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Weekly Topic Inspiration: Duct Tape Creations

  1. Christy Kirwan profile image
    Christy Kirwanposted 5 years ago

    Happy Tuesday, y’all! Let’s get sticky this week... with duct tape!

    Duct tape is incredibly useful around the house, and MacGyver taught us that it can be used to solve just about any problem. But have you ever considered using duct tape to create art? Believe it or not, duct tape can be turned into jewelry, sculptures, purses and wallets, and even clothing, with a little creativity. Have you helped your kids make neat duct tape creations? Have you come up with your own cool duct tape craft patterns? Share your experience for our new Topic, Duct Tape Creations.

    Ideas for exceptional Hubs include step-by-step instructions for making a particular duct tape craft, suggestions for different types of duct tape projects, and advice for incorporating duct tape into your art.

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    7)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this Forum Discussion and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

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    If you missed last week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration, you can find it here.

  2. Simone Smith profile image94
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Given the awesome duct tape guides I've already seen published on HubPages, I am REALLY excited to see what folks might publish this week!! big_smile

  3. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Ha ha ha   Wonderful topic.  I've had the pleasure of seeing a few duct tape creations.  I wish I had the photos of them now!

  4. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 5 years ago

    Though my hub
    http://rtalloni.hubpages.com/hub/Make-a … -Chocolate
    is an old one, I thought I would include it here so crafters could think through the possibilities of using clear Duck Tape along with the printed ones and other elements for creating designs.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, what a clever upcycling project!

  5. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago


    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Teehee! You're so punny.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Most folks don't know it, but the original name for duct tape actually was duck tape. http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inven … cttape.htm

        And if anybody wants to use the pic along with the history, you can thank the USPS. http://www.fws.gov/pacific/highlights_a … m?id=13943

        Best image at: http://www.fws.gov/pacific/images/featu … kStamp.jpg

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    Check out a recent Project Runway show on creating prom dresses out of Duct Tape - there are some brilliant designs.

    Meanwhile - will my taped-up stuff in the garage do for a hub?

  7. cashmere profile image81
    cashmereposted 5 years ago

    Duct Tape is my saving grace with all my son's school projects!

  8. Kevin Peter profile image72
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    Duct tapes can be used in many craft works.There are many uses for duct tapes . Three useful things that can be made using colorful duct tapes are explained in detail in this hub.

    http://kevin-peter.hubpages.com/hub/Use … tive-Works

    1. LensMan999 profile image53
      LensMan999posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow ..interesting hub !!! Can u provide more details .