Duct Tape Ornament/Decoration

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About: I'm just a sixteen(16) year old kid from somewhere that uses WAY too much Duct Tape. I just want to share my abilities and help you in some way possible.

Intro: Duct Tape Ornament/Decoration

As I was putting up my Christmas Tree, I realized it was WAY too bare. Me, being my normal cheap self, needed to create a cheap, fun way to decorate my Tree. And so I did. I introduce to you, the Duct Tape Ornament. And the great thing about it, is that you can find some use for it during all the seasons, maybe as a door knob thing, or maybe you just choose to keep it as a seasonal thing.
but yeah,
here's the Duct Tape Ornament/Decoration

Step 1: What You Will Need

What You Need for this simple craft is pretty basic (and I would be ashamed if I didn't have this in my own home)

Quick List:
Yarn(Whatever color fits your needs)
Scissors
Duct Tape(Preferably colored)
Any Ball like object that fits your wanted size(I went with a Tennis Ball)

Step 2: Getting Started

Start off by cutting around Six(6) inches of yarn to use as the hanger.
Simply tape the yarn to whatever side you choose to be the top.
Now, on the direct other side of the ball, tape a Nice, Big square with whatever color it is that your going to start with.(I used black)

Step 3: How to Design

Now, to design the ball the way I did, I used the same technique used with making Duct Tape Roses.
Simple make, yet creates decent designs.
Start by taking some duct tape around Two(2) inches, or whenever it mostly looks like a square of tape.
Fold end over on end which gives you a triangle look with tape at the bottom.

Step 4: Applying the Design

Starting from the bottom, start ringing around the ball with the triangle shapes.
I did mine by levels, alternating colors as I went up.
Don't worry bout the bottom of the ball, because it's okay to show the bottom a bit. In fact, when your done with the first level, it should vaguely remind you of a jet engine.(That's how I saw it at least)
When you are going up on the levels, keep making the same amount of triangles, because you will begin to think that you can't fit them all as you keep going up, but you can. It looks better if you do that anyway.


When You clean up the top:
Basically, whatever color you end on, just apply that color tape around the hanger in small bits of tape. Be sure not to leave any places that don't clean up well.

Step 5: Tree Ornament or Home Decor

What ever you choose to do with your newly made Duct Tape Ornament, have fun with your design. I showed you how I made mine, but I'm sure any of you could easily improve the design. GET CREATIVE!
This can even make a great gift because you can even you it as a Ceiling Fan Pull Chain ball, or put it on your door, or maybe even just make tons of them and tape them to your bedroom ceiling.
After I put my tree up this year, I'm putting mine in my office, so even YOU can multiple uses for it. But the fact remains, this is just pure awesome.


Get Out There and Show The World Your New Talent!!!

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    12 Discussions

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    smartjulia

    5 years ago on Introduction

    infact uif you turn the cone upside down you can make it into a christmas tree

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    OkokKing Julien

    Reply 7 years ago on Step 5

    I was thinking of just scrunching paper into a ball and try it like that.
    Maybe tape the paper ball tightly first to keep the shape.

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    twighahn

    7 years ago on Introduction

    one could use origami designs and ductape to make other decorations

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    deofthedead

    8 years ago on Introduction

    aslfjsadtgasf awesome. No fair, fueling my love of duct tape. My girlfriend is gonna start questioning me every time I buy a roll now... Like it's some kind of addiction.