Arts & Crafts Halloween

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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Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

  • Jennifer
    2 years ago

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

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  • Heather S
    6 years ago

    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!

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  • Angela s
    6 years ago

    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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  • kfloveinme
    6 years ago

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

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  • Elena
    6 years ago

    Looks fun and easy to make!

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

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  • Jenn
    6 years ago

    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

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  • Mama Violet
    6 years ago

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

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    • Sheena
      6 years ago

      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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