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Make an iPhone Case with Dark Chocolate and Duck Tape

Updated on May 7, 2016
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Dark Chocolate iPhone Case with Zebra Print Duck Tape
Dark Chocolate iPhone Case with Zebra Print Duck Tape | Source

Make an Unusual iPhone Case with Dark Chocolate


Directions for using materials ranging from embroidered fabrics to plastic needlepoint to good old Duck Tape for making iPhone cases are very popular.

Most of the designs I've seen were cute, but I felt that many of the crafts were pretty much kid's stuff. When I got my own iPhone, though, my first thought was, "Why should kids have all the fun?!"

As I nibbled on my daily dose of dark chocolate I remembered the tutorials I had taken a close look at and began thinking through a project to make own unique case.


Designing a New iPhone Case


It all began when our phone service made my husband an offer he could not refuse. He walked away with two iPhones, but learning about owning them included info on protective cases. My problem was that I liked most of the decorative ones I saw.

The idea of having a unique design began to dawn on me as I looked at the Whole Foods 365 Dark Chocolate wrapper. The more I enjoyed my chocolate prescription, the more clearly the plan unfolded.

I just needed to take my time finishing my prescribed 1 ounce and fine tune my prototype. Chocolate is always inspiring, but it out did itself this time.

If you want to copy my design or get an idea for designing your own just take a look at the following information. It's an easy craft project!


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A 6 ounce dark chocolate bar is the key ingredient!Basic supplies for prototype. After the prototype I stepped up to a high quality clear tape.As you go through the prototype, remember that this hub contains a total of 3 phone case projects using Duck Tape brand tapes and dark chocolate candy wrappers.
A 6 ounce dark chocolate bar is the key ingredient!
A 6 ounce dark chocolate bar is the key ingredient! | Source
Basic supplies for prototype.
Basic supplies for prototype. | Source
After the prototype I stepped up to a high quality clear tape.
After the prototype I stepped up to a high quality clear tape. | Source
As you go through the prototype, remember that this hub contains a total of 3 phone case projects using Duck Tape brand tapes and dark chocolate candy wrappers.
As you go through the prototype, remember that this hub contains a total of 3 phone case projects using Duck Tape brand tapes and dark chocolate candy wrappers. | Source

Supplies for Making Chocolate Covered iPhone Cases


My phone case required the following supplies. However, think outside the box and you might decide on a different wrapper. Original art, seasonal art, or printed photos would make for delightful experiments--oh for time to do it all! :) Keep in mind that this hub is intended to be an inspiring pictorial guide.


• 6-ounce 365 Dark Chocolate Bar Wrappers

• Zebra Design Duck Tape

• Clear, Wide Packing Tape

• Reversible Tape

• Scissors

• Writing Pen

• 8 x 10" Sheets of Paper (Junk mail works great!)

• Wax Paper


Make Your Own Dark Chocolate iPhone Case


A few things to note before beginning:


• Use the photo captions as a guide and to get added tips.

• Work on a craft table or one of the plastic-type surfaces available in craft stores for crafters. This is not a project to do on fine finishes for the Duck Tape can damage wood surfaces.

• I made more than one attempt before I was satisfied with a pattern so begin with a couple of candy wrappers and a few sheets of paper.

• Be prepared to clean sticky tape from scissors periodically throughout the project. You might be able to just wipe them clean, or you may want to use alcohol. Even craft knives might need some cleaning if you use them.


