Introduction: Adjustable Guitar Strap Made With Duct Tape
In this instructable we will be making a duct tape guitar strap. This took me altogether probably 30 minutes, and saves me 15 dollars for a sweet looking strap.
You will need:
For the strap:
any color of duct tape
15 inches of shoestring (you use 14 inches but stay on the safe side)
large roll of paper (I got my roll from the newspaper office) optional
For the heart design:
your color choice of duct tape
knife or scissors
For the Instructable robot:
orange duct tape
yellow duct tape
black duct tape
By the way, while I was making this I had to move from area to area in our house to get away from my siblings grubby fingers. See if you can count all the different spots in the pictures. The first one to correctly count them and post a comment saying so will get a internet chest bump!
Step 1: Making the Body
If you're really, really hardcore, and have the patience to, instead of doing this step the way I did it you can make the strap completely out of duct tape and forget the paper altogether. The only problem I can see with this is it will take alot more duct tape.
I started out by taking my current strap and cutting a section of paper that length, but made it 4 inches in width. It was 44 inches long. Then I folded the paper in half and started covering it with tape. And more tape. And more tape till I had covered it all the way. Then I cut a sliver of paper 40 inches and 3 inches wide. I flipped this in half and coated it in duct tape. The reason I made 2 straps was so that I could make it adjustable.
Step 2: Making the Buttons
To make the buttons I simply took a sheet of duct tape (made by overlapping pieces then folding it over) then cutting out the shape and making a slit in it. I later added another slit that you can see in the picture. Then I duct taped it to the strap.
Step 3: Connecting the Two Straps
Here's where the the size difference between the two straps come in. Take the smaller of the two straps and lay it on the larger one. Then I took a 5 inch long piece laid that down and added 3 inch piece on top of it. Then I placed this on the strap, and making sure that no sticky showed, taped it there. You now have a belt loop. Now add as many as you need. I used 3.
Step 4: Making It Adjustable
Now to make it adjustable! Take your shoestring and cut it into 7 inch pieces. Tie one end up in a granny knot (or a super duper monkey fist as far as I'm concerned) Cut an x in the back of the thicker belt and thread it through. Tie a knot to hold it into place from both sides. Then slit the smaller strap and thread through. Tie it. When you want to adjust it, untie the top knot and move to desired location. Then cut a new hole in the small strap. Thread through and tie.
Step 5: Add Decorations (optional)
Now to add your decorations.
To make the instructable robot just rip shreds of duct tape and add into a sorta type of shape of the instructable robot.
And for the ladies, a heart.
Take a square of duct tape and cut out a heart shape. Simple as that.
you can also coat this in other colors. I plan on later making this white.
Step 6: Thats It Folks
If you have any questions, leave a comment, and I will answer it to the best of my abilities. Don't forget to vote, rate and leave constructive criticism. Bye, ya'll.
And don't forget counting the room's! Remember first one to post comment saying so gets an internet chest bump!
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