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How to Craft a Duct Tape Tie

This homemade duct tape tie is perfect to wear at your next school dance, for a Halloween costume, or anywhere!


  • Step 1: Cut two strips of duct tape Cut two strips of duct tape, 56 inches in length.
  • TIP: Choose any duct tape color for your tie.
  • Step 2: Stick together Stick the two strips of duct tape together, sticky side to sticky side.
  • Step 3: Trace tie shape Use your pen to trace a tie shape by placing the real tie on top of your duct tape.
  • Step 4: Cut out the tie Cut out the tie shape with your scissors.
  • Step 5: Decorate Cut strips and different shapes from duct tape and give your tie a pattern. Make stripes, polka dots, or paisleys. Use a variety of colors to garnish your tie.
  • FACT: Stripes on American ties usually run from the top right to the bottom left while English ties run from top left to bottom right.

You Will Need

  • Scissors
  • Colored duct tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Pen
  • Tie

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