Duct Tape Wreath

by Johnnie Collier

 

duct tape flowers wreath

I am super excited to have Angie here from Country Chic Cottage.  She is one busy lady, coming up with great projects and tutorials that you can do yourself, on a budget even!  Angie knows me well, and my readers too.  That is evident by the fact that she created a duct tape craft to share with us.  Thank you Angie!

Hello all!  My name is Angie and I blog over at The Country Chic Cottage.  I am so happy Johnnie asked me to guest post.  I am tired of winter already, aren’t you?  I decided to make a new wreath but put a happy spin on it.  We could all use a little cheer when we open the front door don’t you think?  And yes I am in love with duct tape lately.  My duct tape flowers wreath uses duct tape to create a simple, happy wreath that you can enjoy into the spring and even the summer.

Start with any picture frame (mine was already covered in some white fabric).  Add in some colorful fabric and duct tape and you are ready to get started.

 

duct tape flowers wreath

 

Tear your fabric into strips and wrap around your frame.  Cover the frame completely then use a dot of hot glue to secure the end of your fabric.

 

duct tape flowers wreath

Now it is time to break out that duct tape.  We are going to start by making a duct tape flower.  You will need a small square of duct tape plus one long strip.

duct tape flowers wreath

Fold your long strip over about 2/3 of the way as shown below.  Also as shown below, it does not have to be perfect.  :)

duct tape flowers wreath

Gather your long strip onto your square as shown below.  Continue wrapping around and around until you run out of strip.  The longer the strip, the closer to the outside of the square you can start, and the larger your flower will be.

duct tape flowers wreath

You will end up with a gathered flower something like this.

duct tape flowers wreath

The back does not look as pretty but we are not worried about that!  Note that if any of your “square” peeks out around the edge of your flower, just fold under to hide it.

duct tape flowers wreath

Now attach those flowers to your wreath with hot glue.

duct tape flowers wreath

I also added a couple of buttons to the center of my flower.  They added just the right amount of bling.

duct tape flowers wreath

Now we need to make that duct tape “Welcome” banner.  You will need string (I used baker’s twine), duct tape, and foam letters.

duct tape flowers wreath

Start with a square of duct tape and fold it into a point as shown.

duct tape flowers wreath

Then fold the sides of your square in to make a mini pennant flag.

duct tape flowers wreath

Add your foam letters to each pennant flag.

duct tape flowers wreath

Tie the baker’s twine onto your wreath.  Add the flags by folding the duct tape over the baker’s twine and securing the flap with hot glue.

duct tape flowers wreath

It is really that simple!  Add a cheerful touch to your front door with this duct tap flowers wreath.  You know you could use a little cheer during these dreary months.

duct tape flowers wreath
Thanks so much Johnnie for having me!  Y’all stop by the cottage anytime for a visit.  I blog about crafts, recipes, DIY, and everything in between.  Follow along on facebook, twitter, or pinterest so you won’t miss a beat.
Thanks,
Angie
Don’t forget to check out Angie’s Etsy Store:  Country Chic Cottage on Etsy

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1 Debbie February 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Beautiful!! I love it.
Debbie :)

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