Awesome Duct Tape Projects debuted in October 2014 and is my eighth book. It’s a go to source for easy duct tape projects including lots of classics with extra bits of flair. There are projects for decorating, fashion, and tech gear too. There’s also a large idea gallery filled with projects to jump start your creativity with washi tape, masking tape, and FrogTape as well.
Step by Step Projects: 20
Idea Gallery: 30+ Project Ideas
Contents: Sketchbook, Table Tray, Filmstrip Frame, Book Cover, Smartphone Case, Tablet Case, Lunch Box, ID Holder, Watch Cuff, Belt Pouch, Flowers, Prom Bodice & Vest, Necktie & Bow Tie, Wrist Cuff, Flip-Flops, Wallet, Zipper Belt, Messenger Bag
Project info: Projects are illustrated through numerous full-color photographs explaining every step. Charts indicating the size and shape of the pieces you’ll need make it easy to follow along at-a-glance.
This book is a collection of duct tape projects that covers all the basics but adds a bit of a twist. In it are 20 step by step projects that cover ways to decorate your room, accessorize yourself, and store your tech gear. The idea gallery covers 30+ more ideas to get your creativity jumpstarted and gives options for working with washi tape, masking tape, and FrogTape as well. Not only that, but the getting started chapter also covers fundamental techniques and decorating ideas that you can apply to projects you make up yourself. I found while working with duct tape that it’s the perfect medium for making something out of nothing. Use a bit of duct tape on some old cardboard scraps and you’ve got a box! Use it on an old pair of shoes and they’ve got a new lease on life. All in all, I hope you’ll see that this book as a little something for everyone, boys and girls alike.
Some of my favorite projects include the Hardcover Sketchbook – using a simple technique you can bind your own book using whatever paper you like! Also the tech cases are extremely helpful – the Smartphone Case not only holds your smartphone with a clear pocket that can still be touched, but it has several pockets on the side for your debit and credit cards, meaning it works as a complete wallet! The Tablet Case is also made with a fleece lining, so it’s sure to prevent any screen scratches with softness on the inside and duct tape durability on the outside. This book even includes techniques for taking on the Duct Tape Prom Challenge – showing you how to create a duct tape bodice and vest that will easily turn some heads at the next dance. Possibly my favorite, however, is the Zipper Belt – it combines a basic belt with a zipper trim for a bit of unexpected flash. I hope you too will find something that gets you excited about duct tape in this book – give it a look and see if it’s for you!
From left to right: Studded Cuff, Messenger Bag, Zipper Belt
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