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uber snazzy duct tape mini skirt
it was the 29th and Halloween just flew past my head and i totally forgot to buy a costume and i searched everywhere! i decided to be a robot and throw in so metallic skirt but there wasn't any! so i made my own duct tape mini skirt!

Posted by tarrah. from California, California, United States • Published See tarrah.'s 8 projects »

  • Step 1

    Take a few measurements. Measure your hips and the length you want the skirt to go down from your hips. Now add two inches to both measurements. (Measurements are made bigger because it is easier to cut off than to add on when using duct tape.)

  • How to recycle a duct tape skirt. Super Uber Duct Tape Mini Skirt! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Divide your hip measurement in half, and then cut a strip of duct tape a little longer than that measurement. Lay it flat on the floor (or other large flat surface) sticky side up and cut another one. Lay that one sticky side up so that the long edge overlaps the long edge of the first piece just a little. Add more strips in the same fashion till it is a little bit longer than your skirt length. What you're essentially doing here is making duct tape fabric that forms the front half of your skirt.

  • How to recycle a duct tape skirt. Super Uber Duct Tape Mini Skirt! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut another strip of duct tape the same length. This time, instead of laying it overlapping one of the other strips, lay it stickyside down on top of the top piece of duct tape. It is a good idea to make sure you have a firm hold of the tape so that a part you don't want to touch your skirt will not accidentally become stuck to it. Put one end of your new piece of tape down and slowly smooth the rest out across the skirt. Don't worry if your ends don't meet up on either side. Just continue this until you've covered your entire sheet.

  • Step 4

    Make another one, but this one should be at least several inches wider so it can wrap around the back. The more ample your backside, the wider the fabric should be!

  • How to recycle a duct tape skirt. Super Uber Duct Tape Mini Skirt! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut off any extra sticky parts on the sides.

  • How to recycle a duct tape skirt. Super Uber Duct Tape Mini Skirt! - Step 6
    Step 6

    tape every thing up and make smooth edges!

  • How to recycle a duct tape skirt. Super Uber Duct Tape Mini Skirt! - Step 7
    Step 7

    then add some buttons on the side like mine!



alexa d.
alexa d. · New York, New York, US · 1 project
I hope you don't mind but I posted a link to this tutorial on my blog, if you want me to take it down I will, just message me. Here's a link to my blog:
Noelia Citialin
Noelia Citialin · Bakersfield, California, US · 7 projects
I'm doing a robot piece for Burning Man this year and this will be a perfect piece to start from. Thanks
Maddz103 S.
Maddz103 S. · 4 projects
...can u make a duct tape shirt...? :3
Marci S.
Marci S. · Springfield, Missouri, US · 6 projects
I'm going to make mine a bit longer, with rainbow duct tape! This is a great project!

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Its a nice project. You spelled Oober wrong though. Um... not that it reallt matters. I like the button thing.
Bianca P.
Bianca P. · 8 projects
Really cool! I'm gonna go steal my faters duct tape and make one
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
I've done that!!! Except with green duct tape. Its rather hard to sit down in at school Happy

But I love the looks. They range from "is that duct tape?!" to "holy crap is she on crack?!"

Looks are fun Happy
Goth Ninja
Goth Ninja · Point, Texas, US · 3 projects
I love it!!!
Maxine B.
Maxine B. · 1 project
This is absolutely adorable. I love the buttons and loops.
There are so many colors of duct tape now. Even pink! how cool would that be?

I'ts ingenious. Great Job!
Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
thats sooo cool i <3 duct tape!!
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