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Using the paper pattern I cut a new candy wrapper--duh!  :)After applying the clear tape to the candy wrapper I photographed it upside down on a dark countertop, otherwise you would not be able to see it!Flap needed to be extended.Back to the drawing board!From the spare pieces  the expiration date  extended the top flap nicely.The top flap ready to be shaped.Applying the zebra print tape to the back of the prepared wrapper.Wrapper all taped to the table again.  (Sorry it's blurry.)After trimming it up I firmly pressed the edges together.Ready for a fitting!Bottom flap up with clear tape behind it.Scissor tips holding the first two flaps with clear tape behind each covering all edges so there will be no snagging inside the case.Scissor tips holding down the last flap which is ready to be pressed in place and have the tape from behind folded over the top.The last side flap is sealed with clear tape at this point.It's a nice, neat look, but this is when I saw my "duh" problem. The sides wanted to separate.  :-[Nothing to do but wrap the edges after the fact!The back sides of the top flap did not have to be lined up as carefully as the front sides.The edges were a blend once they were folded.Adding a "cuff" of zebra tape to the top's back opening and around the bottom holes was not too hard because small pieces of tape work well on a project like this.I added a piece on the tip of the top flap so that it would have a fold-over edge, and covered the iPhone case with more clear tape.And here we have, drum roll please, the finished prototype!
Using the paper pattern I cut a new candy wrapper--duh!  :)
Using the paper pattern I cut a new candy wrapper--duh! :) | Source
After applying the clear tape to the candy wrapper I photographed it upside down on a dark countertop, otherwise you would not be able to see it!
After applying the clear tape to the candy wrapper I photographed it upside down on a dark countertop, otherwise you would not be able to see it! | Source
Flap needed to be extended.
Flap needed to be extended. | Source
Back to the drawing board!
Back to the drawing board! | Source
From the spare pieces  the expiration date  extended the top flap nicely.
From the spare pieces the expiration date extended the top flap nicely. | Source
The top flap ready to be shaped.
The top flap ready to be shaped. | Source
Applying the zebra print tape to the back of the prepared wrapper.
Applying the zebra print tape to the back of the prepared wrapper. | Source
Wrapper all taped to the table again.  (Sorry it's blurry.)
Wrapper all taped to the table again. (Sorry it's blurry.) | Source
After trimming it up I firmly pressed the edges together.
After trimming it up I firmly pressed the edges together. | Source
Ready for a fitting!
Ready for a fitting! | Source
Bottom flap up with clear tape behind it.
Bottom flap up with clear tape behind it. | Source
Scissor tips holding the first two flaps with clear tape behind each covering all edges so there will be no snagging inside the case.
Scissor tips holding the first two flaps with clear tape behind each covering all edges so there will be no snagging inside the case. | Source
Scissor tips holding down the last flap which is ready to be pressed in place and have the tape from behind folded over the top.
Scissor tips holding down the last flap which is ready to be pressed in place and have the tape from behind folded over the top. | Source
The last side flap is sealed with clear tape at this point.
The last side flap is sealed with clear tape at this point. | Source
It's a nice, neat look, but this is when I saw my "duh" problem.
It's a nice, neat look, but this is when I saw my "duh" problem. | Source
The sides wanted to separate.  :-[
The sides wanted to separate. :-[ | Source
Nothing to do but wrap the edges after the fact!
Nothing to do but wrap the edges after the fact! | Source
The back sides of the top flap did not have to be lined up as carefully as the front sides.
The back sides of the top flap did not have to be lined up as carefully as the front sides. | Source
The edges were a blend once they were folded.
The edges were a blend once they were folded. | Source
Adding a "cuff" of zebra tape to the top's back opening and around the bottom holes was not too hard because small pieces of tape work well on a project like this.
Adding a "cuff" of zebra tape to the top's back opening and around the bottom holes was not too hard because small pieces of tape work well on a project like this. | Source
I added a piece on the tip of the top flap so that it would have a fold-over edge, and covered the iPhone case with more clear tape.
I added a piece on the tip of the top flap so that it would have a fold-over edge, and covered the iPhone case with more clear tape. | Source
And here we have, drum roll please, the finished prototype!
And here we have, drum roll please, the finished prototype! | Source

Basic Guide for My iPhone Prototype


Centering the iPhone on a candy wrapper, I drew an outline 1/4" bigger than the phone. I then drew spaces for the top, bottom, and side flaps to make a prototype pattern.

Tracing that shape onto an 8 x 10" sheet of paper gave me a basic pattern, then folding the pattern in half lengthways I cut the flaps equally on each side.

I planned to use the pattern to trim the first candy wrapper evenly but it was too lopsided so I wound up using the pattern to cut a new wrapper.

Once the new wrapper was cut I turned it right side up and put the first layer of clear tape on, starting in the center and working my way out to the sides, taping the wrapper to the table. It pulled up easily for trimming

Positioning the iPhone in the center of the wrapper I began the process of folding the flaps to fit, leaving enough ease to slide the device in and out easily. That's when I discovered the need to lengthen the top flap.

