This is another short guest post from my mom, who is much craftier than I am. We made these how-to guides for Ebay, as part of the Influenster program, but I wanted to share them with you here as well. Enjoy!
This is a really cute, easy craft, and with the variety of duct tape patterns now available, there is something for everyone!
You will need the following for this project:
- 1 roll of duct tape
- a ruler
- a headband
Although you can use plain or colored duct tape, patterned rolls of duct tape are available in many craft stores, as well as Walmart. They are also available on Ebay, here. Different patterns you can choose from include: mustaches, paw prints, geometric designs, owls, licensed designs such as Hello Kitty and even macaroni and cheese! Around the holidays, spiders/webs and reindeer patterns come out. We will be creating a Gummy Bear headband and a Realtree headband in this guide.
From one roll, you can make at least ten bows. Any fairly narrow headband is suitable. The ones I am using in this tutorial are from Walmart and you get six for around three dollars. There are special scissors in the craft store that cut things that are adhesive without sticking, but you can use regular scissors as well. Another tip is that if you do not have a ruler available, you can use a dollar bill to measure, since it is about six inches long.
All you have to do to create your duct tape headband is the following:
- Cut an 18-inch strip of duct tape.
- Very carefully, fold it almost in half, leaving a one inch piece on the end with the adhesive exposed. (It will be about 9 inches now)
- Fold over once again and stick together with the exposed adhesive.
- Fan fold into a bow and wrap a small strip around it to hold it.
- Cut another small piece to attach the bow to the headband. This should be off center of the headband.
See the pictures below for a visual of all of these steps!