Pumpkin Topiary

4 Materials
2 Hours
Pumpkins might be my favorite thing about fall! I use them to decorate from Halloween through Thanksgiving. This year I'm making a Pumpkin Topiary as well as centerpieces for both the main and kids tables.
Using foam pumpkins works best because the decorations last. Here I'm starting work on my topiary. My topiary will be three pumpkins tall. To start I cut the top off of two pumpkins.
These two pumpkins will be the bottom two pumpkins in my topiary. I'm used wooden plant stakes to attach the foam pumpkins.
Top top pumpkin stays whole and gets added to the middle pumpkin with more wooden stakes.
Once the pumpkins are all stacked I could decorate my topiary. I used garlands to wrap around the areas where the pumpkins join.
And I attached burlap leaves to the top and middle pumpkins.
My topiary looks great on my front porch! I could also go in the entry way inside the house.
For the kids table centerpiece I turned a foam pumpkin in a turkey treat pumpkin. I poked holes in my pumpkin with a sharpened pencil and then pushed in the suckers. I spaced the holes about 1 1/2 inches apart. I put 24 suckers into my pumpkin.
The final pumpkin decoration I created for Thanksgiving was the main table centerpiece. I used leaves on wire stems pushed into the foam pumpkin.
All of my pumpkin decorations are ready for the fall season!
Suggested materials:
  • Foam Pumpkin   (Oriental Trading)
  • Leaf Garland
  • Thanksgiving suckers
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