Duct Tape Keychain




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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:
-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.


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    8 years ago on Step 4

    You should have just drilled 2 holes!!



    9 years ago on Introduction

     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'.

    4 replies

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    hey.... random question, but I went to ollie's bargain outlet (giant "everything is cheap as dirt" store) and got 10 sheets of 8 1/2" by 11" sheets of duct tape. what should I do with them?

    3 replies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    um...is your bedroom floor 935 square feet or less? Heh heh, actually, i have no idea. They could be used to patch stuff up. How much are those? I've never seen them down here.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    At first I thought, "What could you do with that little duct tape?" Answer: What can you NOT do with it? There have been so many times where I found myself out somewhere with no cash and needed a quick-fix for something. Hole in my backpack or a strap is tearing, needed to hang something up in a jiffy ("Out of Order" sign, for example), or anything where I would need tape, and not have it on me. The moment I started putting things on my keys/wallet, no matter how useless they seemed at first, became lifesavers. A crappy souvenir pocketknife actually helped fix one of the registers at my work. A little LED light helped me find someone's debit card in a field at night. I'm almost positive anyone who creates this will find out how useful it is within only a few days of having it. Five stars.

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for this post, ive been carrying a cut up room key wrapped in ductape, this is much better im gonna switch over