Tuesday, October 9, 2012
It is amazing what you can do with a little ingenuity and Duck Tape! You may recall that I utilized Duck tape to decorate my sons folders for school. When I heard about the Duck Tape Stick or Treat pumpkin decorating contest where the best pumpkin wins $1000, I decided to try my hand at decorating one of the pumpkins in my house. I went to Walmart and purchased a medium sized pumpkin and a couple of rolls of Duck Tape. You'd be surprised by the variety of designs available!
I admit that I wasn't entirely sure about my design but I liked the skull and flame design on the Duck tape so I took some inspiration from there. My mind immediately thought of the movie Ghost Rider with Nicolas Cage. He had one scary looking head! Although I am no where near talented enough to create a skull from a pumpkin and Duck Tape, I thought I'd give creating a scary skull face and see what happened. I started with the eyes first.
And then I started building on the face. I used a pair of my son's scissors (I know but I can't locate my craft scissors) to cut up the Duck Tape to form a face. I kept it very simple since the design on the Duck tape is so busy. Although I am not an artist, I think my final product is pretty good.
What do you think? Is it scary enough? Should I go back to the drawing board? By all means, try your hand at creating a Duck Tape pumpkin. Honestly, I like this so much better than trying to carve a pumpkin - I think it is safer too! I am however up for the pumpkin carving challenge and will be trying my hand at it pretty soon. I have to issue a disclaimer right now, I am not responsible for the final outcome! Well, I actually am but at the moment I don't have much confidence in my carving skills!
If you'd like to enter the Stick or Treat contest and win $1000, vist the Duck Tape site and submit a photo of your creation! You have until November 1st to enter!
Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.