You can make a whole patch of pumpkins from inexpensive dryer hose, paint, and a tree branch — smart and easy from Krylon!
- Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Orange (#52411)
- 1 1/2" to 2" diameter tree branch, cut 4" to 5" in length
- Vinyl Dryer Hose
- Hot glue
- Paper clip
- Wire cutters
- Cut the dryer hose to a length of 2" per pumpkin (stretched out).
- Fashion a hook out of a stretched 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 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/excelsior in the glue at the stem base to simulate the vines.
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- Patio Paints
- DCP57 - Marigold
- DCP07 - Geranium Red
- Ultra fine tip black permanent marker
- Jewelry pin back
- Lo-temp glue gun and glue sticks
- Scrapbooking ribbons, six 1 1/2" lengths of each; we used Bobbin Ribbon: red/gold star print #90041-067; red gingham # 90957-018; black/white dash #90588-288; yellow/black dash border #90071-075; black gingham #90957-027
- 2 1/8" x 3 1/4" unfinished wood oval shape, MSI 00100-24095
- Use Marigold to paint wood oval; let it dry.
- Refer to photo and use Geranium Red to paint a star on the oval; let it dry as well.
- Use a marker to draw stitch lines around star shape; write desired words on oval.
- Alternating and overlapping ribbons, glue 1/4" of ribbon ends to back edge of oval.
- Attach pin back to upper center of oval on back side.
- A hair dryer on low heat setting can be used to speed drying of paint. With adult help, ends of ribbons can be singed with stick flame lighter to prevent raveling.