Wreaths are a welcome statement during the holidays and all through the year. Along with the traditional wreaths, I wanted to add a tropical theme wreath to our holiday decorations. This pleated duct tape wreath fit the bill.
I was inspired by the white duct tape wreath from Emily of Jones Design Company. I chose a tropical green and a hibiscus print tape for accent.
To make a duck tape crafts wreath you will need
- 2 rolls of duct tape, 20 yards or more
- 12-inch foam wreath. Choose the color based on your tape colors. I used green for my tropical wreath. If you choose a larger wreath, you will need more tape.
- A hanging method. I have put a Command hook on the back of one of our large mirrors and used a loop of fishing line to hang the wreath “invisibly” over the mirror. The wreath fits well in the large hook of an over-the-door wreath hanger.
- Craft cutting mat or silicone cutting board
- Cut the tape into 3.5 inch strips. As you cut each strip, you can lay it sticky side up on the craft mat. Fold one end up so that ½ inch of sticky tape is left above 1.5 inch folded piece.
- Find the midpoint on the front of the foam wreath. Tape a folded strip to the wreath. Tape the next strip over about 1/3 of the first strip, lining up the sticky edge of the tape. Make a complete circle. For my wreath, I made a pattern of 3 green strips to 1 flower strip.
- Start a second circle towards the inner circle of the wreath. Line up the sticky tab ½ inch from the first circle (no foam will be showing). If you are making a pattern, be sure your accent tape is offset from the first row.
- Make one more circle to cover the inside of the wreath.
- Flip the wreath to cover the back side of the wreath. This should take 2 or 3 more complete circles.
- If desired, cut a 12 inch piece of nylon fishing line, loop around the wreath, and tie a knot.
- An unconventional diy pleated wreath from Jones Design Company
- Craft and décor from Duck Brand duct tape
- Wreaths carry many meanings from New York Times
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I get very inspired by looking at all the duct tape options at the sewing or craft stores. I found “College Duck Tape” in NC State style, so I’m making a wreath to use to show our school spirit! The repeat of the design on this tape is 5 inches, so I have to change the length of the cut strips to 2.5 inches so that both designs on the tape show on the wreath. I also found glow-in-the-dark tape that I think will be very cool on the front door in the evenings. What combination do you want to try?
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