Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

Halloween season is my favorite time of year. I love the fall decorations and crafts. I found these adorable pumpkins at Micheals. I thought they could be a fun homemade gift and they are made with a dryer hose!
•Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Pumpkin Orange

•1½" To 2" Diameter Tree Branch- Cut 4 to 5 Inches in Length
•Vinyl Dryer Hose
•Hot Glue
•Safety Wire
•Paper Clip
•Wire Cutters 

  • Cut the dryer hose to a length of 2" per pumpkin (stretched out).
  • Fashion a hook out of a stretched paper clip and hook it into one end of the length of dryer hose.
  • While stretching out the dryer hose, spray the Pumpkin Orange in several light coats until the hose’s original color is no longer visible. Allow to dry for one hour.
  • After the hose is completely dry, bring the ends together and affix with the safety wire, clipping the excess off with the wire cutters.
  • Apply hot glue to the end of the cut tree branch and insert the glued end into the center hole created when the hose ends were put together.
  • Before the glue sets, add the raffia in the glue at the stem base to simulate the vines.

 Happy Halloween!

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