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


Originally published Oct 17, 2012.

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 crafty achievements here and there, so I thought it was time to finally get with the times and get creative with Duck Tape. With Halloween fast-approaching, I decided to decorate a pumpkin with Duck Tape. 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 better time than now to do so!

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  • Reply Jennifer

    Owh… so good! Easy to make and fun!! Thanks for sharing!!

    View Comment November 3, 2016 at 11:10 AM
  • Reply Heather S

    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!

    View Comment October 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM
  • Reply Angela s

    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!

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    View Comment October 31, 2012 at 12:58 AM
  • Reply kfloveinme

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

    View Comment October 24, 2012 at 9:01 PM
  • Reply Elena

    Looks fun and easy to make!

    View Comment October 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM
  • Reply Cat Davis - Food Family Finds

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

    View Comment October 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM
    • Reply Sheena

      Thanks, they do! Here:

      View Comment October 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM
  • Reply Jenn

    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

    View Comment October 18, 2012 at 10:23 AM
  • Reply Mama Violet

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

    View Comment October 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM
    • Reply Sheena

      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.

      View Comment October 18, 2012 at 2:23 PM

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