Plastic Egg Duck Tape Mother’s Day Bouquet DIY

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Whew, that was a mouthful! Today I’m combining one of my tween’s favorite craft materials, duct tape, and some colorful plastic eggs to make this super cute flower bouquet and gift idea. I thought this would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift idea, or even a fun Teacher Appreciation gift idea. So let’s put some of those leftover plastic Easter eggs to use, and get crafting! = )

Mother's Day Plastic Egg Duck Tape Bouquet

I can’t take credit for the actual craft idea. I follow the Duck Tape brand on Facebook, and recently saw this Spring craft idea photo promoting their new spring pastel Duck Tape colors. I noticed in the comments that a number of fans were looking for the tutorial on how to make them. I went searching for one on their website too, but couldn’t find one either. So here is my DIY version of how I made these Duck Tape plastic egg flowers with a candy center.

I used these three Duck Tape patterens: pink and green cheetah patterned Duck Tape, blue leopard Duck Tape, green zebra Duck Tape. I then picked coordinating plastic eggs and 3 colored pipe cleaners for each flower. It was actually pretty simple to get from this….

Homemade Mother's Day Duct Tape Flowers craft idea

… to this.

Just like yesterday’s craft idea reusing plastic eggs, I used the bottom shorter half of each plastic egg.

I started by braiding each set of colored pipe cleaners together.

Duck tape egg flowers pipe cleaner steps

Then I folded each in half and twisted them together to make a nice strong flower stem.

Next I attached each pipe cleaner stem to the bottom of the plastic eggs using about a 3″ piece of Duck Tape.

Duck tape egg flowers craft step 2

Then I took a long piece of Duck Tape (about 15″ inches) and folded the longer side up about 2/3 of the way, leaving a 1/3 of the sticky side of the Duck Tape exposed, like so:

Duck tape egg flowers step 3 @clubchicacircle

I started attaching the strip on the top edge of the plastic egg and wound it around the diameter of the egg in a spiral pattern like so…

Plastic Egg Duck Tape Flower DIY @clubchicacircle

… until I made it to the stem. Note: you will need to used a second long strip of duct tape to complete the flower all the way to the stem. Simply, attach the second strip where the first one left off, overlapping slightly, and keep going around the egg.

Also, as I was attaching the Duck Tape, I would pinch a little of the tape creating a mini ruffle effect to give the flower petals some body, like this:

Duct plastic egg flower closeup @clubchicacircle

I finished off the flowers with one more piece of tape along the bottom of each duct tape flower and the pipe cleaner stem.

Duck Tape Plastic Eggs closeup

To create the candy flower bouquet, I arranged them in a small glass vase filled with pretty glass baubles to hold them upright.

Plastic Egg Duck Tape Flowers Craft @clubchicacircle

Your sweet gift is complete once your fill the center of the eggs with some small candy pieces. I used color coordinated candy M&Ms.

I also decorated and personalized the glass vase by spelling out “MOM” using self-adhesive scrapbook alphabet stickers.

Homemade Mother's Day Gift Idea

Duct Tape Flowers Craft Idea for Mother's Day @clubchicacircle

Lovely! Try this fun and easy craft today! Thanks Duck Tape brand for the crafty inspiration.

If you want to finish the rose and close up the center, without the “egg candy dish” in the middle, simply use one more strip of duct tape about 12″ long and attach in the center, making sure to pinch as you go.

Plastic Egg Duct Tape Flower finished

Happy crafting!

 

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  4 comments for “Plastic Egg Duck Tape Mother’s Day Bouquet DIY

  1. Fran
    April 2, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Ingenous!

  2. Fran
    April 2, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Ingenious!!

  3. Luz Maria Originales
    April 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Excelente. Me encantó, gracias por todas las ideas

  4. Angela Hoffman
    August 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Love this idea. I’m going to use it to make some pens for the office. Thank you.

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