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Dress up with duct tape! You can create fun, colorful accessories using just the sticky stuff and a few other items. This tutorial will not only show you how to make a pendant and matching ring, but also teach you the technique you can use to make anything you like!
To begin, you'll need several pieces of duct tape fabric. (Check out our how-to here.) In this tutorial, you'll need at least two pieces, about 3 to 5 inches square. Using your marker, draw a circle shape on one piece of duct tape fabric. Draw a flower shape on the other. They should be the same size so that the "flower" can fit nicely on the circle.
Cut out your shapes with your scissors.
Fold your shapes in half, and carefully make two small snips near the center. The resulting slits should line up for both of your shapes.
Take your pipe cleaner and cut it in half.
String a bead onto the pipe cleaner, pushing it into the center. Bend the pipe cleaner in half, using the bead as a center point. Push both "legs" of the pipe cleaner through the slits in your flower shape, going from front to back.
Push the pipe cleaner "legs" through the slits in the circle shape, going from front to back.
The back of your shapes should look like this, with two pipe cleaner "legs" sticking out.
If you're making a ring, take the remainder of the pipe cleaner "legs" and twist them together into a ring. Use your finger to see how large you should make it; it should be able to slide on and off easily without being too loose! Be sure that any sharp pipe cleaner ends are carefully tucked away from the skin.
If you're making a pendant, fold the pipe cleaner legs over each other to hold everything together, then trim the excess pipe cleaner.
Using either a duct tape sticker or a spare strip of duct tape, firmly seal in the pipe cleaner.
Using your scissors, make an additional tiny snip at the top of your circle shape.
Loop your length of chain, twine, ribbon, or yarn through the hole.
Your new duct tape pendant is ready to wear!