Fast and Easy Duct Tape Purse

Duct tape has been the go to fix it tool of choice in my house for many years.  There is nothing you can’t fix with duct tape.  But crafts?  Can you really do crafts with duct tape?!

I had to swing by the dollar store the other day to grab a new composition book for art journaling.  I decided I would cover it in some cute Duck Brand tape so that it might withstand the beating I was going to give it. With so many cute colors and patterns to choose from, I picked up a couple of rolls.

When I arrived home, my daughter reminded me of a cute party favor she had made about a year ago…  A duct tape purse!  Always the fashion plate, little miss was in need of a new bag to go with her spring outfits.  Who was I to stand in her way?!  She took the lead and here is what she did:


Duct tape purse supplies

Duct tape purse supplies

Plastic bag with “zipper” closure (whatever size you would like your purse to be)

Scissors (if you don’t have strong fingers for ripping)

Duct tape in fashion colors.  (Duck Brand is the one I familiar with)


Start by ripping off a nice length of tape.  Place along with top part of the bag, lining up with the edge of the zipper.  Continue with an additional color or same color until bag is covered, both sides.

tape step

Duct tape purse

If the tape piece goes over the edge, simply wrap around to the other side.  You can cut your duct tape into different shapes or make patterns… what ever suits you!

tape wrap

When the bag is completely covered, cut a long length of tape that will become your handle.  The piece we used was about a foot long and is a tad short for the gallon sized bag.  Take one end of the tape and place it on the upper corner of the bag, next to the zipper.  Secure the other end of the tape to the opposite side of the bag at the opposite end of the zipper.  Gently crumple the duct tape onto itself then, along the length of the strap.  Voila!

From here, you can add glitter glue, stickers… whatever suits your fashion plate fancy!

Google quickly showed me that there are lots of different ways to make a duct tape purse but I liked this one especially since my daughter took the lead and showed me how to do it.  It was even simple enough for her 4 year old brother to make his own bag too! (Although Daddy wasn’t too sure about the whole man purse/murse thing 🙂 )

tape murse

With the right tape, it makes a great bag for holding rocks and cars too!

If you are thinking about making this as a party favor… you may want to check out my post on Duct Tape Tips!

With your left over tape, you can also consider making duct tape tassel book marks.  Yup, I guess duct tape is for crafting too!

For more duct tape purse inspirations, check out the Duck Brand Pinterest page or you can check out this great tutorial on how to make a purse without the ziplock, using duct tape only.

Have fun taping!!!

Thanks for reading.

20 thoughts on “Fast and Easy Duct Tape Purse

  1. Pingback: Duct Tape Purse | Our Growing Paynes

  2. This design is steller! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my
    own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had
    to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

    • My kiddos made the purses shown here- in about 20 minutes. So long as all of the seams of the bag are covered, they stand up to regular use quite well! Ours have been carrying rocks and cars and doll dresses and beads… and are still standing! HTH!

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