DIY Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary For Under $5!!

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by Our Crafty Mom
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When I decorate my mantel I try to change it up each year, partly because I get bored and also so you can see different ideas and options. I am always mindful of a budget and am thankful that I like to craft so I can make things inexpensively. Today I will show you how super simple it is to make a pumpkin topiary using dollar store foam pumpkins. Here is what I started with:
3 foam pumpkins from the dollar store. I used the yarn for the base of one of the pots, however, that is not needed. You can paint the pumpkins whatever color you like, but I love white pumpkins so I went with white chalk paint. shown here  
Give each pumpkin two solid coats of paint. Next, take the foam brush and add the brown paint sparingly to give it some texture.
I made two of these to anchor the mantel and the pumpkins fit snugly in each container, so I didn’t even have to use hot glue. This is also great because if I want to use the containers for something else I can.

The milk glass container was the perfect size and height that I needed. My only cost for two topiaries was $6 for the pumpkins! You can’t beat that! I used a stick for the stem and it really makes a difference. The stem on the original pumpkin made it look kind of tacky.  For a tip on how to attach pumpkins together without adhesive check out the full blog post below. If you like this post check out my fall tablescape post shown here
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