Thursday, September 23, 2010

Décor on a Dime: Pumpkin topiary + link up your fall projects!

100_4590The wait is over!  Thanks for patiently waiting for tutorial on the pumpkin topiary that you saw on my table in my eat-in kitchen redo.  Here it is! :)


I first saw this idea on a topiary that my mother-in-law has had on her table for the last few years (she bought hers at Garden Ridge years ago.)  I always loved hers and this year I was determined to make my own.

Here are the materials I bought, but I didn’t end up using all of them on this project.  The two leaf garlands came from the dollar tree but I only ended up using the top one on the pumpkins.  The white bucket was in my yard sale stash and it got a new coat of paint (in Oil Rubbed Bronze)  The pumpkins came from Michael’s.  I had a hard time finding three different sizes that all matched, but I actually ended up really liking the contrast in the middle pumpkin against the other two pumpkins once I got it made.  I also ended up using only about half of the picks.

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Close up pictures of the pumpkins and container.  The pumpkins were the most expensive part.  But they were on sale for 40% off and I had 15% off your total purchase at Michael’s so I ended up paying less than $10 for all of them.


I removed all the stems.  I liked the stem from the middle pumpkin the best, so I glued it on to the top pumpkin.  I hot glued the pumpkins together and to the top of the container.


I stripped the leaves off the garland and stripped apart the picks.  Then I hot glued them to fill in around at the base and in between each pumpkin until I liked the way it looked.pmpkn 4

And here it sits on my kitchen table as my fall centerpiece!


I had not seen anything like this in the stores until I saw this one at Kirkland’s this year.  Their price $24.99!  I guarantee I made mine for half that price (and I think I like mine better too! :)


Enjoy reading this post?  Get inspired by more of my Décor on a Dime projects and room makeovers!


Today is the first day of FALL!  (Hard to believe since we are still in the 90’s here in GA, but I think the weekend might feel a little more like fall – yay!)

I want to see your favorite fall projects and décor!  The linky will be up until next Friday so link away!  I plan to feature some of my favorites in a recap post afterwards.


  1. Cute! Can't wait to make some this weekend!!

  2. nikbarker@bellsouth.netSeptember 24, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    LOVE this pumpkin topiary....can't wait to make one of my own!! : )

  3. Cute!! I'm currently working on some projects but not close enough to being done to link up!

    Thanks again for the inspiration!!

    I found some vases I was going to sell at my garage sale that are perfect for the Dollar Store hurricanes! And I'm currently spray painting some dollar store pumpkins white! (fall colors don't fit in my mostly blue/ocean/beach inspired house, so I'm looking for new ways/colors to decorate for fall!)

  4. I love your pumpkin topiary, you inspire me girl!

  5. Cute, cute! I love it! Thanks for the tutorial...and great instructions.

  6. I like yours better too! Beautifully done!


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