Duct Tape Tie Revisited




About: I'm cheap and like to use what I have on hand and I really enjoy taking things apart to salvage parts. Rather than be a precise engineering type of person, I'm more of an enthusiastic tinkerer. Making things...

This project is meant to kill two birds with one stone. When I published the first version of this project https://www.instructables.com/id/EEIY6P7F2ZML3BR/ there were many who objected to my using a cardboard core. So here is a version without cardboard. And I'll have you know that the only time I've found working with duct tape more difficult is when I had to use it while wearing rubber gloves.

The second bird is this will serve as my entry into the office supplies contest.

Step 1: Materials and Tools


*Duct Tape
*Tie (Template)



Step 2: Prepare Tape

Pull out a length of tape to your desired length. Lay it unsticky side down. Pull off another strip of tape about the same length. Lay the edge of the unsticky side of this piece on the sticky side of the first piece of tape so they overlap about 1/4". Repeat this process until you have a massive piece of tape about twice the width of your tie. (Unfortunately for me I ran out of tape before I could get it to exactly twice as wide.)

Once you have done this fold it over and stick the adheasice parts of the tape toeach other leaving the unsticky side facing out. (Unfortunatley I forgot to take a picture of this)

Step 3: Trace Your Tie and Trim

Place your tie on your tape and trace it. Cut out your tie. Since I wasn't able to get as wide a piece of tape as I would like I kind of had to eyeball it.

Step 4: Attachment

Add a piece of tape to the top of the tie. Fold this over the top of your shirt to attach the tie.



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    8 Discussions


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I guess you could in theory if you made the tie long enough. However, I think getting duct tape tied into a proper knot might be a bit tricky as it wouldn't be as flexible as cloth.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     I made one in two parts for my dad, based off of this, but using all ducktape, and made it full length. It works pretty well, or so I hear...


    i made something like this a long time ago, but i made mine just like the size of a normal tie. it was suprizingly easy to tie, as opposed to sticking it on. but your way definitely works, too. here's mine:

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    11 years ago on Step 4

    no offense...but this seems like somthing a english hobo with alot of education would wear....sry...but kind of a cool idea :P make somthin else? just a suggestion... (YAY!!!!!! FIRST COMMENT!!!!)