How to Make a Duct Tape Cigarette Case




Introduction: How to Make a Duct Tape Cigarette Case

I have posted a few pictures of these and never put up instructions but have been requested to make it into an Instructable so here it is! A fashionable, creative, practically free, reusable case for your cigarettes! The cigarettes are not taped into the box so it is reusable and the lighter is replaceable as well. Now you can have your lighter easy to access rather than in one of a million pockets or in your cigarette box crushing your cigarettes and makes it a little less stealable. yay! 

Step 1: Gather Supplies

cigarette case
duct tape
thin cardboard
scotch tape (not in picture) 
Every time I make these there a little bit different due to the supplies I have around. The only thing I really ever have to buy is the duct tape. I keep boxes of all kinds. aaandd I got this duct tape pattern at the dollar store. 

Step 2: Make a Template

Using the template attached, or by tracing your own cigarette box, create a template on the cardboard and cut it out. Make sure it fits snugly around the cigarette box. dotted lines are folds and solid lines are to be cut. I would look at the pdf rather than the picture of cardboard on this one for more accurate cut and fold lines. (Apparently the pdf doesn't work for some people so I figured out how to save it as a jpeg as well.) I also used my scissors to score the parts of the box to be folded so they would turn out straight and easier to fold.  

Step 3: Tape It Up

Fold up the box and tape the outside. I looked at my cigarette box and folded the template around it in the same way. Don't tape the boxes together. Im not sure how that would happen exactly, but then you wont be able to take the inside box out... 

I sort of messed up on cutting the bottom edge where the box closes so I folded the top at the same angle so it would come together without looking too weird when it's finished.

Step 4: Add the Lighter Holder

I wrapped the top part of my lighter with the tape because it will not be covered completely by the pocket it's in. With another square of cardboard, wrap it around the lighter and secure with tape to the box. Make sure that the lighter top aligns with the top of the box and tape up the bottom so it doesn't slide down.  Also, if you're left handed, you can put the pocket on the other side to make lighting the lighter easier.  

Sometimes I don't use the cardboard for the pocket. Usually I just use more duct tape. Either way I make it so the lighter is removable because most of the time these boxes hold up longer than the lighter has fluid. Depending on how often you smoke or whatever. Also if someone wants to borrow your lighter, they sometimes don't really get how to use it when its attached to the box. 

Step 5: Tape Up the Sides

As simple as it sounds. Tape up the sides. You can get really crazy trying to make sure all the lines or patterns line up but in the end, its hardly noticeable because the end product is cool anyway. Also its better to cover as much as possible with the tape because the the last piece of tape that goes on the wide side is not as wide as the whole box.
After I got the sides taped up, I wrapped the lighter holder in. 

Step 6: And Finish!!

Take a long piece of tape and wrap it all the way around the box the tall way. There ya go! All done :) now go show off or make some gifts for your friends. oh, and thank you for getting all the  way to the end and if you want to and have time, let me know if you have any questions or even just comments. 

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    3 Discussions


    5 months ago

    What are the measurements for making this?


    6 years ago

    Awesome idea and works great, I've already made 3. I did want to let you know the pdf is a picture of a hand though... just sayin... :-)


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Picture of a hand? That doesn't come up on my computer or phone even when I'm not signed in. Hm. I'm not sure what do about that. And have no idea how that could happen. Ill see what I can do. Thank you!