A cup, which is not dishwasher safe and still has a few leaks, so you’d better be fast at drinking water if you make this! When Forbes magazine put together a list of the top 20 tools in all of history including such items as the knife and compass, they forgot to include duct tape. Lay them sticky side up. Lay more duct tape sticky side down on top of sticky side up. Leave one sticky strip uncovered, so you can attach both sides together (so you’ll have no more sticky sides). I recently started making Duct Tape roses and have loved how they have turned out. Tear two strips of Duct Tape (not too small but not too large) that is the same color as the stem and set one aside. Your step by step directions look easy to follow and I like the fact that you included different designs.
In my latest novel about teens surviving a world disaster on a sail boat, I have them repair a sail, make a life jacket smaller, a sweatshirt larger, secure a rope ladder, and secure both the jib and mainsail before a tsunami. Hold the feathers in your sleeping bag: If you have a hole in your down sleeping bag, you can patch the hole with duct tape.
Just go to youtube and type in duct tape flower and it should show you how to do it. Hope that helps. Ooh and certainly in winter I duct tape my boots shut so I can walk through deep snow ���� and I wrap plastic garbage bags around my feet and stay nice and toasty warm!! Duct tape is not as sticky as Gorrila Tape, but it is much less expensive and more easily obtained.
They received enough reader questions on their exclusion of duct tape to prompt them to write an entirely separate article singing its praises Not a bad place to hold in public opinion after less than a century on the scene. I was having so much fun taping everything in sight, so I added some of the funky Duct Tape to a candle as well! Quick crafts such as bows, flowers, leaves, and stickers are in the fourth chapter.
Emma – That’s great you are going to make them and also made the Halloween spider wreath 🙂 These turn out nice (after the first try LOL). One thing that I have learned from just these two projects is that you can go a lot of places with a square of duct tape, so that is how we started out…with a square. I’m no regular woman…I carry a carpet knife and duct tape i’m my purse at all times instead of lip stick and make up!
Clever duct tape lovers have made duct tape roses , hand bags , and neck ties Some duct tape creations might not seem extremely practical and can cruise dangerously close to being extremely tacky, but they do showcase the devotion people have to the sturdy little tape. A couple of the girls had made them before and showed me a variation that was very cool.
Make emergency repairs on your Bug Out Vehicle: Repair leaking hoses, broken tail lights, windows that don’t stay and even bullet holes with strips of duct tape. PassinItAlong: you can use these duct tapes for regular types of projects too, though I haven’t seen any flourescent pink duct tape holding any old farmer’s fenders on! I am sending this hub to my wife, she likes to make things with fabric and paper, but I think this is a fun idea and she would like experimenting with duct tape.
Make a computer case: A sleek duct tape computer case will keep you connected wherever you are. I once made it 50 miles across southern AZ after repairing a radiator hose with a WalMart plastic bag and duct tape. Attach duct tape pockets to regular file folders, and keep them separated with study duct tape dividers. Place the base and bottle on top of the cardboard piece, then push the tape up the sides. You can actually find duct tape wallets on sale at crafter’s sites online, but this is a fun craft for a rainy day or for a scout troop. Gorilla Tape : And then there is Gorilla Tape which is the really tough stuff for the really tough job.
Let the sticky tape wrapped rock land on your keys with sufficient force to make them stick and carefully pull the tape, rock and keys out. Not to discard any waste, the final chapter is on recycling the end of the tape or cardboard center roll by making a tassel, tiny notebook, weaving strips, bookmark, drink cozy, bangle bracelet, mini-shelf, or carnival game.
Wrap a sprained ankle: If you trip and sprain your ankle, wrap the ankle with duct tape to give it some support. I also use it on my houses feet for an abbess there’s a few things we do and then wrap the hoof fully in duct tape it will last and not brake forever! Reseal packages of food: Use duct tape to seal up partially opened packages of food. Organize your files: Keep your product warranties, client information, and other files organized by creating a duct tape filing system. We carry thousands of unique and unusual gifts, from fun jewelry and cool accessories to creative home decor and kitchen items.
