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Now that winter is behind me, it’s time to add some Spring colors to my wardrobe! I have been playing around with some of the fun colors from Duck Tape® to come up with a few new accessories.
These colors are bright and reflect all the vibrant colors that are happening in nature right now!
Here are my Duck Tape® Spring accessories:
I love the green, so I decided to mix it with a little black and create a necklace and up-cycled clutch.
These are very easy and anyone can make them!
1.) Supplies for necklace: necklace chain, 1.88″ Duck Tape®, scissors, and pencil
2.) Layout three pieces of tape side by side with the sticky side facing up. Then place the necklace centered in the center of the tape.
3.) Carefully fold the tape over onto itself. This takes a little practice, so you might want to do a test run with the necklace first. 😉
4.) Draw a “v” shape starting about 1″ from the chain. See the above picture for clarity.
5.) Cut off the excess tape.
6.) Cut small strips to create a fringe!
The Duck Glitter® tape is a fun choice for making accessories! For another option, I just added a second layer for double fringe and squared off the “v”. See the photo below.
I love that you would have a hard time knowing I made it from a roll of Duck Tape®!!
The purse took a little longer to make but was just as easy.
1.) Supplies for up-cycled clutch: old clutch or thrift store find, scissors, 1.88″ and .75″ Duck Tape®. All clutches vary in size, shape and how they close, so you might have to make some adjustments to this tutorial.
2.) Start by wrapping the larger 1.88″ tape around the bottom half of the clutch. I found it easiest to start at the bottom and work up. Also, make sure to leave a little overhang to wrap over inside.
3.) If there is a clasp, just cover it initially then use your scissors to cut around it and remove the tape.
4.) Lay the clutch open with the flap flat.
5.) Cover the flap with the .75″ tape, but leave the tape a little longer on the ends. Then trim and fold inside.
5.) Embellish! I added one black stripe and a tassel for this design but you can come up with your own fun design.
Here’s how I made the tassel:
1.) Use two different colors of 1.88″ Duck Tape® for this tassel. Make 4 “ribbons” by folding the tape over onto itself lengthwise. I chose to make two of each color.
2.) Make another longer “ribbon” out of the .75″ tape. Then stack the four wider ribbons on top of one another and put the thinner one in the middle of them. (Ignore the cups in the tape. You can do that in another step.)
3.) Fold the stack in half with the longer ribbon still in the center. Then rip a piece of the .75″ tape down the center. If you cut a small slit, it should rip easily. Wrap the piece you ripped around the top to form the tassel.
4.) Cut small slits in the tape to make the fringe.
5.) To attach the tassel, fold the long ribbon (sticking out) in half and use the .75″ tape to cover it.
It’s such a fun color and looks like patent leather!!
For another option, use a metallic Duck Glitter® tape to add fringe to the flap of the clutch.
1.) Start with the basic instructions from above for the clutch. Then fold the glitter tape over onto itself long enough to cover the flap. Make a many as needed to run the length of the clutch.
2.) Lay another piece of tape (length of the clutch) with the sticky side facing up and attach all the pieces you made in the previous step halfway up.
3.) Fold that tape over. It will kind of look like a grass skirt at this point! 😉
4.) Attach the “skirt” to the clutch with another piece of tape, completely covering the flap.
5.) Trim the tape to follow the shape of the flap. (It’s easiest to flip the clutch over and trace it.) Then create fringe.
6.) Add a second layer slightly longer under the first one. To make this layer, fold the tape onto itself but leave part of the sticky side exposed at the top. You can just attach each of these pieces separately.
What Spring crafts are you making this year?