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Duct Tape Tie

© KraftyKT


Colored duct tape of your choice
Picture of the House Sheilds
Regular tie (for sizing only)
Clear packing tape


Make a 4” wide sheet of duct tape as long as the tie you’re using for sizing. To do so, lay a strip of duct tape sticky side up on your work surface and place a second strip sticky side up so it slightly overlaps the edge of the first strip. Repeat until the sheet is 4” wide, then turn the sheet so the sticky-side-up strips run vertically and lay a strip sticky side down over the sheet. Repeat with additional strips of duct tape until the sticky sides are covered. Don’t forget to overlap the edges. Trim off edges.

Trace the tie onto the sheet of duct tape using chalk.

Cut out the tie with scissors or an exacto knife.

Use the packing tape to attach the house sheilds to the front of the tie.

Final Product


KraftyKT’s tutorial was taken with permission.

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