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