Introduction: Pleated Duct Tape Flower
- Green Duct Tape
- Pink Duct Tape
Time Taken: 5 minutes
Skill Level: On the easy side of Medium
Step 1: Rip the Tape
Take the pink tape (or whatever color of petals you are using) and rip off a length of about 9 inches. You may want to go a bit longer, depending on your pleat size. It really just depends. Usually I end up adding a small section to the strip because I run out of tape in the process of pleating the flower, but it still turns out just as well.
Step 2: Pleat It!
Now you are to pleat the tape. Although most of you may know how to do this already, some of you may not. You basically hold one side of the tape with one hand, and then sort of fold the duct tape with your other hand. As you pleat the strip, go around in a circle. Don't worry if you run out of tape; just rip a small section off and stick it on, then keep on pleating until you reach the end of the circle!
Step 3: Pinch It!
Next take the flower from the bottom and pinch it together. Look at the pictures for this part to see how I did this, but you mainly just pinch the bottom a few times and you're done with this step.
Step 4: Adding the Stem
To make the stem, start out by ripping the green tape to however long you would like it. Then, stick it to the underside of the flower. First fold one side of the tape all the way down, evenly and flat. Then fold the other side into the middle.
To curl your stem like I did, just twist the stem up very tightly and then unwind it.
Step 5: You Are Done!
Voila! There you have a wonderful duct tape flower! Place it anywhere around your house and show it off to your friends! :)