Duct tape laptop case - without the cardboard

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I have seen a few duct tape laptop case instructables but they either involved modifying a jiffy bag (which is a good idea but just didn’t look ‘pretty’ or ‘neat’ enough for me personally ) or cardboard for the main padding and protection for the laptop (which doesn’t look like I would protect it enough for me... I would always be paranoid it would break still in my bag).So I have to admit I stole my ex boyfriends idea of using bubble wrap for the padding :) So this is how I made my duct tape laptop case.... and my first instuctable
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Step 1: Step 1 - Materials needed

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You will need:
  • The laptop you want to make the case for
  • 1x Roll of duct tape in the colour you want (I used black to match the laptop)
  • Celotape
  • Bubble wrap
  • Sharp scissors
  • Paper


NOTE: The duct tape tends to gum up the scissors so wipe them between cutting each piece to keep the edges clean or they tend to fray and stay sticky, come unglued etc...

The total cost for everything I needed was £6.

Step 2: Step 2 - Making the padded wallet for the case

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Measure out your bubble wrap, it needs to be long enough to double up so you get a double layer of padding and then long enough to wrap round the laptop.
I celotaped the join in the middle so that it wouldn’t make the edges of the case rough.
Place the laptop at one end and use it to tape the edges down so you are effectively making an envelope for the laptop. NOTE: be careful at this point to not tape it too tight or you won’t be able to get the laptop back out, let alone when it get tighter when the duct tape is added.
Check you can remove the laptop. It’s now ready for the next stage.
I use $ not £
hilldomain3 years ago
you could just use a mailing with bubble wrap? its much cheaper than buying bubble wrap in a roll. Might not be as thick.
Umeko (author)  hilldomain3 years ago
any kind of bubble wrap you have to hand would work :) ... we have some bubble wrap bags at home now which would work really well
cool! ill have to try this!
dawg0654 years ago
can you make this without using bubblewrap?
Umeko (author)  dawg0654 years ago
You could however the bubble wrap gives it a bit more protection but it would still work, you would just need to do a double layer (so both inside and outside) so it doesnt just stick to the laptop, or use something like a plastic bag