Pumpkin Topiary

Thanks to my latest Fall Decor Haul, I’ve been able to work on a few new projects.  I wanted something to go in the little corner of my dining area & this little Pumpkin Topiary was perfect.  It’s easy to make, and since everything except the flower pot came from the Dollar Tree, it was very inexpensive.

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The first thing that I did was to add some floral foam to the flower pot.

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Then I inserted a wooden skewer into the center of the foam.  This will keep the pumpkins stable.

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I added a layer of leaves to cover the foam and to add some more color to the bottom.

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Then I pushed a skewer through all of the pumpkins.  This makes it easier to slide the pumpkins on to the center skewer in the pot.

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Then I added a second layer of leaves & the middle pumpkin.  I had to remove the stem that was on the pumpkin, and it tore some of the pumpkin off, but it will be covered with more leaves, so you won’t see it.

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Add a third layer of leaves, then the third & smallest pumpkin.

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Cut off the excess skewer at the top.

Pumpkin Topiary

Cut apart some berry clusters into smaller sections, and cut some leaves into smaller sections.

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Add some of the wire from the cut apart berry clusters to the top of the topiary,  as well as some of the berries to the top pumpkin.  The top is now finished.

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Add some more berries to the pumpkins in various places.

Pumpkin Topiary

It could be done if you want a simple topiary, but by now, you know me.  I’ve got to tweak it.

Pumpkin Topiary

To finish it off, I added more leaves to the sides of the topiary, making the leaves trail from the top towards the bottom.

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And it’s done except to add the saucer to the pot & put it in place.

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And here’s the little topiary in place.

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The same process is used to make a larger topiary that are usually used at the front door, just start with a larger flower pot & use several skewers or dowel rods to attach them together.

Hope everyone is having a good time decorating for Fall.

Happy Creating everyone!