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February 13, 2012 7:34 AM   Subscribe

Paper flowers are lovely, but if you are feeling crafty and want to make your loved one something a bit different this Valentine's Day, why not make them some Realistic Duct-Tape Roses? [via]
posted by quin (15 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's duct tape for the 3 month anniversary right? Paper for one year and mintie wrapper torn into a long strip for the one month.
posted by gomichild at 7:37 AM on February 13, 2012


To this day, one of my greatest life accomplishments is creating a duct tape dart case (including a little pouch for flights and extra stems). Something like this could easily best that.
posted by slogger at 7:39 AM on February 13, 2012


Because nothing says "Let's stick together," like a "realis-stick" rose made of duct tape.
posted by Diagonalize at 8:02 AM on February 13, 2012


I hope my wife likes silver roses!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 8:05 AM on February 13, 2012


I completely failed about halfway through one of the beginner origami roses.
posted by smackfu at 8:06 AM on February 13, 2012


(And if you are going to have a site where every step of the folding is on a new page, you might want to have your server not return 500 errors on every other page load.)
posted by smackfu at 8:32 AM on February 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


You could just wrap a real rose with duct tape.
posted by Xhris at 8:42 AM on February 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


In the wise words of Red Green "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
posted by seawallrunner at 9:29 AM on February 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just got out of the Michael Jackson thread and read, "Racist Duct-Tape roses."
posted by cmoj at 9:31 AM on February 13, 2012


...why not make them some Realistic Duct-Tape Roses?

Oh, I think you know why not.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:10 AM on February 13, 2012


Well, it's not just for Valentines Day, you know about the Duct Tape Prom Dresses? You need a bouquet or a cordage right?
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 11:51 AM on February 13, 2012


I made my first duct tape wallet almost 20 years ago. Since that time I discovered that polypropylene tape was superior to duct tape for this purpose. I suspect it might work well for the roses mentioned in this article.

Because polypropylene tape is thin, the need to cover the edges with a colored Sharpie would be minimal, I believe.

Here is a set of illustrated instructions I created regarding how to fabricate a polypropylene wallet.
posted by Tube at 1:22 PM on February 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


(And if you are going to have a site where every step of the folding is on a new page, you might want to have your server not return 500 errors on every other page load.)
posted by smackfu

Top left of the project there's a 'show on one page' link.
posted by merelyglib at 5:45 PM on February 13, 2012


I think these are wonderful. I would much prefer these to real roses.
posted by oflinkey at 7:10 PM on February 13, 2012


Teenage me (who once went as a duct taped themed superhero [Duct Tape Girl, obviously] for Halloween, and made duct tape bra and panties to wear to her first Rocky Horror) would fucking love this.
posted by mollymayhem at 7:26 PM on February 13, 2012


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