How to Craft a Duct Tape Straw Picture Frame
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How to Craft a Duct Tape Straw Picture Frame

September 23, 2019


[THEME MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, guys. What’s up? It’s Lauren, from the
YouTube channel LaurDIY. And today we’re going to be making
a really, really cute straw frame. And you guys know I’m a huge fan of
room decor, and this one is so simple. So for this craft, you’re going to
need a frame, some stirring straws, scissors, a crafting knife. And then I’ve got two different
Duckling tapes here, one in green and one in high impact. So I’m just going to start by
moving my frame to the side here and taking a stirring straw
and, using the high impact Duckling, I’m going to pull a
piece out, lengthwise, like this, so it’s about
the same size as the straw, maybe a little bit longer. And all we’re going to be doing is
rolling that straw right into the tape. So it’s super simple. I’m going to line this
up just like this. And all we’re going to do is take the
straw and let it touch on the very edge here. So once it’s touching, we’re
just going to roll it right up. And you can go ahead and just smooth
that before you start rolling, and just roll. So there you go. So you have a straw fully covered here. And if you want, you can go
ahead and snow off the edges, just so you know where it ends. And then, taking my frame, I’m just
going to measure this out and use one as a guide for how long
each of them should be. So just make sure it’s
the perfect length. So you don’t want it to
be too long or too short. So this one is good. And then I’m going to use this one
as a guide to cut out the rest. So I think this straw is
going to fit five perfectly. So go ahead and repeat
that exact same process until you have enough
straws to cover your frames. I’m going to go ahead
and set these aside, and then I also have
some pre-cut ones here that I’m going to set aside as well. And now, we’re just going to
go ahead and cover our frame. And I’m going to be using
my green Duckling tape. So for this frame, I’m going to need
about two strips to cover each edge. So I’m going to go ahead
here and cover the first one. And you want to make sure
that each of the edges are covered, along with
the inside as well. So I’m just going to
lay this down, like so. Just smooth it out. And I’m going to do all the
edge folding afterwards. I’m going to do my
full two pieces first. And you can overlap those a little
bit, so we have no white space showing. And now just go ahead and
fold all the edges over. So fold all the way around
like that, this one as well. So now I’m going to go ahead and
just flip this over and make sure that we cover our inside edge. And then now, using this
little diagonal line here, I’m going to take my
crafting knife and actually just continue that line
straight across here. I’m going to go ahead and do
it on the other side as well, using that diagonal line as a
guide and going right across here. So now, you can just take this
tape and fold it straight up here, and it’s going to cover our inside edge. And then fold up my
final corners– and then just so that this one is a perfect
fit, I’m going to use my scissors and make a little snip here so that
we can fold this last little edge up perfectly, just like
that, so it will cover up that last little bit of the edge there. I’m going to go ahead and repeat that
exact same process on the opposite end, just like that. So now we have our inside
edges and our outside edges covered with the green Duckling tape. And if two pieces aren’t
big enough, I’m just going to measure out one last one
because I’ve got a tiny bit of white there. And using my crafting
knife to slit that off, and then pop that last piece on
so we cover up that entire edge. So go ahead and repeat
that exact same process until all four edges are
covered, making sure to get that inside and outside edge as well. I’m just going to swap this
out for a finished one, and now we’re going to start adding
some adhesive, sticky side up, so we can start applying our straws. So I’m going to start by
taking my green Duckling and measuring out a piece
that’s a little bit longer than one side of the frame. So I’m going to use it as a guide here
to go a little bit longer, and then just snip this off
with my crafting knife. And then I’m going to lay
out a second piece, here. And this is going to
be cut in half, so we have little pieces to
attach our longer one. Snip this right in half, here. So now, taking our long piece, peel
this up and lay it sticky side up across the length of the
frame, just like this. And then, taking my little piece,
I’m going to use this to attach it. So make sure it’s up on the edge
there, so we see no white on the side. I’m going to go ahead and
tape that down, and then just fold any excess
right over onto the back. And now we’re going to do the
bottom, so the exact same process. Use your little piece. So I’m going to line it
up right on the edge, just like that, so we have no
white showing on the outer edge. And tape that down and just fold
any excess right onto the back. So go ahead and repeat
that exact same process. So cut a long one here,
two little ones just to fasten it on, and then same
thing going this way and this way. You’ll need a total of four strips
that are going to cover the front, and then eight little ones are
going to fasten those strips on. So we’re just going to swap
this out for a finished one, so we can go ahead and
start applying our straws. So I’m just going to apply
these in no particular order. I’m just going to do it super random. And you’re going to
start on the very edge. We’re going to do these sides,
first, and then our shorter sides. So I’m just going to line
this up with both sides and stick that right on to the adhesive. And grab my next one, and just
work my way all the way along, making sure they’re really
snug next to each other. So go ahead and repeat
that exact same process until your entire frame is covered. So remember, go this way, this way, and
then fill in the gaps going this way. So I’m going to swap this
out to a finished product. You can see what it looks like. So cute, and then we also have a
bigger one that’s also finished, and this one has a few
different patterns as well. Put your boyfriend in it, your
girlfriend, your dog, a picture of you if you want. So hope you guys enjoyed this craft. Make sure to give it a
big thumbs up if you did. And you can tweet us a picture if
you do try it out at the Duck Brand, and I will see you in the next video. See ya. [THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

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  1. I think you're adorable and all your DIY duct tape projects are beautiful what type of scissors are you using, my scissors always get all sticky and gunky.

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