Published: August 13, 2014

AVON, Ohio (September 2014) – This year, nearly 160 million people[1] will participate in Halloween festivities! For some, trick-or-treating is the best part. For others, it’s getting costumed from head to toe. But, to really get into the spirit, homes get decked out in everything from life-sized skeletons and spiders that jump to corn stalks, cobwebs and more. It’s easy to break the bank, but with Duck Tape®, a homemade Halloween that’s creative, fun and affordable is right at your fingertips.

While your neighbors drag out their store-bought decorations, you can use Duck Tape® to add a bit of fanciful flair to your Halloween celebrations. And, this year, you could cash in on your creations in the eighth annual Stick or Treat® Halloween Décor Contest!

Entering is easy! Create and share your Duck Tape® Halloween décor – everything from glowing haunted houses and spooky centerpieces to frighteningly fun bats and even the pumpkin on your porch – and you could win the $1,000 grand prize.

Still not sure you have what it takes to compete? Duck Tape® is available in a vibrant palette of colors and designs, including Halloween-specific prints, so the possibilities to incorporate Duck Tape® into your Halloween festivities are endless! Here are some additional homemade Halloween ideas to get you started:

Decorations and More

For the creative soul and do-it-yourself-minded, Duck Tape® can add a bit of spooky sophistication to Halloween parties and decorations – try dressing up centerpieces and placemats with Duck Tape® or add a ghoulish twist to party décor, favors and more!


Cutting and sculpting pumpkins into decorative jack-o-lanterns can be a blast, but a tad bit messy, too. Duck Tape® is a fun alternative to carving, adding color and personality to your creations. Plus, it’s something the whole family can get involved in – and it helps your masterpiece last throughout the season.

Duck or Treat™

Duck Tape® is a handy tool for quick costume repairs and resizes, as well as costume creation and enhancement. You can even fashion unique trick-or-treat bags that are both waterproof and durable for the haul! How else can Duck Tape® help you celebrate this Halloween? It’s a great alternative to handing out candy!

See? A homemade Halloween is within your reach! And, with the season upon us, don’t forget to enter your creations in the Stick or Treat® Halloween Décor Contest. Submit your best Halloween creation made with Duck Tape® for your chance to win the $1,000 grand prize or one of six Duck Tape® prize packs. Enter Sept. 8 through Oct. 31, 2014, by visiting A panel of judges will choose winners based on originality, workmanship, use of color and quantity of Duck Tape® used – winners will be announced on or around Nov. 17, 2014.

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An American original, Duck® brand is known for its quality and innovation, which now includes a vibrant assortment of hundreds of colors, designs and licenses. Duck Tape® brand duct tape is available nationally at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers in colors like aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow, and designs such as Gummy Bears, Cheetah Kisses and Galaxy.

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