The V Spot

Rants, observations and home decorating from a woman with no time for a blog.

A Zebra Striped Pumpkin. (More fun pumpkin crafts.)

OK, I told ya I was on a pumpkin binge right now. I made a flannel covered pumpkin, a punker pumpkin, some pumpkin house numbers and now…  a Zebra Striped Pumpkin.  I may, in fact, have a bit of a pumpkin problem.

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Thanks to zebra print duct tape, this entire process took me about 3 minutes.  I had a fake Dollar Tree pumpkin which I sprayed silver, but then changed my mind and decided to cover it.

I tore the duct tape into short strips, then tore those strips in half, length-wise.  I tried to match up the stripes, but didn’t get too twisty if I couldn’t make it work.  I’m working on several other black and white pumpkins and will group them all together for Halloween.

Less than 3 minutes for less than $3. Good grief, I am cheap and easy.  Sad.

****UPDATED 9/28/11: This zebra stripe is from Duck Brand.  They just released some new patterns for Halloween, one of which has skulls all over it!

And also? Happy Anniversary to Handsome Hubby. I’ve loved him all my life and I am so dang blessed that I get to share his.

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ChrissyK said...

September 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm
What a great idea. I had made a leopard pumpkin with tissue paper and mod podge. But your pumpkin didnt require the mess and drying time. :O)

Chrissy Pratt

Connie said...

September 27, 2011 at 1:08 pm
Happy Anniversary!

Your kids had better run for their life....of they will be the next thing covered in tape!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

September 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm
Oh my gosh Viv- this is darling!! I have to show my mother- she will absolutely flip!! She is a
leopardzebraaholic!! lol- or whatever you might say! ;)

Good Time Charlie said...

September 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm
This is your best pumpkin yet. My husband is looking forward to the Punkin I make!

Sherry Smyth said...

September 27, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Happy Anniversary!! And I love this zebra pumpkin...that's a great statement piece!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

September 27, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Fabulous Viv! Loving all the black and white. And Happy Anniversary!

Shawn said...

September 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm
I need to go pick up some cheetah tape for Honey!

Happy anniversary...I love your love story!

MiMi said...

September 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm
Happy anniversary!! It's a great month for anniversaries! :)
Um, I saw some zebra duct tape the other day and I KNEW I needed to buy it! :)

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

September 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm
So cute! NEVER would have thought of that. My son has some camo duct tape... Hmmm... Just kidding ;)

You are a crafty, crafty girl.

Have a fab day ~ Shannon

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

September 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm
First of all, that's AWESOME!!! I might have a slight zebra print addiction, which means I might have a roll or two of that zebra duck tape hanging around, which means I might have to make a few of these myself =)

Secondly, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband. And best wishes for many more anniversaries!

Jen said...

September 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm
Oh, you could be worse things than cheap and easy :) Happy Anniversary!!!!

Tracey said...

September 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm
Im so cheap and easy too, and THIS is something my kids would be able to do and love to thanks for the idea! :)

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

September 27, 2011 at 7:50 pm
A zebra printed pumpkin? Get out! Fabulous idea!

Cathy said...

September 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm
How darn cute... I love it.. Cheap and easy is my middle

Impulsive Addict said...

September 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm
Happy Anniversary, Viv! I hope DH does something nice for you tonight!

That adorable zebra pumpkin would go perfect in Emma Kate's room! I LOVE IT!

I love that you're cheap and easy. I bet DH does too. ;)

Angie said...

September 28, 2011 at 12:46 am
This is awesome! awesome! I love good zebra print and love it even more on a pumpkin! And thanks so much for the comment you left me earlier about the ceiling medallion. You rock!

Marigene said...

September 28, 2011 at 12:57 am

Mandy said...

September 28, 2011 at 1:35 am
I love it! Hope you link it up to the party going on at

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

September 28, 2011 at 2:19 am
This came out really cute! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

THIS IS ME....ONLINE said...

September 28, 2011 at 2:36 am
Happy Anniversary! Put that last line on a blank card and you have the perfect anniversary card. Just don't sign it "Cheap and Easy". :)

Zebra pumpkin looks great. You're inspiring me. Uh-oh!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

September 28, 2011 at 3:57 am
I love cheap and easy! lol great idea with the tape! would fit in with my Halloween stuff :)
Fancy Frugal Life

Lil Mama Stuart said...

September 28, 2011 at 3:58 am
came from TT&J's FB. That patterned duct tape can be so useful right?! I made a business card holder with some here

Happy Anniversary! Also, it's my first blogiversary, I'd love if you stopped by to check out my giveaways this week!

Michelle said...

September 28, 2011 at 5:55 am
Love this! How clever and easy! I have some pumpkins from last year that I wanted to redo and I think that this would be perfect for them! I am stopping by to say hi because I just registered for the SoCal Social!! I look forward to meeting you next weekend! Hope you have a great week!!

Christina said...

September 28, 2011 at 10:46 am
Happy Anniversary!
I found the zebra striped duct tape a few months ago and love it! I love how the pumpkin came out!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

September 28, 2011 at 11:18 am
You truly ARE the pumpkin queen! LOVED this - -- I see all of those cute duct tapes and always want to figure out something to do with them! Love your zebra pumpkin!

Judy said...

September 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm
When I was in Target the other day I had that exact duct tape in my hand but then left without it. Now I may have to go back and get it. What a great idea with the duct tape. Love it. Thanks for sharing at my Fall into Fall party and for your kind comments. Don't worry about the big deal. Adds to the character of the party.

Ruth said...

September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm
I am absolutely loving these pumpkins. There are so many great duct tape patterns you could try. This is so much fun!!


