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Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays and there are so many fun ways to decorate! Of course, decorated pumpkins play a big part, BUT I do not like the mess of removing the seeds!
So let's make a no-carve witch pumpkin! All we need is duct tape and a pair of scissors!
Supplies Used to Make a No-Carve Pumpkin Witch
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Picking Your Pumpkin
This pumpkin came from my local grocery store, but I do love wandering the pumpkin patch too!
I chose this pumpkin because of the spots and the twisty stem, all will add to that witchy look!
The pumpkin was a little dirty and there was quite a bit of dried mud stuck to the backside.
The first step was giving it a bath. (I thought this picture was hilarious but my kids just rolled their eyes at me. Come on, I'm funny! I wrapped the pumpkin in a towel like a baby!)
How to Decorate a Witch Pumpkin with Duck Tape®
We are going to use the stem of the pumpkin as the eyes, so place the pumpkin on its side and find where the new bottom is. It will probably be the flattest side of the pumpkin so it wont roll away.
Now we can start with the eyes. Cut a strip of black Duck Tape® and cut an oval shape and a smaller circle. Cut a circle out of the white Duck Tape® to make the eyes.
The mouth was a little tricky because the tape kept wanting to stick to itself.
I discovered that if you lay the Duck Tape® on some vinyl backing paper, you could cut the shapes out and then peel them from the backing paper. That made cutting the shapes out a bit easier.
Now that the witch pumpkin has a face, it is time to start working on the green witch hair.
Cut a strip of the green Duck Tape® and cut another piece that is just a little bit shorter and put the two sticky sides together. Make sure to leave one side with the sticky still exposed.
Cut the strip into smaller strips and use the exposed sticky end to stick the "hair" to the pumpkin. I did about five rows on each side and scrunched up each strand to give a crazy hair look.
To make the witch hat out of Duck Tape® make 2 sheets using the same technique as for the hair but keep adding strips until it makes a sheet with no sticky exposed.
Cut the sheet into a triangle with a rounded bottom then roll into a cone.
For the brim of the witch hat, make a second sheet of Duck Tape® and cut it into a large circle. Tape the cone to the circle by using small strips of Duck Tape® and tape the cone to the rim from the inside of the cone.
Isn't my witch pumpkin so cute? I think she turned out even cuter than I expected!
What scary, silly, or fun pumpkin are you going to decorate? Share and leave a comment below!
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