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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Duct Tape Fun!

Haven't ya'll been havin' fun with the new Linky tool? I have met so many new blog friends and found awesome blogs that I didn't even know existed....FUN!
My daughter, Amelia has been having some fun too. She is my little "social butterfly"...not at all like her momma! Lately she has been looking for a way to earn some money for her class project, so of course it had to be crafty.....we came up with Duct Tape Rings. These are the cutest rings and all the tweens love em' so she has raised $50 for her class....A proud momma bragging a little! These have been so much fun, I decided to share the project with all of you ladies...if you haven't seen em' before you are in for a treat...
Cute and Colorful Duct Tape
My Sweet Amelia!
All the girls are making them now, so maybe you would like to make a few too...Here is how you do it...
Gather up all your supplies: Duct tape, Exacto knife, cutting board, and scissors...like so...
Love all the pretty
Duct tape designs
All you need!
Use an Exacto knife to cut a strip of duct tape into 1 x 1 squares....be sure and use a cutting board...like so...
Craft Cutting Board from Michaels
Cut Duct Tape....1 x 1 squares
Strip cut into squares
A 1 x 1 square
You should cut about 25 squares...sometimes it take a few less and sometimes a few more...Each one is different. Now that you have all your squares, it is time to make your petals...like so...


Fold down one corner
Fold the opposite corner down
Fold one of your top corners down to form a "V" (your point should face the opposite bottom corner)....then fold the opposite corner down in the same way, so the top is a triangle...Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!  Once you finish making all your petals it is time to make the band for your ring. 
Cut a piece of tape about 4 inches long and then cut about 1/3 off lengthwise, so it is not so wide. Fold lengthwise to the width you would like your band, and then fold the other side over....like so...


Approximately 4 inch long strip...
about 1 inch wide
Fold lengthwise to desired band width
Fold other side over first fold....
you have a band
You can make the band in any color...We have made it the same, a coordinating color, and even a few in gold and silver...Whatever you like!
After you make the band you need to size it to fit...put the two ends together and estimate the size you will need (just use your finger, or a ring)...You only need an extra 1/2 inch to fold and tape....like so...


Put ends together and determine
size...then add 1/2 inch to tape
Pinch the ends in half and tape
all the way around
The top that is taped is the center of your ring, so I like to cover it with a little piece of tape...you could even glue a jewel here if you like....Have fun with it!
Now it is time to start added petals...like so...


Center with tape over it...
First petal on...then
fold around base
First petal attached
Second petal on...
Now just continue adding petals, turning the ring as you go to keep it even. You can alternate colors or patterns...just create what you like. Every ring we do looks a little different, but that is what makes em' beautiful!
 After adding 20-30 petals you get this...


Love the colors
One of my mom's friends even had us make a few for her "Red Hat" Club members...these ladies are so much fun!


"Red Hat" club ring
Do you love em' or what? ..


Linking up to these fabulous parties...


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44 comments:

Sam I Am...... said...

So cute and you SHOULD be proud of your daughter, she did a wonderful thing and you too!

Is said...

Hi Lory, stopping by from Tip me Tuesday link party. It's the first time I see Duct Tape Rings and they're awesome! Thanks for sharing!
greetings from Spain

Samantha B said...

Hey thanks for being a new follower! This is such a cute idea. Seems too difficult for me but love it!

Mackenzie said...

Wow love your blog! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following you back!
-Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

Crissy B. said...

Wow those are so cool! So glad you found my blog! Loving yours too!

Crissy B. said...

Wow those are so cool! So glad you found my blog! Loving yours too!

Janae said...

Very creative! It looks hard, you daughter did a great job.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are amazing--thanks for following me. I am following you now too :)

April Lou said...

Those are super cute. Someone at work makes flower writing pens with duct tape. Amazing.

Renewed Upon a Dream said...

Wow these look so cute! No wonder all her friends love them! I love that duck tape comes in so many fun colors now :)

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Too fun...great project for your daughters class. I'm going to keep this in mind :) Thanks for following...I'm following back :) Laurel

poppilinnstudios said...

