We have been using an old cardboard diaper box to store some books for our son in our living room for a few weeks now but it was UGLY! I finally decided that if it was going to permanently live in the living room, it needed to be fixed. I had seen the printed Duck Tapes in my local Target and decided that I could use that to make my box cute and more sturdy, double duty!
The box I used is 9.5" wide, 11.5" long and 9.5" tall. I wanted my pattern to line up as I went around, so I probably used a bit more than if you didn't care about that, but I used one full roll of Duck Tape (10 yards). Depending on what you use for a box, get for tape and how the pattern lines up you could use more or less.
|See what I mean? UGLY!|
I also put a couple of strips of tape on the bottom of the inside of the box to hold down the inside flaps. Then I began wrapping the box with tape starting on the bottom. I wanted it to go over the bottom edge of the box so I just cut a slit on the corners so that the tape would lay flat.
I just kept wrapping the box, one strip at a time until I covered the whole box. I tried to line up the dots so that everything looked even once I was done. Once I got to the top of the box, I did the same thing I did with the bottom of the box, I cut a slit at each corner and then wrapped the tape over the raw edge of the box. I taped over the hand holes and then using a sharp knife, I cut slits in the tape so that I could wrap over the raw edge of the holes.
|I cut the tape along the red lines|
|The finished product and my puppy dog checking it all out :)|
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