Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ultra Easy Valentine's Day Craft: Heart Shaped Duck Tape® Boxes

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Today I've got a fun & easy Valentine’s Day craft using just Duck Tape® & cardstock: Heart Shaped Boxes!
Use them to hold treats, cards or gifts.  Or to decorate for the holiday.  The best part?  You don't need any fancy cutting machine or stencils to make them.  Super simple and great for showing some DIY love this season!
Materials:
- Duck Brand® Tape in favorite prints or colors
- Utility knife/scissors & plastic cutting board or mat
- Cardstock
- Ruler
- Pencil

I got a mix of prints & solids to make mine. Duck Brand® has some fun holiday designs Valentine's prints like Wild Hearts and Cheetah Kisses I used, as well as all the coordinating solids to make lots of festive looks. These are also great for other themed projects like tape flowers, Valentine stickers & card boxes.


Start by cutting two strips of card stock that are 8.5 inches long and as wide as the Duck Tape® (about 1.87inches).  Unroll tape about 18 inches and place one strip on top of tape, smoothing into place.

Fold tape over other side, then cut.
Repeat with other piece and trim edges, if needed.
Using a small strip of tape, tape together one short end of each piece and then add another small strip over top and bottom to hold the ends together to make the "dip" of the heart.
Bring together remaining ends and fold a small piece of tape over their edges to secure the heart:
Now the sides of the box are done.
Place heart on top of card stock and trace the inner edge with pencil and cut out.
Put heart base on plastic cutting board or mat and begin adding strips of Duck Tape® until covered.  Carefully peel off mat and repeat for other side.
Trim around edges and now the box is ready to assemble.
Cut two thin strips of tape that are 8.5 inches long by .25 inch wide.  Starting at the pointed end of the sides of the box, attach one strip along top edge so half of strip is above edge as shown:
Place base along side edge, fold over the strip and press into place to attach base to side. Attach remaining strip and fold over (I found it easier to do it this way rather than attache both strips first):
The finished base will look like this:
Now the box is ready for whatever goodies you want to add.  I made one of each of my kids as a little Valentine's Day surprise.
Want more fun project ideas using Duck Tape®?  Follow Duck Brand® on Twitter @TheDuckBrand. And share your own ideas on Twitter & Pinterest with #DuckValentine hashtag!

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18 comments:

  1. Simply great idea to make the heart shape. Pretty holder for lovely goodies. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Very cute and easy heart!Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Good morning,
    I love your blog! I am a new follower from the Wakeup Wednesday Bloghop. I hope you will have a chance to follow me back
    http://butterflyintheattic.blogspot.com/2014/02/wait-minute-mister-postman-postcard.html

    Have a blessed day
    Colleen

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    1. Thanks so much Colleen. I'm following you back:)

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  4. Really cute idea for a special Valentine's Day gift. Nice work, Cheryl!

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  5. I can't wait to show these to my daughter, she does lots of Duck Tape crafts! I'm pinning thi to my Valentine's Day board and I'm visiting from Create it Thursday.

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    1. Fantastic! I'm a recent convert to crafting with it & glad to have my idea enjoyed & shared:)

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  6. These are GREAT!! My daughter is big into duct tape... well anything. We will be making these for sure this Valentines Day

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    1. Great to hear Kat - I'd love to see them if you do:)

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  7. Stopping by from Thurs Favorite Things Party and this is so COOL!

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  8. Way to cute, Good ole duck tape good for everything!! Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Retreat, Hope to see you back on Thursday!

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    1. I've only just started crafting with it and I LOVE it!

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  9. cute! Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

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  10. These are adorable, Cheryl! I guess I need to get me some *girly* duct tape!
    Thank you for sharing on Brag About It Link Party Mondays at Midnight on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. There are so many fun prints now - it's addictive!

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  11. Oh my, I have a friend who is in LOVE with duck tape. I know what she is getting for Valentine's Day. Thank you for linking @ Doggone Dirty Craftin!

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