Is there anything duct tape can’t fix or do? Apparently not.
Judging from these clever duct tape hacks and DIYs, the material is probably one of the most versatile invention out there. In fact, it might just be the only item you can’t do without. Mold it, cut it, stick it on a wart – duct tape is definitely a must-have to keep in the house.
#1 Emergency hole plug
You never know when those tires will give out. But you don’t have to worry much if you keep some duct tape in your car. Wrap it around a hole in your deflating tire and it’ll keep it together on the way to get a replacement.
#2 Open jars like a pro
When you know how to open airtight jars of jelly and pasta sauce with duct tape, you will impress all of your friends and family. Just cut off a piece of tape, stick it on one part of the lid, and tug at it until it opens.
#3 DIY lint roller
If you’re a cat or dog owner, then you know the everyday struggle of trying to keep pet hair off your clothes and furniture. Store bought lint rollers can add up over time. Save some money by making one from an old paint roller and some duct tape instead.
#4 Anti-slip protection
Walking in high heels is hard enough. Make your life easier and more secure by sticking a few pieces of duct tape onto your shoes’ soles. Now, you can strut with more confidence without having to worry about the possibility of slipping.
#5 Customize your shirts
Customize an old shirt using some fabric paint and duct tape. This is the perfect DIY to revamp old clothing and make something you can’t find in stores. Make your own stencils and let your creativity flow.
#6 Waterproof pillow cover
Buy some colorful duct tape and let your imagination run free. Create amazing geometric patterns and make waterproof pillow cases for your outdoor furniture.
#7 Get rid of warts the easy way
Here’s a cheap and easy tip for people wanting to remove pesky warts. Take a piece of duct tape, place it on top of the wart you want gone, and leave on for about six days or so.
Once those days are up, remove the tape, soak the wart, and rub it off with a smooth pumice stone.
#8 Duct tape canoe
Yes, you can make an actual canoe out of some wood and duct tape. Sure, it will take hard work and a lot of time, but seeing it float on water afterward would be worth all the work.
#9 Rainbow messenger bag
This is a great DIY to do with your kids or students. Just buy some colorful duct tape and stick them together to form a messenger bag. Sure, it may look flimsy, but it’ll definitely keep your things dry when it rains.
#10 Emergency shoes
You may never be in a situation when you’ll need emergency shoes, but on the off chance that you do get into one, knowing how to craft some out of duct tape may be a lifesaver. They’ll protect your feet with their own kind of style.
#11 Patch up holes in your tent
Not all of us have the money to spring for a new tent every time the current one gets holes. Just cut up a few pieces of duct tape and patch up those little holes to save an otherwise still usable tent.
#12 Futuristic dress
Want a futuristic-looking dress? Make one out of silver duct tape! All you’ll need are a couple yards of fabric and a few rolls of duct tape. Design the silhouette of your dress with the fabric and then cover the entire thing with duct tape.
#13 Stay hydrated
We bet you never knew that you can craft drinking cups out of duct tape. Well, you most definitely can. This DIY is particularly useful for campers. The cups will turn out lightweight and malleable, so you easily keep it in your pack without much trouble.
#14 Emergency stretcher
Here’s another DIY for people who love being in the outdoors. Accidents can happen at any time. When a pal gets injured during a hiking or camping trip, you can fashion a relatively sturdy emergency stretcher out of duct tape and a couple of strong sticks you can find in the woods.
#15 2-minute clothesline
Want to hang up some clothes to air dry but have no rope? Duct tape can be twisted into a somewhat decent temporary clothesline in just a few minutes. You can even use the tape to hang your clothes if you don’t have pins.
#16 DIY backyard hammock
This is probably one of the most amazing things you can make using duct tape. Weave a hammock for your backyard out of different colors of duct tape and impress your neighbors with your creativity.
#17 Protect blisters from exposure
Did you know you can cover blisters with duct tape? Of course, you will need some gauze over the actual blisters first before sticking the tape on top. You wouldn’t want to peel off the tape with it sticking to your blisters. Ouch.
