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Dollar store crafts: 3 Duck Tape Valentine Craft ideas

It’s time to get in the mood… for Dollar Store Crafting with Duck Brand® Tape! Lovey dovey, pink puffy hearts and chocolates kind of mood: VALENTINE’S DAY!! We have three clever Valentine’s Day craft ideas for you that use some Duck Brand® Tape Valentine's Day designs.

Our three dollar store Valentine's Day Duck Brand® Tape crafts are:

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Here are some of your Duck Brand® Tape Valentine's Day tape options:

Duck Tape valentine prints and colors

You don't need much for these crafts – just a few rolls of Duck Brand® Tape and a couple supplies from the dollar store!

Project Materials:

  • Duck Brand® Tape rolls, about $4.99 each – You need at least 2 colors of tape for these crafts
  • Wax paper, $1 or on hand
  • A plain white prayer candle, $1
  • 3 pony beads, on hand
  • String, on hand
  • Scissors, on hand
  • Hot glue gun and glue, on hand
  • Heart templates, download for free here

Total: $11 and up – with lots of Duck Brand® Tape to spare for other Duck Tape crafts!

3D Valentine Heart Mobile Instructions

Make an eye-catching heart mobile with solid-colored tape, or add some extra pizzazz with Duck Brand® Tape in Valentine's Day patterns. Check out our clever technique for creating 3-dimensional hearts from Duck Tape.

Duct Tape Valentine Heart Mobile - 3D hearts!

Supplies:

  • Duck Brand® Tape, 2-4 colors
  • Wax paper
  • 3 pony beads
  • String or yarn
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Heart templates, download for free here

1. Cover a piece of card stock with red Duck Tape, on both sides. Cut out a large heart.

2. Punch a hole in the top of the heart, and add string for hanging. Punch a hole in the bottom of the heart, and on the bottom sides of the heart as well. Put large heart aside.

3. To create the 3D heart strings: How to make a 3D duct tape heart

  • Cut a small heart out of Duck Tape. Place half of the heart over the edge of wax paper.
  • Place a second small Duck Tape heart over the sticky side of the 1st heart.
  • Place a third heart over the sticky side of the 2nd heart, then peel the wax paper off.
  • Before sticking the last two sticky sides together, put a string through the middle of the 3D heart, as shown. Attach the last sticky sides together.
  • Continue making 3D hearts this way, about 1" down the string from each other, until your heart strings are about 18" long.
  • Tie a pony bead to the bottom of the strings to weigh them down.

Duct tape 3D heart strings

Tie heart strings to the bottom of the large heart.

Duct Tape Valentine Heart Mobile - 3D hearts!

Valentine Heart Candle Instructions

All you need is an inexpensive glass prayer candle to create this quick and fun Duck Tape valentine candle craft.

Duct Tape Candle Instructions

Supplies:

  • Duck Brand® Tape, 2-4 colors
  • A piece of scrap paper
  • A glue dot or a dab of hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Heart templates, download for free here

To Make:

  1. Put a red strip of Duck Brand® Tape around the glass candle holder, about 1" from the bottom.
  2. Add another red strip of tape around the candle, about 1" from the top.
  3. Add a contrasting colored strip of tape between the red tape strips.
  4. Cover a piece of card stock with a piece of tape on both sides, then cut out a 2" heart.
  5. Attach heart to center tape strip with a glue dot or a dab of hot glue.

Easy dollar store and duct tape craft: candle holder

Valentine Heart Placemat Instructions

Tweens (or any crafters!) will enjoy making custom placemats for Valentine's Day, or any occasion with a couple rolls of Duck Tape. Bonus: Just wipe up any spills with a damp cloth, and these placemats are ready to use again and again.

Duct Tape Heart Placemat craft instructions - great Tween craft, or for Valentine's Day

Supplies:

  • Duck Brand® Tape, 2-3 colors
  • Wax paper
  • Scissors
  • Heart templates, download for free here
  • Paper trimmer, optional

To Make:

1. Create a sheet of Duck Tape fabric about 18" wide by 12" tall. Trim edges to square. A paper trimmer might be helpful for that!

–Alternately, you can cover a sheet of paper cut to the size of a placemat with overlapping Duck Tape.–

How to make a Duck Tape sheet

How to create a Duck Tape sheet:

  1. Lay a strip out with sticky side up. Lay another strip over it, sticky side facing sticky side, with long edges overlapping slightly (about 1/2").
  2. Continue to lay additional strips until the sheet is the desired size.
  3. To create a "good" edge, fold the last piece of tape over the edge.

2. Add a contrasting strip around the outside of the sheet.

 

3. Overlap white strips of tape onto a piece of wax paper, about 7" square. Cut out the 6.75" heart, using the heart template. (download for free here)

4. Overlap red strips of tape onto a piece of wax paper, about 6" square. Cut out the 5.5" heart, using the heart template. (download for free here)

5. Peel the wax paper from the back of the smaller heart, and place the smaller red heart onto the bigger white heart.

6. Then peel the wax paper from the large heart, and place it on the center of the placemat.

Duct tape heart placemat

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