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« on: February 16, 2005 11:18:07 PM »

I was very inspired by all the duct tape rose posts lately, and I thought they were the perfect idea for Valentines Day. The only problem is the glue on duct tape seems to irritate my skin. I went to Tar-zjay (Target) and got a multi pack of colored electrical tape and went nuts. I also noticed that the istructions for the duct tape roses leave you with a very cone shaped result, when real roses have more of a bowl shaped bottem. a simple extra fold is all that was needed to remedy that.


After you make the initial fold, you just overlap the exposed flaps.


I only use 13 "petals" per rose. This is the final result.

I also thought they could use some cute leaves, so....

I folded a piece of green tape over a short length of wire and cut it into a leaf shape and attatched it to the finished rose stem.

These are the finished roses that I gave to my fiance:
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2005 12:12:05 AM »

Oh that is neat. I will have to hit Tar-zjay tomorrow and try it out. Thanks for sharing!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2005 07:54:18 AM »

Ooh! I made my own in a very similar way! I like the green you used a lot
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2005 10:01:50 AM »

Those are gorgeous!  I love the way you figured out how to fix the petals! Way better than mine! Thanks so much for the tute! I need to go make new ones now!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2005 10:39:42 AM »

Those are great!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2005 03:41:53 PM »

I gasped when I saw that first flower, they are truly beautiful.  I love the variation, they look almost real.  Excellent work, I'm going to have to try that out myself, thanks for the tutorial!
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2005 09:34:17 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2005 11:08:42 AM »

haha, this is exactly what I did (use electrical markup tape that is), only that mine turned very waterlily because I maybe I didn't quite understand the original tutorial (but I do understand yours!)
There's a pic of my waterlily-rose posted here...
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=26205.msg214421#msg214421

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2005 09:57:32 PM »

I love the blue tape! That would make a really cool pen.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2005 11:08:49 PM »

oh, dude, those are nice - and it's a realy nice tutorial, too. i'm going to try it out right now, but since it's 1am and target's closed, i'm using gross old grey duct tape. mmm-mmm, that'll make for some charming roses, eh?
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2005 02:22:05 AM »

I love the blue tape! That would make a really cool pen.

yeah, I thought the same myself when looking at the finished result ^^ the blue is actually much darker though. I just need to find some of those mini calender-pens, and I could start a small buisness.. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2005 01:52:56 PM »

now, If I only had some duct tape.....

Great job..I like your variation...it makes the flower part look fuller w/o addin a gazillion pieces
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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2005 05:50:23 PM »

I tried this and couldn't get my duct tape roses to look anywhere near as good as yours! I just couldn't get the bottom to flatten out.

So, using your alteration (the fold) I tried to make something different and wound up with some really beautiful water lilies!

I don't have access to a digital camera right now but if you guys are interested I'll try to convince my friend to let me borrow hers.
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« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2005 06:57:12 PM »

wow i like this rose ALOT better than the regular ones. it looks so much more realistic! great job Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2005 07:27:30 PM »

Pretty, pretty!

I was thinking of getting some roses for my guy friend when I go see him in his play.  But I think he'd appreciate some of these more (he's a duct-tape kinda guy).

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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2005 02:52:44 PM »

so awesome!!! how do you make the very center part though? Huh
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2005 09:29:07 PM »

This is actually really interesting to me because i have a passion for making paper roses.  I may have to move on to your duct tape roses now!
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« Reply #17 on: October 15, 2005 10:46:02 PM »

Thanks so much!  This does help them look a lot better.  For some reason the flap from folding them bothered me, no clue why considering I don't think it matters with the finished product.  But I started cutting a small slit and folding it together that way.  Same shape, no flap.

Now if I could just figure out how to place the petals so I don't have a constant missing petal look.......lol

yours look so perfect.

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« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2006 01:29:44 PM »

I think I'm just extremely confused because I have no idea of how to even make the petals right! I'm using scissors right now but I don't think I need them... could you help?
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« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2006 05:49:07 PM »

 Shocked those are made of ducktape?!
that's talent right there folks .. maybe not to you guys but i wouldn't be able to do that so it's all the more amazing!

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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006 08:13:39 PM »

Beautiful bouquet!

Now ... let's all get started. Valentine's Day isn't that far off you know.
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2006 08:49:22 AM »

wow. those are so gorgeous! that's the perfect valentine-surprise for my bf, he loves duct tape! haha Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2006 09:28:17 AM »

These roses are great!!!!  Outstanding work!!!  I made Water Lilies for my wifes little fountain pond I built her the summer.  I would love to make her and my daughters a dz roses for v day.  I understand you variation fold, but don't know how you got to the 1/2 diamond.  Can anyone help, or am I being dense.

I also noticed people saying they can't get them to lay/curve correctly.  I use an 18 or 20 ga. wire in the edge of my water lilies to shape them.  then you can use the wire stems out the bottom to connect all together and attach to stem.

Also, someone asked where to get colored duct tape, in my area one of our LCS - Michaels - has it in all primaries and neons.

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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2006 11:20:41 AM »

ooo. i liek those! i jusy made a bunch of duct tape roses and i think im gonna try your way with duct tape and electricle tape Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2006 11:51:31 AM »

I understand you variation fold, but don't know how you got to the 1/2 diamond.  Can anyone help, or am I being dense.

I second that. There's something I'm missing, and I really want to try this? Help, help please? =)

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2006 12:59:31 PM »

they look really real
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2006 09:55:36 AM »

those are so realiztic looking! i love them xD
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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2006 08:33:10 PM »

I've made these. How long have yours lasted though? because whenever I use electrical tape the tape eventually stops holding and the petals "unfold" a little. That's why I like duct tape better.

To the people that are confused, this is how you make the basic petals (imagine the white part as the sticky side of the tape) But in this drawing I made it look like you should use a long strip of tape for each petal, which doesn't look as good as using a shorter strip. Oh well I'm not a professional illustrator but you get the idea Smiley


Then you can overlap the bottom part like she did in the picture in the first post.
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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2006 04:39:27 PM »

Hiya, old thread I know, but I've just made a few of these (using electrical tape) and I too found the little fold in the bottom to be a great addition.

I fold mine in a different way however, I first used the technique in post above, but then tried this way and found it easier (apologies for the bad ascii-art, hopefully you can work out whats going on).

Starting with a long bit of tape, fold one end over on itself (leaving a bit at the bottom), then fold the other end down so the edges line up (and leave a bit at the bottom), then you can do the little tuck fold the original poster suggested, and wrap round your stem.

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This eliminates the rather odd looking "pocket" on the petals of the other side (where the top triangle has been folded over in such a way as to leave a slit along one side of it, which looks weird to me. It also seems to encourage the tips of each petal to ever so slightly bend outwards, which looks good too.
Of course, it also proves bigger petals, which might be too large on 50mm duct tape, but are great with thin electrical tape.
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« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2006 06:10:36 PM »

I love these so much! What a great idea to give them as a gift to someone special!
wow how come I haven't thought of that yet? hahah
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2007 06:06:02 PM »

this are gorgeous!! i tried this a while ago, they didnt come out nearly as good!
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« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2007 08:17:47 AM »

Those r really awesome!!!
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