Pinterest Duck tape creations inspired me to create this Valentines Duck Tape Lunch Bag. So much fun to create and can be used for lunch or other purposes. Let’s get right to the step by step process.
This cute little Valentine Duck Tape Lunch Bag is going to my precious 6 year old granddaughter. She is very special as all grandchildren are. She is extra special because she has six older brothers! I added the sparkly hearts with her in mind. Last summer I made Lolli a Ruffled Bandana Halter top which you can see here.
1 brown paper lunch bag
1 roll of Duck tape in desired pattern (the Valentine tape came from the $1 store)
2 contrasting colors of Duck tape ( I used about 1/3 roll of white and very little pink)
1 pkg. sparkly foam hearts ($1 store find)
Red embroidery thread
I loved the Valentine heart tape but felt like it need some contrast to keep from being too much. I selected both white and hot pink for contrasting colors. I really used the scissors much more than the box cutter to open the bag carefully in all seams.
Creating the handle was a bit of a challenge for me. My fist try was an epic fail when I tried to place the white and heart tape together. I made a wrinkled mess and realized it was too wide. Instead, I went with the hot pink and folded it over on itself in thirds to create a narrow more functional handle. To hide the loose ends, I folded them over and secured with a tiny piece of tape. These ends will be sewn onto the bag with the red embroidery thread. Notice the seam in the bottom photo (above) which explains folding in thirds. Be careful and go slow to avoid wrinkles.
Taping completed. That was actually pretty easy and kind of fun to play with Duck tape! You can’t see the inside edges where the tape overlaps, sorry, I forgot to take a photo. I used the white tape to cover all of the overlapped edges and reinforce as well for a stronger bag. You will notice the reinforced white tape on the top inside edge in a later photo of the buttons being sewn on.
Now to create the closures.
I used peel and stick Velcro and some super cute heart buttons I found at the fabric store to create a cute closure. The need for 2 different closers is because the Velcro only holds the lower edge of the bag. You could skip the Velcro and only use the buttons but the top of the bag is somewhat heavy when folded over.
How to Attach the Buttons. I actually sewed the buttons on using embroidery thread. which I divided into 3 strands. Embroidery thread is a heavier weight and shows a more pronounced look when complete. All 6 strands was too thick though so I divided it into 3 strands prior to sewing. Do you remember unwinding the old style telephone cords? They would get all twisted up on their self. We would stand in a chair and drop the receiver so the cord would twirl around and around. That is what came to mind as I unwound these threads.
I used a regular sewing needle instead of an embroidery needle but you could use the later if you wish to. The needle picks up glue from the tape during the sewing process but it isn’t so much to hinder progress.
I also sewed AND hot glued the handles on. I almost didn’t show you this photo because the sewing is so sloppy. Thankfully it isn’t easy to see when the bag is in use because it is in the fold. I put a dab of hot glue right behind the sewing for added security.
We still needed some bling! I found these cute little sparkly hearts at the $1 store. They were perfect to hot glue onto the front of the bag.
All done. Such a fun project. I know my little Lolli will love her Valentine Duck Tape lunch bag. She will probably be transporting Barbie dolls and other toys in it too!
I purchased 3 rolls of the Valentine tape so there will be another Valentine project coming soon! I am linking my Valentine crafts up at the Spring Craft Blog Hop 2015. We want to see your craft projects too! Link up here.
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