Introduction: Argyle Duct Tape Belt/Braclet
This is my first instructable so I want to make it a good one. My belt broke so I decided to make a new one out of duct tape. I made a bunch of braclets like this a few months ago so I knew what to do. If you dont know what argyle is look at the picture. Its pretty much a checkered pattern made with squares or dimonds and it has lines through it. Most people know what 'argyle socks' are. This is argyle. Instead of argyle you can make it checkered or striped. Whatever you want. I have made braclets like this in a bunch of different colors and I have learned that you dont want a really bright color for the squares. So mine is going to have a silver/gray base with white squares and black lines.
A Long strip of gray/silver duct tape for base
A strip of white for the squares
A strip of black for the stripes
This will make it look like gray and white squares with black lines. You can change the colors to whatever you want
Step 1: Make the Base
Get a peice of duct tape long enough for a belt or braclet. Carefully fold it in half length wise. This will be the base. For my belt Im using regular silver/gray.
Step 2: Cut Out Squares
Im using white for the squares. Cut a peice of duct tape 4-6 inches long and cut it into 4 long strips. Then cut each strip into squares.
Step 3: Adding the Squares
Now you put the squares on the base. You can have them lined up with the edge or hanging off the edge. Either way it will turn out normal. Personaly I like them to hang over the edge. Try to make the squares look like a checkerboard.
Step 4: Continue...
Keep adding squares untill the whole belt or braclet it covered. This can take a lot of time...
Step 5: Lines
Now we are going to make the lines that go over the squares. I am going to use black for the lines. To make the likes get a peice of duct tape about 4 or 5 inches long and cut it into really thin strips. This is hard to do sometimes. Then put all the strips on top of the squares.
Step 6: Trim the Edges
Now you can either cut off the edges of all the squares and lines, or you can fold them over. I like to cut them off because I think it looks neater. Once you have trimmed or folded all the extras you can cover the belt or braclet in packing tape so none of the lines or squares come off. For a braclet you can use duct tape to keep it on, or make something fancy :P For a belt you can use duct tape or a belt buckle. I am going to duct tape my argyle belt to the belt buckle from my old belt. :D
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