8 Easy No-Carve Pumpkins

Mad for Plaid-
Move over Scotch, there’s a new tape in town. Washi is similar to masking tape but available in tons of patterns and colors. Ready, set, get stickin'!

Supplies:
* Dry Erase ... more 
Mad for Plaid-
Move over Scotch, there’s a new tape in town. Washi is similar to masking tape but available in tons of patterns and colors. Ready, set, get stickin'!

Supplies:
* Dry Erase Marker in a light color (avoid black)
* Scissors
* Washi tape, happytape.com

Related: 11 Halloween Decorations for Under $35

Instructions:
1. Using the dry erase marker, create your design, which will guide you when it comes to placing the tape. (The marker is great for this project because it wipes right off, in case you make any mistakes!)

2. Once you’re set with your design, begin applying tape to the pumpkin's surface. Try using as many longer pieces as possible. (Piecing together too many short strips will look sloppy.) For this design, begin at the stem and run your tape down, erasing the marker's lines as you adhere the strips to the surface, and finishing at the bottom of the pumpkin. After all of your vertical stripes are made, apply tape around the circumference of the pumpkin to finish off your pattern.
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Transform this classic fall gourd with quick and creative decorating ideas. Sound suspicious? You're in for a treat.



Photographs by Don Penny, Styling by Vanessa Boer



*Special thanks to Farmer Roger Allen at Coy Brook Farm (coybrookfarm.net) in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, for handpicking our pumpkins this year.




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