Choosing the spare piece that had the expiration date I lengthened, taped, and trimmed it. A nice benefit is that the date can remind me that it's time to check on a phone update with our carrier. :)

After it was trimmed I lay the wrapper print side down and covered the back with the zebra printed Duck Tape in the same way, then trimmed it nice and neat, not foreseeing a problem that would develop.

Again I folded the flaps around the phone, giving it a final fitting. The bottom flap went up with a piece of clear tape behind it. Then the plain side folded over to fit neatly and I put more tape behind the two to cover all edges and seal them to the other side flap.

When the last side flap was folded over I used clear tape to seal its edge. Sliding the phone in and closing the top flap showed me the problem. Because the wrapper is paper it wanted to separate on the edges. Duh.

I cut smaller strips of zebra tape and used them to cover the edges. The tricky part was the bottom because the holes are small. This prototype taught me a lot!

Once I had all the edges covered with zebra tape, I used clear tape to give the outside extra protection, covering the edges of the zebra tape where possible. The last photo in this group is the completed prototype.


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Don't hesitate to buy a high quality clear packaging tape for this project.  Wrapper clear-taped to the wax paper.Wrapper with clear tape  ready for zebra tape.Taping wrapper to the wax paper.Note the side flap that does not have tape over the edge.  I learned that it would likely need trimming. That trimmed edge would be covered when I closed the project's flaps.Taping the edges down on wax paper gave me a clean edge to fold over to the back.Taped and ready to fold!The inside corners can be snipped (as with a curved edge in sewing) so they will fold over neatly.I heated up the piece with a hair dryer before closing it up.  Placing it between two pieces of wax paper with my lap top on top until it cooled I hoped to give sealing power to the tape.Time to fit the cover to the phone!Getting the device centered just right can be tricky…I'm still learning!Once again, tape goes on the back side of the bottom flap, then a side flap.Pressing the last flap in place place. Clear tape is to be added to the edge and wrapped around the cover.A small piece of zebra print Duck Tape is added to the bottom edge to seal the two flaps together.The same was done to the top edge of the overlapped flaps.Sealing the edges provides a nice, neat finish to the project.I neatened the bottom corners by using a pen to smooth out the curves and added a little more tape.Neatly covering the case with more clear tape finished the project.Though this had a learning curve to it for me, I have to call making these iPhone carrying cases an easy craft.
Don't hesitate to buy a high quality clear packaging tape for this project.
Don't hesitate to buy a high quality clear packaging tape for this project. | Source
Wrapper clear-taped to the wax paper.
Wrapper clear-taped to the wax paper. | Source
Wrapper with clear tape  ready for zebra tape.
Wrapper with clear tape ready for zebra tape. | Source
Taping wrapper to the wax paper.
Taping wrapper to the wax paper. | Source
Note the side flap that does not have tape over the edge.  I learned that it would likely need trimming. That trimmed edge would be covered when I closed the project's flaps.
Note the side flap that does not have tape over the edge. I learned that it would likely need trimming. That trimmed edge would be covered when I closed the project's flaps. | Source
Taping the edges down on wax paper gave me a clean edge to fold over to the back.
Taping the edges down on wax paper gave me a clean edge to fold over to the back. | Source
Taped and ready to fold!
Taped and ready to fold! | Source
The inside corners can be snipped (as with a curved edge in sewing) so they will fold over neatly.
The inside corners can be snipped (as with a curved edge in sewing) so they will fold over neatly. | Source
I heated up the piece with a hair dryer before closing it up.  Placing it between two pieces of wax paper with my lap top on top until it cooled I hoped to give sealing power to the tape.
I heated up the piece with a hair dryer before closing it up. Placing it between two pieces of wax paper with my lap top on top until it cooled I hoped to give sealing power to the tape. | Source
Time to fit the cover to the phone!
Time to fit the cover to the phone! | Source
Getting the device centered just right can be tricky…I'm still learning!
Getting the device centered just right can be tricky…I'm still learning! | Source
Once again, tape goes on the back side of the bottom flap, then a side flap.
Once again, tape goes on the back side of the bottom flap, then a side flap. | Source
Pressing the last flap in place place. Clear tape is to be added to the edge and wrapped around the cover.
Pressing the last flap in place place. Clear tape is to be added to the edge and wrapped around the cover. | Source
A small piece of zebra print Duck Tape is added to the bottom edge to seal the two flaps together.
A small piece of zebra print Duck Tape is added to the bottom edge to seal the two flaps together. | Source
The same was done to the top edge of the overlapped flaps.
The same was done to the top edge of the overlapped flaps. | Source
Sealing the edges provides a nice, neat finish to the project.
Sealing the edges provides a nice, neat finish to the project. | Source
I neatened the bottom corners by using a pen to smooth out the curves and added a little more tape.
I neatened the bottom corners by using a pen to smooth out the curves and added a little more tape. | Source
Neatly covering the case with more clear tape finished the project.
Neatly covering the case with more clear tape finished the project. | Source
Though this had a learning curve to it for me, I have to call making these iPhone carrying cases an easy craft.
Though this had a learning curve to it for me, I have to call making these iPhone carrying cases an easy craft. | Source

