Introduction: Fun Easy Duct Tape Flower

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Now you can make a beautiful flower in less than ten minutes.  My name is Elijah and I am here to show you how.



Step 1: Duct Tape Rose Video

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Step 2: Materials

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  Start with a straw and whatever color or colors of duct tape that you like.  You will also need scissors.



Step 3: Stem Prep


 Rip or cut a piece of duct tape to be used for the stem.  The strip should be just a little longer than the straw.

Step 4: Rolling Stem

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 Lay the straw on the edge of the sticky side of the duct tape.

Step 5: Stem

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Roll the straw tightly into the duct tape.

There you have the stem.

Step 6: Prepare Petals

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 Prepare the tape for the petals in advance by cutting or tearing two to three inch pieces of duct tape.  You can use one or many colors.  The more petals you make, the bigger your flower will be.

Step 7: Fold Petals

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Take one of the two to three inch pieces of duct tape and fold down one corner, leaving a strip of sticky exposed.

Step 8: Second Fold

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Fold down the other corner toward the center in the same way.

Step 9: Wrap

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 Wrap this around the top of the straw.  This is your first petal.

Step 10: Another Petal


  Repeat the same process, placing the next petal on the opposite side of the straw from the first.

Step 11: More Petals


 Continue adding the pointed petals to the flower stem such that the points land between the points of the previous layer.

Step 12: Rounded Petals

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 From time to time, you can cut the point off of a petal to make it more round, then place it slightly higher up on the flower.

Step 13: Finished Rose

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 Keep going until the flower is the size you want.

VOILA!  A beautiful flower.... in less than 10 minutes.  A bouquet in less than an hour.

Comments

kazmataz (author)2011-10-10

A duct tape rose by any other name would look as sweet...

Great Instructable!

bellamia08 (author)2015-12-11

I made it! So awesome!

bellamia08 (author)2015-07-27

So cool

rocketboy37 (author)2011-10-12

I LOVE your ROSES Eli good job


Alex

mr.eli (author)rocketboy372011-10-13

plz vote

hfriedrichsen (author)2011-10-12

GREAT Idea!! I have never seen this before - I think I'll try it with the little kiddos!

mr.eli (author)hfriedrichsen2011-10-13

plz vote

lkitz (author)2011-10-13

I'm loving this! I think I could even make one. We have duck tape around at all times, too. Your impressed Aunt Lois.

mikeasaurus (author)2011-10-10

Duct tape, is there anything it can't solve?
A bouquet would look amazing. It looks like you have a small bouquet in your video intro, can we see some shots of those?

Carleyy (author)2011-10-10

Great project! I voted for you in the Pocket-Sized Challenge! Good Luck!

I can't wait to see what you post next!!

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