Creative Uses For Duct Tape That You Probably Haven’t Thought About

Duct tape is one of the most useful items you can have in your home and it is the perfect solution to many problems. You can not only use duct tape to tape and fix things but also create things as well. In this article, we will look at a few creative uses for duct tape that you probably haven’t tried.

Remove Splinters

If you’ve been handling wood and have managed to get a splinter, then you can use duct tape to remove it. All you need to do is cut a piece of duct tape and place it on top of the splinter, ensuring that it is properly stuck to your skin. Then, slowly peel off the tape and the splinter should stick to the duct tape and come out. If it doesn’t come out, then try a couple of times until it does.

Get Those Flies

There’s nothing more annoying than having fly in your home, especially when you don’t have any bug spray or fly paper. Thankfully, you can use duct tape to make your own fly paper. Simply hang up a long strip of duct tape or a couple of strips and the flies will naturally stick to them.

Lint Remover

If you’ve got dust or lint on your clothes and don’t have a lint roller handy, then don’t despair! You can create your very own lint roller with duct tape. All you need to do is wrap a long piece of duct paper around an empty bottle, however, you need to ensure that the sticky side is on the outside. Once both ends are secured, you can then roll the bottle on your clothes and the lint will naturally stick to it, thus cleaning your clothes.

Open Tight Jars

If you typically have problems opening tight jars, then duct tape can help you. All you need to do is wrap the duct tape around half of the edge of the lid, with a long piece remaining to act as a “rope” to pull. You then simply pull on the “rope” part and the lid should easily come off.

Get Rid Of Warts

Duct tape can be used to get rid of warts instead of a typical wart remover. Simply place large square of duct tape on the wart and leave it for 6 days or more. This will deprive the wart of oxygen and it will naturally fall off.


In summary, we’ve just looked at a couple of uses for duct tape. There are many more, so be sure to experiment and think up of new ways to use it.