Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard

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Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Everyone knows that Duck Tape® is extremely popular, and for good reason. It’s easy to work with and a great mess-free way for kids to decorate just about anything. I had this idea to cover a foam sheet in Duck Tape® and use it as a corkboard. However, I didn’t have any sheets, but I did have a couple of Styrofoam wreaths lying around!

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

That’s when this cute monster popped into my head.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

You only need two different supplies: the wreath and Duck Tape®. I used purple for the monster and white and black for the eyes. You could certainly use whatever color strikes your fancy.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Do you hang out with me on Instagram? If so, then you saw me post this picture of the Duck Tape® display at Walmart. Yes, you can buy Duck Tape at Walmart! This display is huge and there are tons of colors and patterns!

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Be sure to check the craft supply aisle as well, where you’ll find even more Duck Tape®. It’s great for kids to turn their boring school supplies into something cool. Cover notebooks with it, stripe your pens, make pencil cans and desk caddies, and lots more. So be sure to add Duck Tape® to your back to school Walmart shopping list! If you need more creative inspiration follow Duck Tape® on Facebook and Twitter for tons of ideas.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

If you keep up with me on Facebook, then you may have seen me post this sneak peek last week.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

To make this corkboard, start by cutting off a piece of Duck Tape® long enough to wrap around the wreath once, keeping the seams either in the back or the center.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

It’s easier to cut the tape into sections, don’t try holding the roll and wrapping around. It’s too difficult and you’ll end up with creases and bumps.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

To make the teeth, cut a piece of white Duck Tape® and fold it onto itself, sticky side to sticky side.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Now use the scissors to cut out a tooth. Repeat this step until you have enough teeth. I cut out ten, six for the bottom and four for the top.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

You’re going to use a glue stick, but only for tacking purposes. It’s to hold your teeth in place for the next step.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Using the glue stick, tack the teeth in place at the bottom section of the wreath. Next, cut sections of purple Duck Tape® over the bottom of the teeth to hold them in place and make them look like they are coming out of the wreath. You may need to trim some of the edges of the tape into a curved shape to look natural. Repeat this process for the top teeth as well.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Cut four pieces of white Duck Tape®, about 4-inches long each. Stick two of the pieces together, stick sides touching. Take a third piece and stick the long edge to the long edge of the two joined pieces. Now stick the fourth piece to the sticky side of the third piece. This will join all four pieces together, making a wider piece. Repeat this entire process one more time so that you have two white tape squares.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Use a jar lid (in my case, a lid from a decoupage container) or some other round object to trace a circle onto the white square. Repeat for a second one.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Cut out the circles, leaving a tab at the bottom (see photo). Stick two black pieces of tape together and cut out two small circles for the pupils. Glue the black circles to the white circles. Create eyelids using purple Duck Tape®.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Use glue stick to tack the eye tabs to the top of the monster. Cover the tabs with purple Duck Tape®. Attach wall hanging strips to the back of the wreath to hang on the wheel.

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

There, wasn’t that fun??

Duck Tape® Monster Corkboard by @amandaformaro CraftsbyAmanda.com

Now you can hang it in your room and use it, push pins go right in and stay in until you take them out!

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Now I’m going to giveaway a $100 gift card to Walmart so you can go grab some Duck Tape® of your own and make lots of fun stuff! You need to be a U.S. resident and the giveaway ends on August14, 2013.

How to Enter

Simply leave a comment on this blog post stating what kind of Duck Tape® back to school themed craft you would make if you won the gift card!

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What you need:

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Purple Duck Tape
  • White Duck Tape
  • Black Duck Tape
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors

What you do:

  1. Start by cutting off a piece of Duck Tape® long enough to wrap around the wreath once, keeping the seams either in the back or the center. It’s easier to cut the tape into sections, don’t try holding the roll and wrapping around. It’s too difficult and you’ll end up with creases and bumps.
  2. To make the teeth, cut a piece of white Duck Tape® and fold it onto itself, sticky side to sticky side. Now use the scissors to cut out a tooth. Repeat this step until you have enough teeth. I cut out ten, six for the bottom and four for the top. You’re going to use a glue stick, but only for tacking purposes. It’s to hold your teeth in place for the next step.
  3. Using the glue stick, tack the teeth in place at the bottom section of the wreath. Next, cut sections of purple Duck Tape® over the bottom of the teeth to hold them in place and make them look like they are coming out of the wreath. You may need to trim some of the edges of the tape into a curved shape to look natural. Repeat this process for the top teeth as well.
  4. Cut four pieces of white Duck Tape®, about 4-inches long each. Stick two of the pieces together, stick sides touching. Take a third piece and stick the long edge to the long edge of the two joined pieces. Now stick the fourth piece to the sticky side of the third piece. This will join all four pieces together, making a wider piece. Repeat this entire process one more time so that you have two white tape squares.
  5. Use a jar lid (in my case, a lid from a decoupage container) or some other round object to trace a circle onto the white square. Repeat for a second one. Cut out the circles, leaving a tab at the bottom (see photo). Stick two black pieces of tape together and cut out two small circles for the pupils. Glue the black circles to the white circles. Create eyelids using purple Duck Tape®.
  6. Use glue stick to tack the eye tabs to the top of the monster. Cover the tabs with purple Duck Tape®. Attach wall hanging strips to the back of the wreath to hang on the wheel.
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Comments

  1. says

    Taylor would love this. And he loves making crafts. I’m sure he would go crazy with ideas if I showed him the Duck Tape display. I, personally, would like to make a dress completely out of Duck Tape. haha Though I did just see that was one of the challenges on Project Runway recently.

