Decorative Stacked Pumpkins
I love those fall and Halloween stacked pumpkins but they are expensive. I was looking through several magazines and they can be as high as $200+. Yikes! No way I am paying that so I thought of a way to make one for myself.
This cost me less than $2. Want to make one for yourself? I will show you how to do it.
Step 1: I needed to gather some supplies for my stacked pumpkins. You need a flower pot that will hold the pumpkins. I found this planter that someone threw out and I purchased the plastic pumpkins at the end of the season last year at Walgreen's for 15 cents a piece.
Step 2: I spray painted the flower pot black and let it dry. I sprayed inside the top a little even though you would not see.
Step 3: Now to paint the pumpkins. The pumpkins have faces but if I turned them around, I could not see them and they looked good from the front. I painted one of them white and then painted black stripes down the sides. I just free-handed the stripes.
Step 4: For the second pumpkin, I spray painted it white and then added some gold circles. I glued them on. You could hand paint circles instead.
Step 5: For the last pumpkin, I added some triangles all around. I just free handed them.
Step 6; Now it is time to put it together. I added a couple of boards to the top of the planter so the pumpkins could rest on it. I wedged a long piece in and then added two pieces on each side. Since the plastic gives and there is a lip, it was easy to wedge them in.
Step 7: Next I added some black gauze that I bought at the Dollar Tree. This would hide my wood. You could use some black fabric instead.
I just stacked each pumpkin on top of one another. You could glue yours but i wanted to be able to take them apart for storage.
Step 8; For the top one, I added some flower foam into the top.
Step 9: I wedged a stick between the two of them for the topper.
Step 10: I cut out the words "Boo" from Halloween burlap that I used to make a Hello Kitty Halloween bag. I cut them into leaf shapes.
Step 11: Finally, I added a bow to the top pumpkin and my stacked pumpkins were finished.
More information can be found on my blog.
- Flower pot (recycled)
- Plastic pumpkins (Walgreen's end of season)
- Burlap fabric (on hand)
- Flower foam (on hand)
- Paint (on hand)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published September 28th, 2017 1:36 PM