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This instructable will teach you how to make Duct Tape roses, They are pretty good for valentines day and other events like fund raisers.

*EDIT*
The original idea came from the duct tape club www.ducktapeclub.com. But their Instructions are very vague and there is only four non informative pictures, after making these roses for a year or so i have my own style that I am sharing
 
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Step 2: Rip Tape!

Start by ripping a 2x2in strip of tape. It doesn't have to be exact, it fact i recommend making varying sizes of petals it makes it seem more real.

Step 5: Building off of the base

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to get petals.

When adding petals I have found that it works the best if you add them in the fashion in the picture below, at an angle and then wrapping them.
zhowell09525 months ago
My sis is gonna love this!!!
o__o11 months ago
Awesome! I'm so totally gonna buy rolls of colored ductape. haha
This will be perfect for my girlfriend for Valentines Day! Awesome!
KiraKiller3 years ago
I made mine for my boyfriend on Valentines day. We agreed to make each other something handmade since money was short. It wasnt perfect, but it came from the heart. Couldn't have done it without this instructable!!!

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It's so pretty!
This is my twist on the roses. The pink one is a rose that i made for my boyfriends mother for mothers day. The rest of the are pens. The really colorful one is my most favorite!
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Those are gorgeous! Love the first one!
I think I will try this with pipe cleaner, or some springy wraparound thing, so then I can take the flower off and change pens when the ink runs out.
First one: We have the exact same checkered tape :P Yours are awesome!
Wow, those are great!
I especially love the multi-colored first one, it looks brilliant.
Nice work!
Wow, those are beautiful roses! I have to try to make some like that!
Finally!-Someone actually giving helpful instruction to open up the petals-THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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dsaps112972 years ago
I decided to make a dozen roses for the girl I am attempting to woo for Valentine's Day. I used your Instructable for the heads of the flowers, but changed the stems up - I used thicker wire and did a straight wrap instead of spiral. But they turned out FANTASTIC and I couldn't have done it without this Instructable!!!
Mr. Thirty62 years ago
Perhaps one thing you can do to make the end of the wire safer is bending it around and crimping the end (pliers needed for thicker wire).
or you could just put duct tape around a straw and sticking the middle of the flower in the straw. thats what i do. :P
sk8erdude2 years ago
Thanks for the instructable! My Girlfriend loved them! 5 stars!
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kbise2 years ago
check mine out :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/BeyondTape?ref=top_trail
elawson42 years ago
mine look way different
I know a difrent,but easyer.look for SIMPLE DUCT TAPE ROSE.not in capitials
you have to roll it guys
mhasnain12 years ago
what is the board thing underneath
Herrozerro (author)  mhasnain12 years ago
Its a fabric cutting board.
I did everything like you said too but it doesn't look as good as that.
Any possibility of a video?
Herrozerro (author)  Ragnar_Svardfri4 years ago
Never Fear!  I have read this and i will be working on a video! 
Awesome!
Because my roses look good but they don't look nearly as good as those.
IU think it also helps if you kind of bend the petals down at the end
armorlord3 years ago
These roses are great. I bought some colored duct tape and managed to make a whole stack, and they look really nice inside a vase.

I also found this great website while searching up other instructions:

http://tapedcoats.zxq.net/

They have a bunch of interesting ideas, people should check them out.
taywill953 years ago
Here's mine :)
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I really like your approach to the stem. It gives it a unique touch and makes it interesting.
123AAA3 years ago
this is awesome!thanks man.
I just started and i do not know what to do after step 5 can i have some help????
doglover113 years ago
Nice flower making! really good :)
kerneykid13 years ago
here it is.
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Nice job looks good
bwool13 years ago
This looks really cool with tie-dye duct tape...
bwool13 years ago
LOVE the 'ible!
kerneykid13 years ago
i made a duct tape rose on the end of a ink tube, the cut theouter shell of the pen to fit, then taped it.
you can also use a pencil for your stem and then wrap it in duct tape (preferably green)
Makes it hard to sharpen-use a pen. mechanical pencils cant be pumped if you tape over the top, so pens work well. If you can find a green pencil thats awesome, but remember you'll be taping over the eraser no matter what.
I'm building a duck tape prom tuxedo and this will definitely prove invaluable to me and my finishing touches. Kudos.
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