Easy Pumpkin Decorating, DIY Halloween Decor

September 12, 2012 by 27 Comments

We’ve been talking about the change of seasons and yesterday when I showed you my Favorite Fall Wreaths, (here) I told you I had heated up my hot glue gun.  The glue gun is for my wreath…today’s craft requires no glue and no time.  But it sure is cute!  Here’s an easy pumpkin decorating tutorial!

At the end of each season I like to spot supplies that I know will come in handy eventually.  Pumpkins are one of those things that you never have too many of…don’t you think!  There are just so many things you can do to make them super cute!  Have you heard of washi tape!?  It feels like masking tape, only it’s much prettier than masking tape.  It’s made of paper, but is not real delicate.  And the patterns and design options are endless!  It sticks safely to tons of surfaces, but without leaving a residue.  Long story – made short, it’s perfect for parties and crafts when a touch of color without the mess just makes sense!

Here’s one of the pumpkins I found at 75% off at the end of the season….and the washi tape is from a local craft store, usually sold in a small set with complimenting colors.

As I peeled the tape away from the roll it was ready to adhere to my plastic, white pumpkin!  I just kept on going and pulled it up if I changed my mind!  It’s that simple.  I’ll show you the results in a minute.  Bonus craft tonight…

I also grabbed an old white vase – if you’ve visited before, you may know I’m obsessed with my white vases (here).  I peeled off two of my reusable stencil stickers.  Remember how I showed you my glass painting kit (here)?!?  Today, I used three pieces from the set, stickers, orange paint, and my dabber!

I dabbed on the orange paint then pulled off the stencils.  Then I wrapped the top of the vase with more washi tape!  Add some $0.94 awesome looking faux wheat stems and a bowl of candy corns – minutes later, the entry is all about Halloween!  Although, I need to figure out another countdown craft for Halloween.  Last year, my kids totally LOVED our creative way to countdown (here)!!!

Are you all about pumpkin yet!?  I shared some super delicious ‘Favorite Pumpkin Recipes’ at my new blog, Barns & Noodles this morning!

Fun Halloween Tablescapes…Party!

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27 Responses to “Easy Pumpkin Decorating, DIY Halloween Decor”
  1. Rose @ DIY Eco-friendly Home Decor says:

    May be very easy but sure looks fantastic! Do share your Halloween and other creations and ideas at our linky party at http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party .

  2. Stephanie says:

    Have been trying to think of some non traditional ways to decorate pumpkins, and I love this idea! So cute and simple!

  3. This is so cute. I love the simplicity of it.
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  4. Well now how cute is that? I like the colour combo, nicely done Aimee!

  5. Linda says:

    I love this pumpkin. I’m into making pumpkins from fabric myself. I like your idea. It’s even quicker. Would love to have you come over and hook up to our Pumpkin Party. Hope to see you. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/09/thirty-days-of-pumpkins.html

  6. Hey Aimee!
    What a lovely decoration, you are so creative! Will try this one for Halloween, actually I am starting decorating our house and will likely to add yours into it.

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