Now that duct tape comes in cool patterns and colors, it's become a crafters' dream material.
You can create so many unexpected things with it like these colorful duct tape flower pencils.
If you're looking for a simple back-to-school teacher gift, how about making some and getting your kids to help. They're simple to do.
This duct tape flower pencils DIY was created for us by Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine. Thanks, Shauna, I love the colors!
- Duct tape in a variety of colors and patterns
- Pencils or pens that coordinate with your duct tape
Many of the tutorials I see have you start by putting a layer of duct tape over the entire pencil. Don’t! You will then be unable to sharpen the pencils. I simply bought some bright pencils that coordinated with my duct tape. If you take the time to make these beauties, you want to be able to use them, right!? However, placing a layer of duct tape on the body of a pen would definitely work.
I used one pattern for my flowers but you can make your flowers with multiple colors and patterns. Cut 2” strips of all the duct tapes you decide to use for each individual flower.
I cut about 15-20 strips at a time and set them aside. Next, take a strip and fold one of the corners in.
Repeat on the opposite side. You will have formed a small triangle. This triangle becomes your petal.
Take your petal and stick it around the eraser (see photos). Repeat these steps, working your way around the eraser until the desired size of flower is achieved.
TIPS: You can use multiple colors and patterns in one flower, alternating petals. You will see in one of my flowers I layered the petals creating height. In another, I kept the petals the same height and just layered them around the existing petals. Both techniques create beautiful and different looking flowers. In my third flower I created a bud!
The size of your flower will depend on the layers of petals you place on it.
And here are the three different varieties!
For more inspiration, check out these back to school parties and crafts from our site.