This instructable will teach you how to make duct tape flowers and then use those flowers to make a corsage. The flowers and corsage will last forever and are waterproof, recyclable, hypo-allergenic, and just plain cool! They are also cheaper than a normal corsage and don't require a trip to the florist.
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials
-Duct tape (Varying colors add some "wow")
-Floral wire (cut-up coat hangers or similar wire will also suffice)
-Thin, bendable wire (I used electrical solid-core hook-up wire)
Step 2: The Stems
If you don't want the green color of the floral wire to show, cover it in duct tape as shown here. I also added a white strip of tape in a corkscrew pattern for decoration.
You will need three stems, one for each flower. 1
Step 3: The Petals
Cut a 2" strip of duct tape (it should be square, 2"x2").
Fold one corner over as shown, then fold the other corner to create a point.
This can seem tricky, the pictures should clear any confusion.
Rinse and repeat until you have enough petals for three flowers. I used 16 petals to create each small flower-- 48 in total (24 black, 24 red).
Step 4: Assembling the Flower
Continue until the flowers have reached the desired size.
I added white tape to the edges of the petals of one flower to achieve a white trim on one flower.