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Fun and fairly simple. :]
I've always been looking for new ways to make a duct tape rose look more realistic, and I think I came pretty close with this one!

This is my first tutorial, so I hope it's not too hard to follow. :]

Posted by SaucyNinja from Round Lake Beach, Illinois, United States • Published See SaucyNinja's 6 projects »
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  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a piece of duct tape (the color you want for your stem) the same length as the skewer. Lay the skewer on the very edge of the tape

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll the skewer so that it gets wrapped in the tape so it looks like a stem.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make a square of duct tape fabric with your petal color, approximately 5 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Cut off any excess duct tape so you have a near perfect square.

    PS, if you don't know how to make duct tape fabric just google it. ;]

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the square in half.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold it in half again so you have a mini-square.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a teardrop shape out of the square. Make sure you don't cut the part that keeps everything together off.

    DO NOT THROW AWAY THE STUFF YOU CUT OFF, WE ARE GOING TO USE THAT!

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 7
    Step 7

    When you open it up, it should look like this. The bigger the petals, the bigger the flower will be.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold it back up into the mini-square and cut just a bit of the pointy part of the teardrop off.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now, there should be a small hole in the center.

  • Step 10

    Repeat steps 3-9 and place the petals off to the side for now.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now, pick up the bits you cut off the petals and cut individual teardrop shapes out of those. Make three or four of these.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 12
    Step 12

    This is what they should look like, or at least something like those.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now, tape the newly cut teardrops onto the stem with small strips on duct tape like shown in the picture.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 14
    Step 14

    After you've put all your teardrops on the stem, pinch one petal and roll it in between your fingers so it gives it some shape.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 15
    Step 15

    Do the same to the rest of the teardrops so they look like the picture.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now, take the petals you set aside and tape the sides together so it forms a cup. The sides should overlap some so it gives it the right shape.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 17
    Step 17

    Slip the first cup onto the stem through the hole you cut earlier.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 18
    Step 18

    Slip the second cup on and arrange the petals how you want.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 19
    Step 19

    Secure the cups onto the stem with some more strips of tape. I used the stem color.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 20
    Step 20

    Role these petals as well to give them shape.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 21
    Step 21

    Take a small strip of duct tape, about three inches in length.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fold over one corner.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 23
    Step 23

    Then the other.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 24
    Step 24

    Wrap sticky part around the stem so it covers up the tape you used to secure the petals. Repeat as many times as you want around the base of the petals.

  • How to make a duct tape model. Realistic Duct Tape Rose - Step 25
    Step 25

    Ta-da! You're done!

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Rae K.
Rae K. · Aylett, Virginia, US
This is really awsome!! Def tops all the other duck tape roses ive seen...although im a little curious on how u got that leaf on there in the middle of the stem???

P.S you did a great job on the tute-i understood it perfectly ;)
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
woooow they are awesome, well done, love this ,think i will try this out too;-D
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JamieAnn D.
JamieAnn D. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US
That is realy cool!!
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