Hello there! Valentine's Day
is coming, now is the best time to share this Duct Tape Rose tutorial! This is a method of making realistic roses with tape and suction tube. I make sure to take a lot of photos so you can understand each step, so let's get started!
Tape Tape Rose Tutorial
tape. Two (or more!) colors.
We will start with any color of the rose flower part you want. You can even use multiple colors and alternate them for a beautiful effect, or use patterned tape.
Cut a piece of tape that is 3 inches long. It takes this length of tape to make roses, and it takes 7 to 12 pieces of tape. Place your sticky side up. Fold one of the top corners down to the middle of the tape. Approximately half an inch of stickiness is visible at the bottom. Fold down the other top corner in the same way.
If you like the "pointy rose" effect, you can keep the tip of the triangle. However, if you want to make a realistic rose, continue to trim the top of the triangle with the curve shown below. This is your basic rose petal. Now, if you don’t want to show the color of the straw when you look at the rose, cover the top opening of the straw with a small piece of tape. My straw is green, so I like how it looks when displayed.
Place the edge of the rose petal on the top of the straw and wrap it tightly to form the center of the rose.
Make more petals and continue to wrap them in the same direction in the same way. I occasionally fold the base as shown to increase the movement of the petals. Wrap three to four petals in the same way, and then there will be rose buds.
Now you can make this rose look as beautiful and full as it is in full bloom. Take your next petal and place the center on the bottom of the rose. Then wrap each side up, but wrap them up, as shown in the photo. This will cause the top of the petals to open and create the classic rose shape.
Continue to add the outer petals in the same way, moving them around the rose to make it round and beautiful. When you are satisfied with the fullness of the rose, you can stop adding petals! Tip: If the rose petals use dark colors, use matching permanent markers to color the cut edges of the petals to match them.
Let us now work on the basis of roses. You will use green tape or whatever color you choose for the rod. Cut an 8-inch piece and fold it lengthwise, leaving about half an inch of stickiness at the bottom. Use scissors to cut the folded part of the tape into sharp, grass-like shapes. Place one edge of the sticky part against the bottom of the rose.
Start wrapping it around the root of the rose, and then go down the straw a little while wrapping it.
If your straw is curved like mine, please make sure that the curved part is fully compressed, then take a small piece of tape, wrap it around the curved part, and then partially wrap it around the rose base to ensure that the stem is firm and safe .
Now, use the tape to cut off a piece of tape that is slightly longer than the straw. Place the long side along the length of the straw, from below the bottom of the rose flower to the end of the straw. Slowly roll it up to cover the entire straw and create the stem of the rose. Don't worry about whether the tape will wrinkle, nothing is perfect in nature. If you want the rose to look like a professional florist rose, please cut off the stem tip at the angle shown. You can leave roses like this, but if you want to add leaves, then these are the steps next!
Cut a 4 inch piece of tape. Fold it into width wisely, leaving about half an inch of stickiness. Trim the edges to curves as shown to create your leaf shape. Then, you will keep cutting such small notches along both sides of the leaf.
This is roughly what it should be. I made two leaves for the rose, but you can feel more or less as you like.
Like the outer rose petals, wrap the sticky base of the leaves around the rose so that they protrude slightly from the stem.