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