Laura aka LaLaGirl said...

September 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm
I love it. I'm going to a baby shower in a few weeks where they asked guests to bring a painted or carved pumpkin - this sounds like a cuter idea!

Bootersmom03 said...

September 28, 2011 at 11:06 pm
That is about the cutest pumpkin I've ever seen!! Love it! Found via Savvy Southern Style.

Ivanna said...

September 29, 2011 at 6:39 am
You're very welcome to link up this one to my new linky party here - . It has already started. Make yourself at home :).

Mr Lonely said...

September 29, 2011 at 10:01 am
walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Zach & Ashley Jones said...

September 29, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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Zach and Ashley Jones said...

September 29, 2011 at 2:29 pm
Love this!! I am obsessed with zebra print, so I may just have to try it! Great idea!

"Keeping Up With The Joneses"

moonsword said...

September 29, 2011 at 5:21 pm
Found you through TCB...screamingly cool idea! I may have to duct tape myself for Halloween just to match!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

September 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm
i am allllll over this zebra pumpkin!! sooo incredibly cute!!!!! i can't wait to make one myself!

Karie @ The HoB said...

September 30, 2011 at 3:03 am
Love the zebra pumpkin!!! Awesome!!

Corie said...

September 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm
So cute! I'm definitely doing this! Pinning it too ;)

Flea Market Lynn said...

September 30, 2011 at 3:38 pm
Very unique......where did you find the zebra duct tape? Thx for sharing! Hope you can stop by my new blog for a visit. I'm one of your newest followers. Lynn

Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

September 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm
such a FAB idea! Love it! Who would have ever thought of this?!? You are brilliant!

Ashley said...

September 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm
What a cute idea! Especially since it can be placed inside AND outside! I imagine a lot of the painted and bejewelled pumpkins out there would basically melt if rained on.

Lora said...

September 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm
I just saved this idea to my favorites... so cute!

Crafty Mischief said...

September 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm
I saw this at Just a Girl and had to come and see it. Don't you just love zebra print duct tape? Your pumpkin turned out great!
I'd love for you to come check out my zebra duct tape shoes.

Jenn Erickson said...

September 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm
Awesome, Viv! Totally rockin!

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

September 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm
Looks great. Never would have thought you used tape!
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

Cheryl said...

September 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm
This has to be the cutest (and simplest) idea I've seen in blogland in awhile. I don't know how it occured to you to use duck tape but I'm so glad you passed the idea along. They make the tape in so many neat patterns now that I see lots of decorated pumpkins in my future. So clever...thanks so much!
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage
p.s Enjoy your Anniversary!

Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

October 1, 2011 at 12:07 am
Bwahahahah! Total Wiley E. Coyote, Super Genius kind of a craft, girl.

Holiday Snob said...

October 1, 2011 at 12:25 am
Love this! Now I have to buy more pumpkins!

June Scott said...

October 1, 2011 at 1:12 am
Very fun, Vivienne! That "Duck" brand duct tape is crazy!

Samantha said...

October 1, 2011 at 1:25 am
Fantastic idea! Love zebra duct tape!

AndreaLeigh said...

October 2, 2011 at 12:57 am
i love it! so cute. i've seen that zebra duct tape and I want some!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

October 2, 2011 at 2:55 am
Hi Vivienne, Thanks so much for linking this to my party. I love it! With your permission, I'd like to make a pumpkin like it & include it in my TV segment next week.

Warmly, Michelle

Heather said...

October 2, 2011 at 3:13 am
Very clever...I'd love to make these...Thanks for sharing such a great idea!!! Why didn't I think of that??? :)

Liz @ said...

October 2, 2011 at 3:33 am
I totally love it! That is a whole new level of duck-taping. Thanks for sharing!!

Lindsey said...

October 2, 2011 at 4:35 am
This is awesome, I love it! Much easier than decoupaging, though I did enjoy doing mine I must admit. :)

Lauren said...

October 2, 2011 at 5:02 am
Happy Anniversary and those are some mighty sassy pumpkins! :)

Diane said...

October 2, 2011 at 5:08 am
Cute idea! I love zebra too! New follower and I would love to have you follow me back!

Amy said...

October 2, 2011 at 3:05 pm
That looks sooo awesome! What a fantastic idea...I'd never have thought to use duct tape on a pumpkin! Love it! I'd be thrilled if you'd link it to my p'kin challenge:

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

October 4, 2011 at 3:02 am
This is insanely cute. Love it!


WhyCuzICan said...

October 4, 2011 at 1:46 pm
SUPER cute---is there anything that duck tape can't be used for? Humm..... nope! Even Halloween deco!

Visiting from MidWestern Sewing Girl's Linky Party {Everything Halloween} today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Kali Drane said...

October 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm
LOVE it... my sister loves zebra, may have to try this!

Popped in from Tip Junkie!

Thanks so much!


Lauren said...

October 7, 2011 at 11:10 pm
This is truly an extrodinary idea! I cannot believe I haven't came up with this sooner. I mean it's so easy to come up with the idea, guess I am just not that creative! Thank you so much for posting this! I am always looking for creative to make things like pumpkins more creative! Not to mention the zebra stripes and it's cheap! Thank you sweetie!

Kristen said...

October 11, 2011 at 2:07 am
what an amazing idea and super simple! thanks so much for sharing it with everyone!

cheapcraftymama said...

October 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Just wanted to let you know that I am featuring you on “Top 10 Tuesday-- Pumpkin Decorating Ideas.”

Please feel free to drop by and check it out and add a button or link to your post if you want! I will be promoting it at a lot of linky parties!

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