How To Make A Simple Duct Tape Holiday Ornament

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Duck brand Duct Tape representative Kristy Kalnitzky demonstrates how make a duct tape holiday ornament.

    Kristy Kalnitzky: Hi! I am Kristy with Duck Brand Duct Tape. Today I am going to show you how to make a simple holiday ornament.

    This is a beginner level craft that should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. For this project, I am going to use a foam ball, pipe cleaner and gold duct tape. There are a couple of different looks that you can do to create your ornament.

    If you want a smoother look, I just took many squares of duct tape and laid it flat on to the foam circle. Or here is a glass ornament and we just cut out a lot of little duct tape circles and applied it to the outside for a different decorated look.

    We are going to work with this crinkle style today. The first step to make this is just take the foam ball and actually cover it with multiple squares of duct tape. So the entire thing is covered.

    The next step is to take about a one inch piece of duct tape and I am just going to pinch the center like this to start the crinkled look and bring in all of the sides, while also keeping some of the adhesive exposed on the bottom the tape, so we can still put it on the ball. Continue this step until you have the entire ball covered.

    So finally, I am going to take a pipe cleaner to create a hook so we can hang it from something. I am just going to fold it in half like this and then I am going to wrap around one of the pieces a few times just to make it more secure.

    And before you put it down, I feel like these need to be trimmed up a little, so I am just going to cut the edges, but leaving a little bit of a piece here, so I can tape it to the top of the ornament.

    So place where you want it to go and again I have a small piece of duct tape already cut off. So the one end here, I am just going to tape it down and take one more piece and tape down the other side.

    And that's how you make a simple holiday ornament.