A fun Halloween-themed DIY from Ken Wingard.


  • PVC pipes
  • PVC glue
  • Dark green paint
  • Polyurethane finish
  • Butcher paint
  • Plastic pumpkins
  • Wire & zip ties
  • Poster Board
  • 4 to 5 coat hangers


-Cut 8 pieces of pipe into roughly 10" lengths.

-Insert a 10" piece into each side of a T to make 4 straight bars

-Cut 4 pieces of pipe roughly 20" long

-Using 8 45 degree elbows join these 4 pieces with the 4 bars with the T to make a hexagon. Make sure that all the T's are facing up.

-Using random lengths of pipe and an assortment of elbows create four  "wacky" legs the height you want your vine.

-Insert a leg into each T

-Use addition T's and elbows to join the legs at the top to form a pyramid.

-Take 6 coat hangers and stretch out the wire.

-Spray with glue and wrap them in painters paper twisting as you go.

-Curl them around a piece of pipe to make curly cues.

-Spray the pipe with adhesive a small portion at a time.

-Wrap the painters paper around the pipe crinkling as you go.

-Every now and then insert a curly cue and continue until the entire structure is covered.

-Cut leaf shapes from poster board.

-Use a glue gun to make veins on the leaf

-Bend in half long ways and glue a piece of coat hanger wire down the center with hot glue leave at lease 8 inches of extra wire at base.

-Paint with green paint.

-Use wire at base to attach leaf to vine.

-Mix polyurethane with a small about if green paint and paint entire vine.

-Carve foam pumpkins and cut or like two holes in the back

-Thread zip tie through holes and use to secure pumpkins to vine.

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