This post was sponsored by Duck Tape®. All content and opinions are entirely my own.
Duck Tape® is an amazing product that you can use to decorate almost anything. As a former teacher, I have seen students decorate notebooks, cell phones, book bags, and even make their own bags, wallets, and purses. While I am not nearly as talented as most of those former students, I did make the pencil box shown above by simply wrapping purple and butterfly patterned Duck Tape® around an empty oatmeal box.
When I first went to buy Duck Tape® at Wal-Mart, I went for colors and patterns that I could use to decorate things, but I found this awesome glow in the dark Duck Tape® that is perfect for back to school. I always worry about kids standing out at the bus stop before daylight, and now you can stick glow in the dark Duck Tape® to their backpacks, shoes, etc., and then they can be seen. I chose to get the Duck Tape® sheets for this because it has a grid on the back making cutting nice even strips simple. I would definitely put the glow in the dark Duck Tape® on my Wal-Mart back to school shopping list if I had young children that wait a bus stop. If you don't need glow in the dark, they had tons of colors and patterns at Wal-Mart that can be used to decorate just about anything.
To Make the Pencil Box:
1. First remove the wrapper from the box.
2. Wrap your favorite color of Duck Tape® around the box overlapping each strip, so that there is none of the box showing. This is easier if you can get someone to hold the box and rotate it as you apply the tape.
3. Use your favorite patterned Duck Tape® to decorate the box. I wrapped mine at a slant so that it looks like it spirals up the box.
That's it! Super simple. You can buy Duck Tape at Walmart and get your creativity started for back to school too. What will YOU make?