Those who have worked with duct tape in more domestic mediums will say that it works just like vinyl or leather with the exception that it is stickier. Some have taken this to heart and have re-upholstered entire couches with duct tape. In situations where you really need to prolong the life of an object, see if coating it with duct tape would do the trick. You may be surprised with just how well it works for your patching and repairing needs outside of the garage.
For specific instructions on how to make the crafts listed above, search for directions on the Internet. These crafts were among the most popular ones listed, and different instructions for each are available free of charge. Also, you will be able to find helpful diagrams and hints to making really unique crafts out of duct tape.