Tips I Learned from Making My Prototype iPhone Case with Photos of the Second Project


When I offered to make a phone case for my friend she thought of her sister-in-law first and asked if I could make one for her. How sweet is that?! :) This second cover shown in this second group of photos is for her husband's sister. Below are a few tips you might find helpful if you give this project a go:


• Use good quality clear tape.

• I wanted to try taping the front and back tapes together along the edges. Using wax paper as a work surface kept the clear tape clean. I decided to use zebra tape on the outside edges so the edges would have a solid finish and the design would be highlighted. See photos for the steps.

• Centering the device where you want it on your design requires extra attention. Don't take a phone call in the middle of that step!


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Taping the smaller wrapper to the wax paper with clear tape.Taping the back side of the small wrapper on wax paper.I wanted to make this small wrapper just a bit bigger so I left a wide edge all around.I faced the tape on the back side with more zebra tape on the front side.I gently folded the taped wrapper in half and cut the corner pieces out, adjusting to fit the phone.  You will see that I needed to pay more attention to the front than I did this first time for this phone's case.I used small pieces to wrap all the edges, just as with the previous projects.The bottom flap with tape behind it went up first.The side flaps were fitted to the phone.  Remember to allow enough room so the phone can be easily inserted and removed.You can see that this case is very off-center.  Not sure what I did, but thought I would use it here so you could also learn from my mistake.
Taping the smaller wrapper to the wax paper with clear tape.
Taping the smaller wrapper to the wax paper with clear tape. | Source
Taping the back side of the small wrapper on wax paper.
Taping the back side of the small wrapper on wax paper. | Source
I wanted to make this small wrapper just a bit bigger so I left a wide edge all around.
I wanted to make this small wrapper just a bit bigger so I left a wide edge all around. | Source
I faced the tape on the back side with more zebra tape on the front side.
I faced the tape on the back side with more zebra tape on the front side. | Source
I gently folded the taped wrapper in half and cut the corner pieces out, adjusting to fit the phone.  You will see that I needed to pay more attention to the front than I did this first time for this phone's case.
I gently folded the taped wrapper in half and cut the corner pieces out, adjusting to fit the phone. You will see that I needed to pay more attention to the front than I did this first time for this phone's case. | Source
I used small pieces to wrap all the edges, just as with the previous projects.
I used small pieces to wrap all the edges, just as with the previous projects. | Source
The bottom flap with tape behind it went up first.
The bottom flap with tape behind it went up first. | Source
The side flaps were fitted to the phone.  Remember to allow enough room so the phone can be easily inserted and removed.
The side flaps were fitted to the phone. Remember to allow enough room so the phone can be easily inserted and removed. | Source
You can see that this case is very off-center.  Not sure what I did, but thought I would use it here so you could also learn from my mistake.
You can see that this case is very off-center. Not sure what I did, but thought I would use it here so you could also learn from my mistake. | Source

Extra, Extra: A Side Project Came Up


My friend liked the idea of a having a fun case and she had a chocolate bar wrapper that seemed to suit her smaller sized phone very well so I gave it a try.

Check out these photos and captions for more info on that prototype. You'll see that with a little thought any phone can have an enticing dark chocolate cover!


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When I see what the kids are creating with Duck Tape I can't help but smile at all they are learning in the process. They could become designers, engineers, researchers, and more! It makes me wonder if one of them might not eventually create the most important app ever for an iPhone!

I can't really say that I will design more of these iPhone cases, but an idea that cannot be resisted may come to mind. If so, you'll be the first to know, so stay tuned! There really is no reason at all that kids should have all the fun!

