This year I am adding a little sparkle to my holiday decor. I got the idea when I attended a Christmas party last year and the hostess had shiny, metallic candles and candlesticks all over her dining room table. It was a sparkly and cozy feel, adding so much warmth to the oversized room.
Of course, my friend didn’t use this common household object I found, but I know she would get a kick out of this simple, craft. I found this idea on Pinterest last year and thought it would be a fun one to try this fall. Yep, I didn’t get this 30-second craft done last fall, but I was determined to try it this year.
And, since there is no such thing as too many pumpkins (also the title of one of my son’s favorite children’s book). I couldn’t resist making a shiny pumpkin with a household object.
Shiny Pumpkin from a Household Object
Recognize this common household object used to make an easy shiny pumpkin?
It’s a dryer vent. Some of you (my daughter & my sister) are thinking, “Why in the hell would anyone use a dryer vent to make a pumpkin but you know sometimes you (me) just want to have a little craft time!
Shiny Pumpkin & a Clip
So it’s a dryer vent where the opposite ends meet and are joined together by a little glue and reinforced with a binder clip. Sounds like my morning routine. #badabump
And, the binder clip was what held the twist together to form the shape of a pumpkin. I shared a few other ways to use binder clips around the house in this binder clip decor hack post.
One little clip and a few fake leaves (you know the ones that accumulate on the bottom of the storage bin) pulled this shiny pumpkin together.
I tucked the shiny pumpkin next to a burlap pumpkin. It was a fun no-mess way to add a little sparkle to my fall mantel and hutch. And, guess what? Not one family member noticed it on the living room hutch.