Duct Tape Bracelet Tutorial

Last month I showed you my oldest daughter’s stash of duct tape. I even said that I might have her write a monthly duct tape craft post.

I am happy to say that Julia has kindly agreed to share with her old mom, and thus all of you, how she makes some of her duct tape crafts.

We decided that it would be best to start with her easiest ideas and go from there. She took it upon herself to write out how she makes duct tape bracelets, then she showed me as I took pictures.

This means that today I get to share how my daughter makes “shabby chic” duct tape bracelets. Here are Julia’s instructions.

Have you ever wondered what to do with your empty rolls of duct tape? Well, wonder no more. Here is a simple and easy way to make a bracelet. It takes me only 5-10 minutes.


  • Scissors
  • Empty Roll of Duct Tape
  • Duct Tape (in your favorite design) 


1. Peel off any tape still remaining on the empty roll. It will have cardboard on the back but save it for future projects.

Here are a couple of optional steps for a thinner bracelet. You can make a chunky bracelet by not following steps 2 and 3.

2. Poke the scissors into the center of the empty roll.

3. Cut the roll in half.

Now you should have two blank bracelets.

4. Cut a piece of duct tape that is at least 1 foot long.

5. Attach the end of the duct tape to the inside of the bracelet and begin wrapping it around the entire bracelet.

6. Wrap the tape around the entire bracelet, crinkling it slightly as you go. This will give your bracelet a “shabby chic” look.

Now, you can try to put the duct tape on straight, but it is very difficult. So, putting it on a little crinkly will make it easier for you.

7. Either wrap the other bracelet in duct tape or, if you only made one bracelet, put it on your wrist and say, “I did it!”

Have fun wearing your bracelet!

Julia 😀

*Note from mom: I think my “little girl” did a great job of explaining how she makes duct tape bracelets. Let her know what you think of her tutorial. I know she will enjoy hearing from you.

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  • http://www.queenoffree.net/ Queen of Free

    SO emailing this to Anna. She will LOVE it. :) Thanks Julia!

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thank you! I will be sure to let Julia read this.

  • Sara

    Excellent tutorial! Very easy to follow, and I love how your personality shines through in your instructions to us. I will be doing this with my little girl- she will love it, and I think it’s something a 4 year old can do with a little bit of help. And lots of those “shabby chic” crinkles!

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thank you, Sara! Julia will be thrilled to read this. Please let us know if you two make one. :)

  • Amber

    Great job Julia! I will let my girls try this

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Amber! Let us know how your girls like the project.

  • mcasper10

    My daughter makes them, but they don’t use the roll. They just fold them somehow. Now I’m going to have to make her show me how.

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      That sounds neat. My daughter likes to make them like this because they are sturdier bangle-type bracelets. :)

  • Abbi Cobb

    Very fun and great tutorial! I love repurposing projects!

    • http://www.blessingsoverflowing.com/ Jackie

      Thanks, Abbi!