Since my klutz skills are finely honed and my husband is always getting deep into major projects we are actually thinking of getting OtterBox impact cases. The extra protection may be needed because we both like being outside gardening and building and painting and such.

I'll probably do something creative with those cases (mine, anyway), and I will probably do an iPad cover of some sort. Design ideas are trying to break through to my cognizant thinking, but I'll have to see how it all develops when the time comes.

If you come up with a fun design for any your devices I hope you'll let us see it. Either way, make sure you have fun creating and completing your project!



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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      mary615:

      Awww…thanks much, both for letting me know you stopped by and for letting me know you enjoyed the project so much! It was fun to design and create, and I hope to do more of them in the future. Have fun with yours!

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I enjoy doing crafts of all kinds, and I use Duct tape for many projects, but I have not seen a phone case like yours. I love it. I really need to get a case for mine. You have inspired me to get busy!

      I couldn't live without duct tape.

      Voted this UP, etc. and sharing this great HOTD.

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      CraftytotheCore:

      Thanks kindly for your feedback here. It was a fun project to plan and create!

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      ologsinquito:

      Thanks much! Duck Tape continues to provide an outlet for creativity. Why it is so inspiring is a mystery, yes? :)

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This is such a clever idea and I love the zebra duck tape.

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      ologsinquito 3 years ago from USA

      From prom dresses to iPhone cases, there seems to be no end of uses for duct tape. I'm sharing and pinning.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      peachpurple:

      Thanks for all of your feedback on this craft project. People are indeed amused when they see the chocolate bar case! :)

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      interesting case for your iphone. Never thought of using chocolate cover. Exact size and unique too. I think strangers will be amused to see you answering a chocolate bar call! Clever and awesome hub. Voted up

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      justmesuzanne:

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed this!

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      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      What cute and thrifty ideas! Voted up, interesting and shared! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Marian Designs:

      So appreciate your visit and feedback to make me smile! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      magy:

      Thanks!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      barbat79:

      You are welcome, and thank you for coming by with your feedback! It's a fun craft that can be personalized to use as gifts. Hope you get to enjoy making one soon. :)

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      Marian Cates 4 years ago from Stevenson, WA

      Wow, very creative. You had me at the title! Great article.

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      magyweb.com 4 years ago

      Very Innovative !!!

      www.magyweb.com

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Tom Schumacher:

      Thanks for checking this project out and leaving your comment/question! This Duck tape carry case is quite sturdy/stiff because the candy wrapper is high quality and the layers of printed and clear tape are firm.

      The kind of shell you mention may be the kind that store bought, then decorated with Sharpie markers. You might like to take a look at this site as an example: http://blog.sharpie.com/tag/cell-phone-case/

      Either way, the projects are fun stuff! Thanks again for your visit!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      coffeegginmyrice:

      Thank you for stopping in with your comment!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      vespawoolf:

      Thanks, thanks! So appreciate your feedback and congrats. Realizing what could be done with clear Duck tape was an inspiring moment!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Sunshine625:

      Oh yeah, it would be trouble, but I have a heart-healthy prescribed amount and am careful not to take more than my prescription calls for. :)

      Thanks much for your input here!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      whonunuwho:

      In your case, having a case made of Duck tape would be beneficial as you feel around in you bag or drawer or car console because the tape has a distinctive feel. The seams are not easily seen, but they are felt! Thanks for your visit and input!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      bluebird:

      I was as surprised as anyone! :) Thanks for taking a look at this Duck tape craft even though the idea doesn't suit you--it really isn't for everyone, but it is fun stuff!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      StephSev108:

      So appreciate your feedback! If only we had time to work on all the ideas that come to mind… :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      VictoriaSheffield:

      Yes, it is, isn't it! :) Thanks much for your visit!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Kathryn Stratford:

      Thank you--the Hub of the Day is fun stuff, especially because it's so nice to make contact with other hubbers in one swift swoop! :) Very much appreciate that you stopped in with your congrats and confirming comments on the project. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      StephanieBCrosby:

      Keeping an eye out for ways to creatively use Duck tape is fun stuff. I think the most fun comes when the project does not look like it is made from Duck tape. :) Thanks so much for stopping in with your comment!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      lovebuglena:

      Thanks for coming by and checking out this craft hub--the feedback has been as interesting as making the prototype! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Natashalh:

      They are a lot of fun and I wish we could work together one afternoon to make your Mom one. :) Thanks bunches for your feedback on this Duck tape project!

