Make your own elegant fall pumpkin topiary. It's September and I have seen pictures of gorgeous pumpkin topiaries popping up in magazines and all over Pinterest lately, and I WANT one. So, this is how my husband and I made our own.
Elegant DIY Fall Pumpkin Topiary
These are our finished Fall pumpkin topiaries. Is it beginning to feel like fall in your neck of the woods? Well, we don't have fall here in Florida, so we just kind of pretend. ;) If we put out real pumpkins or gourds they would rot within a few days, so we use lots of faux plastic decorations here, which is why I was so glad to be able to use plastic pumpkins and silk flowers. These will last all season and, better yet, for years to come!
Supplies included 3 different sized pumpkins, floral foam, silk flowers and (affiliate link) large planter urns filled with potting soil.
I added a sprinkler donut to the bottom of the pots to give them some weight. I added some empty flower pots to take up some volume, then filled them up the rest of the way with potting soil.
(affiliate link)The floral foam came in 6 rectangular blocks. We cut each piece in half lengthwise. Then we used long toothpicks to skewer the pieces together so they fit nicely in the pot.
We poked a tomato stake through the foam and all the way to the bottom of the pot. This is what will hold the pumpkins in place.
We just used a drill bit to make the holes in the top and bottom of the bottom pumpkin. We didn't want to cut off the stem of the bottom one so it would be more stable, so we used a hole saw to make the hole in the bottom of the middle pumpkin.
We stacked the pumpkins on the stake. The stake was about an inch too tall for the smallest pumpkin to sit flush on the middle pumpkin. So we used tin snips to take the stake down to the correct height.
Next I cut apart the flowers, leaving 2" stems. I arranged the flowers by poking the stems down into the floral foam.
I then hot glued a few silk leaves in between the pumpkins. I also hot glued the small pumpkin to the middle one for more stability.
These are the finished topiaries. I did not do the flowers exactly the same, so they are not perfectly identical, but they are similar. I just like them better that way. :)
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Published September 17th, 2016 12:58 PM
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