Here’s a duct tape craft idea – Duct Tape Deco Spheres

This is a super-quick, home décor craft – Duct Tape Deco Spheres. Do you remember the Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreaths I made a while back? And I mentioned that you should save any leftover strips that you’ve torn off the duct tape? Here’s why – you can wind those strips of duct tape around a ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam and presto – you’ve made a Duct Tape Deco Sphere.

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These Duct Tape Deco Spheres make a statement on the mantel.

Here’s the shot of my experimental wreath, in which I was trying to determine the best width of duct tape to wrap around the wreath. I found that a 1-1/4” to 1-1/2” wide strip worked best, which means you’ll have a pile of ½”-wide strips leftover. That’s one of my leftover strips on the left, next to the wreath. (I used some really old duct tape when I was experimenting, so it looks kind of yucky).

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Here’s my experimental duct tape wreath. The pile of scraps on the left is what I used to make my first deco sphere.

I just couldn’t bring myself to throw out the leftover duct tape scraps, so I grabbed a ball of STYROFOAM brand foam and started wrapping. The tape sticks to the ball, no problem. You keep adding and wrapping more strips till the ball is covered.

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It’s wrap & roll: Wrap a 1/2″ wide strip of duct tape around your foam ball and you’re ready to go.

Here are all of the balls I made using the scraps from the wreaths I made that day. (I’ve not yet shared my Zebra Duct Tape Wreath, but I will soon.) Of course, you don’t have to make a wreath to make the Duct Tape Deco Spheres.

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My collection of Duct Tape Deco Spheres

I have to confess that I don’t yet think I’m done with this idea . . . Just looking again at these deco spheres got the wheels turning . . .

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Another shot of my zebra-print Duct Tape Deco Spheres.

I found that working with duct tape was so easy. Have you made any duct tape crafts? Tell me about it.

Happy crafting.


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18 Responses to Here’s a duct tape craft idea – Duct Tape Deco Spheres

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  4. Linda C says:

    Is the duct tape already printed? If so what a great idea.

    • Sharon says:

      Yes, Linda, the duct tape is already printed. And there are so many fun colors and patterns now! You’ll find it at WalMart, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michaels, etc. Happy duct tape crafting! Sharon

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  9. Miranda says:

    how do you get the strips without it sticking to your exacto knife or scissors?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Miranda, You’ll be happy to know that you don’t need an Exacto knife or scissors. You can simply tear the strips with your hands. First, tear off a strip that’s about 18″ long. Then, starting at one end of this strip, tear the 18″ strip into three thinner strips. Super easy. Have fun and happy crafting! Sharon

  10. Tonee says:

    I love your duct tape craft idea!! I love working with duct tape, i”ve made wallets, coasters, flowers, sandals, etc. 🙂


  11. Very trendy! Love the zebra print spheres. My teenage niece is all about everything duct tape right now. Fun project!

  12. LisaM6 says:

    Nice spheres. Great color.

  13. dianeflowers says:

    Love these, thinking I might make some using solid colors and add my own handwriting with my favorite sayings or bible verses maybe?

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Diane! If you make a few, I’d love to see them. It’s super easy, and kind of addictive. I just picked up a couple more rolls to try something else . . . Sharon

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