Painted Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Make painted dryer vent pumpkins for your home. You can use the painted dryer vent pumpkins September through November because they are perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Not only can you use them for several months they are affordable to make.
Materials for painted dryer vent pumpkins:
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- Flexible aluminum foil transition duct (purchased at home improvement store)
- National Nonwovens Green WoolFelt
- Natural stick or twig, 1/2”-wide, 6” length
- Spanish moss, small amount
- Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
- Bigz Leaves Die (657119)
- Wire cutters
- Jacquard Products Neopaque Paints: White, Black
- Jacquard Products Metallic Copper Lumiere Paint
- Aleene’s Liquid Fusion
- scissors, paintbrushes, wooden clothespins, newspaper (to cover work surface)
Instructions for painted dryer vent pumpkins
1. Remove duct from packaging. Determine size desired for pumpkin by wrapping end to end. Cut to desired size using wire cutters; remove excess duct length. Use scissors to trim excess metal foil.
2. Apply generous amount of glue on both ends of duct. Press ends together to form “pumpkin” and use clothespins to hold in place while drying. When dry, remove clothespins.
3. On covered work surface, paint pumpkin White or Metallic Copper. Use several coats as needed, letting each coat dry before adding additional paint. When dry, drybrush edges Neopaque Black. Let dry.
4. Die cut leaves from Green felt using die cut machine.
5. Adhere small amount of Spanish moss into center top of pumpkin. Adhere stick (stem) and leaves to center of pumpkin. Let dry.
Tip: If die-cutting machine is not available, freehand draw and cut teardrop shapes from felt.
If you are feeling really fun and adventurous you could make the painted dryer vent pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colors. How fun would a rainbow of pumpkins be?