This has become a free project weekend! As some of you know, Steven works for a company that makes tape. Masking tape (including FrogTape!), packaging tape, invisible tape (do NOT call it Scotch tape in our household - Scotch i.e. 3M is the enemy!), and of course, duct tape. Actually, it's Duck Brand Duct Tape. We pretty much get all the free tape we want, and we got a couple of craft kits a while back, and this wristlet was one of them! I followed their directions a tad, but just winged it as well. Really, it's not that hard. This would actually be really cool with the Appalachian duct tape they've started making, but Steven took the whole box of that we had home with him this time. Sad! Anywho, here we go.
|Supplies: 2 rolls of duct tape (or however many you want!) in contrasting colors, cutting mat, craft knift, scissors (not pictured: ruler or other straight edge)|
Start by laying out 10 inch strips of a 2" duct tape on a flat work surface (I used my cutting mat. Be sure not to use any delicate surface... duct tape is very sticky, after all!). You need 5 rows of duct tape, overlapping about 1/4".
|Close-up detail of the duct tape. You can see how the front and back are going in opposite directions.|
|Trim off excess duct tape around the edges to make it a clean rectangle. Make sure to trim off all of the adhesive that is showing. There's no measuring to this part, just wing it.|
|Duct tape the ends together so it forms a pouch! You can either use your contrasting color or the same color you already used, depending on your design.|
|I trimmed off most of the excess adhesive part that was showing, but left approximately 1/4" on each side so I could fold it over the edges for a nice clean finish.|
|Now, back to the body of the wristlet. I decided I wanted to do a chevron pattern, so I just eyeballed it as I went. I cut strips of 1" blue in half so I had 1/2" strips to work with.|
|And the finished product! What do you think? Pretty cool, huh? And the possibilities are absolutely endless!|