How to Make Duct Tape Letters

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Duct tape is available in a wide array of colors.
Duct tape is available in a wide array of colors. (Image: George Doyle/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

Duct tape has always been a handyman's tool. The super-adhesive has been used predominantly in the military to seal and repair everything from ammunition cases to broken windows and Jeep parts. Duct tape has been used in the medical field and in space flight. Many more colors have been created since its original silver hue, and these varietes can easily be found in most craft stores. Duct taping letters is a great way to personalize books, binders, gift cards or any type of paper.

Things You'll Need

  • Duct tape (colors of choice)
  • Cutting mat
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Paper towel

Cut pieces of duct tape from the roll with scissors and place evenly on the cutting mat. Draw a letter on each piece of duct tape with the marker. Make certain that the ends of the letters are even, or you will have to redo them.

Slice along the marker line with an exacto knife. For the corner of letters, use the tip of the knife to prick the corner. Then slice along the edges.

Peel away the excess tape slowly. Wipe any marker remaining on the letters with paper towel. Peel letter off of cutting mat and place on preferred craft.

Tips & Warnings

  • Craft stores provide a wide selection of stencils you can use in lieu of designing letters by hand.
  • Before you cut, make certain the surface beneath the cutting mat is safe to cut on to avoid unnecessary damage.

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