Directions

Strips of pink duct tape with scissors

Step 1

Cut lengths of tape long enough to wrap around box lid and apply to parchment paper. Cut some (or all) strips in half, lengthwise, so they are 1 in. wide.

Strips of pink duct tape placed on paper mache box

Step 2

Apply tape in one direction as shown, mixing 1 in. wide and 2 in. wide pieces if desired.

Strips of pink and red duct tape on a paper mache box

Step 3

Apply strips of tape perpendicular to the first set, creating a grid.

Strips of pink and red duct tape on a paper mache box

Step 4

Cut square and rectangle pieces of tape in from a contrasting tape color to cover the areas where the strips of tape overlap on the box. Apply to box.

Strips of pink, red and green duct tape on a paper mache box

Step 5

Cut 4 mm wide strips of tape and add to the box where desired.

 Strips of pink, red and green duct tape on a paper mache box

Step 6

Using the lid as a guide to match up the pattern, repeat the steps above on the sides of the box.