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Topic: Duct Tape Rose Bouquet with Tutorial!  (Read 29623 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2007 05:49:53 AM »

This is so awesome-- thank you for the tutorial. I really want to try to do this. They're beautiful and you'd never imagine they were tape!
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2007 08:08:56 AM »

Thanks for all the great comments! I do have one suggestion- if you decide to try it yourself, use a thicker gauge wire- the flower heads are heavy!
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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2007 08:16:12 AM »

I must say your roses are prettier than mine!  The problem I usually have with my duct tape roses is that after a while they tend to fall apart...have you had that problem as well?  The only way I've figured out to solve it is to wire the whole thing together, like I did here:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=112780.msg1076811#msg1076811
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007 03:53:14 PM »

thanx for the tut. i love iti have a whole tower of different colors of duct tape so i made a rose with lime green and black duct tape it looks sooo freaking awesome. im decorating my room with lime green and black so its perfect THANX THANX THANX!!!
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2007 05:58:30 PM »

thanx for the tut. i love iti have a whole tower of different colors of duct tape so i made a rose with lime green and black duct tape it looks sooo freaking awesome. im decorating my room with lime green and black so its perfect THANX THANX THANX!!!

nika: that sounds really awesome. Can you post a pict?
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2007 12:44:34 PM »

These are so rad but I can't figure out how to make them look like flowers.  Mine end up looking like a massive silver funnel.  Maybe I'm making the tape too long?  AGH!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007 04:29:38 PM »

Perhaps the tape is too long? Otherwise, try arranging the petals so they are spread evenly across the rose, not vertically up. Kinda hard to explain- it takes a lot of playing around with to get right. Anyone else have any suggestions?
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« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2007 12:17:28 AM »

this is great! thanks for the tute crafty bf are awesome!
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2007 12:47:16 PM »

Oh I tried this for the first time! The tuutorial was actually something easy I could understand. Smiley I didn't do the wire. Since it was a test I just wrapped it around theeraser on my pencil. Now I need to go out to buy different colors and sit down to make a bouquet of flowers. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm sure I'm not the last to say that though lol. The picture is as follows...

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007 12:43:57 PM »

whatzudoin: I love the blue! Arent blue roses symbolic of friendship? Use heavy wire if you decide to go that way. Seth (the bf) used 24 gauge floral wire- which made the roses kinda floppy.
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