How To Make A Duct Tape Travel Shower Caddy

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Duct tape craft expert Jonathan Webster demonstrates how to make a duct tape travel shower caddy.

    Jonathan Webster: Hi! I am Jonathan Webster, Duck Tape craft expert. Today I am going to show you how to make a duck tape travel shower caddy. You will need one or more roles of colored or printed duck tape, I'll be using dark green and Camo skulls. You also need hook and loop fasteners, a pair of scissors or a craft knife, a ruler, a cutting board and the travel bottles that will be put into your caddy.

    Now let's get started. The first step is to determine the width of your shower caddy based on how many items it needs to hold. The width of my shower caddy will be 9 inches.

    Cut several strips of solid color tape that are 12 inches long and begin sticking them together to make a sheet of duck tape fabric that is 912 inches. Trim the edges with the pair of scissors if needed. Then take several pieces of duck tape and double over the edges of the sheet to make it look more professional and to cut back once the key residue.

    Then fold it in half lengthwise. Then cut two strips of printed tape that are as long as the chosen width of the shower caddy and attach them together. Repeat this step; then attach both strips together so that they can flex using another 9 inch strip.

    Then trim a quarter of an inch off of one of these strips lengthwise. That will be the one that is attached to the caddy and serves as the bottom of the pocket. Attach the pocket to this sheet with a nine inch strip of printed tape. Take a four inch strip and a two inch strip and attach them together so that there is one inch of sticky part showing on each side. Repeat this process so that you have two of these strips. Then use them to connect the sides to the shower caddy. This creates a wide pocket.

    Take the various bottles and other items and slip them into the pocket vertically. Only a small part of the bottle will actually be in the pocket, take three, five inch strips of printed tape and fold them on themselves lengthwise. Then place them over each bottle and secure them into place with several smaller strips.

    Once all the items were secure inside the caddy, cut two, six inch strips of printed tape, fold them over lengthwise and then attach them to the back part of the caddy with a piece of solid color tape. These will serve as the hanging straps. Attach a hook and loop fastener to it accordingly to both the shower caddy and these strips which allows the caddy to hang on a shower bath.

    Cut out a four inch strip, fold it over on itself and then attach it to the middle of the caddy's closing flap. Attach a hook and loop fastener to it and to the surface of the caddy. This strap keeps the caddy closed when not in use.

    And that's how to make a duck tape travel shower caddy.