Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Unique Duct Tape Wreath

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?

Materials needed:
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.


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1 comment:

  1. This is reaaaal cool! Love the metalic color and those nuts!