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Duck Tape Bead Bracelet

Crafting Time:
  • Under 1 Hour
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Duck® brand duct tape sheets, in colors & designs of choice
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Straw
  • Child’s plastic knitting needle
  • Wood or plastic beads
  • 1 spool sheer ribbon, approx. 1/2"

DIRECTIONS:
1. Cut Duck® brand duct tape using the grid on the back of the sheet. Cut strips 1½ blocks wide and 4½ blocks long. Position scissors at the center of one short end and cut up to the top corner. Repeat on the other side to make an elongated triangle.
2. Peel the Duck® tape away from the backing paper at the wide end, not removing the entire backing paper. Lay the triangle sticky side up on the work surface and position the straw 1/4" down from the edge of the wide end.
3. Roll the straw back toward the wide end of the triangle to secure. Peel off the remainder of the backing paper and guide the tape onto the straw. Create 4 to 6 beads for the bracelet (about 26 if making a necklace).
4. Cut 24" length of ribbon for a bracelet (38" for a necklace). Cut the ribbon ends at a diagonal for easy threading. Attach the needle.
5. String Duck® tape beads and wood beads on the ribbon in desired pattern.
6. The bracelet (necklace) is designed to slip over hand (head). To test for the correct length, string on the beads and pinch both the ribbon ends together, just above the beads. Attempt to slip the bracelet (necklace) on. Adjust the number of beads needed accordingly.
7. Tie the ribbon ends in a knot just above the beads, keeping the beads from crowding each other, so they fall gracefully. Tie a bow, pull the bow tight, and trim the ribbon tails.

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