The other night my sister and a couple friends decided we wanted to do a little craft night. My sister chose to make this Duct Tape Topiary from Poppies at Play! She has an awesome tutorial over on her site if you want to try to make it yourself!
We all had a blast and we were all super happy with how they turned out. However, I have to be honest about a few things. First, this project did not end up being super cheap. Now, had I planned ahead and used coupons and shopped around I could have made the cost lower, but I wasn’t on top of getting all the supplies for this project. Here’s how the cost brokedown:
Vase: $5.00 (my sister and friends chose a square vase that was $9.99)
Styrofoam Ball and Styrofoam pice for inside the vase: $7.00
Black Duct Tape: $10.00(about 3 rolls)
Candy Corn: $2.50
So, as you can see – the cost of the project was $26.00. You may already have a small vase at home you could use (I only had tall ones). Keep your eyes open at your local thrift store for Styrofoam you could use.
Had it not been that we were doing this as a fun craft night, I probably wouldn’t have done this project. For $26.00 I would have gone down to Krumpets or TaiPan or something and just bought a cute craft.
But, we did have a lot of fun and the project turned out super cute! Sometimes it’s not just about doing something the cheapest way you can.
One last disclosure – it does take a long time to roll all the duct tape rosettes. Especially if you’re like me and like smaller rosettes. This is a project that would have not been nearly as fun had I been doing it alone. So, either gather some friends or get a movie or two on hand and plant yourself in front of the TV! Also, don’t stress on the rosettes! I actually got liking the messier ones over the perfect ones. It gives texture and dimension!
Happy October everybody!
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