DIY Pumpkin Topiary

posted by Marion@Life Tastes Good on 2013-10-30

DIY Pumpkin Topiary: It is finally starting to cool down here in FL! We had our first taste of fall weather this past weekend and it got me motivated to decorate just a little! 

I rummaged through our storage closet and found all of our fall decorations and went to work!

Last year I made this Pumpkin Topiary and it was so easy! It is definitely my kind of DIY project!

It looks great! Requires few materials and no gluing or nailing or any real tools! and it is easy to store and use every year! You can certainly use real pumpkins for this, but that will require a little more work and $$$, so I recommend the faux pumpkins you can pick up at your local craft store. 








Materials
  • 3 various sized pumpkins. Small, medium, and large
  • utility knife
  • garland of fall leaves (4-6')
  • wire or twisty ties
  • urn type planter
Directions
  1. Cut 3 different pieces from your fall garland (you might have some leftover to use elsewhere depending on the length). Be sure you cut them so you have one piece that fits around the bottom of each pumpkin with a little extra to secure the ends.
  2. Cut a hole into the bottom of the small and medium pumpkin. The faux pumpkins cut much easier than I expected! The hole will need to be just large enough to fit over top of the stem of the pumpkin it will sit atop.






◀ 3. Place the largest pumpkin on top of the urn/planter. Wrap the longest piece of garland around the bottom and twist the two ends together or use wire or a twisty tie to hold together in the back of the pumpkin.








4. Place the medium pumpkin atop the large pumpkin (the hole you cut should fit over the stem), and wrap the medium garland piece around the middle where the two pumpkins meet. Secure in the back. ▶














◀ 5. Top the medium pumpkin with the smallest pumpkin and wrap the last piece of garland around the middle where the pumpkins meet and secure in the back.

NOTE: If you want to ensure they won't topple over you can hot glue the pumpkins together. Mine are under a covered porch, so I haven't had a problem with wind tossing them all over the neighborhood. They've never even fallen over, so I choose to leave them as is for easier storage.

22 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm going to pin this for decorating ideas! :)

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  2. Super cute! I have a huge collection of decorative pumpkins. If I can find some foam pumpkins, I'll make this for our Thanksgiving celebration. Pinning!

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    1. Sarah, I'd love to see it if you get around to it! Have fun and thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Marion, this looks beautiful and a perfect for fall! Love it! Thanks for sharing and pinning! Have a happy Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the pin, Cindy! Happy Wednesday to you too!

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  4. This is so cute, and looks really simple to make. I love easy fall crafts involving real pumpkins! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! So easy it practically puts itself together haha

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  5. Super cute! Pinning and sharing on Google+.

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks so much, Deauna! Have a great Wednesday :)

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  6. This is gorgeous! I love topiaries. Pinned so I can make one next year.

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    1. I have a soft spot for anything topiary too, Christine. Thanks for stopping by and for pinning :)

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  7. Beautiful- thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be trying this one!

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  8. Ah! I love a good topiary (Yet I have not made one myself yet) this is great inspiration for next year. :)

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    1. This is definitely a good first topiary! It's so easy! Thanks for stopping by, Brandi!

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  9. I love this! Pinning it for sure and sharing to Hometalk. Thanks for sharing with the Daily Blog Boost today! <3

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    1. That's awesome! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. This is so cute! Pinning it to my Fall Decor board. I came over from the DBB.

    Emily

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    1. Thanks for the pin, Emily! Have a happy Wednesday!

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  11. Love, love this! Thanks for sharing at Talking Tuesday!

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