Duct Tape Jewelry

Dress up using duct tape! You can make all kinds of jewelry out of the sticky stuff, and we'll show you how!
Materials List

Additional duct tape



Pipe cleaners


Chain, thread, ribbon, or yarn for necklace (optional)

How to
Step 1

You'll need at least two pieces of duct tape fabric, 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.

Step 2

Cut out your shapes with your scissors.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Take your pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Push the pipe cleaner "legs" through the slits in the circle shape, going from front to back.

Step 7

The back of your shapes should look like this, with two pipe cleaner "legs" sticking out.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

If you're making a pendant, fold the pipe cleaner legs over each other to hold everything together, then trim the excess pipe cleaner.

Step 10

Using either a duct tape sticker or a spare strip of duct tape, firmly seal in the pipe cleaner.

Step 11

Using your scissors, make an additional tiny snip at the top of your circle shape.

Step 12

Loop your length of chain, twine, ribbon, or yarn through the hole.

Step 13

Your new duct tape pendant is ready to wear!

Craft Length
30 - 60 minutes
Use your noodle! (challenging; focus required)
Duct Tape
Jewelry and wearables
Prep Time
5 - 10 minutes
1 adult per 2 children
Variation Photos