Hello everyone! So let’s talk duct tape today.
Now that I’m doing my back-to-school shopping, it seems like everywhere I go there is a vast array of colored and patterned duct tape. Have you noticed it?
If you have a teenager at home, you may already be the proud owner of several rolls of this brightly colored or patterned tape. It’s fun to see kids crafting away! Most of the girls in our neighborhood are sporting duct tape in anything from hair accessories to cell phone cases. And it’s all hand made, which is totally cool!
Have you tried crafting with duct tape? With two daughters at home I couldn’t resist buying a couple of rolls the first time I spotted it at the grocery store and they encouraged me to put it to good use on this notepad that I created for Practical Solutions for Card Makers.
Playing with duct tape is actually a lot of fun and much easier than I imagined.
Want to see how easy it is to create one of these flowers?
1. Start with a piece of duct tape that measures anywhere from 1 1/2’ to about 3’ long. Fold it over so that 1/3 of the sticky adhesive is showing along the bottom of the tape.
2. Then pinch and pleat along the tape. (As you go along, you will notice that your flower is spiraling along).
3. To create your flower, simply start at the top and roll your flower along, using the exposed tape to adhere your flower together.
4. Finish it off with a drop of hot glue at its base to ensure that it does not unravel.
Being that the start of school is right around the corner, I decided to add these flowers to a few more notebooks to use as gifts for my daughters’ new teachers.
Warning: making these flowers can be addicting.
So are you ready to try your hand at duct tape flowers? Leave a comment here and I’ll select one winner to receive a set of my favorite colors of duct tape by Duck Tape ® brand duct tape.
Comment below by Friday, July 6th at 5 pm MDT for your chance to win it!
Windy Robinson, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal