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Duck Tape Roses transform ordinary pens and pencils into awesome floral works of art. Once you get the basic concept you can make them as simple or elaborate as you wish. Combine them with our duct tape carnation and sunflower to create an absolutely beautiful bouquet.
Colorful duct tape of your choice
Unsharpened pencil or a pen
Select the duct tape color you would like to use for the inside of your rose. Measure a piece of tape approximately 2 inches in length.
Place the piece of tape sticky side up on your work surface. Next, fold the upper left-hand corner inwards sticking the point to the center. Repeat this step with the upper right-hand corner. When you finished with both sides, the top of the duct tape should look like a triangle or rooftop.
Take your pencil or pen, and stick the end of it on the exposed sticky part of the duct tape. The triangular part should point away from the end of the pencil.
Wrap the remaining sticky part around the pencil.
Your first wrapped petal!
Now you can add as many petals as you'd like! Using the same or different duct tape color, fold in the top corners to make the rooftop just like you did in step two. Again, you are going to stick the pencil to the tape and wrap it around the pencil. However this time, stick the petal on the opposite side of your previous petal.
The points of each petal should be on opposite sides of the pencil.
Continue this process until you have as many petals as you like. Each time, try and place the point of the tape in a place where a space is available. Doing so will give your rose a nice full look.
Gently pull back on your petals to open up your flower.
Create the stem. Cut a 12-inch piece of green duct tape.
Flip it over so the sticky part is facing up. Place the edge at an angle near the bottom of the rose (at the top of the pencil) and wrap. As you wrap, twist the pencil and pull the "stem tape" tight and angular, so the tape moves downward and fits along the pencil. Your goal is to cover most of the pencil, leaving room at the bottom to sharpen it.
Finally, cut one more tiny piece of your "stem tape." You can also use any extra you had from the wrapping of the stem.
Wrap this little piece around the part of your pencil where the stem and the rose meet.
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Take a look at all the beautiful flowers you can create! You can even make a flower and attach it to something other than a pen, such as a hair clip!