July 10, 2013

DIY Duct Tape Clutch

If you'll allow me to have a moment, I have to say this is DIY is such a pleasant surprise! It isn't easy taking inexpensive materials and making them look luxe, but the DIY gods aligned for this project to do just that, and I'm so excited to share it with you. Using Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape, the tape's texture perfectly complements the “Pretty Snakey” pattern, while the hot pink adds such a fun surprise when you open the clutch. One other great feature? You can finish it in less time than it takes to watch your favorite show!

Tools and materials: 
Poster board or card stock
Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape in "Hot Pink" and "Pretty Snakey"
Craft knife

1) Begin by tracing a template for a envelope clutch onto the poster board. I freehanded mine with a ruler, making a mock up with a paper bag before tracing onto the poster board, but you can find envelope clutch templates downloadable online like this one from Melissa Esplin.  2) Cut out the clutch template and pre-fold the flaps. 3) Cover one side of the poster board with the printed duct tape. 4) Trim and fold over the overhang. 5) To add a more finished touch (plus a fun shot of color!) I lined the inside with the hot pink tape. 6) Fold over all four of the flaps, noting where they overlap, and cut a hole in each of the flaps with the craft knife. Make sure the holes line up. 7) Push the screw of the button stud through the bottom and side flaps. 8) Screw on the top of the stud. To close the clutch, fold down the top flap and push over the stud.

For more ideas on how to get crafty with duct tape, you can visit the Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape website and check them out on FacebookTwitter, or Pinterest.

This post is a collaboration with Scotch® Color & Pattern Duct Tape, but words and opinions are my own.


  1. I did not know you could do that with duct tape! Amazing! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

  2. every time I see duct tape, I remember that meme that says "if you can't fix it with duct tape, you can't fix it" haha
    great clutch

  3. Wow. I cannot believe you made duct tape look that good!!!

  4. FANTASTICO!!! Me encanta es muy original.


  5. Awesome!
    Congrats =)



  6. so cool! finally, a use for all the cool patterned duct tape I keep telling myself not to buy!

  7. brilliant idea, but unfortunately in my country that type of product is not available

  8. Erin Erin...where do you get all your ideas from??
    Such a fast and trendy DIY bag!! Love it <3

  9. Wow this is amazing! Such a great post, thank you!

    A beauty, food and life blog by Izzi

  10. Great ideas for my tons of tape rolls. I may try mine in yellow, you know, so I don't blend into the trees and get shot at

  11. Love it! This so cute!

  12. I love duct tape projects! It looks fabulous, Thanks for sharing!


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