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.

You will need

  • Scissors
  • Red and green duct tape
  • Floral wire

Step 1 Cut tape Cut several strips of red duct tape 2 inches in length.

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.