If you're in love with vintage suitcases like I am, you will love this How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase tutorial. I pick suitcases up at the ghetto Goodwill for $1-$2, and then fix them up. The entire cost of this project was $10, and it took less than an hour! I think making this suitcase was even easier than the Duck Tape Flower Pens and boots that I made a while back.

How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase

How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase


For this project, you will need:

  • Duck Tape (I used nearly 2 rolls)
  • Razor Knife
  • Hard Suitcase

    Note: I suggest using a razor knife or box cutter because scissors just don't do the trick. Also, a hard suitcase works best. Cloth is harder to work with.

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    You don't even have to clean the suitcase up, really. Just grab it and start covering it in duck tape. You can do it methodically, in straight lines, etc – or you can go crazy and just have a combination of little and big pieces all over the place.

    How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase

    A cute model to help hold your suitcase helps. :)

    How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase

    I used peace sign duck tape. However, there are several other styles of duck tape that you may want to try:

  • Mustache Design
  • Glow in the dark Zebra Pattern
  • Pastel Butterfly Design
  • Justin Bieber Print
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Spongebob Square Pants
  • Pink Leopard Print
  • Cupcake Print

    How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase

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    How to Make a Duct Tape Suitcase

    I simply covered the suitcase with strips of duck tape, horizontally. There were a few spots that I missed, so I just cut the duck tape up and covered those spots. This project was so easy! I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

    Email me your photos and I'll add them to this post! [email protected]

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    *Personally, I call it Duck Tape because that is the brand I use, but for search purposes I'm calling it “duct tape”.