“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton
Goodbye summer and hello Fall! The month of October seems to mark the day of shamelessly drinking pumpkin spice lattes and eating endless amounts of candy corn. But what really encompasses the spirit of Halloween are: pumpkins! When it comes to pumpkin carving, things tend to get messy especially when the kiddos are involved. But we have a no-carve and no-mess DIY tutorial to get you and your family in the holiday swing of things! The days of laying out newspaper all over the floor and pulling out your pumpkin kit are gone. Instead, we use washi tape to decorate and transform a regular pumpkin into one that has all the neighbors in awe. It’s less of a mess, with the same amount of fun! Plus, you can use whatever you have laying around the house whether that is a plastic or real pumpkin. The possibilities are endless and you will immediately fall in love with this new decorating idea!
Here are four steps to take your pumpkin decorating skills to the next spook-tacular level. Be as creative or as frightful as you want!
What you’ll need:
- Pumpkins (any shape or size, fake or real)
- Washi Tape
Step #1: Materials
Gather all the materials needed: pumpkins, washi tape, and scissors.
Step #2: Cut Washi Tape
Place a piece of the beginning of the washi tape on the desired area of pumpkin, roll out until the desired length. Using the scissors, hand cut the washi tape. This ensures a clean cut at the ends which creates a more uniform look once the pumpkin is finished. Continue until you have enough washi tape strips to decorate with. Set aside.
Step #3: Stick Washi Tape
Place washi tapes in desired areas around the pumpkin. Firmly press the tape strip into the pumpkin to ensure it stays. Don’t worry about making the tape look perfect! Washi tape is easily re-stickable and peels off with no residue leftover.
Step #4: Repeat
Repeat steps 1-3 for the rest of the pumpkins! There’s an unlimited amount of space for creativity and there’s no right or wrong way!