Affordable Fall Topiary: How to Craft a Cute DIY Pumpkin Tower

Are you eager to add a cute and budget-friendly touch of fall to your home decor? Say hello to your new favorite project – the DIY Pumpkin Tower!

This delightful DIY fall centerpiece will infuse your space with autumnal charm without breaking the bank. Let's dive into the step-by-step guide on crafting your very own fall-inspired decoration.

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How to make a fall topiary with foam pumpkins and a paper towel holder

Begin your fall crafting adventure by heading to your nearest Dollar Tree to pick up the supplies to make your DIY fall topiary.

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Step-by-step guide to creating a cheap fall centerpiece

1. Pumpkin Preparation

Take your foam pumpkins and carefully cut slits in both the top and bottom of each one. This step is essential to create space for the paper towel holder to pass through the center of each pumpkin.

DIY autumn decor: Making a Dollar Tree fall topiary

2. Create the Tower

Thread the paper towel holder through the center of the pumpkins.

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3. Prepare Leaves

Now, let's bring the beauty of fall leaves and pumpkins into your creation.

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Gather your assortment of fake leaves and fall flowers, and gently disassemble them from their stems.

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4. Adorn the Base

With your hot glue gun at the ready, carefully secure the leaves around the circumference of the paper towel holder.

Creating a beautiful fall centerpiece with Dollar store items

This step adds a delightful seasonal flair to your DIY fall topiary.

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5. Top It Off

Add more fall leaves over the top of the pumpkins.

Fall leaves and pumpkins

This final touch is to use hot glue to attach flowers to the top pumpkin, right over the leaves.

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Unleash your creativity and add a touch of autumn charm to your home with these Ways to Make an Expensive-Looking Fall Centerpiece or find adorable pumpkin crafts in our Thanksgiving Pumpkin Decor guide.

DIY pumpkin topiary

DIY Fall Pumpkin Tower Tutorial

And there you have it! You've successfully created a charming and affordable fall pumpkin topiary for your home. This easy project will not only add an autumnal vibe to your living space but also save you some dollars in the process.

Crafting a fall topiary

I hope this DIY pumpkin centerpiece has inspired you to try your hand at crafting this season. Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas in the comments below!

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  • Laura Szerdi Laura Szerdi on Oct 11, 2023
    May I suggest placing some dried moss or more leaves in between the layers to kick it up a notch? I'm going to do this at home. Very clever.
  • Robin Robin on Oct 12, 2023
    Great idea, Maybe put the flowers at the bottom with the leaves and left the top with the stem on it