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Extract from Dazzling Duct Tape Designs • By Tamara Boykins • Published by Ulysses Press

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Watch bands should have their own personality just like you do. What kind will yours have?

Posted by Ulysses Press Published See Ulysses Press's 78 projects » © 2019 Tamara Boykins / Ulysses Press · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a strip of tape long enough to cover the straw.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Roll the tape around the straw.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut pieces of wrapped straw the same length as the pin on the watch.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut a strip of tape to the width of the pin and wrap the end around the pin, leaving the adhesive exposed.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a piece of elastic jewelry cord that is at least 48 inches long and center it against the pin. Note: The length of cord needed may vary based on wrist size and the width of the watch.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap the tape around the cord and pin to join them.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 7
    Step 7

    Place the ends of the cord through a straw piece in opposite directions and pull the cord tight.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 8
    Step 8

    Continue threading wrapped straw pieces until there are enough to reach halfway around your wrist.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 9
    Step 9

    Temporarily tie off the end and begin the steps on the other side of the watch face.

  • How to make a watch. Stretchy Watchband - Step 10
    Step 10

    Once there are enough pieces to wrap comfortably around your wrist, join them by knotting together the cords and trimming the excess.

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