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.
Pumpkin Dryer Vent Craft
8 ft dryer vent hose
orange spray paint
cream spray paint
sturdy stick, 15- 18″ long
hot glue gun/sticks
Directions for Dryer Vent Pumpkins:
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.
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.
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.
Casey Page says
So my mom and I made these! Wow! The smallest size was IMPOSSIBLE to glue. We used hot glue… didn’t work. Then we tried e6000… nope! Then gorilla glue… again nada. Finally we resolved to sewing it together… and we have a winner!! I will make them 4′, 3′, 2′ next time. We’re planning on doing snowmen soon. The final products is wonderful though. Wish I could post a pic.
OH snow men would be ADORABLE!!!! i love it!!
Rita Garner says
These are great craft,decorating ideas,my Grandchildren,are teenagers now.And I love new craft idea’s for Church,Children’s Church and fall festivals.etc.Thank you so much,for putting new perspectives,on Decor,crafts,etc.Sincerely;Rita Garner.
Oh! I love your spin on this idea. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.
Rose Garden Malevik says
woow. that is a great job 🙂
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Marie from The Interior Frugalista says
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!
Antonella | White House Crafts says
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.
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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!
Vanessa D. says
I never decorate for Halloween, but these look so simple, cheap and cute, I might have to reconsider this year.