What up duct tape? Did you miss us?! For today’s bit of DIY accessory magic, we’ve figured out how to turn 3M’s Scotch Color & Patterns Duct Tape into gloriously neon rosettes. A fold here, a twist there, repeat a few times, and you’ve got a charming rosette to turn into a ring, pin, pair of earrings, or a little hair bling.
– duct tape
– accessories: earring backs, barrettes, comb clip, pin
We used an array of neon duct tape as well as a fun snakeskin pattern as an accent for the hair accessory.
We’ll start by showing you the step by step for our turquoise rosette ring. First, roll out a piece of duct tape and mark every 1 1/2 inch. Cut into 10 strips, and then cut again lengthwise so you have 20 pieces. Fold the top right corner over as pictured above, then fold the top left corner.
Repeat until you’ve folded all 20 pieces.
Twist the first one into itself so it looks like the photo above. Then take your next piece and do the same thing, but around the first one. Repeat in a spiral until you’ve used all of your pieces.
Cut off the bottom of the rosette so that you have a flat surface to attach your ring. Place a piece of tape over the edge you’ve just cut off. Press the bottom with your thumbs to flatten it even more.
Don’t worry about being gentle – duct tape is ridiculously durable!
To make a ring, simply fold a piece of duct tape over itself lengthwise, roll into a ring and tape. Use tape to attach your rosette, and you’re done!
For the hair piece, do the same thing as above but leave the pieces at 1 1/2 inches.
To attach the hair comb, use skinny strips of duct tape. Voila!
For the earrings, we recommend adhering the earring back with a spot of glue to keep it in place while you use the duct tape.
To attach the pin back, cut your tape so that it fits through the opening, and that’s it.
We did the same process using a pin to create a brooch. And there you have it! A whole suite of playful accessories made almost entirely using duct tape!
We definitely recommend getting silly and wearing all of your accessories at once.
How do you get creative with duct tape? Have you tried any of our other duct tape projects? Let us know in the comments below or over on Facebook and Twitter. And definitely send us photos of your creations – we love to hear from you!
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