You Will Need ...
  1. Duct tape fabric

  2. Additional duct tape

  3. Scissors

  4. Marker

  5. Pipe cleaners

  6. Beads

  7. Chain, thread, ribbon, or yarn for necklace (optional)

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Step 1: 

To begin, you'll need several pieces of duct tape fabric. (Check out our how-to here.) In this tutorial, you'll need at least two pieces, about 3 to 5 inches square. Using your marker, draw a circle shape on one piece of duct tape fabric. Draw a flower shape on the other. They should be the same size so that the "flower" can fit nicely on the circle.

Step 2: 

Cut out your shapes with your scissors.

Step 3: 

Fold your shapes in half, and carefully make two small snips near the center. The resulting slits should line up for both of your shapes.

Step 4: 

Take your pipe cleaner and cut it in half.

Step 5: 

String a bead onto the pipe cleaner, pushing it into the center. Bend the pipe cleaner in half, using the bead as a center point. Push both "legs" of the pipe cleaner through the slits in your flower shape, going from front to back.

Step 6: 

Push the pipe cleaner "legs" through the slits in the circle shape, going from front to back.

Step 7: 

The back of your shapes should look like this, with two pipe cleaner "legs" sticking out.

Step 8: 

If you're making a ring, take the remainder of the pipe cleaner "legs" and twist them together into a ring. Use your finger to see how large you should make it; it should be able to slide on and off easily without being too loose! Be sure that any sharp pipe cleaner ends are carefully tucked away from the skin.

Step 9: 

If you're making a pendant, fold the pipe cleaner legs over each other to hold everything together, then trim the excess pipe cleaner.

Step 10: 

Using either a duct tape sticker or a spare strip of duct tape, firmly seal in the pipe cleaner.

Step 11: 

Using your scissors, make an additional tiny snip at the top of your circle shape.

Step 12: 

Loop your length of chain, twine, ribbon, or yarn through the hole.

Step 13: 

Your new duct tape pendant is ready to wear!

Age: 
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length: 
30 - 60 minutes
Difficulty: 
Use your noodle! (challenging; focus required)
Duct Tape: 
Jewelry and wearables
Prep Time: 
5 - 10 minutes
Supervision: 
1 adult per 2 children
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