Making a Duct Tape Rose
Duct tape has become a popular crafting medium. This is a guide about making a duct tape rose.
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July 26, 20060 found this helpful
Do you have a special occasion coming up? Does your sweetheart have hay fever? The perfect solution for you: Make him or her some duct tape roses. Not only are they very pretty, but they will be nice looking in your favorite vase for a lifetime!
- duct tape (any color)
- duct tape (dark green)
- drinking straws
- Cut several squares of duct tape, about 2 inches X 2 inches.
- With the sticky side up, fold one top corner down on itself. Leave a sticky edge on the side and bottom.
- Take the opposite top corner and fold it down, leaving only a sticky edge on the bottom. (Do steps 2 & 3 with all your squares.)
- Take one of the pieces of folded duct tape and roll it, sticky side in. This tightly rolled "pedal" will be your center.
- Take the remaining "pedals" and loosely stick them to the center. (If you run out of "pedals" that you have folded already, but do not feel your rose is big enough, just make additional "pedals" to stick on.) Stop when you are satisfied with the look of your "rose".
- Take a piece of the dark green duct tape that is the same length as your drinking straw and roll it onto the straw. This is your "stem".
- Take a rectangular piece of the dark green duct tape and attach your "stem" to your "rose".
Even though this craft is difficult, my 5 year old had a great time making a rose (with minimal help). The rose didn't turn out perfect, but she felt it was beautiful and felt a great sense of accomplishment.
This would be a wonderful activity to do with young adults.
Time to complete one rose was about 45 minutes.
If you are looking for a fun craft for the kids to do this summer, give these a try. These beautiful roses make great gifts and are perfect to help prevent pen thievery at businesses!
Total Time: 45 min.
- colored duct tape (flower)
- green duct tape (leaves and stem)
- Xacto knife
- cutting mat
- Cut a length of green duct tape, long enough to cover about 3/4 of the pen.
- Stick down the edge of the tape along the pen, then gently roll the pen to wrap it in the duct tape. Now your pen has become the stem of the flower.
- Stick down a length of each color onto the cutting mat.
- Cut each color into 2 inch pieces.
- Take one piece and fold top right corner over. Leaving about 1/2 inch of adhesive still exposed on the bottom.
- Now fold down the top left corner. This forms a petal.
- Stick down one end, then wrap it around the pen to attach the petal.
- Attach the next petal, on the opposite side of the pen. Stick down the center of the petal, then wrap the sides around the pen.
- Now attach another petal, with the point of the petal placed in the gap between the first two petals.
- Continue placing petals onto the pen in this way, placing the points of the petals over gaps between previous petals.
- As you continue, make sure you place the bottom edge of each petal at the same height on the pen. As you add more petals, the center should be adhered first and the edges will wrap at more of an angle.
- Once the flower is at the fullness you like, you need to make the leaves.
- The leaves are created the same way as the petals. Make your first leaf and attach it just below the bottom edge of the flower. Then attach the second leaf, followed by a third leaf.
- Enjoy this pen for yourself or share it with someone special!
August 1, 20131 found this helpful
If you are looking for a fun craft for the kids to do this summer, give these a try. These beautiful roses make great gifts and are perfect to help prevent pen thievery at businesses! View the full project here: Duct Tape Rose Pen