In searching for Halloween contests to enter, I ran across a contest being held by Duck brand duct tape! You can win $1,000 for decorating a pumpkin (real or fake) with duct tape and sending in a photo!
I remembered seeing some fake, carvable pumpkins during one of my recent trips to Dollar Tree, so I went over there yesterday and bought one. Since it only cost $1.00, I'll feel free to experiment on the pumpkin (and possibly mess it up).
I'm a little skeptical about actually being able to carve a Dollar Tree pumpkin, but who knows. I'm also a little skeptical about eating the candy I bought there, but who could resist this packaging?
Or a candy called "Pirate Choppers" for that matter. It seemed like it should have said chompers instead of choppers, but what do you want for a dollar?
Would any of you handy people out there like to be my competition in this contest? I'd be curious to see what you think up!
Here's a link to the contest page:
Duck Brand Stick-or-Treat Contest
I managed to find a little inspiration! This is a how-to video for decorating pumpkins with duct tape. I swear there are how-to videos for everything now.
In other duct tape/pumpkin news...
That's just how strong duct tape is: Strong enough to lift 600 lbs of pumpkin!
I kept thinking of the Red Green show while writing this! I'm hoping that at least my Canadian followers will know what I'm talking about. Red Green calls duct tape "the handyman's secret weapon". I'm sure he could think up a great invention involving a pumpkin and duct tape. Here's one of his many projects:
In searching the terms "Halloween" and "duct tape" I ran across a book titled, The Original Duct Tape Halloween Book. Has anyone out there read this? I looked through a few pages on the book's Amazon page, and the costumes looked bizarre. I did, however, like their duct tape spiderweb idea!
Not that you couldn't fashion a cool outfit out of duct tape. The very Halloweeny couple above did just that for their prom! In fact, the Duck company held a duct tape prom outfit contest on their web site. The contest was titled "stuck at prom". Want to see the winners and runners up? I know you do...
Winners and Runners up for the Stuck at Prom contest
There are actually duct tape prom photos all over the internet. I guess these kids really want to show off their handy work. Just google "duct tape prom" and you'll see what I mean. I have to admire teenagers with the confidence to wear these flamboyant outfits, although I wonder if some of them were able to dance that night...
It looks like the boy got a hold of some of that zebra print duct tape I mentioned before! This is one of the flashier couples I ran across. Some of the outfits I found were really quite tasteful, considering they were made of duct tape! I'd consider wearing this one for instance:
So do you feel inspired to fashion a duct tape Halloween outfit? Or decorate a pumpkin with duct tape? Or maybe even use duct tape to turn your vehicle into an insane monster truck like Red Green did? This stuff really does have a million uses!
In unrelated news, I'm turning 30 tomorrow! I probably won't be answering too many comments tomorrow, but I'll get to them as soon as I can. :)