Au revoir ma biches. Je m’appelle Sara et I’m going to show you how to make duct tape rose pens.
And trust me, they are a lot classier than they sound.
One of my dad’s roommate is a craft goddess so she taught me how to make these awesome little things and I thought I’d share it with y’all.
What you will need:
- Duct tape, any color (Target and Home Depot have some cool ones)
- Green duct tape (If you want to make leaves and wrap the pen to look like a stem)
- Cutting board
- Exacto Knife (Scissors will work)
- A pen with a cap (Push-up pens won’t work)
Step 1: Cut a hole in the box. (Kudos if you got that reference)
Step 1: Roll out some duct tape, preferably on a cutting board if you’re using an exacto knife like me. I’m using candy cane tape
Step 2: Using an exacto knife, or scissors, cut out perfect squares of duct tape. If you mark your cutting board like this on, makes life sooo easy.
Step 3: Fold the square as such. It’s ok if one of the sticky sides is bigger than the other at first, because then you’re going to fold it again. When folding for the second time, try to fold it so the biggest sticky side is sticking out. Your finished petal should look like the third picture.
Step 4: Make a shit ton of petals. You can stick them like this on a cutting board so when you start your rose, they are easy to get.
Step 5: Wrap your pen! For this rose I’m doing a spiral design, but if you look at my other ones, you can do each petal across from eachother and it’ll look cool. Or mix it up! You want to wrap the tape about halfway up the pen cap, and wrap it tightly! Oh and wrap the top of the pen if you don’t want it to show in the middle.
Step 6: Leaf time! Now cut the green duct tape into a square and fold it just like the petal. Instead of just sticking it on, pinch it a little bit so it actually looks like a leaf. then wrap around it with a small strip of tape. I think 2 look cool. And if you decide to wrap the actual pen, it looks like a stem. Well… a very ghetto stem but you get the point.
Peace out girl scout.