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. 

dryer vent pumpkin

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.  

dryer vent pumpkin

dryer vent pumpkin

I then spray painted them "Cinnamon" by Krylon. The stem is a cinnamon stick, and some moss and a leaf substitute for the real thing.

dryer vent pumpkin

dryer vent pumpkin

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 of the small pumpkins to take to work.

dryer vent pumpkin

dryer vent pumpkin


Sonny G said...

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

Barb @ Turtles and Tails 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!



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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