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I am slowly trying to put together my craft room/office, I started with some frames and board, now I'm working on my sewing table (I will post the process as soon as I'm done), organizing my fabrics and tools.

I have a lot of markers that I wanted to have them close to me,  I didn't like the organizer I had, so I grab some duct tape, pieces of cardboard and a basket to create my own duct tape pen organizer! I already had all of the material so the cost was $0, and it only took me about 45 minutes to pull it together.

duct tape organizer

I cut stripes of cardboard and place them the way I wanted to divide my basket, I hot glue the pieces together, and finally duct tape the structure. I loved the color of my duct tape so I will me making more duct tape projects soon :)

If you know me, you already know that I am a sucker for flowers, specially non-usual material flowers, so obviously when I though about a way to make my basket pretty,  a flower was the answer! Duct tape flower, with a small yellow button =)

I cut the shape of the pedals, then folded on the middle and place tiny drop of hot glue, grab a paper clip and tape it to a circle. I started by gluing the button to the circle, then I glue all the pedals around the button.

duct tape flower

Here is the basket in action, I have tons of room for all my markers now!

pen basket

I love the fact that if the flower gets dusty, I can just wash it with water and a brush.

Now I need to make and organizer for all my sewing tools! I think I will make more duct tape flowers to make them pretty too.
Would you like me to share how I made the duck tape flower?



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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

12 replies
  1. Cap Creations
    Cap Creations says:

    How great is that! Yes the flower looks awesome! Thanks for sharing. Great blog you've got here.

    Come say hi when you get a chance!

  2. Cece ~ CraftySmurfette
    Cece ~ CraftySmurfette says:

    Love the flower…it's hard to believe it's made from duct tape. You have such a creative mind!

  3. TwoWishes Tara
    TwoWishes Tara says:

    LOVE IT! That is such a creative use of duct tape. (And what a spectacular color.)

  4. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    I love seeing colored duct tape. It always reminds me of this:
    My friend did it back in the day for prom. lol
    The basket looks and the flower is so pretty.

  5. chased
    chased says:

    found your site on today and really liked it.. i bookmarked it and will be back to check it out some more later

  6. nicollette
    nicollette says:

    i thought this flower was sooo darn cute!! i was on Google and i looked at some duct tape flowers and found this amazing!! i fell in love with it!!!

  7. Flavia
    Flavia says:


    Pesquisando novas idéias de flores, achei o seu Blog, e fiquei encantada, gostaria de parabenizá-la pelo seu trabalho!!Amei!!!!!!Bjs!!(Sou estilista e artesã brasileira).

  8. jadyn Kinghorn
    jadyn Kinghorn says:

    i think this sooooooo cute and i needed a organizer my room has pens and pencils allover (the flower is very cute).

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