Duck Tape® Beach Bag
Ducktivity provided by Duck® Brand
A Duck Tape® beach bag is a fun way to hold those sunny day essentials and show off your personal style at the beach. Use these techniques below or create your own look and you’ll be stylish anywhere you go this summer!
- Skill Level
- Approximate Crafting Time
1 Hour & 20 Minutes
- Supplies and Tools
Color or printed Duck Tape®
Scissors or crafting knife
Fold up the large piece (16x13) with the two side pieces attached (13x5) so that it stands up on its own and tape the bottom seams of the 2 side panels to bottom of the bag. Tip: don’t forget to use the two 5 inch pieces of rope in between.
Using one sheet of pink and one sheet of purple duct tape draw out a giant splatter pattern on the back of the sheet and cut it out using scissors. Stick them in the corner on the front of your bag for decoration.
On the back of a green sheet of duct tape fabric draw out the front of a pair of sunglasses, use the grid on the duct tape sheet to help you keep your drawing symmetrical. Cut out your sunglasses using scissors.
Fold the other large panel (16x13) up to meet the two sides and using your last 2 pieces of rope (13 inches) tape the sides to the front to create the body of your bag.
Using 2 pieces of 16 inch long duct tape and 2 pieces of 5 inch long duct tape, tape over the top edges of the bag to create a finished look.
Place your sunglasses on a black duct tape sheet and then cut around them leaving a little bit of the black showing so the glasses will be outlined by the black.
Using a blue duct tape sheet trace the sunglasses on the back of the sheet and draw out where you want your lenses and cut them out using scissors and stick them on to the front of your green sunglasses.
Peel the sunglasses off and carefully place them on your bag over the splatter paint pieces.
- Duck Tape (Paint Splatter, Purple, Pink)
- Duck Tape Sheets (Lime, Black, Blue, Purple, Pink)
- Rope (about the thickness of a pencil)
- 4 Large colorful buttons
- Thread and Needle (to sew on the buttons)
Make 2 pieces of duct tape “fabric” one side will be paint splatter and the other will be purple. Each piece should measure 16 inches wide and 13 inches tall.
Make 3 more pieces of duct tape “fabric” one side will be purple and the other side will be paint splatter. Each of these pieces should measure 5 inches wide and 13 inches tall.
Cut 2 pieces of rope 5 inches long, 2 pieces 16 inches long and cut 4 pieces 13 inches long. You should now have a total of 8 pieces of rope.
• Cover each piece of rope in purple duct tape by laying out a strip of purple duct tape a little longer then each piece that you are going to cover sticky side up on a table.
• Place your piece of rope onto the edge of the tape lengthwise and roll the rope onto the tape and leaving about 1 inch of the sticky side showing.
Now it’s time to start assembling your bag. You will need the 2 largest pieces of duct tape “fabric” (16X13) and one of the pieces of 16x5 “fabric” (other two will be used later) and the 2 longest pieces of rope (16 inches).
• Lay your 1st 16x13 piece of duct tape “fabric” on your table so that the purple side is facing up
• Take your one 16” piece of duct tape covered rope and place it on the duct tape fabric sheet so that that extra inch of sticky tape you left on it sticks to the back of the fabric.
• Tear off a 16 inch piece of purple duct tape and tape the rope onto the duct tape fabric (the purple side).
• Take the 16x5 sheet of duct tape “fabric” and line it up along the rope you just taped onto the previous sheet, securing it with a 16” piece of duct tape.
• Repeat for securing the other side (16x13) to the bottom piece.
Take the two pieces of duct tape “fabric” that you have left (5x13) using the same technique you used in step 5 tape the sides o to one of the larger (16x13) sections making sure to tape the rope in between each piece.
Make a strap for your bag by laying out a long piece of pink tape on a flat surface sticky side up and by placing an equally long strip of purple on top of it (sticky side to sticky side), lining up the edges so that there aren’t any sticky parts showing. Round off the edges using scissors. Sew it onto the top of your bag. Use a small piece of duct tape on the inside of the bag to tape over the threads for added strength. Repeat for the other side of the bag so you have 2 straps.