Duct Tape Keychain

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Introduction: Duct Tape Keychain

This Instructable shows you how to create a small Duct Tape keychain that is very versatile and can be carried almost everywhere.
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 minutes

Note: This is my first published Instructable, so constructive criticism is welcome.

Step 1: Collect Materials & Tools

Collect the following tools and materials:
-Scissors
-Tape measure/Ruler
-Hand drill/Screw Driver
-Duct Tape
-Roll of Teflon tape
-Small beaded chain/small keychain piece

You don't need the Teflon tape, so you can use an old one. The beaded chain is from a pair of souvineer dogtags, but you can use any keychain attachment of your choice.

Step 2: Remove Teflon Tape

Teflon tape is $0.97 at my local home improvement store, Lowes. Since it's cheap, I just removed all of it. Unroll it any way you like. I wrapped it around a pen which gives you a pen with a ccomfy grip.

Step 3: Fill the Spool With Duct Tape

-Use a tape measure or ruler to find the width of the inside of the spool.
-Now, mark that width on your roll of duct tape and tear/cut on the mark.
-Stick the thin strip of duct tape to the spool and start wrapping it around until the spool is mostly full.
-Tear the duct tape and fold a small flap at the end of the tape on the spool so that it is easy to grab when you need it.

Step 4: Make It a Keychain

Now, you could just put the spool of tape back into the blue cover and carry it in your pocket; however, I decided to make it a key chain so that it's always with me. (one less thing to remember when you're leaving the house)

-Take the blue cover and make a small hole on/near the center of the side.
-Send the beaded chain about half way through the hole.

-OPTIONAL: Cut two notches on the top edge of the spool. This helps the spool lock into the cover better. See picture.

-Close the beaded chain and insert the spool of duct tape into the cover.

Step 5: Attach & Use!

Now you can attach the duct tape where ever you choose and carry it with you every where you go!

It can be attached to your keys, backpack, purse, or any other place of your choice.

ENJOY!

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You should have just drilled 2 holes!!


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That's pretty cool but the other day, I made a leather holster for duct tape that goes on my belt.

why not out of duct tape??

 if you see me,you'll see your project in my pocket

I like your key chain approach, although I already have too many do-dads on my key chain as it is. My choice for keeping duct tape handy, (or electrical tape, which I use OFTEN), is to simply wrap a meter or two around the grip of a cheap pen, like you did with the teflon. Makes a comfy grip and nobody "accidentally" steals my pen. Keep on tapin'.

I've heard of putting tape on a pen. Is there an instructable on pen key chains? Somebody, please make one!

hm, mabey i can make one, i'll try to come up with some ideas this week.

Oh, by the way, nice instructable.