DIY Christmas Gifts – Idea #6

Duct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas GiftsMy next DIY Christmas Gift Idea is a Duct Tape Bag. You can fill it with all kinds of goodies and use any color or pattern of Duct Tape you like. I chose to go with a Peppermint Theme and filled my Duct Tape bag with red nail polish, peppermint lotion and a peppermint foot scrub. Then I created a tag that reads: “Mint” for your Mistletoes”.

"Mint" for your Mistletoes tag

Click here for printable tag

Duct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas GiftsDuct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas Gifts

Duct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas Gifts
To create diagonal stripes, just line your tape across the felt at a diagonal instead of straight across.
Duct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas GiftsI created the different sized stripes pictured above by overlapping the tape at various distances.
Duct Tape Bag | Homemade Christmas GiftsHere’s the inside of the bag.

Duct Tape Bag – Idea #6

What you’ll need:
Piece of Felt (finished bag size will be the size of your felt when folded in half)
Duct Tape
Scissors
Step 1- Cut a piece of duct tape to fit across the piece of felt with a little bit of overhang. Line up with the top of the felt and gently place the tape down and smooth out. Continue until your entire piece of felt is covered in tape. I like to overlap each piece by about 1/4 inch. Trim the overhang on each of the sides.
Step 2- Flip the felt over and repeat Step 1 on this side. Trim the excess on the edges.
Step 3- The short edges will be the top of your bag. Use a piece of Duct tape and place half the tape on one side and fold it over to the other side. Trim off the edges.
Step 4- Repeat Step 3 on the other short edge.
Step 5- Fold the piece of felt in half width wise. The short edges should be at the top. On the left side edge place a piece of Duct tape half on one side and fold over to the other side. Repeat on the right side. Trim edges.
Step 6- Gently push in the corners of the bag and work and smooth out until you have a nice corner.
Step 7- Place a piece of tape on the inside bottom and sides to hold the corners in place.

Here’s a quick video tutorial: