I know, I know, we’re getting down to the wire and time is short. But I love a good and easy duct tape craft, and when I saw peacock feather duct tape, I knew I had to make a few duct tape Christmas crafts. I timed myself and it took just two hours and one roll of duct tape to make a Peacock Duct Tape Wreath, Peacock Duct Tape Deco Spheres, and a Peacock & Pompom Garland. Nontraditional decor for Christmas? Maybe. Fun? Yes!
To make a Peacock Duct Tape Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Peacock print duct tape (I used Duck Brand Duck Tape from Walmart)
- Peacock feather picks, two
- Small glass ornaments
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; wire cutters
1. Tear a 36” length of duct tape from the roll. Starting at one end of the strip, tear off 1/3 and save this narrow strip for making Duct Tape Deco Spheres.
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.
3. If needed, trim excess feathers from the feather picks. Arrange the picks on the wreath, and tape in place with a thin strip of duct tape. Add glue to secure the hold.
4. Arrange the ornaments on the wreath, covering the feather stems.
5. To hang your wreath, 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.
To make Peacock Duct Tape Deco Spheres, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” balls (or other sizes)
- Peacock print duct tape
- Tools needed: Scissors
To make Peacock Duct Tape Deco Spheres:
1. Tear a length of duct tape from the roll. Make it a length you find easy to work with; it could be as short as 18”, or as long as 30” – 36”. Much longer than that, however, and your tape will tangle.
2. Tear the strip into three strips. (Or, if you have the leftover strips from making the Peacock Duct Tape Wreath, use those instead.)
3. Wrap the tape around the ball till it’s covered. The tape will stick to itself, and there’s no need for glue.
To make a Peacock and Pompom Garland, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 2” balls (I used five)
- Tools needed: Scissors; wooden skewer; carpet needle
To make a Peacock and Pompom Garland:
1. Tear a length of duct tape into thirds. Wrap each strip around a 2” ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam till the ball is covered.
2. Using pointed end of wood skewer, “drill” a hole through the duct-tape covered balls. (The point will easily pierce through the duct tape.)
3. Using the carpet needle, thread the duct tape balls and pompoms onto a length of yarn. If the carpet needle gets stuck while stringing on the foam balls, use the wooden skewer to push it through.
And you’re done! In just a few hours, you can decorate for Christmas in a whole new look. See, it’s not too late!
Have you tried crafting with duct tape? Don’t you love it?