Duck Tape® Reversible Gift Bag

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I love gettin' crafty with different kinds of products, and I have a fun share for you today from Duck® Brand Duck Tape®!  This little gift bag is made entirely of Holiday Duck Tape® (with the addition of my ribbon closure).  It's reversible and reusable, too!

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

If you sew – you will find the pattern to be fairly self-explanatory, and you can make up this little bag in about 15-20 minutes.  If you haven't ever made a bag, budget a little more time to familiarize yourself with the corner-making process.  It's not hard at all, but it can be a little confusing your first time.  

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

What you will need: 

  • Holiday Duck Tape®
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch and Ribbon (to close it)
  • Bag Pattern (and optional marker to trace it out)

First – create your pattern.  Take a 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper, and cut 2" off the top, and 2" squares off the bottom corners.  You can do some adjusting to your dimensions, but just make sure the square corners that you cut away are indeed square.  (If they are off by a little – that's okay, because Duck Tape® is really forgiving… you can always add more for gaps in your seams, or tape together anything that overlaps a little!)

Now, make your Duck Tape® sheets.  You can actually make anything with Duck Tape® that you would normally sew with a stiff fabric – yes, really!  You just need to stick enough of it together to make a sheet, and instead of sewing, you just Duck Tape® your seams together!

First, tear off strips wide enough to accommodate your pattern.  Stick them together, edge to edge, overlapping slightly.  When your sheet is big enough to trace your pattern, then do the same thing on the other side.  Face the sticky sides of the tape together.  I used 2 different colors so my bag would be reversible.  

Reversible Duck Tape Bag

You will need to make 2 of these – they will join together to make your bag.  Now, trace out your pattern with a permanent marker on each.  (The line won't matter because you will be taping over it.)  Cut out your 2 pieces.

Reversible Duck Tape Bag

Join the pieces together at the bottoms (the side with the notches cut out) with tape.  

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

Now, you are going to form your corners.  Make a diagonal fold so that the notch edges line up, like so.

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

Tape it.  Do the same with the other side.  If you find your sides don't quite join or they overlap – that's okay!  

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

You can fix the side seam with tape, if necessary.  You can see I ended up with a bit of a gap.  

Once you've taped up one of the sides, form the corners and sides on the other side of the bag, and tape the other side as well.

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

You should now have something that resembles a square-shaped bag!  So now, we just need to fix up the inside of the bag.  So turn it inside out, and tape along the seams with your coordinating tape.  

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

I just trimmed the overlap with scissors.  You could also add some coordinating trim along the top, if you like!  Anytime a seam looks a little rough, you can just patch it with more Duck Tape®.

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

Next, you'll need a closure (or handle, if you prefer).  You can get elaborate and cut away a pair of holes, but I opted to go the easy route and just used a hole punch to create my ribbon holes.  It doesn't really matter exactly where you position them as long as they are equally-spaced from the top and from your edges. 

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

Now, add your gift inside, and thread your ribbon through the holes.  

Tie it in front, and you are ready to gift!  If you want more traditional gift bag handles instead, cut two equal lengths of ribbon, and thread them through the holes, double- or triple- knotting the ends so that they are secure.  

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

Reversible Duck Tape Gift Bag

This season, you can have something uniquely packaged and totally reusable that will get people talking!  

Duck Tape Reversible Gift Bag

For more ideas – be sure to check out the Duck® Brand Facebook page and become a fan!  What kinds of crafts have you made with Duck® Brand tapes?  I'd love to hear about them!


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  1. says

    Oh I LOVE all the different styles of duct tape now!! And the stack of them, in photo where you are adding the ribbon, look so cute! Great job on a fun way to give a gift. Can’t wait to check out all the new styles.:)

  2. Becca says

    Oh cool! I have never done a duct tape project before but you explained it so simply that I am going to give this a shot! Thank you so much!

  3. Camille says

    How creative! My son’s birthday party is today and I needed larger goodie bags — wish I’d had time to whip these up! :-)

  4. Jessi says

    Those are adorable! I love Duck Tape, it’s super fun. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  5. kitblu says

    I haven’t seen duct tape with patterns but then I don’t get out much! I pinned this, thanks

  6. Daniel says

    Hi Adrianne, I honestly love this DIY product. Reversible bags with irreversible emotions!!! 95% world can’t categorize the tapes with its uses and too can’t think of stepping into a creative design from the adhesives. But no doubt, how the tapes have got fixed in every sectors of industry is quite a history and geography with its output result!!!

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