Dryer Duct Pumpkins

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Welcome to September! I’m starting to decorate for fall and my first project was to make some fun pumpkins for our porch.

Dryer Duct Pumpkins

Dryer Duct Pumpkins

To create these pumpkins I used some Laminated Transition Duct. This is normally used for your dryer, but it has the lovely ridges like a pumpkin. I used the 8 foot duct; but it also comes in a 25 foot duct which could make even more pumpkins!

Tubing Pumpkin material

First, cut the duct into thirds (if you use the 25′ duct you could cut it into about 9 or 10 pieces). You will need some wirecutters in order to cut the wire (a knife or blade can be used to cut the stuff between the wires). After I had my 3 pieces, I brought the ends together to form my pumpkin shape. I was able to stuff one end inside the other; but it would have been a lot easier to just duct tape the ends together (it’s getting painted anyways).

I wasn’t sure what color I wanted to paint them so I headed to Home Depot and then pretty much wanted to buy the entire wall of spray paint. I ended up getting Gold, Gold Glitter, Orange and Purple. I highly recommend getting a spray paint handle. It makes it so much easier.

These are going to take a couple coats and need to be flipped in order to get the underside done as well. For the stem, I crinkled up some paper and stuck it down the middle of the pumpkin then spray painted it along with the pumpkin.

Dryer Duct Pumpkins

I love how they turned out and definitely glad that I added a touch of glitter (everything is better with glitter). Mine are staying out on the porch but if you add glitter and want to have them inside, I recommend doing a clear coat so that the glitter doesn’t end up everywhere.

Dryer Duct Pumpkin

Have you started decorating for fall? Where would you put these pumpkins?

Comments

  1. 11

    says

    Your pumpkins are wonderful, I have not seen them painted gold before, Fantastic!!
    I would love to have you share on my Friday Features Linky Party as well!!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. 12

    says

    I love this idea and I will be pinning for later use and tweeting for everyone’ else to use! Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best linkup. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

  3. 13

    says

    Hi Kendra,
    Think this is my first time to visit with you. LOve how your pumpkins turned out, as well as the colors.
    They are really pretty. Does the ducting stay together without you taping it?? I have seen this done
    before but think yours look much better than some I saw last year. This is a very clever and cute idea.
    Blessings, Nellie
    Come visit me sometime………

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