Oct 30, 2011

Dryer Vent Pumpkins

I thought I'd give a tutorial on how to make the dryer vent pumpkins
 I featured in my front porch decor post. 

I got the idea from Courtney at A Diamond in the Stuff
She's made so many variations on the original - you should go check it out.

I used 6" and 4" plastic dryer vent to make two different sizes of pumpkin. I cut the vent with scissors and wire cutters, curved it around on itself, and hot glued the open ends together.  



I then spraypainted them "Cinnamon" by Krylon. 
I used a cinnamon stick for the stem.
Some moss and a leaf added some visual interest. 


This is a really easy project - the hardest part is waiting for the paint to dry.
I printed out "Boo" signs and glued them to two of them to take to work.
So many people commented on them. 


It's nice when such a simple craft has such impact. 
And I like that, unlike real pumpkins, they can be used year after year.




I'm linking to these great parties this week!

8 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Great job Barb,, I love them. I hope I remember to try doing one next year,, yours look great~!

Barb said...

Thank you! I know, I really should have posted this sooner so people had time to try it for Halloween.

Annika said...

These are very cool! Shame it's not Halloween again till next year! :o)

Linda Braden said...

I'm crazy about those dryer vent pumpkins too! Made a few of my own this year ...

Again, thanks for sharing at our spray paint link party!

:)

Linda

BarbSteadman said...

Thanks Linda!

Noni said...

Where did you find the white plastic dryer vent? All I can find is the silver.

BarbSteadman said...

Hey Noni,

I bought it at Home Depot but I don't think they carry it any more. I can't find it online anyway.

BarbSteadman said...

Thank you!

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