Duct tape is so fun to craft with! We’ve made wallets, belts, and armbands with it, and it’s always fun to find a new reason to use duct tape. This weekend, I turned a cardboard box into a fun Valentine’s box with duct tape. It was a fun way to make something for Valentine’s Day that my boy-heavy family would approve of!
To make one, all you need is a cardboard box, red and white duct tape, scissors, and baby wipes. Yes, baby wipes! I read on Pinterest that if you wipe the blades of your scissors with a baby wipe, they will cut through duct tape with no problems. It really does work! You do have to re-wipe after every few cuts. I usually tear duct tape when possible, and use the baby wipe trick for when I really need a neat cut.
The first thing I did was to cover two sides with white duct tape strips running horizontally. I let the tape hang over a little.
If you cut a slit where the duct tape overhangs on a corner, you can fold the pieces over and it will lay nice and flat.
I went the opposite direction with the red duct tape so that the edges between the two colors would be nice and neat.
The edges around the top looked messy, so I added a horizontal strip folded over around the top on each side.
I cut the hearts out of two pieces of red duct tape with sticky sides together. It’s much, much easier to cut that way! Then I folded over loops of duct tape to attach them to the box.
I made our box to hold our February Kindness Devotions. If you want a tool for helping your family focus on loving God and loving people, come check them out!