How to Decorate a Pumpkin with Duck Tape – Leopard Style!


I feel so out of the loop… I have never used decorative Duck Tape. If I remember correctly, the last thing I duct taped was a moving box… years ago. I’ve been “unlocking” little achievements here and there, I thought it was time to finally get with the times and get creative with Duck Tape. I decided to decorate a pumpkin with Duck Tape and I decided to take a different approach instead of a typical Halloween theme. The project was easier than I expected and the outcome was fabulous!

Materials Used

1 Foam Craft Pumpkin
Leopard and Black Duck Tape


Start taping from the stem to bottom of the pumpkin. Be sure to keep tape as smooth as possible to avoid creases and folds. Repeat this process until pumpkin is covered entirely.


Cover the stem of the pumpkin with black tape, wrapping it around for full coverage.


Using the black tape, cut out assorted black triangles and place them around the stem.


And you’re done!


Voila, the finished product! Simple and funky!


Have you ever decorated a pumpkin using Duck Tape? If not, there’s no time like now! If you decide to create your own Duck Tape pumpkin, you could win $1,000 in the Stick or Treat Duck Brand Jack O’ Lantern Contest! View the gallery for inspiration!

I am a member of the Walmart Moms program. Walmart is compensating me for sharing this Duck Tape craft. My participation is voluntary and all words and opinions are always my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.

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  • Heather S says:

    CUTE! Such a clever idea, with no ‘slimy guts’ involved :)
    I saw a similar idea on Pinterest where a pumpkin was wrapped with ace bandage to look like a mummy, it was also super cute!

  • Angela s says:

    This is such an awesom idea! My daughter just bought some cute duct tape and has been using it. Her friend used it to cover the back of her cell phone. She also covere some of her light switch covers. I know she will want to try this as well. I love the leapard print tape you used. So cute!

  • kfloveinme says:

    That leopard duct tape is soo cool! I need to go out and find one!

  • Elena says:

    Looks fun and easy to make!

  • That is such a cute idea! If they made glow in the dark tape that could be awesome outside.

  • Jenn says:

    This is really cute! Alyssa has some Hello Kitty duct (duck? I don’t know, lol) tape that she’s not doing anything with, so maybe I’ll pick up a foam or plastic pumpkin for us to decorate it with.

    Also? I love how your nails are perfectly in season. :D

  • Mama Violet says:

    My kind of pumpkin! I love animal print anything. Great use of duct tape. :)

    • Sheena says:

      I’m desperately seeking leopard in my wardrobe. I really want some flats and skinny jeans. The frugal me decided on decorating a pumpkin instead, lol.

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