The V Spot

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

Make a Houndstooth Pumpkin from Duck Tape

I love pumpkins.  I love Duck Tape.  I really, really love houndstooth… so it’s only natural that I would make a Houndstooth Duck Tape Pumpkin.

This is so, so, SO easy to do.

Grab yourself some fabulous Duck Tape and a Dollar Store pumpkin.  Split the tape down the middle so that you have thinner strips of tape.  Even though there will still be a little bubble or two, they will lay flatter this way.  Start covering the pumpkin from top to bottom, trying to match up the pattern as you go.  It doesn’t have to be perfect… you’ll get the houndstooth effect no matter what.

I used a bit of double sided tape to cover the stem and covered the top with a few strips of ribbon.  Then just took some grosgrain ribbon and wrapped it around the sides.

Easy, peasy.  Note: I may be crafting up some Halloween goodies right now, but they will not be going up in my home until October 1st.  I try not to rush the seasons, even if I’m super excited for them!


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southernscraps said...

September 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Love the houndstooth!

Richella said...

September 11, 2012 at 1:07 pm
You win the creative pumpkin award, hands down! Wait, that doesn't sound right. I don't mean you're a pumpkin; I mean you decorate pumpkins creatively. Oh, whatever.

You're a winner. :)

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

September 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm
This might be easy enough for me to try!!!


Kisses Aren't Contracts said...

September 11, 2012 at 1:44 pm
So easy & cute! Love it!

xoxo Shauna

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

September 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm
OH my goodness! Had to hop over from FB to properly comment on this cuteness! Great job! I may just have to do this one :)

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

September 11, 2012 at 4:28 pm
so cute Viv!! I am declaring you the pumpkin crafting queen!! Love it! :)

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

September 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm
So cute! Looks great with the black birds. Cant wait to see all of your creative Halloweenn decor!

Eclectically Vintage said...

September 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm
My girls have a duct tape stash - they'd love making these! The houndstooth so fun! Pinning!

NoPo QuirkyMomma said...

September 11, 2012 at 7:27 pm
Okay, that is awesome!

At The Picket Fence said...

September 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm
That is so awesome Vivienne! We always know we can count on you to come up with some really cool crafts. Oh, and I had a craft fail today! Seriously still think we need to have a "failed projects" linky party. LOL!

MiMi said...

September 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm

InMyOwnStyle said...

September 12, 2012 at 10:51 pm
Now that is one stylish pumpkin. Very clever use of duct tape.


nest of posies said...

September 15, 2012 at 1:11 am
clever girl!


Laura from Top This Top That said...

September 15, 2012 at 2:45 am
who would have thought pumpkins would look so good in houndstooth!! Featuring this on Sunday for my weekly wow's.

Beja {} said...

September 15, 2012 at 3:18 am
Houndstooth is one of my addictions, so when I saw you at TATER, I had to look!

I recently recovered my dining table chairs in houndstooth:

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

September 15, 2012 at 1:07 pm
How brilliant! I love the duct tape selection they have now. So cute! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party if you haven't already.

Bethany Lee said...

September 15, 2012 at 11:01 pm
Great idea! :)

daisypetals said...

September 15, 2012 at 11:41 pm
Totally cute! Being an Alabama fan, I LOVE the choice of Duck Tape! Life to the full, Melissa @

Kim Wilson said...

September 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm
Love it! Pinned, SU'd, tweeted & G+!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

September 17, 2012 at 10:57 am
ADORABLE!!! Love the pattern!!

InMyOwnStyle said...

September 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm
HI VIv - looked high and low for the duct tape - can't find it :( Will have to order it online. Can I use one of your images for a roundup on pumpkin decorating that I am doing for a post on Momtastic? I will include a link to your post?

Kelley Wilson said...

September 17, 2012 at 8:17 pm
Just wanted to let you know I Featured this on a Halloween post!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

September 19, 2012 at 1:29 pm
Very fun and fashionable! I love the houndstooth pattern. :)

Sarita said...

September 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm
I finally see a reason to buy Duck Tape! This is adorable, fashionable and right up my alley!!

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

October 3, 2012 at 6:09 pm
Brilliant idea!! I'm including this in a 13 for Halloween round-up of Pumpkin ideas at my blog this Friday, including one pic and a link back to this post. Thanks for sharing creative inspiration : )
26. said...

October 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Love the houndstooth! You should enter your photos into Craftbaby's DIY a Pumpkin Challenge! :)

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