For the August Pinterest Challenge, I was inspired to create the fun fall DIY Washi Tape Pumpkins!
Welcome to the August Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to make these DIY fabric tape pumpkins from Modern Mountain Life. Katie has inspired me to add a little personality to dollar store pumpkins with this cute and clever idea.
Katie used a brown and white gingham-style fabric tape on her pumpkins. I love the rustic look, but when I went shopping in search of fabric tape, I came up empty handed. However, I did find this fun gingham and buffalo check washi tape. With a 40% coupon from Hobby Lobby, it costs just a few dollars. I had picked up these festive fall gourds from Dollar Tree for just a dollar each, so the cost of this project was only about $6.
- faux pumpkins or gourds
- fabric tape or washi tape
I first removed the stem. Then, just like Katie, I wrapped strips of the washi tape from the stem to the bottom of the faux pumpkin. I overlapped where necessary to cover the entirely. I found it very tricky with the washi tape to get it smooth. As careful as I was, there are inevitable bumps and creases.
The lighter pattern worked well on the white pumpkin. On the darker gourd, I could see the orange color peeking through a bit. I don’t think the washi tape is as thick and covered as well as Katie’s fabric tape. If I did this again, I might first paint the faux gourd a lighter color.
All in all, I am not sure that this project was a success. I love the look of these little patterned plaid pumpkins, but the creases and color peeking through bothers the perfectionist in me. I think it would be much more successful with the thicker and more textured fabric tape, like Katie used.
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