Aug. 17, 2020

Materials needed:

  • Aluminum Flexible Dryer Vent (I used 6 inches around and 25 feet long, cut to make multiple pumpkins)
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun
  • Small stick, cinnamon stick or narrow cardboard tubes one per pumpkin
  • Spanish moss, faux leaves and flowers, Fall ribbon

Stretch out dryer vent to measure the length you will need, make sure it is not too short/tight or the glue will not hold. Use scissors to cut the aluminum vent and when you get to the wire, use the wire cutters to clip it. Trim excess aluminum, if needed.

Apply a thick layer of hot glue to one end of the hose, working one section at a time to avoid the glue drying too quick, pull the hose into a circle and press the two ends together for 30-45 seconds or until glue cools. Repeat this step until you have glue around the entire ends. If you are able to work quickly, you can put a thick layer of glue around the entire end and quickly place the ends together until cool. CAUTION GLUE IS HOT AND WILL BURN IF CONTACT WITH SKIN OCCURS

Place a 6-inch stick in the center of the pumpkin. The stick should fit snugly in the center, but if it feels loose, place a dab of hot glue in the center of the pumpkin before adding the stick. Then use the hot glue to decorate your pumpkin with leaves, moss, flowers and/or ribbon.

Enjoy your beautiful Fall centerpiece.

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