10 surprising things you can do with Duck Tape

Craft lovers all over the world have been using Duck Tape to up-cycle, decorate and create a range of items and here are just 10 of our favourite things you can do with the stuff.

1) Roses

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These lovely roses are some of the easiest things to make with Duck Tape. Just two colours are needed, a straw, and some patience and voila! Flowers that will never lose their bloom.

2) Jewellery

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Earrings, necklaces, bracelets – you name it, a strong tape can be used to make it. Whether it’s small tubes of tape joined up to make a funky necklace, or bold leaf designs for an asymmetrical look, Duck Tape is bright enough to suit any style. 

3) Bags

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Because it’s so strong, Duck Tape can be be used in full strips to create all sorts of accessories - rucksacks, clutch handbags and purses, to name a few. We like this nautical beach bag, perfect for summer – and as Duck Tape is waterproof, it’s ideal for the beach!

4) Book covers

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Remember when your mum used to cover your schoolbooks with wallpaper? Now you can give your jotter a bit of jazz, with animal print tapes and mix and match colourways.

5) Luggage labels

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No more straining at the luggage carousel or (cringe) grabbing someone else’s suitcase. A little bit of creativity and you have a bright, cost-effective and totally bespoke personalisation for your bag.

6) Headband

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Festival season is just starting, but headbands from flowers are never going to go the distance. Why not create one with tape? These simple flower embellishments are waterproof so even a good old British downpour won’t wilt your creation. 

7) Mirror decorations

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Looking to brighten up a boring bathroom? A simple mirror can be made much more interesting, with layers of tape as a border. Easy to do and long-lasting, this taps right into the current trend for upcycling.

8) Coasters

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You can get Duck Tape in cork now, and these coasters are just a combo of the cork and a couple of pastel tapes. A lovely craft project for the home.

9) Cool labelling

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Don’t mess about with chalkboard paint - make your life easier with Duck Chalkboard Tape. Just cut to size, pop on to the item that needs labelling, and you’re away. Stylish and practical, it looks great in the kitchen.

10) Ball gowns

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We’ve left the best till last! Over in the States, Duck Tape holds an event called Stuck At Prom, in which high school students make their entire outfits from Duck Tape, to be in with a chance of winning a college fund.  Amazing!

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