Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cute Duct Tape Bows Tutorial

Today I would like to show you how to make duct tape bows.  Actually my son is the duct tape artist.  So he agreed to share how he makes these cute little bows that could be used for lots of crafty things.  In this tutorial he used a hair pin to finish it.  These are not to be used for babies as they could be a choking hazard.  He has given them to his teenage sister and her friends.
Here's how you do it.

First cut a piece of duct tape 2 inches long. Making sure to cut it straight so that you won't have sticky tape sticking out anywhere. Ben uses my old cheapy cutting mat that I discarded to cut it on and an exacto knife.  You will also need to cut a small strip for the middle of your bow approximately 1/2 cm wide and 1 inch long.

You now have a 2" X 2" piece of duct tape

Fold the piece of tape in half
Now fold each side down to the first fold

After each side is folded down you have what looks like a bow

Now you are ready for the little strip you cut for the middle

Wrap this piece tightly around the middle of the bow

Your bow is finished

If you'd like you can turn it over and put in a hairpin in the back.  These could be used for all kinds of crafts besides hair bows. 


  1. Visiting from the etsy forums... Very cute bows! If only I was having a girl :)

  2. Cool! I love that your son designed them! :)

  3. Those are so cute! I only have boring coloured duct tape though. Didn't realise it came in other colours! Lovely tutorial, thanks for sharing.

  4. How cool is that?! Kudo's to your son!

  5. I didn't know it came in all those colors either until he started making stuff. He just finished some camo and animal print wallets. Who knew? : )