A zipper has two sides: one with the "teeth," and one side that is "closed" that also has the zipper pull. Turn the zipper upside-down so that the pull is on the bottom.
Measure out two strips of duct tape that go down the length of the zipper. Place the strip of duct tape on top of the zipper's fabric, without going onto the zipper's teeth.
Flip the zipper and tape over...
... and fold over the strip of duct tape so that once again it is on top of the zipper's fabric without going onto the zipper's teeth. Press firmly to seal the zipper's side within the duct tape strip.
Repeat this process for the other side of the zipper.
Now that your zipper is secured inside of strips of duct tape, time to make some duct tape fabric, using one side of the zipper to start. Lay down strips on top of the strip that's attached to the zipper.
Flip the zipper and duct tape over and cover the other side; if you want to make your fabric extra-strong, lay your strips going the other direction from the first so that they're perpendicular. Don't worry that the sides are raggedy, you're going to come back and trim! Repeat on the other side so that you have two pieces of duct tape fabric attached to your zipper.
Fold you bag in half so that the zipper is the fold at the top. Make sure the pull is on the outside! Trim your sides of the duct tape fabric.
Time to seal the sides of your bag! Be sure to seal even the open edges of your zipper without covering it. Seal the sides, and then seal the bottom.
Trim off any excess.
Finish your bag with embellishments with duct tape stickers, stripes made of strips of duct tape, glued-on jewels, etc. Then fill it up with your favorite beauty products!
15 - 30 minutes
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Purses and Bags
5 minutes or less
1 adult per 2 children
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