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      B A Tobin 4 years ago from Connnecticut

      Love the ingenuity. Great idea! I phone case out of the person's favorite candy is awesome! thank you!

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      Tom Schumacher 4 years ago from Huntington Beach, CA

      Duct tape is universally useful in so many ways! Love the concept, however, I would question the quality of wear over time. Any ideas on making a hard/soft shell out of plastic or similar material?

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I always appreciate craft work and have keen admiration to one's creativity.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love it! I also like how you set out the instructions: with plenty of photos and step-by-step instructions. What a unique iphone case! Congrats on a well-deserved HOTD, too.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      From one chocolate lover to another, I say kudos on your clever idea. The only problem I have with it is whenever I saw my iPhone I'd want a piece of chocolate and that could be trouble. Who ever would have thought that Duct Tape would become so popular for crafts. Way to go with your idea! :)

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      whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

      This is a neat idea. I can't count how many times I've lost my phone. Thanks for the helpful hub. whonu

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      bluebird 4 years ago

      Who woulda' thunk it?!

      It might tickle someone's fancy, but for me, no thanks.

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      Stephanie Marie Severson 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Awesome Hub! I love the idea.

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      Author Victoria Sheffield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Now that's different!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Wow, it is so cool to see a hub I have seen and delighted in win HOTD! Congrats! It certainly is a very creative project. Thanks (again) for sharing this with us!

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      Stephanie Bradberry 4 years ago from New Jersey

      What an interesting and creative idea. I guess there are still many new ways to use duck tape!

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      Lena Kovadlo 4 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Hmmmm...interesting idea you came up with there. Thanks for sharing.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Diane:

      Thanks for stopping in with your feedback! This is simply a carrying case that I used in my handbag (or which could be popped into a schoolbag) to protect the phone from items in the bag. The layers of tape around paper chocolate wrapper makes quite a sturdy mini bag for the phone. Sorry it disappointed you, but it was fun to make and it is fun to use because people always laugh when I pull it out of my bag. :)

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      Diane 4 years ago

      Didn't anyone notice that the camera was covered up? And I don't really know about the duct tape (or paper wrapper) being much of a protective covering either.

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      Natasha 4 years ago from Hawaii

      My mom would love this! And what a creative idea. Pinning!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      pstraubie48:

      Thanks for very much for your congrats! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      MelonieGilchrist:

      This is a high compliment to me--thanks much! I appreciate your visit, feedback, and congrats. :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      pinto2011:

      Thanks bunches for letting me know you like this well enough to make sure it's going to happen for your phone!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      yougotme 2:

      Thanks much for your kind critique!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Congrats on HOTD... Angels are on the way :) ps

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      healthylife2:

      Aw, thanks! :)

      I think a lot of the projects call for just tearing the tapes but I wanted clean cuts for this one. Thanks bunches for stopping in and for your comments and greeting!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Suzie HQ:

      Hi from Dublin! :) So appreciate your visit, congrats, and all your input here. Would love to see what chocolate wrappers are available in your area! :)

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      CZCZCZ:

      Thanks kindly for your visit and feedback. :)

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      Gamrgurl 4 years ago

      Very cool, I pinned a lot of these type of projects on Pinterest and never bother with them. You have now inspired me :). Congrats on HOTD

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is a really crazy project I am surely going to make it happen. Thanks for elaborating in such a great detail. Thumps up!

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Now this is what I call resourceful and creative at the same time! Great and interesting idea you got here!

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      How cute and creative! I'm glad you mentioned the challenge of removing the tape from the scissors because I thought that just happened to me whenever I do a project involving tape. The pictures make this easy for anyone to create and who doesn't love chocolate. Big congratulations on getting HOD!!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi RTalloni,

      What a unique idea! Love the creativity you have shown, it is certainly original and as a chocoholic I love the idea of using a chocolate wrapper. A well deserved HOTD!

      Congreats on a superb idea, well written with great pics!!

      Votes, shares and pinning for sure on crafts!

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      CZCZCZ 4 years ago from Oregon

      This was interesting, always fun to make new things out of old things. Very resourceful, thanks for sharing this hub.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      bridalletter:

      Thanks most kindly!

