You can make a whole patch of pumpkins from inexpensive dryer hose, paint, and a tree branch — smart and easy from Krylon!
Halloween Pumpkin Decorations
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Pumpkin Orange (#52411)
  • 1 1/2" to 2" diameter tree branch, cut 4" to 5" in length
  • Raffia/Excelsior
  • Vinyl Dryer Hose
  • Hot glue
  • Safety wire
  • Paper clip
  • Wire cutters
  1. Cut the dryer hose to a length of 2" per pumpkin (stretched out).
  2. Fashion a hook out of a stretched paper clip and hook it into one end of the length of dryer hose.
  3. 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.
  4. After the hose is completely dry, bring the ends together and affix with the safety wire, clipping the excess off with the wire cutters.
  5. 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.
  6. Before the glue sets, add the raffia/excelsior in the glue at the stem base to simulate the vines.


DecoArt Products
  • 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
  1. Use Marigold to paint wood oval; let it dry.
  2. Refer to photo and use Geranium Red to paint a star on the oval; let it dry as well.
  3. Use a marker to draw stitch lines around star shape; write desired words on oval.
  4. Alternating and overlapping ribbons, glue 1/4" of ribbon ends to back edge of oval.
  5. 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.

Endless Circles
Quilt by Larene Smith using the Bear Essentials fabric collection by P&B Textiles