Learn how to make a cute round purse with duct tape.
It’s almost National Donut Day and to celebrate, I was challenged by Duck to create a donut-themed craft. I decided to see if I could make a round bag with a donut on the front and you don’t know, it turned out honey! Today I’m sharing the detailed tutorial so that you can make your own too.
This post is sponsored by Duck Brand. All opinions are mine.
To create your own duck ribbon round bag, you are truly alone need Duck ribbon and scissors, but it’s fun to add extra embellishments.
- Duck ribbon (two or three colors or coordinating patterns)
- Craft blade or scissors
- Craft Foam Sheet – Optional
- Embellishments (such as puffy paint, buttons, rhinestones, stickers, or anything that looks like splashes) – Optional
LEGEND: (Quantity) Size + Shape | Type of tape | Name of the piece
- (2) 6-inch wheels | Solid | Inner lining of the bag
- (2) 5-inch wheels |modeled| Main bag body
- (2) 8-inch strips |modeled| Opening of the bag
- (1) 10 inch strip |Solid| Outer edge of the bag
- (1) 8 inch strip |Solid| Inner edge of the bag
- (1) 19 inch strip |Solid| bag handle
Guys, this is one of those trades that can be difficult to write. I highly recommend watching the short video tutorial at the bottom of this post. It makes a lot more sense!
Step 1: Layer the strips of duck tape together to form a sheet of tape, then cut two 6-inch circles and two 5-inch circles. I traced around a plastic lid to get a good circle, then cut it with a utility knife. The large circle will be the inside of the bag and the smaller circle will be the outside.
Step 2: Flip the large circle with the sticky side up, then carefully center the smaller circle on top of it and press the two sticky sides together. Be careful to keep the tape smooth.
Step 3: Cut small slits all along the edge of the circle. Make sure you only cut the slits across the outer circle. In this case, the slits only pass through the yellow tape and no slit cuts the checkered tape.
Step 4: Cut two 8-inch strips of duck tape. These pieces will be the opening of the bag. Fold each piece in half lengthwise.
Step 5: Place a circular pattern with the side facing down and fold the tabs up. Run one of the bag opening strips along the rounded edge and press the tabs into place as you go. You will create a 90 degree angle where the strip and circle meet. This is what shapes the bag.
Step 6: Flip the project over to make sure the seam where the circle and strip line up stays smooth and straight.
Step 7: Repeat the same process with the other circle.
Step 8: Cut a 10-inch strip of tape and an 8-inch strip of tape. Flip the longer tape over with the sticky side facing up, then center the smaller tape over it and press the two together. There should be small sections of tape exposed on both ends. Line up the center of this strip with the mark that is halfway between the ends of the bag opening. If this is confusing, refer to step 8 in the photo above.
Step 9: Line up the outside edge of the bag all the way around the circle, forming a 90 degree angle just like with the opening pieces.
Step 10: Repeat with the other side of the circle. This is complicated because as you work, the bag closes. Reach the slots as needed to make the tabs adhere to the strip.
Step 11: Create a purse handle by cutting a 19-inch strip of tape and folding it in half lengthwise. Place one end of the strip in the center of the outer edge of the bag that is still sticky.
Step 12: Press the remaining sticky parts down to seal the rest of the edges of the bag and handle in place. Repeat on the other side to secure the other part of the bag handle. If necessary, this part of the project can be reinforced with hot glue. You can also add extra pieces of duct tape on the inside to reinforce the curved seams if you want your bag to be more sturdy.
Now comes the fun part … beautify!
I covered a piece of craft foam with masking tape, then drew a circle on the back of the foam and cut it out, then added a smaller circle in the center to get the classic donut shape. Then I went to town with puff paint and gems to add “sprinkles” to my donuts. I attached them to the front of the bag with hot glue.
TUTORIAL VIDEO DUCK TAPE DONUT BAG
Aren’t my donut-shaped handbags that cute ?! I love the black and white checkered one more. It reminds me of a 1950s diner. Either way, isn’t it amazing what you can get out of Duck Tape ?! Hope you enjoyed this and happy creation as always!