I promised I’d give you directions how to make pumpkin topiaries and here they are! These adorable topiaries can be used indoors for a tablescape display or outside, set in planters, adorning your front porch. To keep this an affordable project, I picked up carvable, craft pumpkins at Michaels for 50% off and then I had a 20% coupon on top of the discount. These topiaries are quite simple to put together and you will be able to use them for multiple years!
How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary
You will need the following items to make one topiary:
3 craft pumpkins (orange, black, white- 2 large, one small)
wired ribbon (3 colors)
crystal & berry garland
large paint stick
Let’s make some topiaries!
Step 1) You need to cut a hole in the bottom of your middle and top pumpkin to accommodate the stem from the pumpkin below. Use a box cutter to cut a hole. (For this pumpkin I attempted to use a round saw attachment for my drill to make the hole. It made a nice hole, but was a bit scary to control and scraped up my pumpkin. Just use a box cutter… way easier.)
Step 2) To save ribbon, cut short strips out of your ribbon and make a loops secured with hot glue. Hot glue the loops to the top of the pumpkin.
Step 3) Hot glue the 3 pumpkins together.
Step 4) Cut some sprigs off of a jeweled berry garland and hot glue them around the ribbon.
Step 5) Add a ring of garland around the base pumpkin.
Step 6) Cut a small rectangle at the bottom of the base pumpkin and insert the large paint stick into it and then insert the topiary into your planter.
Surround your pumpkin topiary with fall mums and ornamental cabbage for a festive fall display. Click to learn how to customize your own Monogramed Urn in 7 Simple Steps.
Stay tuned for instructions on how to make the FALL lettered “wreath” this week!
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