DIY a duct tape wreath? Oh, yes you can!

Where do you get your inspiration? Or maybe I should say, your craziest ideas? As you might know, I love the look of tie dye (evidenced by my Tie-Dye Ribbon Wreath and Tie-Dye Bulletin Board?). And, I wondered what I could make from duct tape. . . And then I saw tie-dye duct tape. Perfect! My Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath was born.

duct tape crafts: DIY A wreath from duct tape

Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath

I’ve often said that no matter what the trend, STYROFOAM Brand Foam goes with it and indeed, I discovered that it’s a great surface for duct tape. I really had fun making this Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath and in fact, made three duct tape wreaths (I’ll share wreath #3 another day).

duck tape crafts: how to make a duck tape wreath

My second Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath.

First, it was trial & error time, and I’ll show you a little of my behind-the-scenes “engineering.” I used a very old roll of duct tape to determine the best way to wrap a wreath – you can see the tape was kind of crumbly. The tape is 1-7/8” wide, which I discovered was too wide to wrap neatly around the wreath. A strip measuring 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” wide could be wrapped more smoothly around the wreath, and fortunately, it’s super-easy to tear the duct tape to the right width. And don’t throw out those skinny little scraps – I’ll share an idea for those, too, sometime soon.

A behind-the-scenes view. I tried several widths of duct tape to determine how to best wrap the wreath. A 1-1/4″ to 1-1/2″ wide strip (seen on the left) seemed to work best. And that leftover strip in a pile on the left? Don’t throw it out — we’ll use it another day.

To make a Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Duct tape, one roll in your favorite pattern
  • Silk flowers, butterfly, or other embellishments
  • Straight pins
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wire knippers

To make a Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath:

1. Tear 36” length of duct tape from the roll. Starting at one end of the strip, tear off a narrow strip, about ½” wide, lengthwise. Carefully put aside the ½”wide strip for a future use.

2. Pin the wider duct tape strip to the back of the wreath and wrap the strip round & round the wreath, slightly overlapping with each pass. Pin the other end of the strip to the back of the wreath, and trim any extra tape. Repeat, wrapping the wreath with strips of duct tape till it’s covered.

duct tape craft tutorials: how to make a duct tape wreath

In about 20 minutes, my two wreaths were wrapped & ready for embellishing.

3. Add your embellishments. If needed, clip stems off silk flowers using wire knippers. Glue on flowers, butterflies, etc., with a low-temp glue gun.

easy duct tape crafts: duck tape wreath tutorial

The blue wreath was my “problem child.” I tried several different embellishments, and in the end, wasn’t happy with any of them.

4. To hang your wreath, you can fold in half a 12” x 1” length of duct tape and pin and glue the tape loop to the back of the wreath. Or, use a 12” length of ribbon as your hanger.

I’m going to pin this wreath to the Amazing Wreaths Pinterest board — be sure to check it out, too. If you have a wreath you’d like to add, send your link to Beckie at Infarrantly Creative.

So, what do you think — would you make a duct tape wreath? And how should I have embellished the blue Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath??

Happy crafting!

Sharon

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4 Responses to DIY a duct tape wreath? Oh, yes you can!

  1. Those are awesome! They have the funnest duct tape prints. Can’t wait to try this!

  2. Geri Johnson says:

    Yes! I’ve seen black & white zebra looking duct tape that would be cute with turquoise & red accents.

  3. LisaM says:

    Wow! Those are cool. Love the tiedye duct tape.

  4. Cookie17 says:

    These are so pretty,hope they make some tape that’s pretty for Holidays.Great Job………

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