Introduction: Duct Tape Keychain
This Instructable shows you how to create a small Duct Tape keychain that is very versatile and can be carried almost everywhere.
Time: 5-10 minutes
Note: This is my first published Instructable, so constructive criticism is welcome.
Step 1: Collect Materials & Tools
Collect the following tools and materials:
-Hand drill/Screw Driver
-Roll of Teflon tape
-Small beaded chain/small keychain piece
You don't need the Teflon tape, so you can use an old one. The beaded chain is from a pair of souvineer dogtags, but you can use any keychain attachment of your choice.
Step 2: Remove Teflon Tape
Teflon tape is $0.97 at my local home improvement store, Lowes. Since it's cheap, I just removed all of it. Unroll it any way you like. I wrapped it around a pen which gives you a pen with a ccomfy grip.
Step 3: Fill the Spool With Duct Tape
-Use a tape measure or ruler to find the width of the inside of the spool.
-Now, mark that width on your roll of duct tape and tear/cut on the mark.
-Stick the thin strip of duct tape to the spool and start wrapping it around until the spool is mostly full.
-Tear the duct tape and fold a small flap at the end of the tape on the spool so that it is easy to grab when you need it.
Step 4: Make It a Keychain
Now, you could just put the spool of tape back into the blue cover and carry it in your pocket; however, I decided to make it a key chain so that it's always with me. (one less thing to remember when you're leaving the house)
-Take the blue cover and make a small hole on/near the center of the side.
-Send the beaded chain about half way through the hole.
-OPTIONAL: Cut two notches on the top edge of the spool. This helps the spool lock into the cover better. See picture.
-Close the beaded chain and insert the spool of duct tape into the cover.
Step 5: Attach & Use!
Now you can attach the duct tape where ever you choose and carry it with you every where you go!
It can be attached to your keys, backpack, purse, or any other place of your choice.
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