Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft

Have you seen the adorable dryer vent pumpkins floating around?  I really wanted to try my hand at one but wanted to create something a little different and with a little more impact. I thought that a Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft topiary was just the thing- perfect as a centerpiece on the table or and adorable decoration for the porch (two flanking the doorway would be adorable!). Painting them two different colors adds some interest and texture for a pretty fall decoration. If you have paint on hand already this cute craft is easily under $10 and took me less than 30 minutes to put together.

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Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft

Supplies needed:

8 ft dryer vent hose

orange spray paint

cream spray paint

sturdy stick, 15- 18″ long

craft moss

hot glue gun/sticks

wire cutters

dryer vent pumpkin craft supplies

Directions:

Begin by cutting your dryer vent with wire cutters into- 4′, 2 1/2 ‘, and 1 1/2  lengths’.

Paint your longest length and shortest length orange, covering well with 2-3 coats.

Paint the 2 1/2′ length cream colored, again with 2-3 coats.

Allow to dry thoroughly, 2-3 hours minimum.

Form each piece into a circle and secure ends together with hot glue. Use paperclips, chip clips, or clothespins as a clamp to hold them together until hot glue cools and dries.

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If needed touch up each pumpkin with a bit more paint. Begin stacking pumpkins with the largest on the bottom, place your long sturdy stick in the center of the largest pumpkin, and stack the last two-ending with the smallest pumpkin at the top.

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Tuck craft  moss between each layer until it is overflowing a bit and resembles vines and leaves trailing from the stem, secure it with a bit of hot glue.

Your pumpkins are now a beautiful and unique topiary that can be used as a centerpiece on your table, next to a fireplace, or outdoors to add a little fall flair to your porch or patio.

 

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Have you done any dryer vent crafts? 



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14 comments… add one
  • Oh! I love your spin on this idea. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

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  • woow. that is a great job :)
    You are welcome to join
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    Hugs from Håkan in Sweden

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  • I’ve seen the dryer vent pumpkins, which I love, but turning them into Pumpkin Topiaries is awesome! Love this idea and I’ve pinned it to our DIY Sunday Showcase Talent Board!

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  • Super cool project! I invite you to share it to my Pumpkin Inspiration link party if you want! The link is: http://www.whitehousecrafts.net/#!SO-MANY-PUMPKINS-PUMPKIN-CRAFTS-INSPIRATION/cmbz/561a84400cf297bd685e3c80, if you’re interested.

    Have a good day!

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  • I have seen pumpkins before made from dryer vent hose. Seeing your topiary makes me even more sure I want to delve into this fun, colorful project. Thanks so much for sharing – and keep your great ideas coming!

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  • I never decorate for Halloween, but these look so simple, cheap and cute, I might have to reconsider this year.

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