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DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkins

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Have you started decorating for fall yet? If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my love for fabric tape, pumpkins and all things rustic in a photo I recently shared:

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape for a rustic touch. MountainModernLife.com

DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkins

You see, it all started when I was attempting to organize my craft room. I quickly became distracted (as I often do when trying to get organized) by my collection of fabric tape and specifically a brown gingham-style that I previously ignored.

The pattern had come in a 3 pack I purchased from Michael’s a while ago, but I originally bought the pack for another pattern. In fact, I had purchased 2 of those packs, leaving me with 2 rolls of the brown plaid fabric tape which was now calling my name.

The color and pattern are so perfect for Fall, don’t you think?

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

The first thing I did was place the tape all over a yellow elephant knick-knack I had. Ya know because isn’t that the first thing you do when you see fabric tape you like… start placing it over random objects within arm’s reach? 🙂

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

I’ll have to find the before photo of this elephant but it was made out of ceramic, but I love how the fabric tape makes it look stitched on. It’s not the best job, but I was excited and impatient and taped this little guy in a matter of minutes.

Of course, after I taped off the elephant I started looking around the room to see what else I could tape and that’s when the pack of faux pumpkins caught my attention…

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com


supplies/tools

Mini Plastic Pumpkins

Fabric Tape

Scissors


Where to find Fabric Tape?

The brown gingham fabric tape I used in this post came in a 3 pack I purchased from Michael’s with a coupon, but I found the same gingham pattern, only in black available on Amazon.  Of course, you can always make your own using fabric scraps and double-sided tape.

Where to buy Faux Pumpkins

I purchased my plastic faux pumpkins and gourds for less than a dollar each at Walmart, but you could also buy them from in packs from craft stores using a coupon, or online at Amazon, etc.

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

There really is no right or wrong way to decorate these little guys. You basically just cut your fabric tape into strips and then start placing the strips on the pumpkin. I like to start in one area and make my way around. You could also try using washi tape.

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.comHere is the before and after:

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

See how easy that was? Now that’s my kinda project. Here’s a photo of it next to my fabric tape mason jar lid pumpkin.

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

I <3 fabric tape. The different patterns and colors make it such an easy and fun item to decorate with, don’t you think?

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

And here are a few photos of our Fall tablescape with some of the fabric tape pumpkins scattered about:

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

Create these adorable DIY fabric tape pumpkins by wrapping faux pumpkins with fabric tape! MountainModernLife.com

Do you plan to make these plaid pumpkins or have any other favorite projects using fabric tape? Let us know in the comments below!

DIY Fabric Tape Pumpkins

Comments

  • Such a cute (& clever) idea. Oh no! I may have to go to Michael’s for my second time today to copy your project – because I love it that much.
    I would like you to invite you to follow me on my blog at:
    simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

    September 14, 2014
  • Sooo fun. Love that little elephant, too!

    September 14, 2014
  • Super cute! I was planning to make one of the mason jar ring pumpkins but this really gives it an extra detail… thanks for the idea! And I just bought a bunch of the little dollar store pumpkins too 😉

    Stacy

    September 15, 2014
  • I’m totally doing this! What a great idea! I’d love you to share it at Outside {the Box} link party Tuesday 5pm EST

    September 15, 2014
  • Super cute and clever! Visiting from Monday Funday party 😉

    September 15, 2014
  • I’m not much of a seasonal decorator, but I adore those lids. Great idea. Pinning.

    September 16, 2014
  • Katie, this is too good! I love that little elephant all dressed up in fabric tape :)And now I need to go find a bunch of lids to make pumpkins!

    September 16, 2014
  • Love these pumpkins. Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! I pinned to our party board!
    Leslie

    September 16, 2014
  • Oh my goodness! I love these! I am new to your blog and have just spent far too long checking out your past projects. I can’t wait to follow along now! Thank you for the inspiration! I have a few crafts I am going to make tomorrow!

    September 16, 2014
  • These are so cute Katie, I love them both!! Pinning 🙂

    xo

    September 16, 2014
  • These are adorable! I like the way you demonstrate how much simple items can be transformed with some fabric tape. I’m getting my tape out now…watch out!

    September 19, 2014
  • I love these fabric tape pumpkins so much!!

    September 19, 2014
  • That mason jar lid pumpkin is so adorable, probably one of my favs I’ve seen for fall so far!! I love the pattern and color of the fabric tape…need to get to Michaels!

    September 20, 2014
  • These are soooooo cool! I had to wake up my husband to show him. You are a genius! Thanks so much for this fabulous craft idea. 🙂

    September 23, 2014
  • OH my goodness! Love this! I’m going to try some to add to a wedding cake table display this fall!

    September 5, 2016
  • Carla

    Couldn’t you use fabric and decoupage?

    September 11, 2017
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  • Carol Ann

    Love these!! for sure going to make them.

    September 20, 2019

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