When I decorate my mantel I try to change it up each year, partly because I get bored and also so you can see different ideas and options. I am always mindful of a budget and am thankful that I like to craft so I can make things inexpensively. Today I will show you how super simple it is to make a pumpkin topiary using dollar store foam pumpkins. Here is what I started with:
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $5 Difficulty: Easy
3 foam pumpkins from the dollar store. I used the yarn for the base of one of the pots, however, that is not needed. You can paint the pumpkins whatever color you like, but I love white pumpkins so I went with white chalk paint. shown here https://go.redirectingat.com/?id=107481X1564801&site=ourcraftymom.com&xs=1&isjs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Fproduct%2FB00HO03790%2Fref%3Das_li_tl%3Fie%3DUTF8%26camp%3D1789%26creative%3D9325%26creativeASIN%3DB00HO03790%26linkCode%3Das2%26tag%3Dourc0a-20%26linkId%3D56edf7a0ad8f90d94aad60d619277eca&xguid=e6bc3f3284fb67bd4785e8123cf34267&xuuid=fe7041e8407efe8e073e4d45db927f1f&xsessid=8da5a0e75d13b6d79021341520233845&xcreo=0&xed=0&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fourcraftymom.com%2Fdiy-dollar-store-pumpkin-topiary%2F&pref=https%3A%2F%2Fourcraftymom.com%2F&xtz=240
Give each pumpkin two solid coats of paint. Next, take the foam brush and add the brown paint sparingly to give it some texture.
I made two of these to anchor the mantel and the pumpkins fit snugly in each container, so I didn’t even have to use hot glue. This is also great because if I want to use the containers for something else I can.
The milk glass container was the perfect size and height that I needed. My only cost for two topiaries was $6 for the pumpkins! You can’t beat that! I used a stick for the stem and it really makes a difference. The stem on the original pumpkin made it look kind of tacky. For a tip on how to attach pumpkins together without adhesive check out the full blog post below. If you like this post check out my fall tablescape post shown here https://ourcraftymom.com/create-a-neutral-rustic-fall-tablescape-blog-hop/