I always have a hard time buying gifts for my Dad as he has few hobbies, and I hate getting him the same old stuff. But he does have a sense of humor and he likes duct tape. And in trying to come up with an idea for what to get him I was reviwing the standard ideas, including the univeral gift of a tie. Which he doesn't have to wear any more. And some how I thought he would find it amusing to receive a tie made of duct tape. So this is how I did it.

Step 1: Materials and Tools Needed

You'll need the following materials:
  • Duct Tape
  • Light weight card board (I used a ceral box that was handy)
  • Screw with Nut (Optional)

You'll need the foolowing tools:
*Tie (to serve as a template)
*Awl (Optional)
Awesome job!
Very nice! Do you think it'd work if you just plain out used duct tape on duct tape? You could like make it the full length of an un-tied tie, and he could tie the tie traditionally? I haven't tried it yet, I don't know if that is possibly-with keeping the traditional tie look, but it seems possible...? Very nice job! I like the striped look you have on there. ;)
I just made one the way you describe. I will be making another soon and I might write an instructable.
awesome Ian :)
Thanks; I just have to get some more tape first.
I think I tried that once. the friction of duct tape on duct tape made it hard to tie. and talk about sweating at the neck.
Very cool. And interesting too.
Mine won't tie! wtf
funny...and creative but not something i'd wear with my suit it's nice though
i just covered a tie with duct tape lol...
but that's a waste of a perfectly good tie:)
unless it's one of those nastygrod ties that you spilled coffee on, played with your dog in, mistook fro a napkin, etc....
I made one of these for my dad's Birthday (yesterday), I added a neck piece thing to it though. I made a collar part of it out of Duct Tape and added velcro around the back and a triangle, knot looking piece of DT to the top of the tie. Nice Instructable
Sweet, I just made one for my boyfriend.
Don't use cardboard :( That ruins the whole Duct Tape idea.
I agree.
i like White_Feathers' idea. im goin to make a tie now using only duct tape. a sheet of duct tape fabric and a tie to trace on it...
you should get something softer than cardboard,like paper.just wrap the duct tape around the cut out piece of paper.
I would've just covered a tie with duct tape.
I don't think it would've maintained the traditional tie shape very well. It would probably have gotten all rolled together and looked like a duct tape tootsie rool instead.
True,although I don't actually know what a tootsie pop looks like.
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They're a bit ugly.
nooo, dont use cardboard, its the ductape attitude that we die for lol
you should include a picture of how it looks on you
hmm.. okay
what ever you do...dont iron it...lol
hmm. ill pass.
I would use parchment paper or packing paper instead of cardboard. It'll keep the template for you and won't show those nasty creses.

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