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How to Make Duct Tape Flower Pens

Updated on December 13, 2012

Simple Duct Tape Flower Pen Tutorial

I love duct tape, and I especially love duct tape pens. Whether you need a quick and inexpensive gift for your office party, or you're looking for a fun craft to do (alone or with the kids!), duct tape pens will get the job done.

The fun thing about duct tape pens is that you can create them in a variety of colors, thanks to the latest duct tape craze over the last year or so. You can create anything from purses to prom dresses, and lots in between! Check out 40 Duck Tape Crafts to get you started!

What you will need:

colorful duct tapea penOptional: good scissors (you can tear the tape if you must)

Supplies

Buy duct tape online is usually cheaper than if you purchase it at your local store. There are also more varieties online. If you buy in bulk you can even get free shipping.

From left to right: zebra print, pink zebra print, tie dye, paint splatter, leopard print.

Step 1: Cut the duct tape.

Take one piece of duct tape that is 2 inches shorter than your pen, plus 1 pieces of duct tape about 1 inch wide.

Step 2: Cover the pen

Place the 1 inch wide pieces at each end of the pen. On the end that you write with, wrap it around a few times until it's secure. You want to get as close to the tip as you can with this step.

Take the other 1 inch wide piece and cover the other end of the pen.

Then, use the larger piece and wrap the pen.

So, which is it?

Proper spelling of the material used in this craft:

duct tape

duct tape

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    • anonymous 2 years ago

      so amazing and beautiful

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      These Pens will be used to check off STD status results!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      awesome you rock

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey guys do you want to be my Best Friend

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is us that we had to do it

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Hey guys do you want to be my friend

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is really cool to do it

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is cool

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I say DUCK TAPE without the t at the end and it even says inside the roll u dummies!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      "Duck Tape" is the brand. "Duct Tape" is the actual tape... THERE!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      J,find geek poop peewee jr

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It says it on the packaging so that's what I call it :) very confusing

    • hntrssthmpsn 4 years ago

      Hah! A friend and I were actually talking about this earlier today. Duct tape, of course (though Duck Tape is a popular BRAND of duct tape), but my friend and I both like the term "duck tape" better... it gets rid of that cumbersome "t" in the middle!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Duct tape it say on the package but it is duck BRAND

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      <3 love my avatar. daddys little monster

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Lol

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      duck tape is the best carft i have

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I like duct tape better, especially the designer ones. :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      instead of pen im using a pencil and it is still awesome

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      it should be duct because duck is an animal

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        duck tape

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Do you have to cover the hole pen in duck tape?

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I can do that

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Ho

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I'm a first timer!!! I got a pen yesterday and it was a flower duct tape (bacon) one.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        SORRY I SAID SAY :)

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        PEOPLE ITS DUCK TAPE IF YOU LOOK IN THE INSIDE OF THE ROLL IT EVEN SAY DUCK TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :( :( : ( : ( :( :( :(

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        lololololololol

      • Aja103654 4 years ago

        ^_^

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        my first timer

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i love the pencil idea!!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        the duct tape pencil is a great idea

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i think its REALLY cool!!_!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I don't get this

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Duck tape is a brand and duct tape is the kind of tape it is

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Cool

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        This looks very fun! Many of my friends have tried this and I can't wait to try it myself!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Duck tape earrings are soooooo cute! you have buy earring hooks from a craft store tho

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        hi

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        nicknackticxky

      Step 3: Make the petals - This is the fun part...

      So this part takes the longest, but it is fun. Therapeutic, even.

      For a small flower, you will use approximately 25 petals - it's not an exact science really. I like to use about 50 petals to make a bigger flower.

      Petals are just 2 inch pieces of duct tape, folded. You fold the right corner up towards the top of the piece, leaving just a little bit of the sticky side of the tape exposed.

      Next, take the corner you made and fold it down. It almost looks like a pyramid.

      What the petals look like from the side.

      This isn't the best picture but I wanted to give you an idea of what the petals look like from the side so you don't get worried. You're doing it right, trust me!

      Step 4: Create the flower. - Start wrapping the petals.

      Some tips that will help you create better flowers:

      Keep the petals close together. Where one point ends, another should begin. You can spread the petals out a bit more as the flower gets bigger, but if you spread them too far out it will be sloppy.Keep the petals on the flower even. If you raise the petals up instead of keeping them even, your flower will look like a tunnel.

      Other Duct Tape Craft Ideas

      Step 5: Keep wrapping.

      Step 6: And wrapping...

      Keep wrapping until your flower is the size you want it to be.

      You're finished!

      Once your flower is complete, it will look like this. Use different types of duct tape to create patterns or different looks.

      What am I supposed to do with them?

