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Stuck on Duck Tape® Prom Contest

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck® Brand for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Duck Tape® is something that I always keep on hand! Whether something around the house needs fixed, or my son is putting together one of his craft projects, duct tape always comes in handy! My son even wanted to be “duct tape man” for Halloween last year! My husband made a full superhero costume (including shoes) out of silver and glow-in-the-dark Duck Tape®. I have to say it was fairly amazing!

To celebrate Duck Tape®‘s Stuck at Prom® scholarship contest, I got the chance to show my husband that he isn’t the only one who has Duck Tape® skills. The Duck Tape®  Stuck at Prom is a $5,000 scholarship contest in which contestants must submit a photo of themselves set to go in prom in their fanciest attire… Fashioned from Duck Tape®  To join in on the fun, I was challenged to create my own prom accessory using a few of Duck Tape®‘s 140 awsome designs.

I started by making a Duck Tape® bowtie (which my husband keeps saying that he wants to wear to church).

Here’s how to make it:

Step 1: take a strip of Duck Tape® about 8-12 inches long (long enough to fit around your neck) and fold it lengthwise to form the band  to go around the neck.

Step 2: take a second strip of Duck Tape® about 7 times longer then you want the final bow to be. I wanted a 4 inch bow tie so I cut a piece of tape 28 inches long. Fold it into onto itself in thirds width wise to kind of create a piece of ribbon.  I chose to use a patterned piece of tape for this part to add some color variance but you could also use plain Duck Tape® to keep it more like a traditional bow-tie.

Step 3: Bend the tape to form a loop.

Step 4: Take a small piece of Duck Tape® and cut it length-wise in half.

step 5: Pinch the loop in the middle to form a bow and then wrap one of the small pieces of tape around the area that you pinched.

Step 6: Using the second small piece of tape to attach the bow to the neck band by sticking the middle of the tape to the middle of the bow and wrapping it around to the band. Whenever you get a desire to wear it just use a small piece of Duck Tape® to fasten it in the back!

Once I discovered that I could use the Duck Tape® essentially in the same way I would use ribbon, I found tons of inspiration online from regular hair bow making sites. I used this inspiration to also  make myself a corsage out of Duck Tape® and have plans for a hairbow for my little girl; also from Duck Tape®  I think it would make for some fun family photos if my husband and I and the kids all wore Duck Tape® accessories.

So are you inspired to make your own Duck Tape® creations yet? If so, why not help a high school aged child or friend win some money for college by encouraging them to enter the Duck Tape® Stuck at Prom contest by June 10, 2013.  To get started with the official rules and guidelines vist the Duck Tape® facebook page and their website Between June 13- July 8 you can also go to their website and vote on the top 10 entries (which I think would be so fun to see all the cool creations).

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Leanne Cox is a guest writer for She is a stay-at-home mom to two kids, and a credentialed preschool teacher. Leanne teaches “mommy-and-me” and “preschool style” music & movement classes through her business “Little Stars Music & Movement Classes” . She is passionate about encouraging early childhood education through hands on learning and exploration.

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