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Dryer Vent Pumpkins

You've seen ceramic pumpkins. Terracotta pumpkins. Even wicker pumpkins. But what about pumpkins made from hardware store dryer vents ...

Dear Mayor Emmanuel,

May I turn your attention to a new pressing issue?

A pressing issue that affects all Chicago residents …

A pressing issue that has revenue producing possibilities for our budget-challenged city …

A pressing issue that is near and dear to my heart … and my home.

You see, I’ve recently discovered the many joys of spray paint.  The ease of use.  The no brush marks.  The durable finish.  The super simple clean-up.  I’m sold.

And therein lies the pressing issue that needs to be fixed.  Pronto.  That whole you can’t buy spray paint within the city of Chicago limits …

I mean, seriously.  Look at me.  I’m a 49-year-old woman.  I certainly won’t be tagging any garages.  And I’m certainly not some mule who’ll buy spray paint for those garage-tagging gang bangers …

But as it stands, to indulge in my newest spray paint passion I have to travel to the suburbs.  And I’m suburb-challenged.  I get lost.  I waste gas.  I get frustrated and give up …

Lucky for me Krylon came to the rescue for my latest spray paint project.  I didn’t have to risk getting lost in the suburbs because the nice folks at Krylon sent a box filled with spray paint right to my front door …

So that I could create a fall-themed project …

A project that features some dryer vent pumpkins. Made with two sizes of dryer vents.  The 3” and the 4” diameter vents that were cut with scissors and wire cutters …

… and formed into a circle and secured with hot glue.

And then the fun began.  In the form of gloss black and flat white spray paint …

Now keep in mind these pumpkins are very light.  Feather light. So you might want to use them inside.  Or, at the very least, take them inside on those windy Chicago days …

~ Linda

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lala October 26, 2012 at 11:27 AM
I suppose you could put sand or some kind of rocks in the bottom before it's glued. What a cool idea!
Joliet Girl October 27, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Awesome Idea!!!! Inexpensive (looks to be), but looks really cute and high end. And on a side note, why worry about getting guns off the streets when they have creative types like us (the kind that want to make cute stuff) to worry about.
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