Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments 12


The Twelfth Day of Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments is finally here!  I love making this simple star poinsettia design because it takes little effort and turns out looking so intricate.  It can be made in any color or any pattern, or any combination.


As I’ve said before, I love non-traditional Christmas color combinations.  I would love to do a black and white Christmas tree sometime with my star poinsettias as the accent pieces.

I’m offering a free pattern for this star Christmas ornament.  It makes a great gift tag, door wreath, garland, or place card setting too.  Sign up below for my newsletter and you will be able to download my free star pattern in PDF. 

Tell me what other duct tape holiday crafts you’ve been up to or that you’d like to see.


Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments 7

Snowy and Glimmery!  This was actually the first duct tape Christmas ornaments I made using oval cutouts I had leftover.  I love how it looks like feathers.

winter wonderland

I love this color combination, but I’m not sold on the pattern.  I think it needs more silver, but I’m not sure where.  Tell me your ideas.

winter wonderland

What other color combinations and variations of this pattern would you like to see?

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Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments 4

Day 4 of Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments.  This is my new favorite design!  Inspired by my neighbor (the ultimate FSU fan, GO SEMINOLES!), I created this ornament using the Duck Brand college team duct tape and turned it into an elegant holiday tradition.  I love how the contrasting colors make this sharp poinsettia geometric design on the top.

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Show your support for your favorite team with a college themed Christmas tree!  I’m excited to experiment with this design in some more traditional Christmas colors.  I’d love to make one for you.  Tell me your ideas for colors or sports team using duct tape.  Check out my make your own kits for some good times and family duct tape holiday crafts.

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Duct Tape Holiday Crafts – Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments 2


Here’s my 2nd Duct Tape Christmas Ornament in my journey of Twelve Days of Duct Tape Christmas Ornaments.  Though somewhat tedious, I love these kind of duct tape holiday crafts.  Using elongated almond shape slivers of duct tape, I created this fun shiny addition to a red and gold theme Christmas. Introducing my new snowflake duct tape die cut.  Easy to stick on anywhere, in any color.


christmas ornament

I love the poinsettia type design that forms when placing all the duct tape slivers around the top and bottom.

I’m excited to experiment with different colors and variations of this design.  Tell me your ideas here.  What are your favorite Christmas color combinations?  My new obsession is red and lime!!

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Duct Tape Crafts – Die Cut Use #7 Shoes


Another handy duct tape crafts using scallop circle die cuts.  Have you ever had brand new beautiful high heels, only to bring them home and find them super slippery on your tile or hardwood floor?  A great way to give traction to those slippery heels is to add a scallop circle duct tape die cut on the bottom.  A pretty personalized addition to your new purchase.

I added these easy to peel off duct tape die cuts in shiny white duct tape and precision cut into these beautiful scallop circles.  Using a silver marker I added “I DO” for a fun little detail for any bride.

Available in any color or any pattern of duct tape.  Add any phrase, letter, personalization on the die cuts for a great customized gift.  Perfect for brides, bridesmaids, Christmas or Holiday parties.  Contact me here with your ideas and to find out more details for this easy and fun duct tape crafts.

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Duct Tape Crafts – Die Cut Use #6 Candle


The Holidays are upon us!  I LOVE to decorate my home and I love adding new craft projects every year.  Here’s a fun and easy duct tape crafts that can be added anywhere for any holiday.  First I added a sparkly embellishment (I told you I love the bling) to one of my easy peel off scallop circle die cuts in white duct tape.  Then I added the whole thing to this inexpensive black candle.  My head is spinning with ideas for different holidays in different colors with different accent pieces in jewels and ribbon.  This would also make a great personalized wedding present, hostess gift, or housewarming gift.  Think about all the holiday parties coming up!

Tell me your ideas here and stay tuned for more holiday decorating and easy fun duct tape crafts from The Elegant Duck!


Duct Tape Pirate Costume for Dogs


Make your last minute Halloween costume out of Duct Tape!!  Check out this adorable duct tape pirate costume for dogs!  My neighbor’s sweet puppy Koko was the best duct tape model for this.  The complete set with pirate coat and jolly roger sparkly hat are the perfect costume for your furry little ones.

I love that duct tape can make just about anything.  It’s perfect for Halloween.  Add details or customize your costume with duct tape accessories.


Check out Koko’s killer pirate sword!


Argh me mateys!!

I’d love to hear from you!  Tell me how you plan to dress up your pet this Halloween.  If you need any last minute Halloween costume ideas, contact me here.  I’d love to brainstorm with you and come up with some easy duct tape crafts you can do yourself.  I’ll even tell you how to make this cute duct tape pirate costume!

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Elegant Glow in the Dark – Stick or Treat

Here it is!!  My entry is in!!  I’ve entered these fun glow in the dark duct tape pumpkins in the Duck Brand Stick or Treat Halloween duct tape crafts contest.  Tell me what you think!

Would you make this for your home?  I used my filigree duct tape die cuts in glow in the dark duct tape (yes, they have that now!).  Duck Brand duct tapes also now come in little duct tape mini rolls that are thinner and easier to work with for more detailed projects.  The glow in the dark comes in the mini roll too.  I used this for my glow in the dark chevron pumpkin, which is kind of my new favorite!

I’m still working on getting a good night picture to show them glowing in the dark.  I think I can get them to glow better if they were in more direct sun, but they are on a north facing entry way that sees a lot of shade throughout the day.  I’d love to hear any suggestions on this!

What would you make with Glow in the Dark duct tape??

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Duct Tape Crafts – Die Cut Use #3

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Another fun use for duct tape die cuts!  My twins just turned 2!  I can’t believe it!  I love home made party decorations and I love how these turned out.  I bought these inexpensive pennant banners in coordinating colors and then attached my easy stick scallop circle die cuts in coordinating colored duct tape.  Then I layered on rhinestone letters for my sparkly girl and gunmetal pirate letters for my handsome boy!  A great fun easy way to make personalized party decorations for any occasion!

I’d love to hear from you!   Tell me what party decorations you’ve made or semi-homemade!

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Duct Tape Crafts Die Cut Use #1


Challenge Accepted!!!  I am challenging myself to find 101 uses for my Scalloped Circle Duct Tape Die Cuts!  Here is Use #1!

SO, I DROPPED my brand new cell phone!  Grrrr!  I was on my way to the splash pad with the twins and my perfectly new cell phone fell out of the stroller!  Sadly, but thankfully, only the back cracked and shattered.  I think I’ve been leaving little bits of plastic shards all over the place.  I tried to replace it with our warranty, but the phone is so new it is apparently on back order.


SO, handy dandy crafty girl to the rescue!  I simply attached one of my easy-to-peel-off precisely cut scalloped circle die cuts in gorgeously teal duct tape to the back of my phone, directly over the worst part of the cracked plastic… and TA DA… cell phone fixed!  At least for the time being until my phone is no longer on back order… And it even looks pretty and makes me happy too!  Every girl should wake up to a little bling rhinestone initial on her cell phone!!


This is Scalloped Circle Duct Tape Die Cut use #1!!  Stay tuned for 100 more uses, brought to you by The Elegant Duck!

I’d love to hear from you!  Tell me your ideas for using Duct Tape Die Cuts to help make our every day world just a little more elegant!