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Duct Tape Bow Tie and Suspenders

Duct Tape Bow Tie and Suspenders
Duct Tape Bow Tie and Suspenders

Accessorize with a Duct Tape Bow Tie and Suspenders set that is sure to upgrade any outfit. You can make an easy bow tie and suspenders all in just six easy steps with this duct tape craft. This is one of the most creative duct tape ideas you'll ever see and your child will look absolutely dapper with these accessories that you won't find in any store. Make your bow tie and suspenders as funky or as simple as you want by choosing from the array of colored and patterned duct tape available. Duct tape fashion just got a kid-friendly update with this adorable bow tie and suspenders combo!


Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Materials List

  • Duct Tape
  • Suspender Clips
  • Duck® Edition Scissors (8")
  • Duck® Edition Detail Scissors (5")
  • Cutting Mat (12" x 18")

Bow Tie Instructions

  1. To make the bow tie, cut two pieces of Duck Tape measuring 6” and stick them together with sticky sides facing together. This will now be called piece A. Next cut two pieces of Duck Tape measuring 10” and stick them together with sticky sides facing together. This will now be called piece B.

  2. Take piece A and fold in half. Trim the opposite end to the fold in a curved V shape. Next, taper the folded end slightly, towards the fold, with your scissors. Unfold to reveal the shape for the back of the bow tie.

  3. Fold the two ends of piece B in towards the center. Use a small piece of Duck Tape to secure the ends.

  4.  Place piece B on top of the unfolded piece A and align the centers. With scissors, trim the center of piece B, following the curving tapered shape of piece A. Join piece A and B together at the center with a small piece of Duck Tape. Place around the wearer’s neck and secure in position with a piece of Duck Tape.

  5. To make the suspenders, thread small pieces of tape through the ends of suspender clips.

Suspenders Instructions

  1. Cut lengths of Duck Tape according to the wearer’s size, fold the tape onto itself or put two pieces back to back, and trim to 1.25” wide. Make the suspenders meet at the wearer’s back with either an X shape or Y shape. Attach back suspender clips with more Duck tape.

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WHAT! A bow tie and suspenders made from DUCT TAPE. I did not know that you could do so much with it and there is no sewing involved. You can buy duct tape at the dollar store and expermint with it first. Fast way to make them for any occasion or event. A good tutorial too . Why not make up an occasion that you can make your own and see who makes the best. Super idea.

What a riot! I love this idea, because you can make your bow tie and suspenders in any colors you want, and really fast too! Sewing this design is always nice, but with this craft you onky need scissors and little fellas would be open to creating their own. This would be fun to,do for a high school glee club as a costume or themed event! Thanks for sharing!


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