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DIY Gift Boxes with Duck Tape and cereal boxes

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Have you seen the new selection of crafting tapes from Duck Brand Craft Tapes?

They now have glitter, washi, fabric, and prism tapes!  (Would you like to try crafting with Duck tape?  We have a few rolls of Duck Brand® Tape left over and I would love to share them with one lucky winner!  Just leave a blog post comment and let me know what you would like to make.)

I’ve made some pretty neat projects in the past with the regular Duck Brand® Tape (you can see my no-sew zipper pouch, duck tape pumpkins and Halloween costume here.)  And I admit, I already have a pretty good selection already in my craft closet, but when I saw the new glitter tapes, I had to to try them!

How to make gift boxes with recycled materials and Duck Tape!  #DuckCraftTape

The Glitter Duck Brand Craft Tapes have a fabulous glitter effect.  Just like real glitter, except the glitter doesn’t get everywhere or flake off! The glitter tape comes in fun, bright colors – Pink, Aqua, Silver, and Red.
Can you imagine all of the cool projects we can make with no mess?   (I loved my heart glitter candles, but glitter is messy and I could have done that project with glitter tape in half the time, and no mess!)

For today’s project, I’m sharing a tutorial for making gift boxes from recycled materials.  I used the glitter Duck Brand® Tape to dress them up, but I think the prism, fabric or regular patterned tape would be great too!
These little gift boxes are perfect for when you need to dress up a small gift without making a trip to the store.
How to make gift boxes with recycled materials and Duck Tape!  #DuckCraftTape

Materials needed:
  • Duck Brand® Tape  (see all the varieties and styles here.)
  • Chipboard or heavy cardstock (cereal boxes or old greeting cards work great for this) 
  • ruler, scissors or exacto knife 
Instructions:

Decide what size you want your gift box to be, add 2 inches to that box size.  (You’ll loose these 2 inches when we fold the sides.)  I wanted my box to be 3 by 3, so I used 5 by 5 for my measurements.

Cut two pieces of chipboard or heavy cardstock to your measurements. (I tested both-they worked great.)  Trim a scant 1/8 inch from 2 sides of one of the pieces so the boxes will “nest” together.

Using a ruler and exacto knife/scissor edge, (or scoring tool if you have one.)  Measure in one from the edge and gently score the chipboard.  Be careful not to the cut through the cardboard.  Do this on all four sides.

Bend the chipboard along the score marks.

Start applying the Duck Brand® Tape along the back of the chipboard, covering any pre-existing designs.  (note:  the glitter duck tape has a tiny bit of transparency, so keep that in mind when choosing your chipboard.)

Make sure the Duck Brand® Tape is fully adhered to the surface.

Refold along the score marks and snip the top and bottom edges to the score mark intersection (as shown below.)  You will now be able to fold the chipboard into a box shape.

Use additional Duck Brand® Tape to tape the folded edges in place.

Repeat the process for the other side of the box.

Decorate with a pretty ribbon and you are done! Like this project? Don’t forget to pin it!

How to make gift boxes with recycled materials and Duck Tape!  #DuckCraftTape
For more ideas and inspiration, you can follow @TheDuckBrand on twitter and the hashtag #DuckCraftTape!

Dont forget!  Leave a blog post comment and let me know what Duck Tape craft you would like to make and you will be entered to win an assortment of Duck Brand® Tape to craft with.  Be sure to include a way for me to contact you and US residents only please.  Good Luck!

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