      A few uses for duct tape flower pens

      **Baby shower decor: Place a small vase filled with pebbles in front of each seat and then add the pen to the vase.

      **Wrap a gift in a box and top it off with a duct tape pen tied with a ribbon.

      **Great office gift idea, customize some with camouflage duct tape, some with zebra, etc.

      **Teacher gift

      **Give one as a gift to your favorite bank teller, nobody will swipe it!

      **In direct sales? Use these at your vendor fairs or as hostess gifts.

      Have you ever done any duct tape crafts? - Tell us about them!

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          Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

          I used to cover my hands in duct tape, to make a mould of it - such adolescent fun :)

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          No. Somebody gave my husband a wallet made of gray duct tape. I didn't know it came in so many different colors and designs!

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          bigjoe2121 5 years ago

          what fun! I'm not a crafty person but I think I could do this :)

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          Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

          I usually only use duct tape for repairs but love the look of some duct tape crafts.

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          MissionBoundCre 5 years ago

          Never. But sure looks beautiful. Great for first day of school no one can get theirs mixed up with yours

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          Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

          I had a friend who made wallets with duct tape. That was years ago, before duct tape crafting became popular

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          Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

          I haven't, but it seems that I've been seeing duct/duck tape everywhere lately so that's going to have to change. Plus, these pens are so cute!

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          Gala98 5 years ago

          I haven't personally, I'm not very good with my hands but a friend used to sell wallets on Etsy & other ducttape products too :)

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          gatornic15 5 years ago

          I haven't, but it's a cute idea.

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          Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

          I've noticed the great variety of duct tape in the stores. This is a great way to use it. Very well done lens.

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          i only knew about the silvery duct tape which my husband is using in our house projects. i never noticed these colorful duct tapes when we're in the house depot. i have to look around and get some. blessings.

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          Mickie Goad 5 years ago

          Nope, but I know someone who made a Halloween costume with it.

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          getmoreinfo 5 years ago

          This is such a cool craft and I like how the duct tape comes in a variety of designs and colors.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          never but it looks really interesting

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          Jeanette 5 years ago from Australia

          I've never done any duct tpae crafts, but these look awesome!

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          SoniaCarew 5 years ago

          Not at all!

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          craigmitchell 5 years ago

          No, looks interesting though - my little girl would love this!

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          KateHonebrink 5 years ago

          Not yet, but you've got me thinking about it! Love all the duct tape options available!

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          abb1fan 5 years ago

          I attempted to make a wallet with not much success!

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          orangerubberduc 5 years ago

          YES!!!!!!!!!!! I love doing things with duct tape!!!

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          glutenallergy 5 years ago

          I truly had no idea there are so many different duct tape patterns. This looks like a lot of fun to make, a perfect activity for the upcoming summer break for my girls.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @glutenallergy: it is my kids loved it

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          daniela12 5 years ago

          I LOVE this pens! my fiancee got me one and it's very creative. You can also learn to make this and sell them. (:

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          i have duct tape but i havent tried it yet i will

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          @MissionBoundCre: i so agree

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          elizabeth-neas 5 years ago

          Oh My Gosh Sadie - my husband is gonna kill me. I need more craft projects like I need another 10 pounds on my butt!

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          Im Horse Crazy 4 years ago

          I love making things out of duct tape!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          where can u buy duct tape in syracuse

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i never tryed it but i love it. they helped me learn how

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i never tryed it but i love it. they helped me learn how

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i made duct tape wallets and posters never flower pens. these are so cool! i will try this now!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I've made wallets

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I make and sell my duct tape crafts off of my facebook page. I make wallets, rose pens, key chains, bracelets, & more. :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          YES A DUCT TAPE PEN

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Just tonight I was making a coin purse and hairbow

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: DUDE, your hour has begun! GO GET THE SECRET CODE, or you'll die!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: HSHSHSH. your really funny. WANT TO GO OUT WITH ME,!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no neveer

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yes i have a bracelet,2 bookmarks,and a picture frame.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          lol none this!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no but i tried and its really fun :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: How?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          5 wallets, 1 flower pen, 2 bows, duct taped folders and journals

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          montanatravel52 4 years ago

          I have seen these pens in so many offices in the past few years and wondered about them, now I know:) Thanks, looks fun, and I love duct tape!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          A tote bag with fabric inside, a handle and a flap closure w velcro

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yes i have done ducktape pens and i sale them and i love how u make them

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @montanatravel52: i know they are great pens in the office

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: i want to know how to make the bracelates

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: how do u make the wallet

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I've made duct tape pens, too. In fact I made one for my violin teacher for her college! Once I feel like they're good enough, I may sell them to meet new people in my new neighborhood. ONE OF THE BIGGEST FAN OF DUCK TAPE

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I've done the same as you. Except I learned the slightest bit different. I learned how to do the petals the same way, but yea...

