Duct Tape Hair Clips and Bands

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Duck Tape’s craft expert demonstrates how to make unique hair accessories with duct tape.

    Kristin: Hi! I'm Kristin with Duck brand. And today I'm going to show you how to make some really go-hair accessories out of Duct Tape. I'm going to start of showing you how to make a bow. The colors I've selected are leopard and neon pink. To start off we need to make the center piece of the bow right here first. So in order to do that, you're going to take a couple of small pieces off the pink tape; and then I'm going to make my bow leopard. It's real simple; you just want to take probably about 18 inches off, tear it, fold the tape over, leave a little bit of piece at left, so it looks like this.

    Next, you're just going to wrap the two sides, just take them like so, and just adhere the adhesive to the other ends of the tape, so it kind of looks likes a cuff. Next, all you are going to do is take the edges of the tape and just pinch them together. There is really no right or wrong way to it. Just give it a good squeeze, and you can kind of see already the shape of the bow coming out. So we take these little pink pieces that we already tore, so you can see why we needed to that, because your hands are full holding the bow, so you just want to take the pink piece of tape, and just wrap it around the center of the bow, like so. So once you do that, you have a bow. And to give it a little bit of shape, you can stick your fingers in the sides and kind of poof them out, give it a little bit better bow shape. Keep that pucker. So next, we're going to take this bow and we're going to turn it into a really cool hair accessory. First I'm going to show you how to adhere this bow onto just a typical red clip, so with this second piece of pink tape, you're just going to take the bow, and you can see here is the open end, and you're going to want the bow here. So just stick the bow at the end, just leave a little bit of tape, so that hits the beret and sticks to it, because you don't want it to fall off the beret. And then you're going to wrap it around similarly to what you did the first time. You can see how it is attached to the beret. So now you have a really cool leopard beret. So using the same bow, I'm going to show you a really quick and easy way to put this on to a hair band. So we are just going to take this off, real simple, so the bow is already still together, and I have a blank hair-band right here. You can even get more creative, you can cover the hair-band in Duct tape. But just for time sake, I'm just going to show you how you can quickly get this bow on other hair-band. So you already have this tape right here. And if you don't have the tape on it, real simple, just take another small piece of tape, wrap it around, stick it on another hair-band. However you want it on there, there we go. You have the cool leopard and pink hair-band. So there is really an endless option of colors and patterns that you can use your imagination and create really cool hair accessories. You can do bows; you can do flowers like what I'm wearing on a head-band. So you can really co-ordinate with your outfits and just make them individual to your personalities.