Introduction: Duct Tape Rose

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

Step 1: Get Your Stuff Together

What you will need for this project is:

Some time: Not a lot but at least 10 minutes
Some tape: I use Duck Tape brand Duct Tape
Some floral wire: found almost in any floral department

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 3: Making the Petals

1. Fold the top right corner over on itself making sure you leave some adhesive on the left side

2. Fold the top left corner over on itself making a triangle with some adhesive left on the bottom.

Step 4: Start Making the Rose.

Take your newly made petal and wrap it around the top of the "Stem"

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.

Step 6: Finish the Petals

After a good amount of petals (your choice really) You should have something that looks like this.

Step 7: Stem

Now you have a pretty good rose that you can use, but the wire stem is pokey and hurts when you get stabbed with it... So lets make it a little safer.

Now take your stem color and rip a half strip about 1 circumference around or 1.5 depending on how long your stem is.

Start at the top by the rose and wrap tightly down the stem, if you have leftover keep it for the next step.

Step 8: Finishing Up.

Take the excess of your stem color (or rip some more little squares) and apply them to the underside of the rose, adding another layer of protection to keeping it all together

And there you go! Go crazy, use any and all the colors you want.

Comments

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Mikalhvi made it!(author)2017-02-11

Here's mine! I used "floral wire" as a base - it's flexible and comes in fancy colors, so I skipped wrapping the stem.

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MrFernandito made it!(author)2016-11-03

Nice

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SpartanG made it!(author)2016-10-13

Really nice

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AndrewL191 made it!(author)2016-06-16

Amazing. I loved making this!

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Stickers_Torin made it!(author)2016-01-05

I used a pencil instead of wire and it worked great!!

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ashlynn326 made it!(author)2015-12-27

found it quite easy

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ducttapeluver made it!(author)2015-11-14

Love it it's so realistic!!!!!

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DarbyR made it!(author)2015-04-01

AWESOME IDEA!!

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Oaky.Mctree made it!(author)2014-12-23

my rose

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sk8erdude made it!(author)2011-11-24

Thanks for the instructable! My Girlfriend loved them! 5 stars!

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PanicP made it!(author)2014-09-07

omg those are really pretty i love the color contrast!

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dumbchick1718 made it!(author)2011-05-08

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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PanicP made it!(author)2014-09-07

woah! so pretty!i like the 2nd and 4th ones :) did you use a straw for the pink one?

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Jessie+Marie made it!(author)2012-12-29

Those are gorgeous! Love the first one!

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sarahthecider made it!(author)2012-10-03

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.

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farmerboyk made it!(author)2012-04-13

First one: We have the exact same checkered tape :P Yours are awesome!

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Archive555 made it!(author)2011-06-08

Wow, those are great!
I especially love the multi-colored first one, it looks brilliant.
Nice work!

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PanicP made it!(author)2014-09-07

i didnt have wire, and it was coming out bud like at first, but i figured it out :3 now i have a camo rose :D the girls are gonna love this!

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zhowell0952 made it!(author)2013-11-03

My sis is gonna love this!!!

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o__o made it!(author)2013-05-10

Awesome! I'm so totally gonna buy rolls of colored ductape. haha

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EpicNinjaaa made it!(author)2013-02-04

This will be perfect for my girlfriend for Valentines Day! Awesome!

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Jessie+Marie made it!(author)2012-12-29

Wow, those are beautiful roses! I have to try to make some like that!

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dsaps11297 made it!(author)2012-02-12

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!!!

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Mr.+Thirty6 made it!(author)2011-10-18

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).

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Joncalebbrown made it!(author)2012-01-11

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

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elawson4 made it!(author)2011-08-12

mine look way different

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monkeyloverx3 made it!(author)2011-07-18

you have to roll it guys

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mhasnain1 made it!(author)2011-05-14

what is the board thing underneath

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Herrozerro made it!(author)2011-05-14

Its a fabric cutting board.

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Ragnar_Svardfri made it!(author)2009-10-20

I did everything like you said too but it doesn't look as good as that.
Any possibility of a video?

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Herrozerro made it!(author)2009-10-20

Never Fear!  I have read this and i will be working on a video! 

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Ragnar_Svardfri made it!(author)2009-10-21

Awesome!
Because my roses look good but they don't look nearly as good as those.

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FoReVa_LiFeSuRvIvOr made it!(author)2011-04-27

IU think it also helps if you kind of bend the petals down at the end

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123AAA made it!(author)2011-01-29

this is awesome!thanks man.

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SimmonsShark2000 made it!(author)2011-01-10

I just started and i do not know what to do after step 5 can i have some help????

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doglover11 made it!(author)2010-12-19

Nice flower making! really good :)

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bwool1 made it!(author)2010-12-04

This looks really cool with tie-dye duct tape...

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bwool1 made it!(author)2010-12-04

LOVE the 'ible!

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kerneykid1 made it!(author)2010-11-13

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.

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HortonHugen09 made it!(author)2010-06-21

you can also use a pencil for your stem and then wrap it in duct tape (preferably green)

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CamillaLuvzMusic made it!(author)2010-11-10

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.

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silvereagle564 made it!(author)2008-04-14

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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Darthscout made it!(author)2010-10-21

Sweet how long has it taken you so far? Or have you finished it yet?

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adrienvesely made it!(author)2010-10-22
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superhubbardman made it!(author)2009-04-27

thats really cool man--- u should post an instructable on it

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Coliflower made it!(author)2009-05-20

yeah i know- or at least post a picture! sounds awesome!

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hilfest made it!(author)2009-02-13

Be very very careful with this instructable, guys. Giving your girl something like this will set a high standard for future Valentines day gifts. Yes, these are great and made of duct tape, but she's going to expect you to top it at some point in the future! This instructable will make your girl VERY VERY happy. She'll think you're the coolest guy ever. She will also expect kickass things like this in the future. *USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK*

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Darthscout made it!(author)2010-10-21

hahahahhahahahaaaa at your own risk indead. REMEMBER IF YOU GIVE ON TO YOUR GIRLFRIEND OR SOMEONE YOU LIKE BE PREPARED TO STEP IT UP NEXT TIME!

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Darthscout made it!(author)2010-10-21

You should also make Leafs on the stem. How would that look?

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ducktapegrrl123 made it!(author)2010-08-15

i love ripping tape... XD

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