I work at a bicycle shop and occasionally we have to replace bar tape. Most of the time the tape is still in pretty good condition it has just started to unravel a little bit and so people want to replace it completely. Well the last time I was doing it I was thinking about the uses I had for the old tape so it wouldn't just get thrown away. I came up with a few ideas mostly just padding other stuff or using to for a non-slide foot on the bottom of some object, but making a flower out of it just sort of happened. This instructable will show you how to make a flower out of old bicycle bar tape! Most or all of the things required for this project will come free or dirt cheap from your local bike shop ( that is if you use old bar tape new tape is kind of expensive! ).
Step 1: Things You Need.
You will need bar tape. One handle bar tape will make one flower, so one bike will make two flowers.
1 spoke, per flower ( these are like 99cents new but you can find old ones easily for free!)
tape ( i prefer electrical tape because it's black like my bar tape but really any adhesive will work.)