A Pump {kin} of Inspiration

My brain works in mysterious ways. People point that out to my all the time. “How did you think of that?”….”How do you come up with these things?”. I can’t really explain why I come up with the things that I come up with, I don’t even really think I can take much credit for it. It’s just the way I am. I enjoy meeting (or virally meeting) other people with lots of creativity.
Recently I was inspired with some great pumpkin projects by two crafty ladies. Crafty Chic Mommy and Allison at House of Hepworth. They both did some super cute pumpkin crafts and I just couldn’t resist.
Here is a super awesome dryer vent pumpkin. DRYER VENT PUMPKIN!!! Isn’t that so cute! For those of you who maybe haven’t see this industrial pumpkin before, here is what you need: Dryer vent (purchased at your local hardware store), orange spray paint, a stem (I used cinnamon sticks, but you can use sticks or whatever you want), and a little bit of raffia. I cut and glued the vent into a donut using hot glue. Then I spray painted the whole thing, making sure to get in all the groves. Attach the cinnamon sticks and raffia, you have yourself a cute little pumpkin!
Next are these 2 x 4 pumpkins. I just love the whimsy of the rectangle pumpkins!!! These were more work than they appear….a LOT of cutting and sanding! But I love how they turned out!!!

So thanks for the inspiration ladies and I sure hope that I have inspired some people along the way!

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Comments

  1. I aboslutely love both of these projects and have been wanting to create some of my own! Thanks for sharing! They look GREAT!

  2. I love the dryer vent pumpkin…well I love them both but I would be likely to make the vent one..hehehe! check out my recycle to pumpkins in todays post at my blog

    http://deedeescraftspot.blogspot.com

    would look cute with your vent pumpkin too..
    happy fall y’all

  3. Love the wooden pumpkins
    Yours tuned out darling
    In form TT&J
    Have a great weekend. Oh and I am having a giveaway so come over and enter if you get a chance

  4. I did a twist on your dryer vent pumpkins and linked to you as well. Stop by and let me know what you think!
    http://mommyx3insanity.blogspot.com/2011/10/its-fun-pumpkin-wreath.html

  5. Love these! I’m so stealing your ideas. To cute!
    http://lisakramerartlifestyle.blogspot.com/

  6. Just finished making the dryer vent pumpkins for my daughters cinderella Birthday Ball . Cant wait to show them off gets an A for awesome and and A+ for being super easy!!!

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