The Art of Duck Tape ® Cool Brafts for Sticky Situations
Craft 1: Book Bling

Give your textbooks a
unique look! Pick out
your favorite Duck Tape®
patterns and create artistic
and durable covers for
your books.

  • Duck Tape® rolls
    or sheets
  • textbook
  • paper bag
  • scissors
Create the base–Remove the handles from your paper bag (if there are
any), cut out the bottom of the bag, and then cut lengthwise up one side of the
bag. You should have one continuous piece of paper.
Fold and crease–Trim the width of the bag to be about 2 inches wider
than the book. Fold overhanging edges of the cover to establish the creases
for the cover pockets. Press along all sides to get creases in the paper to mark the
book's shape.
Cover the cover–Cover the entire paper bag in the Duck Tape® color
or pattern of your choice, trimming any excess tape from the bag's edges.
Refold and embellish–Once covered in tape, refold the paper back along the
established creases. Slip the covers of the book into the pockets created from folding
over the creases. Using printed letters as a template, cut letters out from sheets of
Duck Tape® to mark the subject of the book on the front cover.
Crafter: Jim Noonan. Photos: Thom Lang Photography.
Craft 1: Book Bling

There are millions of
different kinds of beads.
Glass, plastic, and even
beads made of seeds
and shells! Now you can
make your own out of
Duck Tape. ®

  • Duck Tape® rolls
  • straight edge
  • craft knife or utility knife
  • soda straws
  • scissors
  • string or twine
Cut a triangle–Using a straight edge and a craft knife or utility knife, cut a
long, narrow triangle from a single strip of Duck Tape.® The width of the base of
the triangle determines the width of the bead.
Roll–Attach the base of the triangle to a soda straw and roll the tape onto the
straw, being sure to keep the triangle centered as you roll.
Cut and thread–Use a small pair of scissors to cut the bead off the soda
straw. Then thread through with string, using a combination of different sizes,
colors, and patterns of beads to make the desired piece of jewelry.
Crafter: Jim Noonan. Photos: Thom Lang Photography.
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