Quick DIY Pumpkin Decor

Ever been a pinch and need a cute decorative idea? Well here’s a few from our favorite magazines that will spice up your doorstep!!  We love these ideas because they last long past the spooky holiday.

Plaid Pumpkin from Real Simple Magazine

Tape Pumpkins from Real Simple Magazine

Supplies:

  • Dry erase marker in a light color (avoid black)
  • Scissors
  • Washi tape, happytape.com

Instructions:

1. Using the dry erase marker, create your design, which will guide you when placing the tape. (The marker is great for this project because it lets you draw, rinse, and repeat!)

2. Once you’re set with your design, begin applying tape to the pumpkin’s surface. Try using longer strips when possible, because piecing together too many short strips will look sloppy. For this design, begin at the stem and run your tape down the side of the pumpkin, erasing the markings as you adhere the strips to the surface. Finish at the bottom of the pumpkin. After all of the vertical stripes have been made, apply tape around the circumference of the pumpkin to complete your pattern. (If you’d rather stick with stripes, skip the final crisscross step.)

Pumpkin Candy from Real Simple

Candy Pumpkin From Real Simple Photo Credit Don Penny

Supplies:

  • Dry erase marker in a light color
  • Candy: black and white licorice pinwheels; coconut jelly beans; black licorice jelly beans
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:
1. Using your marker, first create a design. This marker allows you to draw, rinse, and repeat as many times as you’d like. We picked one floral pattern to repeat across the pumpkin.

2. Once you’re happy with your pattern, use your glue gun and adhere the candy to the pumpkin’s surface. Set aside to dry for at least 24 hours so that the candy can set in place.

Mini Pumpkins from Good HouseKeeping

Mini Pumpkins from Good Housekeeping Photo Credit James Balgrie

For a no-fuss fall centerpiece, heap bewitching, beribboned sugar pumpkins in a rustic bowl. To make: Attach double-stick tape to lengths of black, orange, and white patterned ribbon, then wrap around each squash.

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