Duck Tape is pretty darn cool. When I found a bright red roll at JoAnns, I decided to test it out as a alternative to expensive vinyl, and make a decal for my car. And I am really pleased with the results!
To make your own decal, here is what you need:
Parchment Paper (DON’T use wax paper)
First, you need to create your original image. I found mine online, and I put one small piece of tape at the top of my screen and very lightly traced it. You can also just print it.
Then, prepare your “sheet” of duct tape. Lay out a large piece of parchment paper, and then apply several strips of Duck Tape across it until it is big enough to accommodate your image. Make sure you overlap the pieces of duck tape just a little bit.
Then, tape your image over your sheet of Duck Tape.
Then, take your precision knife and cut out your pattern.
Okay, this is where it gets a bit tricky, especially if your decal pattern is kind of intricate like mine. You need to transfer your decal back onto a solid piece of parchment paper to get it ready for the transfer. Remember Duck Tape is really sticky! Don’t let two sticky sides touch.
Once you have it transferred to a new piece of parchment paper, apply a piece of contact paper on top. Use a coin, or your fingernail to press it down, and make sure all the pieces pressed throughly against the contact paper.
Carefully peel up your contact paper. Pull it slowly so you can ensure that all the Duck Tape has stuck to it. Then, carefully apply it to your car window. Make sure you have washed and dried your car window before you apply your decal. Again, press it down, and make sure you get all the different parts so everything is applied and stuck. My husband thinks the sun will wear my decal out pretty quick. I guess we will see!
Oh, did I mention I was a Ute fan?