Hi Lori, cute idea! Thanks for stopping by. I am now following you also. Have a great day!
-Lynn

Country Gal said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog . I love your blog a follower of both GFC and Linky ! Have a great day !

Hibiscus House said...

Hi Lori,
You are one very creative person! I am now following you and so thankful that you paid me a visit. It enabled me to meet you and I love your blog.
Dolly

Katie said...

Congratulations to your daughter for coming up with such a great idea to raise money! These rings are awesome! It would be perfect for a night out!

Trisha said...

Oh those are so fun! What a great idea and good luck to your daughter. Thanks for stopping by-I look forward to following you too!

~Trisha

molly @thewaffler said...

So cute -- and kudos to your daughter!

Beth said...

I'm so grateful to the "blog hop" extravaganza that led me to your awesome blog!

Evanne@simply FABulous said...

these rings are so fun! thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I LOVE revamping old stuff into new...so fun!

Nancy Claeys said...

Very cute! I can see why the girls like them so much. :)

Leslie said...

This makes me wish that T’s little classmates weren’t almost all boys! They woul dhave been adorable Valentine’s Day gifts! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Pinned these and would love for you to share with my readers if you get the chance. Seriously awesome! http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/02/taking-timeout-thursday-no18.html

Alyssa said...

Those flowers are so pretty, they don't even look like they are made out of duct tape. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you!

How to Nest for Less said...

dang girl, now THAT is crafty!! I could see so many uses for these. Pinning this one! Thanks for linking up this week :)

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Very cute--I'll be they were popular!

ArtSings1946 said...

So cute flowers. I don't use linky ... I've been advised to use bloglovin. I sure do wish google friends stated connected!

Happiness to all.

Cinnamon Rose Cottage said...

Hi Lori,
I am returning your visit to my blog and I signed up to follow you on linky. Love your blog... amazing!!!
Have a wonderful day,
Beverly

Vicky@One Orange Giraffe said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing.

Vicky

Dirt Princess said...

love it! amazed at all the colors duct tape comes in! and to think i was happy with just silver!

odetoinspiration said...

Wow! That's so neat!! Thanks for sharing:D

SavannahGranny said...

What a smart young lady. Those rings are soooo cute. I can see why the girls are giddy about making them.
I am hopping over from Kathrine's Linky Blog Hop.
I am now following you.
Have a blessed weekend, Ginger

Amy Kay said...

These are awesome!

Katherines Corner said...

what a fun and creative use of duct tape! Our grandchildren will love this project. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Big Hugs and smooches and wishes for a beautiful weekend. P.S. Did you get your entry in for the sweetheart giveaway?

Daneilia @ Anchors Away said...

So neat!

momto8 said...

fabulous idea!!! wow..good for your daughter!

Lish said...

These are awesome!! It totally reminded me of a friend from high school...she used to make duct tape wallets for us! I completely forgot about it until now...love the flowers, such a cool idea!

Leslie said...

Okay...these are adorable!!!! Love your blog. Newest linky follower!

Lowri said...

Great tutorial for a really fun idea!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

Tisha said...

These are awesome! My daughter loves a good craft, and this would be something fun for her to make for her friends. Thanks so much for linking up.

cathy@my1929charmer said...

How awesome are these, you both should be so proud you both did a great thing. Such a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.tay! PS - now following you on Linky!

The Stuff of Success said...

I was already a linky follower but I wanted to stop by and tell you I love these rings. I am a huge duct tape creator and although I have made a ton of roses - never into a ring. Feel free to link to the Success U Party at TheStuffofSuccess. Have a terrific week.

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

Hey there! Just wanted to pop by and say thank you for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials at The Kurtz Corner! I love your tutorial, those rings are so fun! I would have been all over that as a kid! I also, wanted to let you know that you've been featured!! Stop by and check it out :) While you're there feel free to grab a featured button and link up to this weeks party! Oh also, you've been pinned! I hope you'll stop by and check out the other features! :)

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/02/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-25.html

http://pinterest.com/audrakurtz/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

Claire said...

What an amazing daughter you have-I'm your newest linky follower-stop by for a visit!

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

I'm featuring this tomorrow! Please stop by and link up more of your wonderful projects.