Duct Tape Rose

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Introduction: Duct Tape Rose

About: I am creative at heart and recently with the invention of the full-time job I have the funds to make the ideas i have always wanted to make.

This instructable will teach you how to make Duct Tape roses, They are pretty good for valentines day and other events like fund raisers.

*EDIT*
The original idea came from the duct tape club www.ducktapeclub.com. But their Instructions are very vague and there is only four non informative pictures, after making these roses for a year or so i have my own style that I am sharing

Step 1: Get Your Stuff Together

What you will need for this project is:

Some time: Not a lot but at least 10 minutes
Some tape: I use Duck Tape brand Duct Tape
Some floral wire: found almost in any floral department

Step 2: Rip Tape!

Start by ripping a 2x2in strip of tape. It doesn't have to be exact, it fact i recommend making varying sizes of petals it makes it seem more real.

Step 3: Making the Petals

1. Fold the top right corner over on itself making sure you leave some adhesive on the left side

2. Fold the top left corner over on itself making a triangle with some adhesive left on the bottom.

Step 4: Start Making the Rose.

Take your newly made petal and wrap it around the top of the "Stem"

Step 5: Building Off of the Base

Repeat steps 2 and 3 to get petals.

When adding petals I have found that it works the best if you add them in the fashion in the picture below, at an angle and then wrapping them.

Step 6: Finish the Petals

After a good amount of petals (your choice really) You should have something that looks like this.

Step 7: Stem

Now you have a pretty good rose that you can use, but the wire stem is pokey and hurts when you get stabbed with it... So lets make it a little safer.

Now take your stem color and rip a half strip about 1 circumference around or 1.5 depending on how long your stem is.

Start at the top by the rose and wrap tightly down the stem, if you have leftover keep it for the next step.

Step 8: Finishing Up.

Take the excess of your stem color (or rip some more little squares) and apply them to the underside of the rose, adding another layer of protection to keeping it all together

And there you go! Go crazy, use any and all the colors you want.

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269 Comments

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culgurl5059
culgurl5059

Tip 2 years ago on Step 5

You should turn wire (pen, pencil, etc) to make it a good rose.

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culgurl5059
culgurl5059

Reply 2 years ago

omg!!!!! Mw tooo!!!!!

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sk8erdude
sk8erdude

9 years ago on Introduction

Thanks for the instructable! My Girlfriend loved them! 5 stars!

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PanicP
PanicP

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

omg those are really pretty i love the color contrast!

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culgurl5059
culgurl5059

Reply 2 years ago

Thats rly sweet!!!

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SpartanG
SpartanG

4 years ago

Really nice

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AndrewL191
AndrewL191

4 years ago

Amazing. I loved making this!

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ashlynn326
ashlynn326

5 years ago

found it quite easy

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ducttapeluver
ducttapeluver

5 years ago

Love it it's so realistic!!!!!

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dumbchick1718

This is my twist on the roses. The pink one is a rose that i made for my boyfriends mother for mothers day. The rest of the are pens. The really colorful one is my most favorite!

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PanicP
PanicP

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

woah! so pretty!i like the 2nd and 4th ones :) did you use a straw for the pink one?

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sarahthecider
sarahthecider

Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

I think I will try this with pipe cleaner, or some springy wraparound thing, so then I can take the flower off and change pens when the ink runs out.

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farmerboyk
farmerboyk

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

First one: We have the exact same checkered tape :P Yours are awesome!

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Archive555
Archive555

Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Wow, those are great!
I especially love the multi-colored first one, it looks brilliant.
Nice work!

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PanicP
PanicP

6 years ago on Introduction

i didnt have wire, and it was coming out bud like at first, but i figured it out :3 now i have a camo rose :D the girls are gonna love this!

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zhowell0952
zhowell0952

7 years ago

My sis is gonna love this!!!