Duck Tape Standing Birds

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by Duck Tape Design Team

Duck Tape Standing Birds

These colorful birds are a great addition to your décor!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note: the colors of Duck Tape listed under the instructions and supplies is only a guide. Feel free to use Duck Tape colors or prints that better match your style!
  • 2
    Create a template for your birds on Snowcap cardstock. Cut it out. For this project, we used a bird that is 5-1/2 inch long and 6-1/2 inch wide.
  • 3
    Make a piece of Island Lime Duck Tape fabric that is big enough to trace your bird template onto. To make Duck Tape fabric, lay a strip of Duck Tape, sticky side up, on your cutting board. Lay the next strip so it slightly overlaps the other. Continue until you have a piece that measures 5 inch inch long and 6-1/2 inch wide. Take it and turn it sideways so the strips are going left to right. Lay the next strips, sticky side down, going up and down so it is laying the opposite direction. Trim off any excess.
  • 4
    Trace the bird template from step 2 onto your Duck Tape fabric.
  • 5
    Cut out your bird. Repeat steps 3-4 to make a second identical bird.
  • 6
    Cut a piece of Bubble Wrap that is about 12 inch long and 8 inch wide or big enough to fit your bird template. Fold your piece so there are 2 layers of bubble wrap and trace your bird template onto it.
  • 7
    Cut out both layers of Bubble Wrap so you have 2 birds.
  • 8
    Place your Bubble Wrap birds in between your 2 Duck Tape birds from step 5 and cover both sides in Duck Tape.
  • 9
    Cut out your bird leaving a small amount of space around the bird so it stays stuck together.
  • 10
    Cut a piece of wire with your wire cutters that is 12 inch long.
  • 11
    Bend your wire into a “U” shape and then bend the ends up and together and secure with a piece of Duck Tape.
  • 12
    Cut a small hole in the bottom of your bird and insert its wire stand. Secure with Duck Tape.
  • 13
    Repeat steps 3 through 12 with Funky Flamingo, Sunburst Yellow and Electric Blue.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 15 yard Roll Island Lime 104537293
  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Electric Blue 104537289
  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 15 yard Roll Funky Flamingo 104537295
  • Duck Tape 1.88 inch x 20 yard Roll Sunburst Yellow 104537299
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cutting Mat and Knife Set 104064892
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494
  • Craft Wire (such as Panacea Stem Wire 18 gauge 18 inch Green 104456104)
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen