DIY laptop sleeve (with mailing envelopes and Duck Tape)

DIY Duck Tape laptop sleeve

Sometimes…sometimes I do a craft just because I can. Just because I wonder if it would work. So…I try it. And sometimes…sometimes…it works! Yes, my head is full of ideas. Yes, I’m slightly ridiculous. But…I smile a lot that’s worth something, right!

I made a redneck IPAD sleeve out of Duck Tape and a mailing envelope. It pretty much rocked. I love it. I use it. I want to make several colors so I can have one that matches every outfit.

So, as I was forcing Nate to listen about my wonderful redneck IPAD sleeve he had an idea. This is the man that thought of using window boxes as shelves in the bathroom. I stop and listen.

His idea…a large mailer envelope for a computer laptop sleeve. Hmmm. I just shrugged it off. But then…when I was trying to sleep I thought about that idea a bit more. Yep…gonna try it!

DIY Duck Tape laptop sleeve, Duct Tape laptop sleeve,

and…I made it reversible (cause I’m cool like that)….

DIY laptop sleeve from Duck Tape, Duct tape laptop sleeve

 

It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy to make this.

Supplies:

2 large large mailing envelopes with the bubble stuff inside.
1.5 rolls or so of Duck Tape.
scissors.

1. seal one of the mailing envelopes.

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2. cut the side apart (the long side)of that envelope to make a new opening

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3. then cut the other 2 sides so you have one big piece…

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4. Use your computer to judge how much “material” you need to add.

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5. use the second envelope to add more “material” to the sides.

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6. Duck Tape that extra on. Do the same for the other side and tops (if necessary)

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7. You should end up with a giant piece like this… (it really doesn’t take long!)

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8. fold it over and seal up the sides …

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9. cover it with Duck Tape and make it pretty pretty!

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The inside…

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DIY laptop sleeve, Diy Duck Tape laptop sleeve

yep, my man is a keeper. I’m adding my Duck Tape laptop sleeve to my list of favorite projects!

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16 Comments

  1. August 23, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    That duct tape is so cute!

  2. August 22, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    LOVE the way this turned out and using the mailers is brilliant! Cute, cute, cute!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  3. August 20, 2012 / 6:50 pm

    Just tooo stinking adorable! I have some mailers in my trunk, think I may need to give this a try!

  4. August 17, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    How cute!!! Love it and need one asap =)

  5. August 16, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    So cute! I may have to give this a try. I have been seeing so many cute designs on tape & always wondered what I would ever use it for. Now I know!

  6. August 16, 2012 / 7:41 am

    I think I could make that. Maybe I can modify it as an ipod carrier?

    ~Bliss~

  7. Jess from Cox's Corner
    August 15, 2012 / 9:55 pm

    Holy crow I am making this!!! Do you mind if I use a picture and a link to feature you for the original idea on my blog when I do? I just want to make sure you get credit for the original idea!

  8. August 15, 2012 / 7:40 pm

    Too stinkin cute! I love it! I need to get on the whole duck tape thang…I’m a little late to that party.

  9. August 15, 2012 / 5:50 pm

    Love it! My husband actually used a mailer for awhile when traveling before he got the case he has now. If only I would have thought of using duct tape with it! LOL!!! This is so much fun, thanks for sharing!

  10. August 15, 2012 / 3:18 pm

    So cute! Love those polka dots. How cute that you made it reversible!

  11. August 15, 2012 / 11:56 am

    This is AWESOME!! I’m defnitley going to have to make one of these!!!

  12. August 15, 2012 / 10:41 am

    That’s so cute and clever! I never would have thought bubble mailers could be useful for anything except, well, mailing. :) And I love that it’s pink and girly and reversible.

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