  2. Tylynn Gardner says

    Oh man this would be fun with 4 boys! We love coming up with new things to make with Duct Tape! We have made belts, wallets and much more.

  3. Amanda says

    My 10 year old son has been wanting to make a wallet, that would be a fun craft to do together! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Jennifer Thomas says

    Oh we would totally make the Monster Corkboard.. although we would use a different color since one of the kiddos is a boy and he would vote no purple! ;) lol…

  5. arilea says

    lol how fun!!! My girls would love to make this, and it would a fun craft to start the new school year with! Thank you for sharing this great idea!!!

  6. Tammy says

    I can’t wait to make this with my daughter. She loves duck tape! She wants to make a messenger bag for school. She has made several purses and wallets. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Denise says

    Would love to make this cute little monster for my granddaughter. The purple would look great in her bedroom….maybe a purple with a small print. Awesome idea…thanks!

  8. Tree says

    Fantastic idea! My grandson loves lil monsters! He also loves Spiderman so I think we would have to make a black web and with the round styrofoam and w/ the circular we would have to make spidey himself and I think that there’s a “Spiderman Duck Tape” :) As for myself I just made a duck tape form to use in my sewing room, now I can give her a little pizzaz.

  9. Leah. A. says

    We would duck tape school binders! My kids are so hard on those things. I’m glad duck tape is cool now!

  10. says

    For sure I would make the “monster” corkboard for my little grandson, Cooper Dan! He would love it, and totally use it.
    Love the ideas for “duck tape”, they are endless.
    Thanks for the chance to win the WM $100. gift card too!

  11. Jessica R. says

    My oldest son would build a robot with styrofoam and covor it with Duck Tape. I would make a rings like the monster one, but without the monster. I would do a sports theme for my youngest son. I would do a girlie owl theme for my baby girl. I would also make one for my kitchen but not sure how I would decorate it yet haha. :-)

  12. Crystal Copeland says

    I make kids lap tables. I buy the plastic lap try’s and cover them in duct tape. I would make more of these for my nieces to use while doing their Homework!! :)

  13. Amber Tinsley says

    I would make a trio of these monsters for my little guy…and not gonna lie…myself. I would also use it to fun up my picture frames and oh lord the possibilities are endless…from crafts to organization.

  14. Nancy Carr says

    We would use duct tape to personalize backpacks, binders, notebooks, binders, pencils, pencil holders and more. Thank you.

  15. Karen @ Crafty Commons says

    Love the idea! I’m a teacher and am wanting to make an item that says “No Name” to attach those papers that have no name (duh). Something with styrofoam and duck tape would be great – then I could just attach binder clips with a push pin and I’m ready to go!

  16. Marlene says

    I would make some Cat In The Hat decorations for my 1 year old grandson. His favorite book is Cat In The Hat and when he tires of the decorations his mom can use the decorations in her Kindergarten class room.

  17. Jessica says

    I would like to try your monster corkboard, except maybe make it a little girlier for my daughter. Or maybe even try to do something to personalize their backpack and lunchbox.

  18. Jamie Graham says

    My granddaughter would probably like to make something like the Monster cork board that way we can post some of the little notes she gets from school for reminders,

  19. Debra B. says

    The Purple Duct Tape Monster corkboard is so cute. I need to make a new bulletin board for myself for my desk area. I was just thinking I need to replace my red Duct Tape on my desk with another pattern.

  20. Debbie Vasel says

    I would use empty cereal boxes laying on their sides and stacked together to make a paper sorting system, so I would know where everything was in the morning.

  21. Nancy D says

    I would love to make my grand daughter a cork board. But maybe a princess or puppy theme. I think a puppy would be easier. Maybe a Dalmatian. And who says it has to have black spots? Maybe a cute girl Dalmatia with pink spots :)

  22. Kathy Montgomery says

    I would love to make this monster corkboard, I love the color purple and it would look good in my granddaugher’s room which is in purple.

  23. Jennifer Fager says

    I will definitely jazz up my son’s plain school pencils with some cool patterned duct tape! I also want to cover my chore board with it to make it more visually appealing and hopefully more fun to complete the chores!

