DIY washi tape pumpkin …super easy!


Are you all decorated for Halloween? Don’t worry if not,  it’s never too late! I have a SUPER easy Halloween tutorial for you today. But first I have a confession. I have a secret love affair with this thing called washi tape. I may even be considered a “hoarder” by now.  My collection has surpassed 100 rolls. Yeah I’m pretty sure I’m just hoarding it now. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. There is 50 rolls up for grabs over here.  I just can’t help but obsess over the pretty patterns and colors. Most people use washi tape for cards and gifts but I love using it for all sorts of things. Check out this fun pumpkin below. I love how it turned out next to my Halloween display.


  • plastic pumpkin
  • washi tape (I found this chevron one at Downtown Tape for 2 bucks!)
  • ric rac
  • hot glue
  • ribbon


1. Start at the top of your pumpkin and tape down the line. Wrip tape at the bottom and push it down.

2. Skip a line/ridge and then move to your next line. Then hot glue a piece of ric rac (or another color of washi tape would be fun too) onto the pumpkin.

3. Repeat this pattern until you have finished your pumpkin.

4. Tie stem with satin bow.

Simple as that! You would never know this pumpkin took less than 10 minutes to make!

You can also watch a video tutorial I did on Fox 10 here:
FOX 10 News – Phoenix, AZ | KSAZ-TV

So has your washi tape obsession begun? Should we start a club? ;)

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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4 comments on “DIY washi tape pumpkin …super easy!”

  1. We haven’t started decorating yet. I think we’re going to get to it this weekend, or rather I hope we will because we’re running out of time. We don’t usually do a lot for Halloween, but I’ve still got my thanksgiving stuff up (we had ours earlier this month) so I wanted to add to it for Halloween! Love your pumpkins, I think I might have to try that if my boys don’t get upset that I made a pretty pumpkin instead of a spooky one lol

  2. Jamielyn, You are really mastering the t.v. spots! It has become second nature. You can tell that it is not your first time. You come off as confident and relaxed. Great job! Love the pumpkins too.

  3. Great job!! Do I smell a tv career in your future??!! :)

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