Pumpkin Topiary - Fall Decorating Ideas

Tutorial on making your own pumpkin topiary.
Start by placing a Styrofoam block in your container. Use a dowel to stack your carve-able pumpkins. You will need to remove two stems off of the two bottom pumpkins.
To add a monogram to your pumpkin, print out a letter, and use a few stick pins to hold it in place. Take another stick pin and gentle poke small holes following the lines of your letter.
Play "dot-to-dot" with a pencil and trace the outline of your letter. Paint with acrylic paint, and finish with a spray sealer.
Add some fall florals under the bottom pumpkin. Attach with hot glue.
Now all your topiary needs is a bow!
Jennifer Decorates
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  • CLRAE CLRAE on Sep 12, 2016
    How do you keep from tipping over ?
  • Linda Linda on Nov 07, 2018

    I did. Keeps getting blown apart. I made it for my niece and I believe that it should be kept in a place where the wind cannot get to it. But she wants it in front of her garage. How do I keep it together? I'm not going to give up!!!!!!

  • Stacy Stacy on Sep 10, 2019

    Where did you get the pumpkins from? I can’t seem to find anything similar to the ones you used that don’t cost a fortune

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  • Pjc21775750 Pjc21775750 on Aug 24, 2018

    I love these. I think I will use pumpkins that you can get at a craft store (not plastic) and drill holes in the top and bottom and run the dowel rod through it.

  • Denise Fox Denise Fox on Oct 08, 2019

    I just got inspired this year to do the Styrofoam pumpkins from Walmart. And wondered if you could drill into or cut these type so glad I came across your post from a few years back. Some of the comments really helped