Duct Tape Rose

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Introduction: Duct Tape Rose

About: I am creative at heart and recently with the invention of the full-time job I have the funds to make the ideas i have always wanted to make.

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.

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Amazing. I loved making this!

AWESOME IDEA!!

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

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omg those are really pretty i love the color contrast!

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

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!

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!

My sis is gonna love this!!!

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

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

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

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!!!