09/29 DIY / Seasonal/Holiday

DIY Copper Striped Pumpkins

DIY copper striped white pumpkins

I’ll say it forever: I LOVE pumpkins.  One of the only things in this world that I consider both delicious and whimsical.  While I prefer eating them, decorating  pumpkins is an alternative that comes close to being almost as fun.   Almost.

Same as last year, I’m keeping them white, which is guaranteed challenging because they always know how to hide from me.  I was very determined to find them though, and with persistence comes success.  How could I not drive around all day to all the grocery stores in the area to find these little cuties??

In addition to the adorableness of today’s DIY, it is also probably the easiest DIY I have ever shared.  You ready for this?

Copper tape

I applied strips of this copper tape down the sides of the pumpkins in between each groove, peeling the backing while at the same time smoothing over the tape with my fingers.

Copper Striped Pumpkin

That’s it.

Copper Striped Pumpkins

There’s nothing more to tell you.

Copper striped white pumpkins

If you’re hoping for some bonus step or an extra little somethin’ somethin’, then sorry to disappoint you.

Copper tape pumpkins

Well, maybe it could be mentioned that these would look gorgeous sprawled out on a tablescape, which is possibly something to look forward to seeing on this blog. ;)

I forgot how HECTIC everything gets with the start of fall.  It’s like a sudden switch flipped on and everything starts to just go go go all at once.  Anyone else feeling this way?  True, it’s all a part of the excitement for the holidays, and for me it’s also for sure all the crafting hysteria that heightens during this time.  Have you started your fall decorating or crafting yet?

44 comments on “DIY Copper Striped Pumpkins”

  1. I love how simple they are. Especially because it makes such a huge change!

    By the way… Where did you get your copper wire tape from?

  2. This is such a cute idea – the stores near me have all kinds of white pumpkins. :) I’m definitely beginning to see the appeal of them – especially when it comes to decor. However, the orange ones still say Fall is here to me. :)

    1. I guess I must be living in an area with a white pumpkin shortage! I agree though, orange pumpkins will forever be the quintessential Fall item. Thanks so much, Jessica!

  3. You always take such simple ideas and turn them into stunning pieces of art! Amy, again, you did an excellent job. Pinning this beauty.

  4. ALL HAIL THE QUEEN OF COPPER CRAFTS. Your pumpkins are amazing and pretty and I’m in love with this idea.

    And yes to go go going. Nuts. I have not started my fall projects yet, which is bad news for the blog since tomorrow is OCTOBER. What.

    1. Tomorrow is October???? Wait a second… you mean Wednesday? You almost had me there, phew.
      YOUR PRAISE IS TOO HIGH AND TOO KIND. Thanks, girl <3.

  5. I’m quite partial to the white pumpkins myself. Although there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of them in my area, I finally found some really perfect ones over the weekend! I’ve been trying to think of ways to jazz them up a bit, and as always..you’re a great source of inspiration! I really need to order a roll of this copper tape, the possibilities seem endless :)

    1. I was maybe expecting people would be getting sick of the copper tape, but happy to hear it’s opening up a world of possibilities! Seriously one of my favorite discoveries yet. Thanks, Lusine!

    1. Thank you so much, Zarina! I found them at a local Ralphs grocery store. I usually rely on Whole Foods but they seem to be a little late this year, and the selection at Trader Joe’s so far has been a bit disappointing!

  6. Amy, such a simple and elegant pumpkin DIY. I, too, have difficulty finding the little white pumpkins and usually happen upon one in a grocery store, too. This was my first year in a long time to go with orange pumpkins and love them, too. So much fun to switch it up. xx

    1. Thanks so much, Dana! I’m pretty sure I’ll end up going to get a bunch of orange pumpkins too. I really just want them all!

    1. Totally still feels like the middle of summer here in LA ;) I felt awkward decorating pumpkins while sweating in the heat haha!
      Thanks so much, Aga!

    1. Thanks, Steph!!
      Oh front porch <3 How I wish I had thee! It really doesn't feel like fall in terms of weather over here, but not complaining!

    1. Thanks, Brynne! I really hope you do order some tape, because I’m positive you’d do insanely amazing things with it <3

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