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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

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow, this is sooooooo cool!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i can make anything out of duct tape

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I found out that if you rap another piece around the petals it looks less sloppy.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      You gave the wrong instructions for step 5. You have to put it next to the one you previously did.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      This is the most epic thing to do. My friend and I love how the pens look when they are finished. They are the best ever! definitely LOVE DUCT TAPE!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      This is really awesome!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is so easy to make. How much do you sell them for?

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It Looks hard

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      this is my first time

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I make awesome kinds of duct tape flower pens

      I sell them

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      hi

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      The tape is duct tape; Duck Tape is a brand

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      becuase, justbecauce

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      WOW

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It is so easy

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      whst

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      That is so cool ima make one

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      wonderful lil cheesey thing!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i like cheese!!!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Technically, it's duct tape- "duck" is the name of a brand that makes duct tape. But, it's pronounced like duck; the t is silent.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Duct its duct but they use duck because they came out with all the neww colors and patterns

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      duct!!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It was originally created to repair heating duct-work

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Duct tape.....duhhh

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      The brand is duck the type of tape is duct.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      duct tape

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      if you look it up on google its spelled this way

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      i love making these

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Duct Tape, because it is tape that was created to repair air ducts. The brand that makes the colorful rolls is "Duck Brand."

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It's only duck tape if it's Duck Brand so I consider it more Duct Tape.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      its easy so far

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      I use duck brand Duct tape

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      It's Duck brand duct tape.

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      this is easy i guess

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Both! Duck brand duct tape......

    • KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      It's duct tape. Right? Isn't it? Ducks don't need tape. Do they? Well, do they?!

    • Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Too funny! Hadn't even noticed that the brand name said Duck Tape. :)

    • craigmitchell 5 years ago

      Duct!

    • BasantSoni 5 years ago

      Duct ....so not to have any confusion vis-a-vis Duck

    • anonymous 5 years ago

      Duct. But I like duck too

    • faye durham 5 years ago

      Duct tape, for sure.

    • Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Duct. But Duck is more fun.

    • MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Duct tape as it was originally designed to patch up ducts...lol

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

      I've read that this started out actually being called duck tape but I prefer duct tape.

    • Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I'm pretty sure it is called duct tape because it was originally used for sealing ducts, as in heating and cooling ducts in a building.

    • Marc 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      Totally duct - as in viaduct - connects things :)

    duck tape

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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

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        yayayayayayayayayayaya :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        dur dummies

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        hiya peeps

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        duck tape dur

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I make these for meh friends they luv em!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i have it next to me

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        HHJIKHBGHJKLB

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        YA DEAL WITH ITTTTTT

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        duck tape

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        It's duck tape. Deal with it!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        omg i love duck tape pen

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        hello

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Duct is too a word. But I think its duck tape.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i think it is duck tape

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        it is obvious duct isnt even a word

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I mean it says duck tape on the packge

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i made one in the the splat color

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        its on the package

      • abb1fan 5 years ago

        duck tape

      • Mickie Goad 5 years ago

        Both!

      • Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

        It says Duck Tape on the label! (Poor duck)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        hee hee. Gotta be difficult!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        hee hee. Gotta be difficult!

      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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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Duct tape is fun and I have.

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          anonymous 4 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 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Yes I have

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: How do you make a dog

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i have

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: XD

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: really weird

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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

          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

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

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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

          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

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

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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

          i like your ducktape lol

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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

          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

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

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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

          hey is it cool to do it

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          it does not help me

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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

          I really dont get it where can you buy 1?

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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 made a duct tape ring and other jewerly

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          COOLIO! lbvs :)

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: SAME HERE!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: awesome!can i see?

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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

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

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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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          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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          ikeephouse 4 years ago

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

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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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          anonymous 4 years ago

          malllory mansberry

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Love duct tape.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Crafty O

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: please teach me!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          how do you make them! HELP!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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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: 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

          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

          this is my first time

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Me too

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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

          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

          @anonymous: Make me one!

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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

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: wouldnt matter

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          perfect

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          O.M.G LOVE IT

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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

          bghvvckm,okxijuhygbhcvhcdfgbnfhjucvygbdsjgdbgwbendjunjduysnsdbggbgcfdbcdhnnchdfgvsbnshjdsgbnmcjbdf

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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

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

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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

          Why do you need so many rolls?

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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

          @anonymous: how can u not like it haley?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: l'm lovein it

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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

          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

          ?

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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

          it is fun

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no i don't now how to

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: How tell me

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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

          Yes duct tape wallets

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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

          i love this

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no but i am going to make one

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: you are so stupid

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          that is cool i made one

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I did purses

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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

          no

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          i can make wallets purses shoes binders etc.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          yes

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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

          I love this crift!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: he too

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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

          i make ducktapebinders

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          The next part is after the comments.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

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

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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