Learn how to make a “pug life” bag with Duck Tape. This DIY bag is so easy to make – gift it to yourself or a pug loving friend!
Skills Required: None. You can make this pug bag even if you’ve never crafted before. You’ll be cutting and applying Duck Tape to a surface, and you’ve got a template – it’s very easy!
You may not know this already, but we live the “pug life” around here. I’ve had pugs almost consistently since 2002, with just a short break when my last pug Roxie passed away in 2016.
This January I got another pug named Otto, and you can see his crazy antics on his Instagram account. Because every pug born in 2016 needs their own Instagram (it’s what all the kids are doing!):
As a celebration of our pug life, Steve made me this Duck Tape bag! He designed a pug graphic to create the image on the bag, and I’ve provided that below for you as well.
If you live the “pug life” or know someone who does, you’re going to want to make this bag. It makes a perfect gift idea and I can guarantee that any pug lover would carry it proudly. It’s made with Duck Tape and assembling it is EASY!
Pug Life Bag with Duck Tape
Gather These Supplies
- Duck Tape – Aqua, Baby Pink, Beige, Black, Brown, White
- Old bag – any of those “free” or $1 bags will do
- Craft knife and mat
- Black Sharpie
- Templates – Pug Life and Pug Face
- Tape measure
This shopping bag almost went into the Goodwill pile. Oh the horror!! I always keep these free bags around to decorate but Steve doesn’t know this. He does now!
Measure your bag and cut strips of Aqua Duck Tape to go the length of the bag.
Begin covering the bag with Duck Tape from top to bottom, overlapping slightly as you work across the front of the bag. When you reach one end, you can cut the excess (if there is any) off carefully with a craft knife or scissors.
Finish the bag “base” by taping around the edges and taping up the sides with Black Duck Tape. This gives it a finished look.
Print out the Pug Face template. You don’t have to print it in color, but the printout shows you the colors used for each portion of the face. You’ll see why you get two faces and various parts separately . . .
The head itself is beige. You’ll cut the head out as shown above.
Place Duck Tape down on the craft mat as shown (slightly overlapping), then place the face on the top of the Duck Tape and cut around it using the craft knife.
Peel up the excess and you’re left with a sticker that is the base for the face.
Peel up the sticker and place on the bag. You’re going to do that for the rest of the parts on the pug face – basically making stickers that you can peel off the craft mat and place on the face. You’ll do the ears, rest of the face, eyes, nose, and tongue.
The rest of the facial details are added with a black sharpie. Finish the bag with the lettering.
You’ll print out two copies of the Pug Life words template. Then you’ll cut them once out of the Black Duck Tape and once out of the White Duck Tape.
This will give you stickers to spell “pug life” on the bag and give the white letters a black shadow behind them. You don’t have to do this; just a fancy touch Steve thought would look nice!
What do you think of our pug life Duck Tape bag? I’ve been using it every day. I LOVE IT! Let me know in the comments.
Disclosure: I’m working with Duck Brand as an ambassador for the year. While I am compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% my own and honest – I absolutely love Duck Tape!