Dryer Vent Pumpkin

Dryer Vent Pumpkin

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Things You’ll Need

Dryer hose

Wire clippers

Orange or white spray paint

Sticks

Fall silk leaves

Floral wire

Raffia

Hot glue

Household cement

Brown acrylic paint

Green acrylic paint

Stencil brush

Scissors

Masking tape

Instructions

  • Stretch the hose out, and cut a length  4 inches x 24 inches long using the wire cutters and the scissors. The wire coil of the dryer hose may be a bit difficult to cut, but with flexing and pressure it can be done. Image
  • Apply household cement along the cut edges for a permanent hold,or use hot glue to help hold the ends together until the cement has set.( If you do not have either you can use wire ties to secure then tape to cover any open areas) Press the ends together and tape. Allow the glue to set up and dry.
  • Remove the tape. Spray paint the dryer hose pumpkin orange or white. Allow it to dry.
  • Shade around the top of the pumpkin with a mixture of the green and brown acrylic paints using the stencil brush. Allow it to dry.
  • Cut or break a stick that is 4 inches to 6 inches long. Apply hot glue to one end of the stick, and insert it in the center hole of the dryer hose pumpkin. You could also use 2 cinnomon sticks for the stem.6
  • Wind two 12-inch engths of the craft wire around the stencil brush handle, and slide them off. Stretch them out slightly and straighten one end of each. Glue the ends next to the stem for the pumpkin’s vine tendrils.7
  • Glue a couple of fall silk leaves or flowers around the stem base of the dryer hose pumpkin.
  • (picture thanks to www.onemoretimeevents.com )

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  1. Gather several strands of raffia, and tie them into a bow. Allow the ends to remain uneven. Glue the raffia to the base of the pumpkin stem, and your dryer hose pumpkin is complete.
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