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How to Craft a Duct Tape Rose

Give that special someone a rose that will survive without water or sunlight. Make a rose or a whole bouquet with duct tape.


  • Step 1: Cut tape Cut several strips of red duct tape 2 inches in length.
  • TIP: Use other colors, such as yellow or white, for your rose.
  • Step 2: Make a petal Fold the left corner of one of the squares, sticky side up, down towards the opposite corner, leaving some adhesive showing on the right side and the bottom.
  • Step 3: Attach to wire Place the floral wire on top of the exposed adhesive on the bottom left side of your first petal. Wrap the tape around the wire.
  • Step 4: Make more petals Make another rose petal. Tilt the petal slightly to the left, and secure it to the wire with the exposed adhesive next to the first petal.
  • Step 5: Repeat Keep making and adding petals to the wire until you have a full rose.
  • Step 6: Make a stem Cut a piece of tape twice the length of the stem. Cut or tear it lengthwise so it is one quarter its original width.
  • Step 7: Wrap Wrap the tape along the wire and then cut away any excess tape.
  • FACT: According to fossil evidence, the rose is 35 million years old.

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Red and green duct tape
  • Floral wire

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