Duct tape is one of the most versatile crafting materials, with so many different patterns and colors to choose from. This handmade box craft with duct tape is not only adorable, but it also makes a great gift for kids to give to friends and family.
More than Dad’s quick fix for leaky hoses (or any other problem around the house,) duct tape can also lend its versatility and durability to all sorts of original DIY creations. Not to mention, today’s duct tape is available in a wide range of colors and patterns, making it the perfect low-cost material for crafts that kids can make. If you’re looking for a simple, but adorable, handmade gift, duct tape is the perfect material to work with.
Follow our easy tutorial to learn how to create a durable duct tape basket to use as an organizational tool to help kids keep their rooms neat and tidy or for an interesting decor piece. Better yet, fill it with Yowie treats to give as the ultimate gift from the heart.
DIY Basket Craft using Duct Tape
What You’ll Need:
- 1 piece of letter-sized card stock
- Duct tape (2 colors and/or designs)
- Hole punch
- 2 paper fasteners
How to Make a Basket out of Duct Tape
Step One: First, you need to create an 8.5×8.5-inch square out of the card stock. Use the ruler to measure out the square and the scissors cut off any excess paper.
Step Two: Next, cover one side of the card stock with solid-colored duct tape. This will be the inside of the box. Don’t worry if it’s a little messy at this point; we’ll be trimming the edges in a later step.
Step Three: Flip the card stock over and cover the other side with a different color or pattern of duct tape. This patterned side will become the outside of your box when your duct tape craft is finished.
Step Four: Trim the edges of the tape from the paper, making it as neat as possible.
Step Five: Use the scissors to cut a diagonal line at each corner toward the center of the square, about 4 inches long. These triangles will help create the sides of your box. Be sure not to cut too far toward the center.
Step Six: Place the square in front of you on a flat surface. Use the hole punch to punch two holes in the corners of the bottom triangle and top triangle made in the last step.
Step Seven: Clean up the sides of the square by placing a solid colored tape (preferably the one used for the inside of your box) around three of the edges and folding over to the other side.
Step Eight: Place a piece of tape over the remaining raw edge, leaving ¼ inch of tape over the end and allowing the remaining tape to hang over the edge. Make sure not to cover the holes, as you will need them in the next step. Fold the tape in half, causing this edge of the box to be slightly longer than the other edges. Trim the edges and recut the slit if the tape covered the original cut.
Step Nine: Now, bring the edges without the holes together toward the center of the square and secure the ends together with a small piece of tape. Your box is starting to take shape!
Step Ten: To complete your duct tape box, bring the remaining edges together and align the holes. Place a paper fastener inside each hole and then unfold the ends of the paper fastener on the inside of the box to secure it in place.
Fill your duct tape box with Yowie treats for guilt-free 100% milk chocolate, free from artificial colors and flavors without GMOs and gluten. You now have a duct tape craft that will make a fantastic gift. Share your craft with us on Facebook and Instagram!
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