With the kids visiting for the weekend and Mother’s Day coming up, we had a really fun time making a bunch of flowers made out of duck tape! So easy and simple too!

You just need 3 things:

  • different colored duck tape
  • drinking straws (we actually recycle used ones)
  • scissors

The link I used for making the duck tape flowers no longer works so I have updated this post to include step-by-step instructions and pictures.

How To Make Duck Tape Flowers

how to make duck tape flowersAll you need is some duck tape (at least 2 different colors), drinking straws and a pair of scissors.
how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowers1. Make the stem of the flower first. Cut a piece of duck tape the length of the straw and stick it on.
how to make duck tape flowers2. Choose what color duck tape flower you want and cut a piece of duck tape about 2.5″ (5cm) long.
how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowers3. Fold over the corners as pictured, leaving about 0.5″ (1cm) of the sticky part uncovered at the bottom. This is how each petal is constructed.
how to make duck tape flowers4. Roll up the petal as pictured. This is going to be the center of the flower / rose.
how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowers5. Stick this center petal into one end of your duck tape covered straw.
how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowers6. Now, you will be making lots of petals – repeating steps 2 and 3.
how to make duck tape flowersTo save time I cut out a few pieces of duck take at a time.
how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowers7. Stick each petal onto the stem as pictured.

Keep making the petals and sticking them on, spacing the petals to where you think looks good.

You can have as many or as few petals as you want – the one I made for this tutorial has about 15 petals.

how to make duck tape flowers8. To finish off the flower you can make 2 green colored petals (or whatever color you have used for the stem) and stick them onto the base of the flower.

how to make duck tape flowers

Isn’t it just lovely?! It was also suggested to me that instead of using a straw you can use a pen and make a duck tape flower pen – what a great idea!

duck tape flower sharpie pen

A sharpie pen transformed with duck tape!


how to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowershow to make duck tape flowersThis is another way you can make the petals that turns out more like a rose.

Cut a piece of duck tape about 2.5″(5 cm), fold down leaving 0.5″ (1 cm) of the sticky part and then round off the edges with a pair of scissors.

duck tape flower

For this flower I cut a straw in half and used a combination of the two petals.

duck tape flowers in vase
duck tape flowers
The kids even recycled some empty plastic vitamin bottles to make vases for their flowers.

To all the mums in the world – Happy Mother’s Day!!

duck tape flowers