Friday, January 21, 2011

Duct Tape Rosette Wreath~

First off, Congratulations MEG! 
Lucky number 26 for the vinyl giveaway!

Meg's favorite Valentine candy is:
Chocolate. Anything Chocolate. Lots of anythings:)

I can relate, although all of this talk of cinnamon lips and bears is pushing me over the edge.
I'm going to have to pick up a bag.

Ready for a fun project?

Today we're making a Duct Tape Rosette Wreath!


I was watching TV the other day and a duck tape commercial came on.
It was showing all of the fun things you can do with duct tape.

They showed an image of duct tape roses made with duck tape squares
There are a handful of tutorials when it comes to this style of rose.
Click HERE for the one I think is the easiest to follow because of the pictures.

The flowers are really fun, and easy enough for older kids to do too!
My 8 and 9 year old kiddos spent all morning creating roses by themselves.



I played around with the Duct Tape because I wanted more of a rosette look.

Here's what I did.

Tear 6 to 8'' strips of red Duct Tape
ps...one roll isn't enough, buy 2.


Fold the strip 3/4 of the way over so you still have stickiness at the bottom.

Fold one edge over. This will be the END of your rosette.
Don't fold it all the way to the bottom. You still need the stickiness.


Start rolling on the other side.


It's just that easy!
It is time consuming to make a ton of these, but once you've made a few, you don't really have to watch what you are doing and you can make them while you are watching your favorite show.



To make a wreath form, trace a couple of bowls onto a foam board or cardboard.


Cut out the circles with a razor blade.


You'll want to either paint, or wrap your form with Duct Tape.


And the simply hot glue the rosettes to the form.





I actually only had one roll of Duct Tape, and you will need two.
That's why I'm trying to be sneaky by taking side shots.  
It's not finished, but I wanted to show you anyhoo because I thought it would make a fun
weekend project!

I'm leaving you with a good love song

Movie Loves a Screen by April Smith



Have a good one!




24 comments:

  1. This wreath and the rosettes are so gawwwww-geous!!! I love Duck Tape, too, and posted about it here:
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com/2010/07/duct-tape-monograms-wtute.html
    I'd love for you to check it out sometime! Thanks for all the inspiration your wonderful blog provides!

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  2. Yikes! I've got to try my hand at this! I love it!

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  3. I think im going to have to make a run to the store at lunch so i can try my hand at this tonight :)

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  4. ok, i saw this idea on how to make tape roses somewhere and have been deciding what to do with mine... might just add to a wreath! love it! and so glad you liked my poem!

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  5. I asked the hubby to pick up some duck tape so I can make one too! I tried a few rosettes already!

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  6. I grew up watching "The Red Green Show". I'm not sure if they show it in the States, but they sure did in Canada. He used to say "Duct Tape is a Man's best friend". I'm a firm believer in this! What a cute cute wreath! I gotta try this!

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  7. Man you're creative. I love it!

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  8. Wow, that is so clever!! Love it! Thanks for sharing the How-To.
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  9. I love the look of those rosettes! I've tried the duck tape roses in the past but didn't like the "prickly" look of them but your rosettes look so great I may have to try them :)

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  10. I LOVE this!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

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  11. THANK YOU!!! for this great simple way to make a hot looking valentines day themed wreath:)

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  12. Adorable! You have the greatest ideas!

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  13. O WOW!! Such a cool idea. Love Sia x

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  14. That is so cool! I'm adding it to my Tuesday to-do post!
    smiles!
    Jami

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    Come over and follow me too!

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  16. I've put together a final round up of Valentine projects on Craft Gossip and included your fun post here
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  17. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/duct-tape-rosette-wreath/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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