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29 September, 2012

Halloween Fun...Easy Duct Tape Pumpkins

 I really had fun with this project…duct tape pumpkins! Can you believe all the wonderful colors and patterns this stuff comes in now? And there are even special ones just for Halloween! A couple of trips to Michaels armed with coupons and I was armed with a selection of styles.

BK As usual, I was assisted by my handsome co-host Baby Kitty who was hoping for a  mouse-themed pumpkin…maybe next year!

Duct Tape Pumpkin TutorialIt was really simple! Here’s what I did:
1. I started with a faux pumpkin from Dollar Tree and painted the stem to match my tape…in my case, black.  Then I covered each side with a section of tape to give a it a straight start.
2. Next, I added a second length in the middle each of the four empty spaces, smoothing it out as I went.
3. I finished it off by adding strips that were cut in half, thus half as wide. You really only need to start a cut and then tear the rest. (Please ignore my co-host's tail in the photo!)
4. Finally, I gave it a good smoothing all over. I should say that there will be wrinkles no matter how hard you try. It just has to be part of the “charm.”

Leopard Pumpkin And here is the final product! I think will enjoy these…really different from my other pumpkins!

Duct Tape Pumpkins with Bat Then I had to play with them a bit using Picmonkey’s Halloween effects!   

Duct Tape Pumpkins And here’s a final look. I think I really like the candy corn pumpkin! It just looks like Halloween! Hmmm…all of a sudden I’m craving a treat!
What about you?

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  1. How cute!! Can't wait to show this to my oldest daughter, she's going to love them and want to make one for her room!

  2. Darling...I like them both, but I adore the candy corn one...uh, now I gotta try this!!

  3. These are so dang cute! I just love them! Thank you for sharing this tutorial! Gotta try these! Happy Fall!

  4. They turned out cute Debbie, love the candy corn one! I've even seen Eagles tape, can't wait to see what they come up with for Christmas:@)

  5. You said it for me, Debbie. I love the candy corn pumpkin the best! They all turned out well, though!
    And Baby Kitty....well you get me at Baby Kitty every time. Love his tail in the one shot. So cat.

  6. Beautiful work!!! nice blog!!! would you like to follow each other?
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  7. Debbie, these are majorly cute. MAJORLY. And it looks like something even I might attempt. Thanks for the instuctions. You are one talented lady.

    Love to Baby Kitty. Hope all is well in your world.



  8. MORE cuteness from you! These are sooo cute!

  9. These are really cute and would be 'kid' friendly I would think!! Love the candy corn...I agree it's time for a treat! hugs, Linda

  10. I've got to do the animal print pumpkin. I love animal print.

  11. Those pumpkins are adorable. What an awesome idea. The animal print would be perfect in my son's room.


  12. I was just saying the other day how we needed to come up with a leopard pumpkin! wow, you did it!!

  13. You never cease to amaze me with your creative skills! :) The pumpkins are awesome and so very cute!

  14. I saw the candy corn duct tape at Home I know what to do with it...this will be fun, thank you for idea.

  15. Your pumpkins are so cute! After my decoupage pumpkin disaster, I've been a little leary of decorating pumpkins, but maybe I could actually do this! :)

  16. Oh my gosh I saw that duct tape at Joann's and thought it was so cool, Now I have a new way to use it! You are so clever and I love your pumpkins and baby Kitty!! xo Kathysue

  17. This is one to try. Using the hobby store's coupons will make this project twice as fun!

  18. Another great project. You hit a home run again, Debbie.

  19. i love the egg (oufs) cups at details or the wicker baskets (love). i would love to be entered!!!

  20. i forgot to mention that i made a duct tape pumpkin last week from a houndstooth patterned duct tape from michaels and love it!!!

  21. Pinned your giveawayon Pinterest.
    Rita at

  22. I think a stop at Joann's is in order on my way home from work tomorrow...I need a pumpkin-themed gift for Thursday - this is definitely the ticket. I might even try to "win" my own pumpkin back!!

  23. How much fun and the pumpkins are adorable! Thanks for another great project.
    Have a great week.

  24. I love that "duck tape"....saw it at Hobby Lobby and thought how cool is that that you covered the pumpkins with it....I love the leopard pumpkin!!!....

  25. I had no idea that duck tape had become so decorative!!

  26. I haven't tried crafting with doct tape. Gonna hafta, now!

  27. Very cute!!! Now I have to go and see if they have damask print duct tape...or better note duct tape!!!
    Thank you for the tutorial...I may have to make one of these myself :^)
    Blessings to you and the executives,

  28. Way too cute!! Gotta love anything duct tape!

  29. What a great idea--I walked past some of this pretty duct tape when I was at Home Depot last weekend! Baby Kitty is always such a helper-be!

  30. Debbie, you are so creative!! What a clever, fun idea! Another great project to try. Thank you!!

  31. Love the leopard one! I'll be sharing a houndstooth one I made in a couple of days. These are so fun.

  32. These are great, Debbie, and so simple. It's funny, I just returned from my first trip to Paris and I didn't see any Halloween decorations there!

  33. Those Duck Tape Pumpkins are so cute. I can see myself doing this.

    Yael form Home Garden Diggers

  34. How cute!! The candy corn pumpkin is extra cute!!

  35. These are the sassiest pumpkins I have ever seen!

  36. Great idea! I hope you will stop by and link up at my All Things Fall Party!

  37. Such a clever idea and easy too. Can't wait to try it!

  38. Your pumpkins turned out so nice. Love that duck tape.
    Found you at Happy Hour.

  39. Ok, HAD to make the pumpkins. My favorite is the cheetah print. Taking them to my sister-in-law and HOPE they make it througe security!

  40. Love the candy corn pumpkin! I hope I can find a candy corn pattern duct tape this year. Thanks for the instructions.


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