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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.

The original idea came from the duct tape club 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 1: Get your stuff together

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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!

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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

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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.

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

Step 5: Building off of the base

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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

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

Step 7: Stem

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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.
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DragonMagnus made it!1 month ago

My rose, Not the best in the world but I love it!!

Thanks for the instructable

Oaky.Mctree made it!3 months ago

my rose

sk8erdude3 years ago
Thanks for the instructable! My Girlfriend loved them! 5 stars!
PanicP sk8erdude6 months ago

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!
PanicP6 months ago

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!!!
o__o1 year ago
Awesome! I'm so totally gonna buy rolls of colored ductape. haha
EpicNinjaaa2 years ago
This will be perfect for my girlfriend for Valentines Day! Awesome!
KiraKiller4 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!!!

It's so pretty!
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!!
dsaps112973 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. Thirty63 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
kbise3 years ago
check mine out :)
elawson43 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
mhasnain13 years ago
what is the board thing underneath
Herrozerro (author)  mhasnain13 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_Svardfri5 years ago
Never Fear!  I have read this and i will be working on a video! 
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:

They have a bunch of interesting ideas, people should check them out.
taywill954 years ago
Here's mine :)
I really like your approach to the stem. It gives it a unique touch and makes it interesting.
123AAA4 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????
doglover114 years ago
Nice flower making! really good :)
kerneykid14 years ago
here it is.
Nice job looks good
bwool14 years ago
This looks really cool with tie-dye duct tape...
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