9.19.2013

Thrifty Thursday: DIY Pumpkin Topiary and Fall Porch

While I was decorating my porch for this lovely Fall season, I made this cute pumpkin topiary (I'm not sure what they are really called, so that's the name I picked for it!)
 This project took me about 15 minutes, and cost about $35.  
All of my supplies came from Wal-Mart.  I used 3 plastic pumpkins, 3 autumn leaf garlands, and 3 small green pumpkin picks.

First, I pulled the top stems off two of my pumpkins, then hot glued them on top of each other.
Then I took the leaf garland and wrapped it around where the pumpkins glued together, gluing the garland in place where it needed it.

Next I took my small pumpkin picks and glued them on where I liked them.  I only used 3, so I placed them all on the side I knew would be the front of my topiary
When I was finished, I drilled a small hole in the bottom pumpkin and attached a short dowel rod.  Then I staked it into one of my existing pots on the porch:

Here is my porch, complete with my little pumpkin topiary!











15 comments:

  1. Your topiary is great, and I love how you've decorated your porch!

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  2. Lovely! I'm impatiently waiting for my summer flowers to die off in my front pots so I can make a pumpkin topiary too. Thanks for the tutorial - now I know exactly how I'm going to attach mine together (much easier than I was envisioning).
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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    1. Thanks Marie! But how nice that you have real flowers! :)

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  3. Terrific pumpkin topiary! I usually make mine out of real pumpkins but I like the idea of being able to have one ready-made and it doesn't rot! I like your other fall d├ęcor as well!

    DD

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    1. Thank you! I would love to use real ones, but they rot so quick in the az heat!! lol

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  4. Very cute! So ready for fall! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Your pumpkin topiaries look great, as well as your porch decor. Found you over at Marty's.

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  6. Your topiary came out really nice. What a great idea. I love it. I think I may be copying this one over the weekend. Thanks for the inspiration............Candy

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    1. Haha, I would love for you to copy me!!! Thanks so much Candy! :)

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  7. Oh I love this, your entry decor is gorgeous. How fun. Thanks for the tutorial and thanks for linking up to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

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  8. Your topiary is beautiful, and your porch looks fabulous! So inviting! Just pinned. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. So happy to have you party with us.

    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  9. Just stopping by to let you know that your gorgeous topiary is featured today at Pick of the Bunch! Thanks again for sharing with us!! :)
    Kathy

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