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Stuck at Prom®Stuck at Prom®duck tape clutch purse @cleverlyinspired (1)

Have you seen the dresses that some folks have crafted up out of Duck Tape®? Simply put…they are amazing. Serious works of art. Duck Tape® sent me a fun package full of bright colored tape and asked me to get creative. I was to come up with a fun Prom accessory that was created with Duck Tape®. Oh the possibilities!! A clutch purse immediately popped in my head. I thought it would be useful, unique and so cute in this floral pattern. Here is how I went about creating the purse…

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2 pieces of foam board cut to 9 by 6

Duck Tape® of your choice (I used 2)




  • Lay the 2 pieces of foam board side by side long ways leaving 1/2 inch between them.
  • Place 2 strips of tape (the outside) to connect the boards.
  • Flip over and tape the inside of the clutch (seen above in purple)
  • Overlap the edges on the front and back by extending 2 pieces of Duck Tape®. This will be folded inside the clutch so that nothing is able to fall out on the side. Also allows clutch to open wider.
  • Flip over again and finish taping the front. I left a small space to allow some white to show through. duck tape clutch purse @cleverlyinspired (6)
  • Finish by folding the clutch together and taping the “seams” on the inside. Trim the edges and glue on some pompoms. I super glued a piece of Velcro for the closure.

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How fun right?!?!


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The fine folks at Duck Tape® are having a fabulous contest. Looky what is up for grabs!!



• Over $40,000 in cash scholarships are up for grabs!
• First Place: $5,000 each and $5,000 for their school
• Second Place: $3,000 each and $3,000 for their school
• Third Place: $2,000 each and $2,000 for their school
• 7 Runners up: $500 each and $500 for their school
• Singles Category Winner: $500 and $500 for their school

Q. Who is eligible?
A. Legal residents of the United States and Canada, including the District of Columbia, but excluding Maryland, Vermont, Colorado, Puerto Rico and the Province of Quebec, who are at least 14 years of age or older. You must also attend a high school, home school association or other school-sanctioned prom in 2013.

Q. When will the contest run?
• Entry Period Begins – March 11, 2013
• Entry Period Ends – June 10, 2013
• Top 10 Announced – June 13, 2013
• Voting Begins – June 13, 2013
• Voting Ends – July 8, 2013
• Winners Announced – July 11, 2013

Q. How do you enter?
A. Visit and click on the Enter Now button. Fill out the required information and upload the images of your Duck Tape® prom attire.
Q.When will a winner be selected?
A. Once the entry period ends, a panel of judges from Duck® brand will choose the Top 10 submissions to move onto public voting. During the voting period, users can vote either on or on the Stuck at Prom tab on Facebook ( for their favorite entry. The entries with the highest votes will win one of 10 cash scholarship prizes.

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. […] speaking, I have to get my hands on that stuff. All we have over here is the boring gray. Oh, the tutorial for the purse is very nifty […]

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