Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Son and Duct Tape

Manly crafting at it's finest. I'd say it's just a guy thing...but duct tape rocks! If I were to be stranded on an island, I would definitely want some. Although, if it were a warm island I may sweat too much in his shirt. Yes, I said shirt. Of duct tape. It even has a zipper.
Where did he get the notion to make one? No clue. I am not even sure if he knows. It does have some tweaking to be done...he is already planning the next one. He has allowed himself the help of his mom who had reminded him that she may know a thing or two about constructing a pattern :P He did do an awesome job for winging it though I must say.



And because he found purple plaid duct tape and just couldn't wait to use it....a belt. Which he has worn the past few days. It seems to hold up quite nicely. Looks cute too. Okay, not cute...he's a 14 year old boy, let's call it ruggedly chic.

15 comments:

Athena said...

Ah- that's great! Looks like he's got his mom's mad skilz, too. ;) You should let him know that a whole book of duct tape uses came out years ago-- I wonder if it's got clothes in it?

Patch said...

Wow!!! So talent!!!! So Creative!!!! I Love the Belt!!

Sarah Ranes said...

That is so cool, my son was making duct tape wallets and selling them at craft shows.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's awesome :) Did you know people make duct tape prom dresses? I especially like the belt!

The Ash Grove said...

I love duct tape crafting! I made a couple of wallets a few years ago, but never anything wearable.

I'm seriously impressed with the shirt. Can't wait to see the next one!

And there is PURPLE PLAID duct tape?! How cool!!! I wonder if there are other colors...

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Okay...this is TOO COOL! And I love the purple plaid duct tape!!!

Ann said...

That is just too cool. Reminds me of a picture I saw once of a duct tape prom dress. That belt is awesome. I've seen colored duct tape but never any like that

Patrick and Karen said...

These are awesome!!! Anna and I want a belt:)

NICO Designs said...

Love the belt! And the shirt looks awesome!!

Beth said...

It's great that he is keeping himself busy! He should sell them on etsy! My boys made a few duct tape wallets and actually had a few orders from some of the boys at school. Colored duct tape is fun!!

Little Waltz said...

I'm really impressed! That's pretty darn cool.

Patti said...

How clever! I'd share this one with my husband, but then, he'd probably want one!

Missus D said...

That's really cool stuff!!

CastoCreations said...

hahahahaha That is SO freaking awesome! He's just getting prepared for the duct tape contests they have. I've seen duct tape PROM dresses! And tuxes. It's incredible.

Anitra Cameron said...

For Pete's sake, how cool is that? I want to make something with duct tape now!

PS A cousin of mine was on the team that invented duct tape. He's a non-stop talker and loves to tell about the day the rest of the team just couldn't take it anymore and duct-taped him to a post to shut him up. True story, and I think I would've helped!