Monday, September 27, 2010

Dryer Duct Pumpkin

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!
That's it.
So simple! :)

I loved the cork stem idea so much,
that I updated my Pumpkin Topiary as well!

Ah, much better!

and yes - those are hair elastics!
I cheated!
It was SO much easier than tying string! :)

Want to make your own Fabric Topiary?
Check out the Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial here.

I like to party ... Check out these great Link Parties!


  1. The dryer vent pumpkin is a great idea. It turned out great!
    I am a new follower from mom blog hop monday.

  2. Yes, the dryer duct pumpkins (after being painted orange) is really cool. That's an idea I've never heard before

    Following you from Making Frineds Monday
    Hope a visit from you

    Citra @ innocentia

  3. Adorable!!! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back1

  4. This is SO CUTE! Love it! Thanks for joining my blog hop... I'm your newest follower :)

  5. Your pumpkins turned out great! Like the cork stem! I had been thinking about using a pruned branch from one of our trees..... You probably saw this at House of Hepworths, as that is where I saw it!

  6. Hi,

    What a cute idea. Im your newest follower from Monday Blog Hop. Have a great evening.

  7. the corks, the hair bands, the topiary! LOVE these ideas! Thank you for some easy and adorable decorating ideas and shortcuts!
    PS - I have you a blog award!
    Have been so enjoying your blog and being inspired!
    Come and see!

  8. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop. I love the punpkin idea!

  9. What a CUTE idea! Love it!

    New follower from a blog the blog, can't wait to read more!

  10. I so love that idea! Great job, thanks for sharing.

  11. Very clever idea and looks so good! Would love to feature it at Craftastic Monday, but would need the party button added per the rules.

    Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  12. I love it! I think I could even do it! lol.


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