen. They are super cute and functional. I even made these to sell in my ex-boyfriend's family's vinyl shop. Businesses especially love them because they always need pens for documents, and it is a great conversation piece to help them stand out and be remembered.
Girls, this one more applies to you, but make some fun bows. Do not have a bow in a particular color? No problem! Bows only take a few minutes to make and can easily be used with a bobby pin to place in your hair. Guys, you can even make one on a safety pin to pin on a shirt.
Everyone needs one. It holds all our important documents and cash. So why not make one that is both creative and functional? This was one of the first crafts I ever made; I also did not measure and made mine way too small. So be sure and actually measure a dollar bill before you make one.
Need a new hat? Why not make a duct tape one? This one definitely takes a lot more work to create, but it can be tons of fun.
Make a tie to match your new hat. This one is more simple to make but a bit harder to tie. You can tie it, though, you just need to wear it down a bit like a new pair of shoes.
8. Book Cover
Have and old book that's falling apart? Instead of just taping it together, make a creative case for it. In my instance, my Bible I had since I was younger was falling apart. So I created a removable book case for it. It worked great, and I even made a flap to store papers in. I had the most creative case in my youth group.
This one takes a lot of work. If my school had a prom, I probably would have done this, but I did not. I think they look really cool and maybe one day I will delve into it. But for now, this one will remain a mystery to me.
I created a duck. I cannot say it was a good duck, but a duck none the less. My parents went to the grocery store (30 minutes away) and I was bored for hours. So I created my duck. He was probably the goofiest thing I have ever created, but a part of my story nonetheless.