#18 Temporary wound ‘stitch’
If you accidentally cut or injure yourself and have no access to immediate help or supplies, you can cut small strips of duct tape and stretch them across the wound to keep it closed until you can get to the hospital.
#19 Charging pouch
Here’s something we never knew we needed. Want to keep your phone secure while charging it? Fashion a phone pouch out of some duct tape and stick it on your wall near the power outlet. Easy peasy.
#20 Luggage tag
Owning plain luggage can be a pain when it’s time to look for your bags at the carousel after a flight. To make your bags stand out from other similar looking ones, make a bag tag out of a piece of brightly colored duct tape. Problem solved.
#21 Halloween on a budget
Not all of us have the extra money to splurge on a new Halloween costume every year. Save a few bucks and make some duct tape masks of your favorite characters instead. It may not look as good as store-bought ones, but hey, it’s still scary.
#22 Duct tape art
If you’re the creative type, challenge yourself by making some artwork out of different colors of duct tape. You can do portraits, landscapes, and even abstract designs. Frame them afterwards and you’ve got some cool art to hang up.
#23 Folding chair
Got an old folding chair with torn up seating? Replace the old seat and backrest fabric with woven duct tape to revamp the chair and make it sturdier. You’ll end up with a unique chair without having to spend anything.
#24 Duct tape cap
Here’s further proof that you can cut, mold, and stick duct tape together to make just about anything. Want a cap like no other? Take some duct tape and stick it on an old frumpy one to revamp it.
#25 Lunch envelopes
Put patterned or colorful duct tape to good use and craft a couple of these cool lunch envelopes. Say goodbye to boring brown bag lunches and make a couple of these for your kids.
#26 Groovy makeup bag
Here’s another project you can use patterned duct tape for. Make yourself a waterproof makeup bag or travel pouch by putting together strips of tape and a seal. This can also be a good gift for a friend who loves crafts.
#27 Prom dress
Stand out from the sea of boring tuxes and dresses by coming in with your date in your custom-made duct tape tux or dress. You may not win best dressed awards, but you’ll definitely be the most creatively dressed of the night.
#28 DIY sled
Give your trash can lids a rest and give duct tape sleds a go. All you’ll need are rolls of tape and a cardboard box. With just these two materials, you can make a sled for your kids to enjoy on winter mornings.
#29 Mark your preferred driver’s seat position
Sharing a car with other family members can come with a couple of minor inconveniences. With many people using the car, the driver’s seat is constant changing positions. Mark your preferred one using duct tape to get it right each time.
#30 Easy fix for shoelaces
Are the aglets on your shoelaces starting to come undone? Fix this by wrapping a short strip of colored duct tape on the ends to keep the laces’ ends from unraveling. An easy fix for a small problem.
#31 Temporary arm sling
Getting injured while far from medical help is a nightmare. Good thing, you can craft a makeshift cast and arm sling using everyday items like duct tape and cloth. Check out the picture above to learn how.
#32 Waterproofing boots
Keep your feet dry during hikes or hunting trips by waterproofing your boots using duct tape. Your feet will definitely thank you at the end of your trip when your toes are still warm and dry.
#33 Instant cup holder
Here’s a reason why you should keep a roll of duct tape in your car at all times. You never know when you’ll need an extra cup holder while out and about. Just make sure to fit the cup properly to avoid spills.
Get rid of pesky insects flying around in your kitchen by hanging a few strips of duct tape around your kitchen. Now, you can prepare and cook meals without being bothered by flies and other insects.
#35 Duct tape – savior of broke college kids
Don’t have the money to replace broken appliances yet? Duct tape will come to the rescue. Just be careful to test out your appliances thoroughly to avoid accidents. If your hair straightener is electrocuting you, it might be too far gone to save.
Find these hacks interesting? Try them out for yourself and discover the amazing uses duct tape has.