Decorated Binder Clips are Fun Duct Tape Crafts

This duct tape crafts project was inspired by Scotch duct tape.

Duct tape binder clips crafts

I have a weakness for office supplies. I can’t even hide it. If it’s kind of cute, or brightly colored, I’m looking at it and probably pondering a purchase. The biggest problem is that they tend to be on the pricier side. You can dress up your plain ol’ office supplies quickly and easily. This is a perfect back to school project, and duct tape crafts have become so popular recently.

Supplies Needed:

  • Binder Clips. Larger ones are easier to work with. I’m using Medium sized ones.
  • Duct Tape
  • Xacto Knife. Scissors will end up getting gunked up.
  • Fine grit sandpaper or an emery board (optional)



Binder Clips

Take your binder clips apart. Remove the arms from the body and set aside.
Take your duct tape and cut a smallish piece that will cover your binder clip. Generally, 2-3 inches in length is plenty. Or, you can work directly from the roll. That’s what I do.

Duct Tape Crafts Binder Clips
Place the edge of your duct tape under the lip of the binder clip. Press it down to make sure it’s stuck.
Wrap the tape up the side and over the top of the binder clip, making sure there’s no air bubbles or wrinkles.

Duct Tape Covered Binder Clips
Smooth the tape down the other side of the binder clip. Trim to fit the length, and tuck the end under the lip on the end. If it’s a little uneven, that’s ok. No one’s really going to see it or notice.

Binder Clips duct tape crafts
Now, you’ll probably have some tape hanging over the edges of your binder clip. Simply take your Xacto knife and trim it down, carefully. I did this by pulling the tape taut in one hand, and using my knife to cut through. I used the edge of the binder clip as a guide.

Trimmed Duct Tape Binder Clips
If you have rough edges, just run your finger, an emery board, or a small piece of fine sandpaper along the edge. This will get rid of the slightly uneven edges.

Duct Tape Binder Clips
Replace the arms of the binder clips.

Finished Duct Tape Binder Clips

TaaDaa!! You know have decorated binder clips that were quick and easy to do.  What are some of your favorite duct tape crafts?


  1. says

    These are so cute! I’m a sucker for office supplies too, I hoard them (confessional) and keep the goods under lock & key from my kids. No these are NOT school supplies, it’s for MY OFFICE, lol! Slight obsession maybe… Shhhh, please don’t tell!

  2. Kristina L says

    These are cute. People seem to be duct taping everything these days I think it is great, me son was making wallets, and covering his folders, really cute.

  3. Julie Wood says

    I have tons of these binder clips and I never thought about decorating them like this. This is an awesome way to make my binder clips look classy! I really like this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mer says

    Very cute! I like adding a bit of fun to my office supplies. Somehow that endless report is a little easier to deal with if it’s in a cute cover.

  5. says

    That would work with lots of other little things too. And there are so many decorative tapes out these days…this could be really fun.

    I can see it getting out of hand though. If I put tape on everything I would like to put tape on my hubby might run away from home.

  6. says

    I have seen some of the cutest duct tapes recently but had no idea what in the world to do with them. This is s great idea. These would make great teacher gifts too with the holidays coming up! Thanks for the inspirations.

  7. Carolann Leibenguth says

    I love how you post these cute creative crafts that even the craft challenged can do. I am going to do my office in pink black and white. I love that I can even customize my clips to match.

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