Miscellany

Painted Dryer Vent Pumpkins

By  Melony Miller Bradley  for  Jacquard Products

size: 12"-16"

Materials

  • Flexible aluminum foil transition duct (purchased at home improvement store)
  • National Nonwovens Green WoolFelt
  • Natural stick or twig, 1/2”-wide, 6” length
  • Spanish moss, small amount

Tools

  • Sizzix Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Bigz Leaves Die (657119)
  • Wire cutters
  • Jacquard Products Neopaque Paints: White, Black
  • Jacquard Products Metallic Copper Lumiere Paint
  • Aleene’s Liquid Fusion

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, paintbrushes, wooden clothespins, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Project Instructions

  • 1. Remove duct from packaging. Determine size desired for pumpkin by wrapping end to end. Cut to desired size using wire cutters; remove excess duct length. Use scissors to trim excess metal foil.
  • 2. Apply generous amount of glue on both ends of duct. Press ends together to form "pumpkin" and use clothespins to hold in place while drying. When dry, remove clothespins.
  • 3. On covered work surface, paint pumpkin White or Metallic Copper. Use several coats as needed, letting each coat dry before adding additional paint. When dry, drybrush edges Neopaque Black. Let dry.
  • 4. Die cut leaves from Green felt using die cut machine.
  • 5. Adhere small amount of Spanish moss into center top of pumpkin. Adhere stick (stem) and leaves to center of pumpkin. Let dry.

Tip: If die-cutting machine is not available, freehand draw and cut teardrop shapes from felt.