Saturday, October 22, 2011

Duct Tape Necklace

This necklace was made entirely out of duct tape for this month's challenge at

While it might not be a quality piece that you would want to wear on a daily basis, it would be a good alternative to use to make a costume piece for Halloween as it is much lighter than a chain this size would be and you wouldn't have cold metal against a bare neck if you wore something other than a turtleneck on a windy night and does look more realistic from a distance.

I cut two twenty inch strands of the duct tape and cut each of those strips into three equal parts.

I also cut several smaller pieces about and 1/4 wide and 1 inch long.

On four of the strands, you are going to fold into thirds toward the center of the tape to create each strand.  The red in the picture represents the center of the strand.  Fold over the left edge over then center, then the right.  Repeat on three more strands.

To create each strand in the twisted strands, tape a thin strip of tape the ends of two strands together at one end and then anchor to a table with a heavy book or have someone hold the other end and pull one strand over the other and continue to do so until you come to the end and then then wrap a thin strip of tape around the ends.

Repeat with the other set of strands.

With the two remaining 20 inch strips fold in half of in thirds (I did mine in half - I think it would look better if it had been folded into thirds and tape one end to a twisted end and the other end to the other twisted end.

Tape the two open ends together and you have a DIY Duct Tape Necklace.

Check out some of the other amazing items other users made out of duct tape:


Miao inspired headpiece

 Screen Sirens- made entirely out of duct tape

An old chair recovered into a Narnia throne

A duck made out of duct tape :)


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1 comment:

  1. It is absolutely amazing how many things people make out of duct tape. I have seen prom dresses but never jewelrey. I made a wallet for my youngest son...I will have to hide this post from him. He will be wanting a necklace or bracelet!