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T-shirt Bracelets

Hello! Today I just have a little bonus post to show you a cute little project I did this week. I was making yet another DIY tank top(for a little friend of mine) and, as always, I felt that it was a waste throwing both sleeves away after cutting them off. I decided to try to make a bracelet or two out of them. At first I didn’t think that I would have enough material for making a bracelet, but I soon found out that I had more than enough! I got about three bracelets out of both sleeves combined. I made fishtail bracelets, but if I would have done just a simple braid I probably could have gotten more bracelets out of it. Here are a few pics of the finished product:

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These bracelet are a great use of leftover scraps from cutting up a shirt, and are also a cute addition to any fun, summer outfit!
<3,
Craft-d-Girl

Tiny Duct Tape Tote Tutorial

Tiny Duct Tape Tote Tutorial

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Welcome to the new “TINY DUCT TAPE TOTE “ tutorial!! This tote measuring about 6″ wide,  3 1/4″  long,  and 4  3/4″ deep, is great for holding the smaller things of life. This may include anything from make-up to crayons.

To make this tote you will need:

1. two rolls of different color duct tape

2. scissors (not pictured)

3. a cutting board

4. an X-acto knife

5. a ruler

6. patience (very important)(not pictured)

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*Warning*

-Children should be supervised by an adult while doing this project due to the x-acto knife and scissors used

-Cutting duct tape with scissors tends to gum up the blades

-Duct tape is sometimes hard to work with and requires some patience until you get the hang of it

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Step 1: Make a piece of duct tape fabric 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. with your primary color(I used white). We will call this piece “A.” This will serve as the bottom of your bag.

Piece "A" 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. (bottom of the bag)

Piece "A" 3 1/4 in. x 6 in. (bottom of the bag)

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Step 2: Make two 3 1/4 in. x 4  3/4in.  pieces of duct tape fabric with your secondary color( I used tie dye.) We will call these pieces “B” and “C.” These pieces will serve as the sides of the bag.

Pieces "C" and "D" 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" (sides of the bag)

Pieces "C" and "D" 3 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (sides of the bag)

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Step 3: Make two 6″x 4  3/4″ pieces  of duct tape fabric with your primary color (I used white.) We will call these pieces “D” and “E.” These pieces will serve as the front and back of the bag.

Pieces "D" and "E" 6 in. x 4  3/4 in. (front and back of the bag)

Pieces "D" and "E" 6 in. x 4 3/4 in. (front and back of the bag)

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Step 4: Now you have finished all the  duct tape fabric pieces you need to make the bag. This is what you should have so far:

Pieces "A","B","C","D" and "E"

Pieces "A","B","C","D" and "E"

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Step 5: Now we will begin assembling the tote. Now take piece “A” and piece “B” and lay them next to each other with “A” to the left and “B” to the right.

Pieces "A" and "B"respectively

Pieces "A" and "B"respectively

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Step 5: Now take out your primary roll of duct tape (in my case white) and tape across the edges of the duct tape pieces like so:

Taping the edges of "A" and "B" together

Taping the edges of "A" and "B" together

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Step 6: Cut this piece with your X-acto knife.

Pieces "A" and "B" taped together

Pieces "A" and "B" taped together

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Step 7: Now flip these taped pieces over and tape this edge also.

Taping the bottom edge of "A" and "B"

Taping the bottom edge of "A" and "B"

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Step 8: Then cut this piece also

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Step 9. Bend the two pieces where the edges meet so that it looks like this:

Pieces "A" and "B" taped and bent

Pieces "A" and "B" taped and bent

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Step 10: Lay your new piece so that piece “A” is on the right. Now, take piece “C” and tape it on the right side of  piece “A” so that it looks like this:

Taping Piece "C" to the right of piece "A"

Taping Piece "C" to the right of piece "A"

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Step 11: Now flip the whole piece over and tape where the exposed edges of “A” and “C” meet and cut it.

Taping the bottom edges of where Piece "A" and "C" meet

Taping the bottom edges of where Piece "A" and "C" meet

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Step 12: Bend where “A” and “C” meet so that it looks like this:

Pieces "B" and "C" taped to piece "A"

Pieces "B" and "C" taped to piece "A"

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Step 13: Put piece “D” above piece “A”

Piece "D" above piece "A"

Piece "D" above piece "A"

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Step 14: Tape where piece “D” and piece “A” meet and cut it.

Taping piece "D" above piece "A"

Taping piece "D" above piece "A"

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Step 15: Flip the piece over and tape over the edges where “A” and “D” meet and cut it.

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Step 16. Bend the duct tape where piece “A” and “D” meet. What you have so far should look like this:

Pieces "A", "B", "C", and "D" taped together

Pieces "A", "B", "C", and "D" taped together

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Step 17: Now take Piece “E” ant tape this to the final open side of piece “A” and cut it.

Piece "E" taped to piece "A"

Piece "E" taped to piece "A"

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Step 18: Flip the piece over and tape the exposed edges where Piece “E” and piece “A” meet and cut it.

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Step 18: Bend the duct tape where piece “E” and piece “A” meet. Your bag should look like this so far:

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Sides "A," "B," "C," "D," and "E" taped together

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Step 20: Cut a piece of duct tape 4 1/2 in. long (use your primary color).

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Step 21: Take this piece of duct tape and bend it in half so that the sticky sides are exposed:

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Step 22: Place half of the duct tape on side “B”

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Step 23:Now fold piece “D” onto the sticky side so that the pieces stick together. This picture shows the outside corner of the bag. The piece you just put on should be in the inside corner.

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Step 24: Cut another piece of duct tape 4 1/2 in long and tape the outside of the corner of the bag.

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Step 25: This is what your bag should look like so far:

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Step 26: Tape the rest of the sides up the same way you did this side. Here are the pictures of the rest of the sides being taped up:

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Step 27:Cut out a piece of duct tape (use the secondary color) that measures 10 in. Fold it in half to make a smaller strip of duct tape: This will be one of your handles. 143-4386_IMG_________________________________________________________________________

Step28: Cut out a piece of duct tape 6 in long (uses secondary color).

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Step 29:Use the 6 in. piece of duct tape to tape the handle onto the bag

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Step 30: Do the same with the other handle.

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Step 31: Cut out two pieces of duct tape 3 1/4 in. long (use secondary color).

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Step 31:Use these pieces to tape the top of the left and right sides of the bag lined up with the front and back strips.

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Step 31: You are now done with this duct tape project. Enjoy your labors by showing off your cute new bag to everyone.

~Craftdgirl

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Tie Dye Duct Tape Wallet

The other day I was in Walmart’s duct tape section when there before me was ——– TIE DYE DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!! The following pictures are the duct tape wallet I made using it. If you want to learn how to make a colored duct tape wallet click the link below:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Colored-Duct-Tape-Wallet

olored Duct Tape Wallet (Tie Dye)

Colored Duct Tape Wallet (Tie Dye)

Colored Duct Tape Wallet (Tie Dye)

Colored Duct Tape Wallet (Tie Dye)

White and Tie Dye Duct Tape

White and Tie Dye Duct Tape

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