Duck Tape® Sunflower Hair Clip
Duct tape has endless possibilities, especially when it’s Duck Tape, available in lots of vibrant colors.
- Duck Tape®: Yellow, Black, Brown, Lime Green
- Hair Barrette
- Floral Wire
- X-Acto® Knife
- Cutting Board
- Wire Cutters
Lay one 12-inch strip each of brown and black tape onto the cutting board. Use the X-Acto knife to make one cut lengthwise down the middle of each strip. Make many small cuts crosswise to end up with about 24 squares of each color.
Fold each square into a triangle on one end. Note: each piece should look like a house shape or like the shape of home plate.
Cut a piece of floral wire about 5-inches long. Starting at the middle, wrap a triangle piece of tape around the wire then take a triangle piece of the other color and wrap it around the first triangle piece. Continue for about 8 triangle pieces then bend the wire that’s sticking up out of the middle of the flower and bend it down against the triangle shapes that have been overlapped onto each other. Continue sticking triangle shapes to the flower making sure to keep it looking as circular as possible, until all triangle shapes are used.
Repeat steps 1-3 using a 5 or 6-inch strip of orange tape. Stick these around the outside of the unfinished flower overlapping them slightly. Repeat this step with yellow tape.
Cut eight 3-inch pieces of floral wire. Tear off eight 6-inch pieces of yellow tape. Lay out the tape pieces, sticky side up, and place a wire in the middle of each on the bottom half of the tape. Fold the tape over onto itself so that all the edges meet. Trim the edges of one side so they come to a point like a petal. Bend all the petals slightly and tape them into place around the center of the flower.
To make leaf, cut a 4-inch piece of floral wire and a 5-inch piece of lime green tape. Lay the tape, sticky side up and place the floral wire in the middle on one end of the tape leaving about 1½-inches to 2-inches of wire exposed. Tape that wire to the base of the flower.
Use photo as a guide and follow manufacturer’s instructions for all products used.