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. A DIY House Vent Pumpkin was in the making.
I gave the vent a coat of orange spray paint. A Krylon Brand spray paint is a good choice for metal. I chose the color Pumpkin Orange , which was a dark pumpkin color.
This is the first coat. It took a couple to get the look I wanted. Next, I used a wine cork that I had painted green to create a stem. I used E6000 glue to keep the cork in place. I use this glue for many things. It adheres to metal, glass, plastic, and ceramic, any many other surfaces. Green Sphagnum moss added a little interest to the stem, again gluing the moss with E6000 glue.
So, Charlie Brown, the Great Pumpkin has arrived. It is nestled in the garden with my rusted containers of orange zinnias.
These aluminum house vents should be available for $10.00 to $15.00 I have paid $7.50-$10.00 and even found a couple on the side of the road. Flea Markets, Yard Sales, Estate Sales, and Facebook Marketplace are all good sources. I found my last 3 on Facebook marketplace. Galvanized vents can be found in Antique shops but cost anywhere from $50.00 and up. You wouldn’t want to paint those, but they make great yard art. Another idea, which I have yet to do, is to call a local roofer and tell them you want to buy any old house vents they may remove when putting on a new roof. Most people want to replace the vents too. I hope you enjoyed this DIY HOUSE VENT PUMPKIN and hope you are able to find one to create your own pumpkin patch.
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