Okay, I know this has nothing to do with plumbing, or electric but, it does have something to do with heating and air conditioning at least we use it in HVAC. It’s a cool project anyone can do using plane old duct tape. It’s a duct tape neck tie. Here’s how.
Supplies and Tools
- Duct tape
- Utility knife and cutting board
- Tie to trace
Approximate Crafting Time
30 minutes to 1 hour
Make two sheets of duct tape fabric that are 32 inches long and two inches wide each. To make a fabric, lay a strip of duct tape sticky side up on a flat surface. Lay the next strip parallel to the first, slightly overlapping the edge. Continue until you have four strips wide. Then, place additional strips sticky side down over the existing sheet to finish your fabric.
Take an old tie and trace the outline of the wider part of the tie onto the one of the sheets of duct tape fabric. You will then need to trace the skinny part of the tie onto your other sheet of duct tape fabric.
Cut out both parts of the tie.
Tape the ends of the tie together using the same color duct tape as the tie itself
You can get creative and decorate your tie with stripes. Start by laying out a few strips of duct tape that are each about six inches long. These should be a different color than your tie. Using your utility knife cut lengthwise into strips that are various widths. Lay these strips across your tie and then trim off the excess. Only decorate 1/3 of the way up your tie so that when you tie it, the decoration doesn’t get peeled off.
That’s it. Now you can impress all your friends and co-workers with your creativity. Nice….
Andrew Twidwell – has written 135 posts on this site.
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