Saturday, 30 November 2013

Duck Tape Colours Christmas Crafts

I actually love Duck tape Colours. That's probably a confession I'll regret, but it's totally true.


I think my love affair started back in 1998 when I ran a parent and toddler group and stupidly raised enough cash to buy a little bouncy castle. Within 6 months it was almost entirely made of various shades of duck tape and was pretty much bombproof. I've used it to fix everything from jackets and chairs to Christmas trees and bag straps.

When I was given the opportunity to review I got quite excited. I told my partner and he got excited. We're a good match.

Duck tape can fix just about anything, but it isn't only useful for fixing things, you can also make things - loads of things. The new and extensive range of 15 Duck Tape Colours rolls makes it even easier and more effective.

Penguin Duck Tape

I first saw these Christmas trees a while ago, and it was a natural choice at this time of year. I can't credit the originator because I have no way of knowing who first made them.

Duck Tape Colours UK

The cone is any card or thick paper you might have. No-one sees it, so mine is pre-loved. Cut 'not quite' a semi circle and then fasten the two edges together - with a little tape naturally.


You make the 'branches' by ripping off a rectangular piece and forming the triangle shapes that have a strip of tape along one side.


Then you cover your cone starting at the bottom.


Each layer covers the imperfections in the layer before it.


When you've made your tree, you need to decorate it....well, I think so anyway. Apparently most of the internet doesn't agree, so ideas are far and few between. I decided I wanted garlands. Paper chains seemed very possible.


Tear off thin strips, or cut, then fold each one nearly in half, so a bit of sticky is still there, and fasten each one into ring connecting with the one before until you have a chain long enough to decorate the tree.

Mini Paper Chain Duck Tape

Add some baubles and voila...

Christmas Tree from Duck Tape

While I was doing that, one of the kids picked up the tape and made these tiny roses....

Duck tape tiny flowers

I'm stunned, they're gorgeous and took only a few minutes. There's definitely a natural talent there that we've never noticed before... I've put the white rose onto white paper so that you can see the detail..


If you want to find out if your children have a natural talent with Duck Tape, or make your very own Christmas Tree, or any of the millions of other things possible, then Duck Tape retails at around £6.00 for a 9m roll and is available on Amazon and nationwide. The Duck Tape Website has a Ducktivities section with loads of inspiration and 'how-to' make all sorts of things including handbags and wallets, bows and Christmas Wreaths.

ET Speaks From Home has some more craft ideas on her blog post here..
 

Red Rose Mummy


91 comments:

  1. Love the Christmas Tree, I'd have a go at that.

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  2. I'd like to make flowers. :)

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  3. I would love to have a go at making the tree and decorations x

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  4. I'd give the tree a go but I'm sure my little boy would have some other ideas x

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  5. I'd love to give the tree a go and i think my kids would love to try all of them - they are more creative and arty than their mummy.

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  6. I remember the old adverts for some glue or other, where a bloke in a boiler suit was stuck to something, waved about but didn't fall off. I (jokingly) threaten my kids with duck tape all the time. I want to do the duck taping the kids (for fun) to something to see how strong it is. I'm sure this make me either a bad parent or awesome. I'm hoping for the latter.

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  7. I'd love to master those roses! They look so difficult but I trust you when you say they don't take that long to do :)

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  8. That tree is brilliant! As is the roses well done to your little one x

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  9. I love the Christmas tree so think I would give that a go!

    Ashleigh

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  10. Mini paper chains for the dolls house.

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  11. I'd love to try the roses.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  12. It would have to be the tree - it is epic!!

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  13. Love the roses and think I'd like to try making some bag charms.

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  14. Thanks for the mention! Love your tree!

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  15. The roses are so pretty, I'd love to try making those.

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  16. I like the idea of trying to make a Duck tape Duck!!

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  17. I love your stocking and Christmas tree!

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  18. I would copy the tree idea cos it is genius!

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  19. The christmas tree is amazing, I will try that first

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  20. I would make boring things festive.

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  21. Meredith Meredith245 at yahoo dot com4 December 2013 at 03:00

    I would make a wallet.

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  22. Myself and the boys would try the garlands

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  23. Its Handy For Everything.. Now With more Exciting Fab Colours Iam in my Eliment

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  24. a tree!! My kids would love it x

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  25. Id like to try to copy your xmas tree. That is fab

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  26. would have a go at that tree! Bet it's harder than you make it look though!

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  27. I would love to have a go at the tree, it looks fab

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  28. Picture frames for my little boys artwork!

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  29. I'd decorate a canvas for my daughters room... then anything else laying about!

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  30. i would spruce up the boring black tv and dvd player and wrap some round the chair legs that keep getting knocked about.

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  31. I'd make some of those funky Christmas decorations!

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  32. Paper chains

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  33. I'd give my bicycle some colour

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  34. I would make a funky Christmas stocking.

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  35. Christmas Bits :) x

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  36. Bows and flowers - the roses are beautiful!

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  37. I would make a christmas wreath :)

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  38. I would save it for when I have to make the easter hats for the kids at school

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  39. wrap christmas presents nicely

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  41. Fancy bag

    @vandervaulk

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  42. A bear - paper mâché body with strips of duct tape for texture. I'd probably have more fun than the kids!

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  43. I'd make the Christmas tree it looks amazing!

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  44. Christmas tree idea is really good! Would like to try :)

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  45. I would *try* to make the little flowers. (I'd also probably give some to my incredibly crafty husband to see what he could make from it, probably some sort of flying machine!)

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  46. sherri mse fordham17 December 2013 at 08:31

    The christmas trees are fab! I would play around with them and try to do something different

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  47. I love the penguin design! I bet it would be great for making baubles! :)

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  48. would love to do the tree it looks fab!!

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  49. I'd make the roses

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  50. I've seen handbags made from duct tape on a crafters blog I'd like to have a go at.

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