Dryer Vent Pumpkins

Shawna Bailey
by Shawna Bailey
5 Materials
45 Minutes
Fall is in the air (or it would be if the temperature would finally drop, so the leaves could change color). I absolutely love, love, love fall! The brisk air, the colored leaves, the pumpkins ... I just love it all. So I was super excited when I found out how to make this adorable dryer vent pumpkin. I'm always looking for new fall decor ideas, and I just found my favorite for this year.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I used a 1.5 foot piece of dryer vent, orange spray paint, a stick, raffia, and some hot glue.

Step 2: Glue the Vent Together
I added hot glue all around the edge of the vent piece .
Then I pinched the two sides together to make the pumpkin body.

Step 3: Paint the Pumpkin (optional)
I spray painted the pumpkin around the top, let it dry for 20 minutes, then flipped it upside down and painted the underside. Because of the plastic texture of the vent, the spray paint needed longer to dry than normal, about an hour and half. This step is optional because I thought the pumpkins looked great in white and would make a really great display if you decided not to paint them. I left two of them white, because they're just as adorable.

Step 4: Add a Stick
I added a little hot glue to the hole and stuck the stick in.

Step 5: Add Raffia
I tied some raffia around the stick. I don’t consider this step optional because it really completed the pumpkins. You can use burlap or another material, if you want.
Look at my lovely little pumpkin patch in my entrance way! Isn't it adorable? These would also make a fun centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
Suggested materials:
  • 1.5 feet of dry vent
  • Orange spray paint
  • Stick
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  • Pam Hancock Pam Hancock on Oct 30, 2017
    You said cost 1.00 where do u get the dryer hose so cheap

  • Winnie Dupre Winnie Dupre on Oct 30, 2017
    Any ideas for Christmas?

  • Jeds Jeds on Oct 30, 2017
    any ideas for a " unique" backsplash in the kitchen. I don't like tiles with grout. I'm redoing the kitchen with oak cabinets and granite counter tops and need something that's EASY to clean. Right now I have tin.

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  • Steve Harris Steve Harris on Oct 30, 2017
    I wonder if the segment of hose could be turned inside out before making the pumpkin. If it can, it might look even more like a pumpkin with the convex sections rounded and the concave sections more like a pumpkin's deep "V" shape.

  • Sus7690086 Sus7690086 on Sep 24, 2021

    Adorable! Will definitely do this. Thanks for sharing!