Making a College ID Lanyard using Duck Tape!

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My son will be off to the University of Cincinnati for his second year of college.  I know the craze has been all about the lanyards and I decided to make my son a lanyard for his college ID instead of spending another $12 to $15 for a new one.  I went shopping to buy Duck Tape at Walmart and get some back to school items.  I headed to the paint department to take a look at the selection of duck tape.

Duck Tape Store Display

As you can see they had a large selection of Duck tape to choose from.  I decided to find something with black and white and use the red for accents. ( U of C school colors)

Using Duck Tape to make a lanyard

I started by rolling the Duck tape to be approximately 3 ft long.  I laid the tape out with the sticky side up, being very careful not to let it stick onto itself.  If this happens, you will need to start over because there is no getting it back apart.  This is why duck tape is the fix all of tapes!

Measuring out the duck tape

Once you have the duck tape rolled out, start by folding one side of the tape into thirds.  I started at one end and worked in small sections by smoothing the tape to avoid any wrinkles.

Folding the Duck tape into thirds

Fold the other side on top of the side you just folded making sure to place the tape evenly as you fold over.  I used the bottom of the Batman logo as my guide to place the tape.

Tape is complete to add key ring to lanyard

Fold the strip of duck tape in half and place the key ring onto both end pieces.  Fold a small section of the ends up to hold the key ring, and tape the ends to secure in place.

Duck Tape Lanyard

This has to be one of the easiest projects I have done.  Now I think I need to make some more for friends and family.  The possibilities are endless as to what you can make your kids for back to school using Duck Tape.  What about you, what projects have you made using Duck Tape?


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25 Responses to Making a College ID Lanyard using Duck Tape!

  1. This is great, I have a 16 yr old Duct tape loving daughter, will have to give this a try! Found your link on the In and Out of the Kitchen Party!

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  2. What a fantastic idea – I never knew you could get such colourful duck tape till I saw this post! I shall have to have a mooch around and see if they sell it over here as well.

    Thank you so much for linking up to the I Love My Post blog hop.
    Sarah x

    • Julia, Thanks so much for pinning! It is a super easy project. My niece just made her own by following the instructions!

  3. Way cool! I went to UC, too! But my hubby went to XU – big rivals, LOL! Of course, our daughter went somewhere else completely for the first four years and is going to UK this fall for Pharmacy school!

  4. This is a great idea I think my boys would want one too! I am off to see the selection of Duck Tape at my local store.

    • Dee, There is so many colors and patterns to choose from, I am sure you will find a pattern your boys will love. If you have any questions, please contact me. I would love to help.

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