      Just a little from a chocolate bar this size works wonders, and before you know it there's a wrapper just waiting to be used for something useful. :)

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      Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      Very cool. Love recycle ideas too. Very detailed pictures to do the project. I don't think I could state at a chocolate wrapper every day. Sounds like a means to a major craving! It is nice there are endless ideas for the cover.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Kathryn Stratford:

      Thanks bunches. :) They are fun stuff, and the chocolate's not bad either.

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      That is very creative. Thanks for sharing the whole learning process and photos with us.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks, moonlake, they were fun projects. I have more planned but time gets in the way… :) Hope your friend has fun working with the designer Duck tapes!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Very neat. What a good idea. My friend didn't even know there was all the designed duck tape available. Voted Up.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Miss Mimi:

      Awww--thanks! :)

      Yes, seeing that chocolate wrapper does stretch my will power a bit, well, a lot, but it's such fun to see people's faces. I have to make a new one now because my iphone is in its new OtterBox. So appreciate your feedback!

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      Miss Mimi 4 years ago from On the road again

      So cute! Doesn't it make you crave chocolate every time you get a text though? I would have to get some extra chocolate to keep with me! A great idea, voted up and awesome!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Jamie Brock:

      The duct tape crafts really are amazing, both in variety and sheer chutzpah! Thank you for taking the time to look this chocolate project idea over. I am beginning to get a sense of what you mean about using a different wrapper…no kidding about it!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      VirginiaLynn:

      Thank you!

      What fun that your kids are creating with the tape products. That brand has a lot of options. I don't blame your daughter on the dress, though. Maybe she should offer to design and make one for someone who is willing to wear one. Comfort would be a big issue, I think.

      So appreciate all your feedback on this hub!

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      RTalloni- I am amazed at all the duct tape crafts out there and LOVE your cute IPhone cover with the chocolate wrapper! Thank you for the thorough instructions and all of the illustrative photos. I like how the smaller phone cover came out too. For myself, I might need to use a different wrapper, I'll be craving chocolate all the time.. hehe. Great hub, very creative!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      randomcreative:

      Thanks! Another friend just showed me her favorite candy so I'm already planning a new case project for her style phone.

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      Virginia Kearney 4 years ago from United States

      Love this idea--In fact, you are inspiring me to think about how to use those other chocolate wrappers. My kids are doing duct tape stuff all the time, although my oldest refuses to enter the prom dress duct tape contest. Great pictures and directions. Voted up an pinned!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Om Paramapoonya:

      Thanks, both for taking a look at this hub's project and for letting me hear from you on it!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      AliciaC:

      Thank you for letting me know that you enjoyed seeing this phone case project and that was inspiring to you! I hope you have fun creating with Duck Tape--maybe we'll get to see your project?

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      kashmir56:

      Thanks much for your input here. The idea of using Duck Tape to make covers for all the tech devices out there is very funny, and fun! :)

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      Rose Clearfield 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for sharing this unique idea! So creative.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Michele Travis:

      So maybe I will give this hub a new title--Camouflage Your iPhone with Dark Chocolate!

      The layers of tape do indeed add a measure of protection on top of the wrapper's camouflage, but not as much as the OtterBox could. :)

      Thanks much for the thumbs up!

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      snakeslane:

      Thanks very much for letting me know you like the dark chocolate phone case. :)

      So appreciate you input!

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      Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

      Cute! Thanks for your step-by-step instructions and photos :)

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      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a great project, RTalloni! You've starting me thinking about other things that I could make with duct tape. Thank you for the detailed instructions and all the photos. The chocolate bar wrapper iPhone cases look lovely.

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great information on making your own iPhone case using the master tool duct tape. Well done !

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Great hub, iphones can be stolen, but why would someone steal something that looked like candy?

      Besides, duct tape could keep it safe.

      Wish I could give you two thumbs up!

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      snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

      RTalloni, How clever and creative! The printed duct tape is great, duct tape is great. I love the chocolate bar wrapper re-cycling. Nice presentation on the method (55 photos!) Good work. Got my attention, and my vote. Regards, snakeslane

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Jackie Lynnley:

      Thanks much! Duck Tape brand's printed tapes certainly could inspire many projects. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Great idea! You can do anything with duct tape.