We have had our fair share of appliance problems this week. While my hubby was replacing our old dryer, I watched him cut off a big piece of silver tubing for the vent that was not going to be used… I had seen a great tutorial on making pumpkins with this material.. Sooooo, I pulled out my spray paint.. I had orange but wanted to go a little bit fancier with these… Just to see if it could be done. That way, these babies will last through Thanksgiving. I used gold spray paint for the pumpkins and green for the stems… I have taken some pictures so you can see how it was done. I did not think about making this a tutorial for you until I was way into it, then I grabbed my camera and took some pictures.
The supplies needed for this project is tubing, spray paint of your choice, sticks or driftwood for stems, scissors and wire cutters… The first step is to cut your tubing to the size you want your pumpkin to be. (Note to self: Not too small and not too large. This was learned through trial and error, please just trust me on this…) Step two: Fold one end of the tubing into the other end. No glueing is required but you will need a pair of scissors and a pair of wire cutters for this. Step Three: Spray Paint one side, allow to dry, flip it over, spray paint the other side. Make sure you cover the whole thing with paint. Step Four. This is totally up to you if you want to emboss or glitter. I just wanted to add some bling to mine. I used embossing powder and then my heating tool to set it. This way, the embossing powder melts and wont come off. Step Five: Find a stem for your pumpkins. In my case, I used driftwood. It is plentiful where I live and there is alot of sizes to choose from. I spray painted my driftwood green. Last Step: Put the stem down into the middle of your pumpkin. Wallah! You are done! I made two pumpkins out of what supplies I had to work with, and it took me less than thirty minutes to create these purdy pumpkins. I will use them for my fall decorations and then for a center piece for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy making some of these. Please send me pictures and let me see your creations…HAVE FUN!!!!