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How To: Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

How To: Easy No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas
For me, Halloween just wouldn't be Halloween without a good-sized pile of pumpkin guts.  But, if you're the kind that would prefer a little less mess*, read on!

Admit it.  You saw all that fancy Japanese tape on the design blogs, went out and ordered yourself some, and now you're stuck with beautiful, albeit semi-impractical, rolls of Washi tape.  What to do?  DIY yourself a tartan-inspired pumpkin, that's what!  

The Deets:

Run the tape from stem to bum (that's a technical term, P.S.), creating your vertical stripes first.  For a plaid effect, repeat with matching or contrasting tape around the circumference.  Easy peasy.

Check out more simple, no-carve pumpkin ideas over on Real Simple, including the very on-trend chalkboard paint pumpkin pictured above.  Also, if you're looking for a little more 'pop' with your pumpkin, you may enjoy this modern centerpiece idea.  And, last but not least, check out this no-carve pumpkin inspiration round up.

Happy non-carving!

via Real Simple

*At least the gooey kind.  These projects still might get messy!

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