We recently rearranged our office so I can have a space for my sewing/crafting projects. Once I got everything organized I realized that I did not have much storage for my supplies!
I certainly didn’t have the money to spend a ton on fancy storage, so I came up with something cheap and fun to store my supplies in. Plus, I saved some trash from going to the curb, so I say it’s a win/win situation for all!
May I introduce you to my cute Duck Tape Storage Boxes?
These were so fun to make, in fact, I would love to put Duck Tape on everything. The furniture, the dog, the baby…
Ok, so I kid. But it was a blast to make these storage boxes and oh so frugally cheap.
And if you know me, you know I love frugal things. Go me!
Let me show you how I made these. They were so simple, I am sure you won’t even need this tutorial to make them yourself. But being the detail-oriented and visual person I am, I had to share step-by-step how I made these, so hopefully they help you too.
So, let’s begin!
Then, grab the Duck Tape of your preference and taste. I wanted to do a two-toned storage box to give it a little personality, so I picked up these two coordinating rolls in the office section at Walmart.
Make sure you have a pair of sharp scissors on hand as well.
Determine which side of the box will be considered the front and start your tape on the side of the “front” at the very bottom (If you’re not sure what I am talking about, check out where the blue tape is on the front of the boxes in the first picture of this post. That’s where you will begin and end each row).
Cover three sides of the box with the tape, smoothing as you go. There’s no need to cut the tape at the end of each side, keep the strip continuous until you finish each row. The tape will conform to each corner just fine.
It’s all about the visual appeal, peeps.
If you’re using a complementary tape for the front of your box like I did, I found it easiest to apply the Duck Tape from top to bottom instead of side to side. If you do it like this, make sure you leave extra tape for the top and bottom of the box.
After I finished taping my boxes, I thought it would be cool to make labels for the front of my box, so I made labels using some of the blue tape.
Take a piece of Duck Tape and cut if off at your desired length. If you want a decorative-looking border, hold the end in your hand and snip out the design with your scissors. Or, if you have an X-acto knife, you can tape it to a cutting board and cut out a cute design that way. Don’t worry. The tape will come off the cutting board and adhere to your box if you do it this way.
And you know what else I realized? You can just remove your Duck Tape label and replace it with another one if you want to swap out your supplies. Genius!
I would love to see your Duck Tape projects. Share them in the comments below!