The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make With Duct Tape [NOOK Book]

Overview

Duct tape has become the material of choice for creating fashions that showcase the wearer's originality and ingenuity.
— The New York Times

Duct tape has become a cultural phenomenon, one of those things that explodes in popularity as more and more people find that its creative possibilities for fun far exceed its practical uses. Everything from prom dresses to artistic shoe repair is now made from this magic...

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The Duct Tape Book: 25 Projects to Make With Duct Tape

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Overview

Duct tape has become the material of choice for creating fashions that showcase the wearer's originality and ingenuity.
— The New York Times

Duct tape has become a cultural phenomenon, one of those things that explodes in popularity as more and more people find that its creative possibilities for fun far exceed its practical uses. Everything from prom dresses to artistic shoe repair is now made from this magic tape and millions of people follow the latest designs and projects on the many websites devoted to duct tape.

Duct tape was invented during World War II when the military needed a strong, waterproof tape that could be used for emergency repairs. Using surgical tape as a base the new invention soon became everybody's secret weapon.

This book contains 25 fascinating, original new projects — some useful, all fun to do — that are sure to capture the attention of duct tape artists everywhere. Easy to follow instructions and color photographs combine to guide anyone to producing unique and useful duct tape projects, including:

  • Bike pannier: customize your ride
  • Vest: look great in tape
  • Purse: unique, fashionable carryall
  • Piggy bank: stick your money away
  • Wallet: personalized ID holder
  • Bow ties: fun with formal or formal turned fun
  • Picture frames: reframe your memories
  • Knapsack: personalize your pack
  • Skirt and chaps
  • Tissue box
  • plus many seasonal projects and decorations.

Join the fun! A few minutes spent with this book will help you master the sticky stuff and get on your way to being part of one of the most exciting and creative trends of the decade.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
While the Internet abounds with roll after roll of duct tape projects, folklore and instruction in the finer points of taping right-angle flat surfaces or making duct tape straps, Dobson, a photographer and multidisciplinary artist, has culled both the basics and the bests from the web and combined them with her personal creations. Readers won't stay stuck long on the art of sourcing tape, stencils, and ideas for bear-face book bags, bicycle panniers, board games; she even turns brown-bagging into a yellow- and zebra-stripe lunchtime lift. Dobson details the perils and pitfalls (always buy cloth-backed adhesive tape, look for the thicker kind with more fibers), along with quick historical references (the role of duct tape in WWII, Vietnam, and on Apollo 13, not to mention the invention of the first aluminum lunch box -- by a Canadian miner who sat on his lunch). The pages of each project are lined with actual patterns of available duct tape on the market, from pink polka dots to penguins, peppermints - and a skull and crossbones here and there. Ample, detailed directions help create everything from a pair of brown chaps to a Christmas tree topper.
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North Shore News - Terry Peters
From home repairs to home accessories the uses for this durable tape stretch as wide as you can imagine.
CM - Betsy Fraser
The Duct Tape Book will find a home in both school and public libraries where it will have a broad appeal with creative kids and teens. Recommended.
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—These projects will delight kids. Instructions are straightforward, but the text is small and the descriptions wordy, which might put off younger children with limited reading comprehension and attention spans. In addition, much of the work required is time and detail oriented, and there are no parental supervisory warnings about the use of knives for cutting. The book begins with a lengthy introduction, laying out the history of duct tape, necessary tools, and the basics of how to create duct tape sheets, the basic building block of all projects. The crafts include bags, puppets, piggy banks, and clothes, and kids who catch on will likely be able to use the skills learned to come up with their own ideas-the range here suggests that nearly anything is possible with duct tape. Photographs present the finished projects, while step-by-step diagrams lay out the instructions for completion. Add this one to collections serving crafty, creative kids.—Heather Talty, formerly at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, New York City
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781770880764
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 8/17/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 619,056
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Jolie Dobson is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist. She is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design and lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Duct tape history
  • Getting started
  • Choosing tape
  • Credits for duct tape used in book
  • Colors and customizing projects
  • Stencils and decorating
  • How to make duct tape sheets
  • How to make duct tape straps
  • Taping flat surfaces
  • Taping right-angle flat surfaces
  • Taping curved edges
  • Taping curved surfaces
  • Projects
  • Bike buddy
  • Funky frame bag
  • Fab frames
  • Hot pink handbag
  • Smart phone holder
  • Games on
    Board
  • Out-to-lunch bag
  • The spill master
  • Kleenex crib
  • Bag tag
  • Wild wild vest
  • Cheeky chaps
  • Sassy skirt
  • Backpack
  • Small-scale monster
  • This little piggy bank
  • I Love U box
  • Yuletide tree topper
  • Bodacious bows
  • Mad hatters
  • Duct bunny
  • Basket case
  • Analog photo album
  • The cover up
  • Passport pal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2013

    Bad

    I hated this book the instructions were very unclear

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Clear, detailed instructions

    I bought this as a gift for my niece and nephew (10 and 13) but I couldn't resist making a project from it myself. Most of the 25 projects require some skill and careful work, but the instructions are very clear, and the author provides good information on basic techniques.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Totally sucks

    Can't get instructions to anything. Not worth paying fot

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    Posted August 12, 2013

    Must read...repley back at 2395

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Duct tape fun

    Did you ever think you could have so much fun with duct tape

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    Drake

    Your aboy right

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    Everyone

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    Posted December 31, 2013

    Makayla

    Anyone wanna chat

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    Posted December 31, 2013

    Its rayla

    Any1 herr

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