I bought this old vent at an estate last year and intended to place it in my garden. It sat in the storage unit until one of my FB friends sent me a picture of an old vent painted like a pumpkin. Woo hoo! A project for my front yard fall décor.
I gave the vent a coat of orange (Carrot was the name of the color). I knew it was going to take several coats because I was painting over black metal.
This is the first coat. It took three to get the look I wanted.
Next, I needed a stem, so out came the green paint, a cork, and some green sphagnum moss from the craft closet.
And a stem is added.
So, Charlie Brown, the Great Pumpkin has arrived.
I placed the pumpkin next to my fall flag, and barrel. Now, all I need are some fall pansies.