Painted Dryer Vent Pumpkins

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)

Directions

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 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.

STEP 4

  • Die cut leaves from Green felt using die cut machine.

STEP 5

  • Adhere small amount of Spanish moss into center top of pumpkin. Adhere stick (stem) and leaves to center of pumpkin. Let dry.

Tip

  • 1. If die-cutting machine is not available, freehand draw and cut teardrop shapes from felt.
by Melony Miller Bradley for Jacquard Products
Painted Dryer Vent Pumpkins
Painted Dryer Vent Pumpkins