How To Make A Valentines Duck Tape Lunch Bag
Pinterest Duck tape creations inspired me to create this Valentine’s Duck Tape Lunch Bag. So much fun to create and can be used for lunch or other purposes.
Colored duct tape makes a fun craft supply. Duct tape crafts can be a lot of fun like this Duck Tape Bag.
Let’s get right to the step-by-step process.
How To Make A Duct Tape Bag
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.
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- 1 brown paper lunch bag, like these
- 1 roll of Duck tape in the 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
- Peel and stick Velcro, like this
- 2 buttons
I loved the Valentine’s heart tape but felt like it needed some contrast to keep it 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.
Step 1 Make the bag handle
Creating the handle was a bit of a challenge for me. My first 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 itself in thirds to create a narrow more functional handle. To hide the loose ends, I folded them over and secured them 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.
Tape the outside of the bag.
This is the fun part. I used white tape to cover all of the overlapped edges and reinforce them 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 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 were too thick though so I divided them into 3 strands prior to sewing.
I used a regular sewing needle instead of an embroidery needle. The needle picks up glue from the tape during the sewing process but it isn’t so much to hinder progress.
The handles attached
I also sewed AND hot glued the handles on. I put a dab of hot glue right behind the sewing for added security.
Only using glue would work but your handles might come off if you put heavy items in the bag. The visible red thread is a fun part of the Valentine’s bag.
Decorate the Duct Tape Lunch bag
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 Valentine’s bag.
All done and 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!
More Valentine Ideas
- DIY Monogrammed Valentine Gift Bags
- How To Make A Valentine’s Cone Tree
- Cute Valentine’s BINGO Game Free Printable
- How To Set Up A Valentines Hot Cocoa Bar
- DIY Valentine’s Rag Wreath
Recipes for Valentine’s Day
- Make this Italian dinner together, a restaurant-quality Chicken Parmigiana Recipe From Scratch
- Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe, A made from scratch classic stuffed chicken breast recipe with a bonus creamy butter sauce. Perfect for a special occasion meal.
- Spinach And Mushroom Stuffed Beef Tenderloin. Serve this delectable version of stuffed beef tenderloin for a romantic dinner at home.
- Sugar Plum Cupcakes Recipe. Juicy ripe plums are cooked to make a delicious jam filling in an easy homemade cupcake recipe flavored with vanilla and almond and frosted with a plum-jam buttercream frosting.
- Crockpot Strawberry Cake Mix Brownies are ready in under three houses and make the house smell delicious while they slow cook.
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries Easy Recipe
Another great craft idea!
This is so cool and different thank you for sharing on #wednesdayswisdom, see you next week
The answer to any problem… Duct Tape! LOL You can literally do anything with Duct Tape these days. This Valentine’s bag is super cute. 🙂
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Very pretty Shirley!! No more Home Matters??
That is adorable!! My son made his school backpack out of duct tape, so I’m sure he would love this one!! Pinned it!
Jamie, I’d love to see your son’s backpack! You could absolutely make these for the boys too. Thanks for stopping by!
This is so creative and I bet it holds up pretty well, thanks for sharing pinning this one
Christine, thank you for those kind words. Yes, duck tape does make things hold up quite well. This bag will be around for a long time. I hope you will come over and share your Minecraft Valentine mailbox at the #scbh#2015 with us.
Oh, that is super cute! I love the versatility of duct tape these days!
Yes, duck tape is indeed coming into it’s own nowadays, isn’t it! I feel like I should always have some pretty patterns on hand!
Indeed! Thanks so much for linking up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week!
What a sweet gift for your granddaughter! The bag is adorable and the details you added are so cute.
Thank you Beverly. I think she is going to love it! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!
How creative! She deserves a cute little bag being the only girl 🙂
Isn’t that just the truth, Erlene! We like to give her lots of girly, blingy things! She loves it and we do to after all those boys!
I love crafting with duck tape! I had to mail beach bags to my sister in Colorado.
I found crafting with duck tape to be a lot of fun. Now on to the next project, right!