As soon as I saw the dryer duct pumpking out there in blogland - I knew I had to make my own!! Right then!!!
and of course I had to add my own "Preppy Mom" twist!
(Luckily I had an extra one in the garage!)
I cut mine about 21" long - and I can still make another with the leftover!
It was HARD to cut through the small wire...
I tried a knife, scissors, hack saw - finally I broke down and bought a Wire Cutter.
and I still struggled but FINALY got it! :)
Twist it into a round Pumpkin-like Shape!
I used hot glue to keep it together! :)
What would I do without hot glue? I don't want to think about it!
Now Spray paint it!
I used Krylon's Pumpkin Orange!
Looveee Krylon. :)
Now in the orignial one I believe she used cinnamon sticks for the stem,
But I couldn't find them anywhere!!
I tried a real stick - but didn't like it!
So I came up with this ...
A Wine Cork Stem!
I love it!!
I cut 3 corks into 3 smaller pieces, so that I could curve them a bit -
so that it would resemble more of a stem! :)
I added some curly rafia and voila!
So simple! :)
I loved the cork stem idea so much,
that I updated my Pumpkin Topiary as well!