Duct tape in the right hands is enough to create a masterpiece or solve some of life’s most common challenges. You’ll have no trouble finding this staple in your house or at the grocery store, and it’ll be a breeze finding a ton of uses for duct tape.

Read on for 10 ways you can use duct tape to make your projects, style and life more awesome.

1. Duct-tape Corner Bookmark

This isn’t your average bookmark. Not only does it hang on to the corner of your book, but it also allows your personality to shine as you choose a duct-tape print unique to you.

2.  Duct-tape Bleacher Seat

If you have a foam square and some duct tape handy, gone are the days of uncomfortable, cold bleacher and stadium seats. Check out this easy tutorial on how to make your own seat.


Photo: Duck Brand, duckbrand.com

3. Geodesic Duct-Tape Dome

Create your own hemisphere to house plants, a mini-museum or to just hang out in with your buddies. You’ll need bamboo poles and a plastic tarp for this one.

4. Duct-Tape Hammock

Who couldn’t use a waterproof hammock? This thing is super durable and looks cool, too. Find step-by-step instructions on how to craft this on Make:Projects.


Photo: Make:, makezine.com

5. Duct-Tape Snowshoes

This is an intense project with a really cool end result! Check out the full tutorial on Instructables.


Photo: rabidsquire2 on instructables.com

6. Picture Frame Made of Duct Tape

This project is easy — and when you’re finished, your picture frame will even stand up on its own. Check out the video below.

7. Duct-Tape Belt

Here’s a classic duct-tape craft that will have you looking stylish and practical. Learn how to customize your belt with this guide.

Photo: Duck Brand, duckbrand.com

8. Sled Weatherproofed with Duct Tape

If you’ve worked hard on your cardboard sled, you probably aren’t looking forward to seeing it destroyed in the snow. Here’s a solution and way to customize your ride. Read through the tutorial on Artzy Creations.


Photo: Artzy Creations, artzycreations.com

9. Duct-tape Beach Bag 

What’s super sweet about this beach bag? It’s waterproof. That’s right. You can pick up duct tape in a print you love and create a bag for a lot less money than purchasing one that’s already made.

10. Duct-Tape Desk Organizer

Crafted all your duct-tape dream projects and not sure what to do with the cores of the tape? Here’s a handy use for those cardboard centers that will clean up your desk in the process. Explore the tutorial to see what we mean.


Photo: Duck Brand, duckbrand.com

Do you have a cool project to add to this list? Have you already mastered one of the creations above? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to submit a photo of your finished product.


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