Argyle Duct Tape Belt/Braclet

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Introduction: Argyle Duct Tape Belt/Braclet

This is my first instructable so I want to make it a good one. My belt broke so I decided to make a new one out of duct tape. I made a bunch of braclets like this a few months ago so I knew what to do. If you dont know what argyle is look at the picture. Its pretty much a checkered pattern made with squares or dimonds and it has lines through it. Most people know what 'argyle socks' are. This is argyle. Instead of argyle you can make it checkered or striped. Whatever you want. I have made braclets like this in a bunch of different colors and I have learned that you dont want a really bright color for the squares. So mine is going to have a silver/gray base with white squares and black lines.

Materials:
A Long strip of gray/silver duct tape for base
A strip of white for the squares
A strip of black for the stripes

This will make it look like gray and white squares with black lines. You can change the colors to whatever you want

Step 1: Make the Base

Get a peice of duct tape long enough for a belt or braclet. Carefully fold it in half length wise. This will be the base. For my belt Im using regular silver/gray.

Step 2: Cut Out Squares

Im using white for the squares. Cut a peice of duct tape 4-6 inches long and cut it into 4 long strips. Then cut each strip into squares.

Step 3: Adding the Squares

Now you put the squares on the base. You can have them lined up with the edge or hanging off the edge. Either way it will turn out normal. Personaly I like them to hang over the edge. Try to make the squares look like a checkerboard.

Step 4: Continue...

Keep adding squares untill the whole belt or braclet it covered. This can take a lot of time...

Step 5: Lines

Now we are going to make the lines that go over the squares. I am going to use black for the lines. To make the likes get a peice of duct tape about 4 or 5 inches long and cut it into really thin strips. This is hard to do sometimes. Then put all the strips on top of the squares.

Step 6: Trim the Edges

Now you can either cut off the edges of all the squares and lines, or you can fold them over. I like to cut them off because I think it looks neater. Once you have trimmed or folded all the extras you can cover the belt or braclet in packing tape so none of the lines or squares come off. For a braclet you can use duct tape to keep it on, or make something fancy :P For a belt you can use duct tape or a belt buckle. I am going to duct tape my argyle belt to the belt buckle from my old belt. :D

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    17 Discussions

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    scottwoman81
    scottwoman81

    11 years ago on Step 6

    this looks like it would be rather easy, and it is real cool lookin

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    TheCheese9921
    TheCheese9921

    14 years ago

    where do you get white duck tape???

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    peepla
    peepla

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    same place you get regular grey...hello Walmart. if you go to walgreens or cvs, they only have grey and this ugly stuff they claim is 'clear'

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    kraken1988
    kraken1988

    13 years ago on Step 6

    nice belt idea. If its done right, it would be awesome! I'll try it later. Also, any tips on cutting duct tape? Sounds hard.

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I replied to thenewkj above, so look at that.

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    thenewkj
    thenewkj

    12 years ago on Step 6

    this looks awesome.. you must have a LOT of patience my friend.. I'd also like to know what you use to cut the duct tape. I usually just rip it.. havnt had any luck cutting it.. especially into such small squares and lines!

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    codongolev
    codongolev

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    I made a psp case with duct tape and created a chrome psp logo. I found that putting strips of duct tape on clean (possibly even varnished) scrap wood and cutting it with a razor works.

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    Bor
    Bor

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I <3 Duct tape :P This is a great idea!

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    Sk8rDuck
    Sk8rDuck

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Plaid is also called tartan and Argyle is said to have been derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell. Plaid and Argyle may be related but they are to different type of patterns

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    Sunbanks
    Sunbanks

    13 years ago on Introduction

    I made a belt out of duck tape and it was red and black *nods* yep it is awesome

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    implaxis
    implaxis

    14 years ago

    3M makes some nice red and blue duct tape. It's really great for projects like this. Less sticky and prone to wear than the regular gray stuff.

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    Sk8rDuck
    Sk8rDuck

    14 years ago

    good idea ;) When I made this I spent forever editing it because I kept thinking I was forgeting something... Now I know what it was!

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    FrenchCrawler
    FrenchCrawler

    14 years ago

    Having a little trouble following your steps. I'm guessing you mean you used white tape for the squares. Perhaps it'd be easier if you added in a list of materials into step one (To edit, just logon and click on your instructable, then hit the edit button located near the "We're hiring!" link). Other then that, nice.