Yep, you read that title correctly. I’ve created a Duct Tape Pennant Banner. The medium of choice for this months Project Challenge was Duct Tape or HVAC Tape. And I had grandiose plans for an ah-mAY-zing duct tape project. I even bought my duct tape months ago when I saw a roll of red, white, and blue Union Jack print duct tape. But, alas. My duct tape roll went missing. Abduction charges have been placed on my youngest daughter 😀
Seriously this is so easy I feel a bit guilty even calling it a project and showing you the ‘tutorial’!
You will need:
Duct tape of your choice (I found this glittery stuff at Dollar General)
Baker’s Twine or Twine of your choice (I had this on hand)
Scissors (using your fav vintage scissors is optional)
*note – because this tape was glittery their was a backing to it instead of it just sticking to itself on the roll like most tapes, so the glitter didn’t all pull off when it was unrolled.
Step 1: Cut pieces of tape the length you want your pennants. Mine were approx. 5in. (I cut all of them at once because of the backing on the glittery tape. If you are using non-glittery duct tape that just sticks to itself on the roll, you may need to do one piece at a time and complete all the steps for one piece at a time instead of cutting them all to start with.
Step 2: Tie a knot in your twine. (this is optional but I like the look best)
Step 3: If your tape is glittery and has a backing, fold it in half to mark the center. If your tape does not have the backing you can eyeball the center as you put it on the twine. Cutting your pieces a bit longer would give you more to work with so you can trim them up if you don’t get the ends quite even.
Step 4: If the tape has a backing, take the backing off and lay the center of the tape on twine.
Step 5: Fold tape around the twine and onto itself keeping edges as even as possible. Stick together firmly.
Step 6: Cut an upside down ‘v’ into the bottom of the pennant.
Step 7: Repeat with all your pennants. (I used 7 pennants but you can totally personalize this to whatever length you want. When all your pennants are on, cut your twine and tie a knot in the other end.
Step 8: Hang your banner and enjoy!
Wow! I managed to come up with 8 steps to this project 😀 You know – to make it seem like a cool project that actually needs a tutorial!
Now where to hang it? I tried it here on my stairway. I liked it, but it sort of disappeared. It needed to be bigger or add another one or something.
I really didn’t want to make more banners right then, so I added this wondrous blanket scarf I just got from Old Navy.
Do you love the blanket scarf trend? Did you know it’s vintage? (the idea is vintage not this scarf) Isn’t that cool? I love vintage!
Now I liked it pretty well. I also like my middle girl’s boots. And no they don’t always sit there, I just like them so I plopped them on the stool for a photo prop.
I liked it on the stairway but you know what? It wasn’t really tied on very well. The one side was kind of just tossed over the edge and I knew that would never stay put with kids running up and down the steps. So I put it on my piano instead. And here it will stay – till the Christmas decor comes out and I start cleaning and decking the halls for the holidays!
I rather think it looks like it was created just for this spot. And the blanket scarf works amazingly well as a blanket! I’m not sure my blanket scarves will ever get worn as scarves 😀
Now that I’ve shared my Duct Tape Project it’s time for you to head over to see my friends projects – and believe me they have some amazing stuff to share with you! I’m truly blown away with what you can create with a simple thing like Duct Tape!
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