Duct tape was origionally created during World War 2 for the US military to water-proof ammunition crates in the wet climates of the Pacific and Northern Europe. Make the straps by rolling the duct tape and sticking it to the under side of the sandal. Clear and concise color photographs work in conjunction with easy to understand step-by-step directions. The water-proof qualities earned it the name Duck Tape as it repelled water like a duck’s feathers.
A crafters hole punch tool used by scrapbookers, and a pre purchased belt buckle, or old belt from a thrift store well make this an easy project that the maker will proudly wear. The Mythbusters team built this boat out of duct tape and successfully sailed two passengers across the San Francisco Bay. There is no limit to the number of cool patterns you can achieve with duct tape. If you want to add a closure to the bag, add a strip of duct tape that goes across the width of the bag, and use add some self-adhesive Velcro tape.
Set your teen free with several rolls of colored duct tape and see what they come up with! By using the Colored Straws you can make all sorts of color coordinating designs with your beads. Repair your glasses: If your glasses break while you are out in the wilderness, tape them up. You might look a bit nerdy but at least you will be able to see. Make your holiday decorations shine this year with your very own Duck Prism® Tape Easter egg wreath!
The pages of each project are lined with actual patterns of available duct tape on the market, from pink polka dots to penguins, peppermints – and a skull and crossbones here and there. Fix-It Duct Tape, 7-Mil, 3-Pack : On the other hand, we also keep a supply of this less expensive duct tape on hand (about $16 for three 60 yard rolls). Catch pesky flies: Roll off a few foot-long strips of duct tape and hang them from a branch or your tent or cabin rafters. Perfect projects for teens, tweens and kids, adults also love playing with these no mess but loaded with fun duct tape crafts.
Don’t forget, you can use Duct tape to do thing like cover books (be sure to put a paper cover down first if it is a book you want to uncover, like a text book), make creative art journals, and more. But in the hands of a careful adult, you can create some fantastic designs using duct tape and a utility (x-acto) blade, either with a template or without. Organize your DVDs and CDs: Make a binder with pockets to store all your DVDs and CDs.
Simply pull off your desired length of Scotch Duct Tape, cut a small slit in the center, insert your paper clip, fold the tape in half, cut your snake tongue shapes in the top (I know there is a technical term for that, I just don’t know what it is). Duck Tape actually just sent me a whole goodie box of stuff, and I’ve gotten some inspiration on what to do with some of it!!
You simply need a few basic duct taping skills, like learning how to make duct tape sheets and perhaps weaving, then you are ready to follow just about any of these step by step tutorials. I used duct tape to patch the hole in my canoe and made the rest the the trip with no problems. Make a duct tape ball for the head, cover a pillow for the body, and attach duct tape arms and legs. Tape off Crew Only” rooms and stairways: Those silly actors can get hurt making out in the shop or up on the platforms and tech stairways. Create a splint: A broken ankle or leg can be stabilized with ample splint material, padding and duct tape.
Put in additional features like strings to make a pouch holder or a press button to keep the tab from falling. Here is a link to the duck tape website, and if you click on Duck Tape Club and then Ducktivities you can find things to make out of Duck Tape. The two main producers of quality duct tape are Duck Tape and 3M. It is ussually found in the full-sized, gray roll.
Laptop security: To keep would-be intruders from peeking at your important files, duct tape your laptop shut all the way around when you’re not using it. No one will be able to break in without you finding out. Label cables with colored duct tape: Place a thin strip of colored duct tape on a cable or wire to differentiate it from all the others around it. A note about Shurtape, this duct tape come in several colors, but is not as durable as some of the other brands.
I have used duct tape to hold my trunk closed when hauling a new coffee table in my Honda Accord. I’ve looked up YouTube instruction videos for some almost identical projects and they turn out better looking, higher quality, and more versatile. Duct Tape Dummy: Make a life size duct tape dummy to have as your constant companion. Fix your rain gear: Keep the dry stuff dry, and keep the water out, by mending your ripped rain gear with a few strips of duct tape.