“Mommy, look at these cute little white pumpkins!” How could I say no to those two excited faces? Two little pumpkins came home with us and found a spot on our kitchen table, and there they sat, forgotten by the kids, until I suggested we decorate them a bit. The pumpkins became a pretty, simple fall centerpiece.
A few rolls of fall-colored washi tape (browns, orange, and yellow), is all it takes to give those little pumpkins a boost and turn them into a cute centerpiece for your table.
This craft is so simple that my 6 and 8 year-old were able to do it.
- Simply start with one color of tape and start applying it at the base of the pumpkin’s stem. Cut it off at the bottom of the pumpkin.
- Then turn the pumpkin around and do another strip of tape in the same color directly across from the first strip, essentially dividing the pumpkin in half.
- Our pumpkins were quite small, so we used the same pattern of tape once again to divide into quarters.
- Then use a different color of washi tape in between the quartered sections.
- A collection of 2-3 small pumpkins make a cute fall centerpiece to be proud of.
This simple idea is just one of the many crafts you will find in an awesome book I recently got to review: Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything, by Amy Anderson.
If you are a fan of washi tape, or you’re just someone who has admired it from afar but didn’t know what to do with it, this book is for you! It is literally jammed-packed full of washi tape hints and craft ideas. Projects range from these simple washi tape pumpkins, to decorating light switches and window blinds and even making intricate flowers and jewelry — all using washi tape.
And, the book comes with 10 rolls of washi tape to get you started, making it a great gift idea!
After the kids decorated their pumpkins, I just had to try the gift bow idea in the Holidays and Celebrations section of the book. The directions are simple and easy to follow, and I think my first bow turned out pretty cute.
This was my first experience with washi tape, and I think I am hooked! Have you crafted with washi tape before? Leave a comment to let me know what you’ve done!
And, be sure to check out Washi Tape Crafts: 110 Ways to Decorate Just About Anything for more washi tape craft ideas!
*This is a sponsored post. I was given a copy of the book to review. All opinions are 100% my own.