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Venting Pumpkins

I recently stumbled upon the idea of using a dryer vent to make into a pumpkin from A Diamond in the Stuff.   I thought it was so cute and easy that I had to try it.  I only spent $7.00 to create the two pumpkins.  I had the paint for them already, so I just had to buy the vent, rafia, moss, and cinnamon sticks. 

Here is how I put them together:

First, I opened up the vent and cut it to the prefered length.  I then bent the ends together and connected them with wire.



I used cinnamon sticks for the stem.  One of my pumpkins had a larger center and I needed to glue some sticks together.

Place in the center and glue in place.



Glue spanish moss around the stem for some added texture and earthiness.



I tied a rafia bow around the orange pumpkin.




Here they are in my entryway.



stay tuned for a post on this dresser that i bought and redid for $15!!!!

Here are the pumpkins on my dining table.


WOW!  That's a lot of pics... bored yet?  Or, are you going to go make one for yourself???

9 comments:

  1. I've seen a lot of different pumpkin crafts popping up around blog-land these days, but nothing as unique as this one! I'm guessing you can just buy the vent a any old hardware store?

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  2. Absolutely! Just go to walmart, lowes, homedepot and go to town! I recently did a few with hot glue, instead of wire, and it worked great!

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  3. Love it! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party!
    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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  4. Oh my word, what an amazing idea! I love it!

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  5. Would never have thought of that in a million years... You made yours look fabulous! Thank you for sharing this idea!

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  6. Thank you. It is a super fun craft and totally easy!

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  7. SUPER cute pumpkins and your oven looks great! :-)

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  8. Sarah~ Thank you. The pumpkins are fun and different.

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  9. Hi Liz, well you are a clever young lady. I have never seen pumpkins made that way before. Great job. I found and am following you through Blotteritaville and will visit more often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you could follow me also. I would like that. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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