DIY Wooden Box Makeover with Duct Tape

Last week, I showed you a project where I painted a wooden box with a geometric pattern.  But, before I painted that large box, I made over two smaller wooden boxes with duct tape (Duck Tape brand).  The bright, shiny colors of the tape appealed to me and they come in lots of different patterns now.  I went with a bold red and hot pink combo for the first one.


To achieve this look, just wrap the tape around the box and the lid, pressing as you go to ensure no air bubbles.  The lid on the smallest box was the perfect size for two small pieces of the hot pink tape to fit perfectly without overlapping.  And the red tape fit the box perfectly with just one wrap around.  I think I wrapped twice so the color really pops.

To, remove the excess red tape, I used a cutting tool.  Be careful!
For the medium sized box, I wrapped the pretty aqua tape around and painted the lid with craft paint. To make the lid shiny, I sprayed it with Clear Coat Enamel.  I was going to leave the middle part exposed for a natural look, but then I felt it looked too unfinished.
I found a piece of washi tape in the perfect size for no overlap, then wrapped it twice (layering the pattern in the same place) so the color would stand out.  Of course, I had to unscrew the lock and then add it back on.
On the inside, I lined the box with decorative scrapbook paper, and adhered the paper to the box with adhesive spray.  I just measured the sizes I needed and cut it with a paper cutter for super straight lines.
I tried to line up the chevron pattern too.

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Easy, fun, quick projects that brighten up this already colorful bookcase in my office.
I bought a wooden kleenex box to play with next.  😉  This tape project reminds me of the tray I made with a shoebox lid and snakeskin tape!
I’ll be back tomorrow with a $100 GIVEAWAY to one of my favorite decor stores, HomeGoods!




  1. August 26, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    What fun projects! I am reworking my office this week.

    • August 27, 2014 / 2:26 pm

      New school year, new start . . . 🙂

    • August 27, 2014 / 2:28 pm

      So easy to make!

    • August 27, 2014 / 2:27 pm

      That extra somthin'! Thanks Linh!

  2. August 27, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    This is really lovely! And wow, you are so neat – I think if I tried this I would make a massive mess!

    • September 12, 2014 / 6:21 pm

      I didn't photograph the mess! 😉

    • September 12, 2014 / 6:21 pm

      Thanks girlie! I'm a big washi tape addict!

  3. Chic Coastal Living
    August 27, 2014 / 11:06 pm

    What a cute idea!! Love this!

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