  24. Cheryl Rogers says

    I would make something similar to your monster corkboard for my daughter to put on her door at college. I would cover it with duct tape and either put and her and her roommate’s names on it or their initials. Thank you for this WONDERFULLY CREATIVE idea.

  25. Rachel Verdi says

    OOh, cute monster! I’m cracking up, because instead of ‘stripe your pens’, I read ‘stripe your pets’. rofl Pictured my poor longhaired maine coon kitty w stripes of purple DuckTape! ;)

    As for me, if I win, I’d make tons of little kitschy novelty jewelry items (lines of tiny polaroid charms out of black and white tape, maybe?), wallets, and purses. Duck Tape raaaawks!

    Thanks for chance!
    rachel

  26. jules p says

    my daughter and I bought the mustache duct tape, and she made a wallet, lanyard,i.d. badge holder, and a key fob for me! we had so much fun. and after seeing your project I want to make that with her to hang in her room!

  27. Lisa Brown says

    I would use the Duck Tape to decorate their binders and plastic storage drawers that hold their pencils, erasers, crayons, etc.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  28. April Adler says

    I’m going to make one of these to hang on my daughters door! So stinkin’ cute! If I won the gift card, I would make some personalized book covers for her school books! I love trying new things with duct tape!

  29. says

    I’d probably cover binders and decorate an already existing bulletin board (to match the binders). Would also make bookmarks… which are really simple to do! Thanks for a great giveaway. :D

  30. susan connell says

    I would love to cover old tin cans with duck tspe snd fill with supplies to give to my daughters teacher.

  31. Julia Greenberg says

    I would definitely make the monster wreath for my sons room. I would also decorate clipboards and binders. Love it! Thanks for the opportunity!! :-)

  32. Lora W. says

    I LOVE this wreath! so cute and functional. My son made wallets last year. I saw a tutorial for pencil cases that we need to make for back-to-school.

  33. Peggy says

    That’s really cute and you could make each child’s in a different color. Great Girl Scout craft idea. I used zebra duck tape to make a luggage tag for my suitcase. Also, I had made a sign for my suitcase “Girl Scout bound for Houston” out of fabric and after I tacked it onto the fabric of my suitcase, I put the zebra duck tape around the fabric to secure it. The zebra duck tape also made it easy for me to pick my suitcase out of the bunch of green ones coming down the conveyor belt. The duck tape held up well with the handlers, even on a trip from PA to Texas!

  34. Jennifer Turner says

    Would use the duct tape for binders to use at work & if I get brave enough, perhaps a wallet or purse.

  35. Peggy Urell says

    I’ve got a couple of ideas, one for school and one for Christmas.
    My granddaughter loves butterflies. I’ll make 3D butterflies out of duck tape on a notebook just for her.
    Second, I make Christmas socks. I’m going to use duck tape and make a 3d sock for my grandson who likes video games.

  36. Cherise says

    Oh we would totally make the Monster Corkboard.. although we would use an different colors since we have 6 kiddos. Maybe a few wallets too!

  37. Sandra says

    I’m going to use duck tape to personalize pencils for my 7th grader. He complains his always “go missing”. So now he will know which ones belong to him.

  38. Jacob says

    I noticed that the cool duck tape colors also match many of the poster board colors. I would use a combination of the two to make portfolios they can keep their painting, papers, and art things inside!

  39. timberdawn says

    I like your monster idea. And I think wrapping pencils would certainly help keep track of them. I used some of the hot pink earlier this summer to wrap around a water line that lays in the yard so that the high school help wouldn’t mow into the splice that resulted from their first mowing attempt! Thank you for this opportunity.

  40. says

    My daughter loves to use duct tape when crafting. I think she was a bit upset when I brought home plain white binders for school…maybe we could spice them up a bit? She also likes to make hair bows with duct tape!
    Thanks!
    Cindy @ Crazylou

  41. THERESA OLDS says

    My youngest is making wallets at school this week. How wonderful this would be for a classroom door to leave messages. Made me smile. Thanks

  42. Diana C says

    I would decorate some notebooks and also make some book covers. And for the locker, a picture frame.

    Diana C

  43. says

    I would make different shaped leaves and print the child’s name on it. This would help me remember each individual name.
    They could wear it over and over because it would not tear like paper. Pin it on with a safety pin.

  44. Dionnie says

    if I won the $100 Walmart gift card I would make a black, white and blue (chevron style ) backpack. I would have to use lots of tape . but it would be original, spunky and creative :)

  45. Jen says

    Hey, I am new to this blog! Cute ideas. My kids binders always fall apart. I think I would like to make a designer cover for their school binders with different colors of duct tape. Thanks!

  46. Gena says

    We could make a cool little pouch to put supplies in like pencils or a scissor holder to prevent cut (or poking a hole in their backpack)!

  47. Elle says

    This looks like so much fun. I think I’ll be sprucing up my kids rooms by giving them a duck tape matching theme for their desk accessories and closet organizers

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