Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Duct Tape Rose Tutorial

Materials needed:
Duct tape
Skewer, toothpick, or floral wire

To make a duct tape rose:

Step 1: Tear your tape into strips.

Step 2: Fold the right corner over stopping short of the left edge.

Step 3: Fold the left corner over to meet the right.

Step 4: Wrap your petal around the stem. 

This is what your first petal will look like.

Step 5: Continue wrapping the petals around each other.

Add petals until you reach your desired fullness.

A rose that never needs watering.


  1. That is really cool! I used to make everything with duct tape!

  2. This is pure genius!! I've seen a lot of flower tutorials over the years, but I've NEVER seen one made from duct tape!! What a great way to incorperate something feminine and delicate into something tough that will last a long time. LOVE IT!! Thanks for sharing, as well as for the sweet comments left on my blog!! =]

    ~Nicole @ www.shabbybeachnest.com

  3. I love it! Do you make each petal like the first one? Thanks.

  4. Every petal is made the same way. You can pre-make a bunch, but I just do them one at a time. I actually keep a roll of duct tape and a few skewers in my diaper bag for boring waiting rooms. People probably think I'm really crafty or a serial killer. :P

  5. Thanks so much! I'm going to look for some nice colors and see if I can find a green for the leaves. Thanks again. Kathleen

  6. Great idea! I might use this as a Mother's Day gift for my students to make - very creative!

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