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How-To: Duct Tape Roses

If you’re celebrating Love Day this year, and could’t make it to the Kwik-E-Mart before they sold out of Lord Huggington, you might consider going the handmade route, in which case you could probably do a lot worse than a dozen of these realistic duct tape roses from Instructables user DIYHacksAndHowTos.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go outside and assemble Love Land. [via CRAFT]

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22 thoughts on “How-To: Duct Tape Roses

  1. I really love these roses! I’ve seen them done step-by-step on YouTube. FYI Walmart sells “Duck Tape” which is a big square of colored duct tape. I haven’t priced it out, but it might be worth it for convenience.

  2. just made half a dozen for my moms birthday with some old guitar strings, and I’d like to add the center peice should of course have a (stiff) wire, while the next 3-4 layers do not need anything at all. Also, I had trouble on some peices getting the tape to stretch around the base and stick, so I found if you cut the strip of tape into a small point (think like the top of a fence post) before you fold it over, it allows for more of an exposed underside to stick. This takes a bit more time but far quicker than if it rips or trying to use glue .

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