Duct tape fixes everything...including boredom! I had fun making this wreath because it was easy to do while sitting on the floor watching Lost. Are you beginning to see a pattern here?
Wreath form--I highly recommend a Styrofoam form
Duct tape in desired colors
Toothpick or skewer
rubber cement or super glue
spare washers, bolts and screws
To make a duct tape rose:
|Tear tape into strips--|
|Fold the right corner over, stopping short of the left edge|
|Fold the left corner over to meet the right|
|Wrap your petal around a skewer or toothpick|
|This is what your first petal will look like|
|Continue wrapping petals around each other|
|Add petals until you reach the desired fullness|
|A rose that never needs watering|
To make the wreath:
Wrap duct tape around your form until it is covered, leaving a small area open to insert your flower.
Tape the remaining area and secure the rose with a few narrow strips of tape.
I hung some washers from the bottom of my rose by twisting strips of tape and wrapping them around the washers. I did this with 5 washers of different sizes and secured the bunch to the bottom of the rose with a narrow strip of tape.
Secure nuts, bolts and any other desired embellishments with rubber cement or super glue. I tried hot gluing the first time and they didn't stay on for long.
|Here is an example of a wreath made with |
colored duct tape
Enjoy your wreath! This makes a fun decoration for a garage or workshop.