Playful Pumpkin Patch
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Playful Pumpkin Patch

You can make a whole patch of pumpkins from inexpensive dryer hose, paint, and a tree branch — smart and easy! Designed by Adam & Patti Redding
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Pumpkin Orange
  • 1½" To 2" Diameter Tree Branch- Cut 4 to 5 Inches in Length
  • Raffia/Excelsior
  • Vinyl Dryer Hose
  • Hot Glue
  • Safety Wire
  • Paper Clip
  • Wire Cutters

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Cut the dryer hose to a length of 2" per pumpkin (stretched out).

Step: 2

Fashion a hook out of a stretched paper clip and hook it into one end of the length of dryer hose.

Step: 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.

Step: 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.

Step: 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.

Step: 6

Before the glue sets, add the raffia/excelsior in the glue at the stem base to simulate the vines.


Refer to photo to complete project.

Follow manufacturer's directions for all products used.