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Monday, 28 November 2011

Textured Duct Tape Bracelet Craft!


Follow these simple directions and you can make a colorful bracelet with some texture to it. I wish the texture on my duct tape bracelet showed a little better in this photo. This is an easy craft everyone can enjoy!

  • Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Let's begin...

Before you start working on this Textured duct tape bracelet, it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

Now we can start making the bracelet...

Decide what shapes you want to embed in your duct tape bracelet to add texture. I made small flowers but you can use any shape you like. Cut out your shapes and make sure they are only about an inch tall so they fit onto the duct tape.

The thicker the cardboard, the better you will be able to see the texture in your bracelet. However, it is harder to cut detailed designs from thicker cardboard. If you are using thicker cardboard, stick to basic shapes like polka dots!

Now you are ready to start putting your bracelet together...

To decide how long your bracelet needs to be, measure around your wrist and then add 3-inches. Cut a piece of duct tape about that long. Lay the piece of duct tape, sticky side up, on your work surface. Next, stick your cardboard items onto the tape.

Now we can add the other side of the bracelet...

Cut another piece of duct tape the same length as the first one you cut. Carefully lay this piece on top of the first piece, sandwiching the texture pieces in between the two pieces. Line up the edges as well as you can.

Now you can add some more color to the duct tape bracelet...

Cut a strip of duct tape a little longer than your bracelet. Cut the strip in half so you end up with 2 pieces that are each about 1-inch wide. Use these two strips to cover the sides of the bracelet and add a little color.

Stick the pieces of tape to the right side of the bracelet, along the long edges. Fold the remaining tape over to stick to the back of the bracelet. As you can tell by the picture, I had very little tape showing on the front, but you can do it however you like.

Now, we can finish the other edges...

Before you can finish the edges of your bracelet, trim the ends so that they are as long as your wrist measurements plus 2-inches.

Cut a strip of duct tape about 3-inches long. Cut the strip in half so you end up with 2 pieces that are each about 1-inch wide. Use these two strips to cover the ends of the bracelet.

Stick the pieces of tape to the ends of the bracelet, on the right side. Fold the remaining tape over to stick to the back of the bracelet. As with the sides of the bracelet, I had very little tape showing on the front.

Trim off the extra tape and then you are ready to finished your textured duct tape bracelet...

There is just one more thing you need to do to finish your textured duct tape bracelet. Add a loop Velcro adhesive dot to the outside of one end of the bracelet. Add a hook Velcro adhesive dot to the inside of the opposite end of the bracelet.

Your textured duct tape bracelet is now done! Of course, you can also personalize the duct tape bracelet by decorating it. Use stickers, designs cut from duct tape, or anything else you like. These fancy bracelets would make great gifts!

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