Introduction: Duct Tape Bracelet
My first intstructable no mean comments please. I made this one night when i had nothing to do, but i think is pretty good for no help and making it in about 15 minuets. I would also like to apologize for the picture quality, I lost my camera so i had to use the webcam on my mac.
Step 1: Materials:
Two or more colors of duct tape
One or more sets of sew on snap fasteners
Xacto Knife/ scissors
Step 2: Cutting and Measuring the Duct Tape
First measure two colors of duct tape twice the length that it takes the duct tape to wrap your wrist. Double back the duct tape on itself so you get a strip that just fits over your wrist. . Then chose one of your strips then cut it into smaller equal parallel strips, Then with your other strip cut it vertically into strips the same thickness as your parallel strips.
Step 3: Weave!
Cut a strip a little longer than your original measurement for your wrist. Place your pre cut strips on the sticky side of your new strip. Weave back and forth as shown until you get one long checkered strip, then cut off the access.
Step 4: Attach Fasteners
You only need one one of the sides that the prongs stick into, but you need three of the prongs if you want multiple sizes. If you don't need room for growth or different sizes for friends discard the previous information. Either way you need at least one set of snap fasteners. Get three strips then place them on top of each other because the snap fasteners can sometimes rip the tape if they are strong enough. After this step punch three/or one hole/s equidistant from each other on the three ply strip. Place part of this strip on the checkered strip close to the end then place the rod of the fastener/s through the hole/s then fold this strip back on itself so you get the product shown on one of the underlying pictures. Then make a other three ply strip but much shorter, as shown again punch a hole through the strip and place the circle fastener on the back and place this strip on the opposite bottom side of the bracelet. then you are done
Step 5: Customize
As seen in a few of this instructables's pictures you can you can use different colors of tape to make different color combos within the weave. Post Pics of your creations, and have fun.
12 years ago on Step 5
is the black one for me
Reply 7 years ago