Sunday, October 9, 2011

Its a fun Pumpkin Wreath

I have just finished up a project that turned out way more sophisticated than I expected... Have you ever had that happen?  I was going for a cutesy vibe, and when I was done it was more of a Chic vibe.  All I know is I LOVE it!
I love fall and I love pumpkins in the fall!  On Pinterest I have seen this little dryer vent coil thingie pumpkin that are just sooo cute!
You can click here to learn more from the orriginal creator at a wonderful blog called a diamond in the stuff.

I liked the way the lines made it seem pumpkiny with a twist on the traditional, but I like to be unique and I had not seen a wreath done like this.  Since I am in need of one for my kitchen door I thought this could be just the thing to spruce it up.  So the first thing I did was to head down to my local hardware store to pick up some of this dryer vent and some orange spray paint. I was out a total of 8 bucks. Since I only used half of my dryer vent, and half of the pray paint I am calling this a $4 craft.
Anywho my first snag was in the dryer vent section where this type of vent was NOWHERE!  only a hard metallic type of vent could be found.  I mean like weapons grade "I'm gonna cut ya" metal/aluminum can type ends. So that's what I brought home along with the afore mentioned orange spray paint.

 Anyway, after being sliced a few times while extending it out and finally getting the ends duct taped together, I commenced to priming it and then spray painting it with my lovely pumpkin orange paint.

With that task completed I went scavenger hunting in my yard, and came up with this awesome specimen for a pumpkin stem!

I attached it to the wreath with hot glue (I tried E6000 which is usually the best long lasting permanent glue but it just wouldn't adhere well to this rough stick).  Then it looked a little bare, so I dug this moss out of my craft stash.
I squirted a little more hot glue all over the top of the wreath and front of the stem, pressed the moss onto it, and voila!

I adore how it turned out.  I was a little worried that it didn't look very pumpkinish, or as cute as I thought.  My worried were relieved when a couple of friends stopped by, and started ooing and ahhhing over it.  They honestly didn't believe me when I told them I made it.  They thought I had purchased it somewhere like Kirklands (that's how upscale it looks not cutesy like I was expecting!).  I think its the hard metal venting I used that gives it such a professional air, and not just a crafty look.  Anyway, I then attached a scrap piece of brown knit, stretchy fabric to the back with hot glue.  I used that to tie it the wreath hook that hangs over my door, since the hook doesn't fit around the hard wreath.  Here is the final picture of it hanging on my kitchen door greeting all who come to visit with a fall cheerfulness.


What do you think?  I would love to hear how you might have made it different.  Leave me a comment you know I CRAVE them!!!  lol

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29 comments:

  1. How clever!!! I am SO glad that my project inspired your own creativity! Don't you just LOVE when that happens!!! My weekly link party starts tomorrow and I'd LOVE for you to link this up!!!

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  2. Very sophisticated! Visiting from Creative Me Monday with The Southern Institute.
    http://briarroseartstudio.blogspot.com
    Stop by and say hi!
    Mrs. B

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  3. this is very unique idea for a pumpkin.
    I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  4. LOVE it! So creative and so cute!! We will be featuring this on our blog Friday! Please stop by and grab a featured button and get your brag on ;) You are awesome!! Thanks for sharing and linking up!

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  5. this is sooo creative!! Love it!!
    www.smithpeas.com

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  6. That is adorable! What a unique way to use those dryer thingies. Love your take on it. I bet you get people asking you about it all the time. I am a new follower from Too Cute Tuesday. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  7. I love this!! It is so cute! Very different than the normal wreath, great job!!

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  8. Love the pumpkin-wouldn't change a thing.

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  9. Hi, Chantelle

    I found your blog from my blog www.homesweetbutterfly.com. I had to stop by and I just love your blog. Great ideas and just enjoyed looking around. I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by homesweetbutterfly. Have a Bless week.

    Vanessa

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  10. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday!! You were featured today!
    -Mandy, Sugar Bee Crafts

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  11. That turned out super cute! Love it! You are brave for taking on that metal. I would have cut my fingers off :)

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  12. This is SO cute! I love how you made it your own. Enjoyed looking around your blog, I'm not sure how I got here (that happens to me a lot!) but I'm glad I did! I'm a new follower :)

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  13. What an awesome idea...Love how the wreath turned out.

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  14. What a fun idea!! I love the use of the dryer vent - it adds a great texture contrasted with the moss. This wreath has such charm!! I'd love if you linked up to our Fall Wreath Craft Party this month!!

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  15. Very clever, and I love the natural stem you added, and the moss is just the right touch!

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  16. How cool is that? That turned out so fun! Thanks for linking up to Scatter Girls.

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  17. Darling~ Would love for you to come share at Feathered Nest Friday!! :)

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  18. What a creative idea! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

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  19. This is adorable and a great way to make a unique wreath. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-5.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  20. Good morning!! You got a Saturday Shout Out over at Sassy Sites! Come on by and grab a button!! XOXO!

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  21. This is fantastic! i am so pinnign this. I love it!

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  22. Very creative!! Love the stem and moss! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this later today. Feel free to grab a featured button! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  23. Thanks for given such a great replies. I am so excited for read these all information. Every information are really wonderful.

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  24. This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

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  25. Well I'm oohing and ahhing too! I don't think I'd change a thing!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

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  26. cute idea! what I like best is that you searched for things in your yard to make it work! great job!

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  27. I am just letting you know I will be featuring you tomorrow on blissful and domestic! I loved this project! I even showed my hubby and had him to try to guess what items you used to make it. He was quite impressed at your creativity:>

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  28. Your pumpkin wreath is so clever and so cute! I'm including a link in tomorrow's DIY Fall Festival highlights! ;)

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  29. This is really really good! Would love to include it in my event. If possible, please go through the rules of my event Jingle All The Way and link your post there.
    Thanks!

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