Two summer fun wreaths: A summer bright, Duct Tape Flower Wreath, and a Flip Flop Summer Wreath

Sometimes, when I just want to make something and I don’t have a lot of time (yeah, like almost all the time), I whip out the duct tape and make something quick. Well, when I saw this roll of Wallflower Duck Tape® a few weeks ago, I was smitten. I knew immediately that it was perfect for a summer wreath. (Last summer, I made a Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreath, so maybe this is a new tradition.) In about an hour, I had a new, Duct Tape Flower Wreath and I just love it! It’s so summer bright.

Summer bright, summer fun Duct Tape Flower Wreath.  Wallflower Duck Tape wraps around the wreath and the flowers are cut from Duck Tape Sheets using a Sizzix machine (worked great!).

I made the flowers from Duck Tape Sheets. The sheets worked perfectly in my Sizzix machine.

To make a Duct Tape Flower Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Duck Tape, one roll in the Wallflowers pattern
  • Duck Tape® Sheets, one each yellow, neon green, green, red, pink and blue
  • Low-temp glue gun, or thick, white craft glue
  • Tools needed: Straight pins; optional: Flower die and die-cutting machine, OR just cut out your flowers with scissors (I used my Sizzix Sidekick)

    Supplies to make a Duct Tape Flower Wreath. I love the wallflower duct tape!

    Here’s what you’ll need to make the wreath.

To make a Duct Tape Flower Wreath:

1. Tear a 36” length of duct tape from the roll. Starting at one end of the strip, tear off a narrow strip, about ½” wide, lengthwise. (This is a two-in-one project, because you can use those ½” strips to make 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.

Duct tape flowers made with a Sizzix die-cutting machine and Duck Tape Sheets.

The bright colors are perfect for summer.

3. Using your die-cutting equipment, cut out 15 – 17 flowers from the duct tape sheets. Or, you can easily cut them out using scissors. Arrange the flowers on the wreath, and then glue in place. Add in a few green leaves. (You could also remove the backing from the flowers and attach them like stickers. That was my original plan, and then I decided I liked them with more dimension.)

4. 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.

Here’s another wreath I want to share, and it’s a “best of summer” wreath — it’s bright, fun and so easy. When I saw this Flip Flop Summer Wreath on The Hankful House, I knew I had to share it today. Go on over and say “hello” to Mandy and giver her wreath a try, too.

How to make a super-fast, super-fun Flip Flop Summer Wreath  with Mandy from The Thankful House.

Flip Flop Summer Wreath by Mandy at The Hankful House.

In the meantime, I wonder when the duct tape craft bug will strike again. I just saw that there’s a new denim print Duck Tape. I love denim, now what could I make with denim duct tape . . . ?  Do you have a favorite pattern of duct tape? Bacon? (Yes indeed, there is a bacon duct tape.) Hello Kitty? Skulls? Mustaches? Butterflies? Or??

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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6 Responses to Two summer fun wreaths: A summer bright, Duct Tape Flower Wreath, and a Flip Flop Summer Wreath

  1. Stephanie says:

    I made a flip flop wreath (using primary & secondary colored flip flops) for my art room last August, using a foam circle would have been a lot easier LOL I used foam board instead.. students loved it!

  2. Mandy Hank says:

    Thank you Sharon for featuring my Flip Flop Wreath. I am so amazed at how much everyone likes it- it was so cheap to make and easy. I love crafts like that 🙂

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you for sharing your wreath, Mandy. And yes, you have to love a craft that is so darn adorable (and easy) and looks so fabulous. Sharon

  3. LisaM says:

    I am really digging those flip flops. Great wreaths.
    My youngest girl loved the paint splattered duct tape and made bows to go on barretts with it.
    My teenager likes the loud colors and zebra stripes. 🙂
    Denium….you could make a cowboy or girl wreath with pockets and boots. That would be fun,

    Lisa

    • Sharon says:

      Sounds like you have a little duct tape love going on in your house, too, Lisa. I love your idea for a cowboy wreath — that would be cute. I just found a roll of the denim duct tape tonight, so perhaps this one will happen. Thanks for stopping in. Sharon

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