Sunday, September 23, 2012

Duct Tape Pumpkin

Halloween decorations are always so fun and I have made lots in the past, but my decor is sadly lacking in pumpkins. While aimlessly perusing Michaels by myself one day (i.e. escaping my children), I stumbled across a small shelf of plain paper mache pumpkins (literally....I stumbled and ran my cart into it). With a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my wallet, I bought it with visions of fabric and Mod Podge dancing in my head. But fate intervened before I could buy Halloween-y fabric, when there was a stray roll of Halloween Duct Tape, on Clearance no less, randomly thrown in with some school supplies at Target. Thus, my Duct Tape Pumpkin was born:

What You Need:
  • Paper Mache Pumpkin
  • Halloween-y Duct Tape
  • Black Paint
  • Glitter Glue

How To Make It:
Now this is the really hard part. Be sure to pay close attention:
  • Cut strips of Duct Tape and cover the pumpkin with it (stick strips on vertically).
  • Paint the stem black. Once dry, paint on some glitter glue to give it a little sparkle.
  • Done. Very complex, isn't it?


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  1. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a clever idea. I'm going to have to do this for my craft pumpkins. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)


  2. That I have to say is a really cute pumpkin. I would have never thought of doing something like that. I can't wait to decorate pumpkins.

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Cute idea! I pinned it on Pinterest.
    Came over from the Susie Homeschooler giveaway. I love your jewelry and think it's great that you are doing a giveaway with Susie Homeschooler! Signed to follow, like and subscribed by email to your blog.
    :) Colleen