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          Aleayah 4 years ago

          creative one!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          awesome

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: that is easy

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: wow you must be into duktape

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          So...... Whats after you cut the tape?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          So...... Whats after you cut the tape?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          hello

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i made pouches for binders

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i made pouches for binders

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          hello

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          make it simple for people!!!!!!!!!!!! :{

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          The next part is after the comments.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i make ducktapebinders

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          ya a lot of them to prove it come in my room and see my iPod case

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: he too

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I love this crift!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          ahha like da lil boom ba de da!!!! da crawley clown is creepin on me!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yes

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i can make wallets purses shoes binders etc.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          omg mine turns out ugly and urs is buetifull sooo confused

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I did purses

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          that is cool i made one

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: you are so stupid

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no but i am going to make one

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i love this

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          No but it seems fun ,l <3 one direction

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yes duct tape wallets

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yep I make duck tape roses too but not pens

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: How tell me

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no i don't now how to

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          it is fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          it is fun

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yes, but not exclusively before. I have used duct tape to make lots of props for our children's theater productions.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          ?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          This is really hard .make it easy

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          This is really hard .make it easy

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          These are very easy to make I have a lot of fun but sometimes it can be a lot of work

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: l'm lovein it

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: how can u not like it haley?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          omg duct tape is my life. you can duct tape almost anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Why do you need so many rolls?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You don't need all those rolls. You only need one colorful one. Those were just options.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: du!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          could you use justin bieber duct tape? Because i love Justin Bieber

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          bghvvckm,okxijuhygbhcvhcdfgbnfhjucvygbdsjgdbgwbendjunjduysnsdbggbgcfdbcdhnnchdfgvsbnshjdsgbnmcjbdf

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          O.M.G. SO FUN LIKE i LOVE THEM HEY LOL

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          O.M.G LOVE IT

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          perfect

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: wouldnt matter

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I never done this before but i am learning so I can make a Etsy account

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          No and I want to learn so that is y I am on the Internet to see how to make them :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Make me one!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yes I have made MANY duct tape doohickeys and I am teaching a duct tape creations class :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          They are so awsome they are so cool to make

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Me too

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          this is my first time

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i have done it before but just not as perfect with the exactness and pattern.....please helpppppp!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Yes, in fact you can use any kind of duct tape. I have Hello Kitty I got it for Christmas.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Finally finished! Came out good ~.^ yay gonna take it to school

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: we obv know you like JB -,-

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how do you make them! HELP!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: please teach me!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: I need help too! HELP!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Crafty O

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Ick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I LOVE DUCT TAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Love duct tape.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          malllory mansberry

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          so awesome i use duct tape all the time and flowers are my favorite =D

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          ikeephouse 4 years ago

          My daughter wanted to know how to do this. I see a project for the weekend.

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          Monica Lobenstein 4 years ago from Western Wisconsin

          I'm working on finding the perfect one(s) to teach some kids right now. Wish me luck tomorrow!

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          Aja103654 4 years ago

          No, but I will probably if I find any duct tape then I'll give it to my BF.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i have made lots of duct tape stuff roses, purses, wallet and bows.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no,but i just got some new duct tape...this craft is really cool:)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: awesome!can i see?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: SAME HERE!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          COOLIO! lbvs :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I made a duct tape ring and other jewerly

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          No and i dont have any ducktape, so unhappy.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I decorated some flip flops using ductv tape and topped them off by making a flower also in duct tape.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I really dont get it where can you buy 1?

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          Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

          Not only crafts, but I actually fixed my car once with it. I love all the colors and patterns available now.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          it does not help me

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          hey is it cool to do it

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: IT'S REALLY COOL TO DO AND IT'S SUPER FUN!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I've made a magic wallet a wallet a bracelet and a dog

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how do u make flower pen

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how do u make flower pen

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Do u work down the pen? Bc mine looks horrible. I worked up!! ?? I'm lost

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i like your ducktape lol

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yes, one time me and my friends duct taped eachother to the bed. it was interesting. the duct tape took my right nipple off.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Staples, Home Depo, any craft store or store in general.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Staples, Home Depo, any craft store or store in general.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: With mine I very slowly go down. Hardly move it down.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I used ducktape to tape my pens to my wasist and when I took it off I was no longer a man

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I TAPED MY CAT TO THE SEALING! I OFFICALLY LIKE DUCT TAPE ! I LOVE DUCT TAPE!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: really weird

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: XD

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i have

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: How do you make a dog

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Yes I have

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I have made a wallet rose with thorns and a bogie bracelet

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          i have made a wallet, a pencil box, bookmark, an iPod case, and a ring.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: i have 5 one derection tickets for sale and i would sell them to you if you are int erested. it is for laber day week end and i only want 20 bucks for them it is in minisota reply back if intersed

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Duct tape is fun and I have.

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