Friday, October 30

Duct tape roll hurry stash holders for the door: How to make

That moment when you walk out the door, and realize you forgot a set of keys, either to the car, or to that office desk often have we had those WTH moments?

You wish your house door sang out a checklist to you before you left.

An option would be to make yourself, a `doorganizer' mini-shelf. I am not talking the wood-worked and expensive variety, but one that will not cost you your purse.

All you need, is the duct tape or hardware work tape ring, in other words roll or cardboard.

This cardboard ring is thick, and can be used for a variety of projects. I have used it, to make a stash for my house keys.

Duct tape or duck tape roll reuse repurpose

This one can be used as a decorative piece too, to hold tiny toys. The materials you need:

how to reuse duck tape roll

thingd for duck tape doorganizer

-- Used up roll of a duct tape
-- piece of corrugated cardboard
-- some more decorative duct tape or `cello' tape
-- a pencil
-- self adhesive or double sided tape
-- a pair of scissors
-- 3-D outliners - colour of your choice
-- multi-surface craft glue
-- glue applicator or ice-cream candy stick (optional)

cardboard craft

cardboard crafts

On the piece of cardboard, use the outer edge of the duct tape roll to draw a circle.

And cut the circle out.
repurpose and reuse cardboard

Next, glue this circle to one side of the duct tape roll.

decorative tape roll re-use

 Let the glue dry out for about an hour.

Use the other pieces of duct tape you have, to cover its inner wall. You may do this either before fixing the circular cardboard piece, or after. I did it before. This plastering may be a little tricky. Do not beat yourself up if the rough edges of duct tape show. Using scissors on this adhesive tape is a hassle too, as it sticks to the tool.

Make it yourself duct tape shelf

Wrap the outside of this ring, with another decorative duct tape. You can play with colours and patterns here.

After fixing the duct tape, make sure to fill the top rind of the roll with a 3-D outliner.

decorate with 3-D outliners for recycle crafts

This will take a while to drive...anywhere between an hour to two. I tried my hand at patching up the inner edges too.

decorative craft with 3-D outliners

Once it is dry, fix some self adhesive tape to the rear of the base you made with that circle. You can use this for emergency coin supply.

double sided tape for recycle crafts

cello tape roll re-use

DIY MIY duck tape masking tape crafts a watch holder.

I fixed it on my door to hold the house keys. True that the market out there has umpteen key holders with their hooks and decor element. But nothing like a home-made shelf sitting on my door.

Alternatively, fix a pair of earrings that you may want to grab on your way out.

Duct tape hurry stash holderGreen craft green your life recycle cardboard


This grab-it shelf is meant for smaller objects and cannot hold heavy articles. If you need a multi-use one, you will need to make more such shelves.

Wipe off any glue stains on your pair of scissors

Let the 3-D colour squeezed, dry out enough before you use it

Use sufficient double sided tape to firm up the little shelf on your door. Smooth surface doors may be a problem.

Give yourself a pat when you walk out the door the next time. Your keys are right in front of you.

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