Sunday, October 10, 2010

Duct Tape Halloween Wreath Craft

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"Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."
~Oprah Winfrey
Thanks goodness for Duct tape.It's unbelievable what this incredible tape can do. You see above the most recent example of my Halloween decor....but duct tape is capable of so much more. As a Maine-ah, I am particularly aware of the benefits of this wonder tape. We don't go anywhere without it. I was at a craft show at the end of the summer and there was booth entirely devoted to duct tape made goods. None of us were surprised to see it there though all of us were probably thinking, "Ayuh, I made that one befor-ah".
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 One of the more popular humorists of central Maine, Gary Crocker, has devoted a whole section of his website to Duct Tape Tips:
  http://www.garycrocker.com/duct-tape-tips.html

Here's a few quotes to whet your appetite:

~New Year's Day was very slippery and I had to go down to feed the chickens. I didn't want to fall so I wrapped Duct Tape around my boots with the sticky side out and then stomped in the cat litter. I went down and fed the chickens with no problem- worked like a dream. Wife's not too happy though. Cat's litter box is in the bathroom and I had to track through the bedroom to get outside. Guess she doesn't appreciate ingenuity!


~If you are on a diet and the rest of your family is not, put all of their snacks into the refrigerator and tape the doors shut with Duct Tape. Every time you want something, removing the tape will make so much noise that it will alert the rest of the family and you will not eat what you are trying not to.

You can actually buy plaid duct tape at LL Beans:
Maine Guide Duct Tape
Laugh all you want, but I'm eyeing this stuff for Christmas. :-)

If you want to make the wreath, it's really simple:
Black Duct Tape
Hot Glue
Black Electricians Tape
Dollar Store Raven
Foam Wreath
~Wrap that wreath all the way around with the duct tape.
~Make some sneaky little rosettes with the electricians tape and hot glue them onto the wreath (if you are going to place this outside, 'cause, hey, it's totally waterproof). If it is staying inside, you probably don't need to hot glue as long as you left some viable sticky surface of the electrical tape.
~Use the wonderfully little wires attached to the birds feet and push them through the tape and into the foam. Barring a hurricane, they're not going anywhere. 

“Magnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and The Force That Pulls Dogs Toward The Groins Of Strangers.”
~Dave Barry

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22 comments:

  1. Wow!!! This is fantastic, I totally LOVE it. With the raven, and the flowers, and the all black...this is probably my favorite wreath i have seen online so far this fall. Did I mention I love it??? Funny one about the kitty litter, ha!

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  2. Love this! It is so chic! Here from It's so Very Cheri. You caught my eye!!!

    Cindy

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  3. Very creative!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love Duct tape. Very creative, coming from Sugar Bee.

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  5. I love black wreaths. This is such a great project and who doesn't love duct tape?

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  6. I love this! I'm going to have to pick up the supplies for a Halloween wreath this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!

    www.underthebigoaktree.com

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  7. Super cute! Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY Fall Festival too, Missy! ;)

    Happy Fall!

    Roeshel

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  8. Wow I love this! What a creative way to use duct tape! The end result is fantastic, perfect for Halloween!

    Amie @ http://www.kittycatsandairplanes.blogspot.com/

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  9. Ingenious! Love it so much. Love all the stories and facts about duct tape too. This was a great post!

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  10. This is fantastic! I love it... I'm your newest follower-- and would love for you to share this at the weekly linky party I co-host "A Crafty Soiree" every Thursday at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

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  11. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's! I have loved duct tape for years. Have you ever seen the Red Green show? LOVE it!

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  12. Hi Missy! Just wanted to let you know I featured this today. Thanks so much for linking up to the Sunday Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it. Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  13. Well, any project that involves duct tape has my seal of approval! LOL

    I actually have a roll of leopard print duct tape!!! LOVE IT! :)

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  14. This is very creative! Love it!
    Kathy

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  15. You had me at duct tape--wow, love this! Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 Party.

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  16. Oh yeah...duct tape! LOVE duct tape (it is even the answer to my question in the blogger profile). Really fun idea...I always love a new and unusual use for an item.

    Holly
    504 Main

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  17. Now how clever is that!!! I must remember "duct tape" -- is there anything it can't do? Thank you so much for sharing at the Boardwalk Bragfest. It's a keeper!

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  18. That is fabulous! If you don't want to buy a foam wreath, you could make one out of 2 cardboard wreath shapes with some foam peanuts (or anything,I was thinking light) between to give depth. If you don't want to buy a crow...er I don't want to go there!
    Kathy

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