If you have been around SBLC for awhile, you know that I heart crafts made from Duck Tape®. That is why I was so thrilled when invited to use it to create a prom themed project. The stuff comes in over 140 colors and prints, meaning you are sure to find the perfect match to accessorize that fab dress, or even to make the dress in its entirety! I am going to show you how I created these roses and used them to make hair pins, earrings and a ring. This project is quick and easy. You will have beautiful prom accessories in no time. Then I will tell you about Stuck at Prom®, a scholarship contest in which your creativity could win you some serious cash!
To start, I made Duck Tape® sheets using foil squares I had on hand. Disposable foil containers or any craft foil that is thin and flexible will work. Cut it the apporpriate size for the die shape. Cover both sides of the foil with your favorite color/pattern of Duck Tape®.
I used the Sizzix Flowers 3-D Die for the rose shape and the Flower Layers & Leaves Die for the leaves.
Run the tape covered foil through the machine and coil the resulting spiral shape around a skewer or toothpick from the outside towards the center per die instructions.
Put a dab of glue on circle tab in center of die cut flower and press to bottom of rolled shape. Hold between thumb and index finger for 20 sec or so for glue to have time to grab.
Now you have your rosette. If you want leaves, die cut or hand cut them from green Duck Tape® covered foil and glue them to the bottom of the rose.
I used my duck tape roses to make earrings, a ring and a hair pin, all of which would make perfect prom accessories when matched with the dress. It takes 5 minutes to create a rose, and not much longer to incorporate it into an accessory. Quick, easy and super cool… my kind of project!
For the earrings, I glued the roses into these rivoli holders that have a connector ring on 2 sides. I added an ear wire with a jump ring and that was that. You could add a crystal or other charm in the bottom ring if you wanted some extra bling.
For the hairpin, I glued the leaves to the bobby pin blank, then the rose on top of those.
For the ring, I simply glued the rose onto a ring blank. Easy!
Do you have a Duck Tape® prom idea? If so, you will want to check out the Stuck at Prom® Scholarship contest where over $40,000 in scholarships are up for grabs! Visit the link for entry details and deadline. Join me in following Duck Tape on Facebook for inspiration and updates.