Pumpkin Topiary

Pumpkin Topiary

I promised I’d give you directions how to make pumpkin topiaries and here they are! These adorable topiaries can be used indoors for a tablescape display or outside, set in planters, adorning your front porch. To keep this an affordable project, I picked up carvable, craft pumpkins at Michaels for 50% off and then I had a 20% coupon on top of the discount. These topiaries are quite simple to put together and you will be able to use them for multiple years!

Pumpkin Topiary

How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

You will need the following items to make one topiary:

3 craft pumpkins (orange, black, white- 2 large, one small)

box cutter

wired ribbon (3 colors)

crystal & berry garland

hot glue

large paint stick

Let’s make some topiaries!

Step 1) You need to cut a hole in the bottom of your middle and top pumpkin to accommodate the stem from the pumpkin below. Use a box cutter to cut a hole. (For this pumpkin I attempted to use a round saw attachment for my drill to make the hole. It made a nice hole, but was a bit scary to control and scraped up my pumpkin. Just use a box cutter… way easier.)

pumpkin topiary

Step 2) To save ribbon, cut short strips out of your ribbon and make a loops secured with hot glue. Hot glue the loops to the top of the pumpkin.

Pumpkin Topiary

Step 3) Hot glue the 3 pumpkins together.

Step 4) Cut some sprigs off of a jeweled berry garland and hot glue them around the ribbon.

Pumpkin Topiary

Step 5) Add a ring of garland around the base pumpkin.

Pumpkin Topiary

Step 6) Cut a small rectangle at the bottom of the base pumpkin and insert the large paint stick into it and then insert the topiary into your planter.

Pumpkin topiary

Surround your pumpkin topiary with fall mums and ornamental cabbage for a festive fall display. Click to learn how to customize your own Monogramed Urn in 7 Simple Steps.

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  1. Kim those are wonderful! Love the time-saving steps of the hot glue as well! Great tutorial…thank you!

  2. Love it!! And looking forward to the wreath tutorial!!!! I need one!

  3. Love it and the Fall letters on the door too thanks for the info and the idea will be looking for the tutorial Cheers Frances

  4. I love this project and I appreciate how simple and clear your directions are. We will be making these for sure!!!!!!

  5. This is such a stunning topiary idea! Your whole front door looks great!

  6. Your whole entry way just looks beautiful!!! Hopped over from DIY Project Parade! Blessings ~ Judy

  7. Looks great, I love topiary pumpkins 🙂

  8. How pretty! I love how it looks and I love the “Fall” decoration you have on the door. It all looks great!

  9. What can I say… I loved it, so I pinned it 🙂

  10. Great project, Kim! Thanks for sharing!

  11. So adorable Kim!!

  12. These are gorgeous! I want to come over and have a cup of cider on your porch it is sooo pretty! I love the ribbon tied letters to pieces!


  13. It is just beautiful. When Amy is coming, let me know and I will be there. I am working on my porch decor now. So inspiring, Kim!

  14. How very pretty! Your front porch looks so welcoming! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from DIY Showoff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-15.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  15. O my goodness! These are amazing! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! 🙂

  16. I love your decorated porch. I think I might have already pinned from my Pinterest news feed this weekend. So cute! You should be very proud.

  17. Adorable Kim! I love your door bling too! Thanks for joining our party.

  18. Kim, Your porch is drop-dead darling! Love the whole effect. It’s lovely. Thanks for linking up 🙂

  19. Super cute! Love it.

  20. Absolutely adorable! I love the mix of colors and the berries add a great autumn feel.

  21. Love your front porch! So cute! Where did you get the monogrammed urns? Or did you make those yourself?

  22. LOVE your pumpkin topiaries!!!

    Linking from Debbidoos,
    Ricki Jill

  23. I love the topiaries! I think I need to go to Michaels before they are out of those pumpkins! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m your newest follower!



  24. You did a lovely job. I love fall!!

  25. These are so adorable.. I had to make some today 🙂 I’m blogging about it too and I’m sending my readers over too check out your blog. Thanks for sharing the great idea!! HUGS, Sunday

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  28. Jenna Moore says:

    Love these and I cannot wait to make! Ur front porch is gorgeous! One question: what do u have in bottom of ur urn’s? I like the green look but not sure if that’s moss or actual plants.


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