How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

By Karin Brosnan - Thursday, September 30, 2010

How to make a Pumpkin Topiary-
Last year I made my own pumpkin topiary for my front door entrance.
I stacked three pumpkins with some fall leaves hot glued in between each layer and then added a few leaves around the base of the largest pumpkin.
These are real pumpkins..but you could use fake ones too. Simple cut off the stems of the bottom and middle pumpkins to make them flat and easier to stack one on top of each other. Add a little hot glue to keep them from rocking and rolling.
I used this plastic urn that I bought from Lowes to hold the topiary.
I used another urn for this one lone pumpkin with leaves hot glued to the base.
The urn was originally a cream color but I spray painted it black.

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS have these adorable pumpkin topiary ideas below.

I love this idea of using a pole to separate the layers.

Here are some funny carved pumpkins stacked on top of each other to make a fun topiary.
I would imagine you would have to put a pole down through all of these pumpkins to make it sturdy enough not to fall down. I love love this idea!


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24 Comments

  1. Just lovely! I love all the decorations you have out.

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  2. This is so lovely!! Again, your blog is like eye candy heaven for me!!

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  3. Love the pumpkin topiary - it all looks wonderful!

    Manuela

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  4. Love your front entrance. Black doo is such an accent!

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  5. What a great looking front entrance! So very fall!

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  6. Love the black pots! Nice contrast. ~Mindy

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  7. All your decorations look great. I love the way you stacked the pumpkins with fall leaves between them
    Diane

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  8. Stacked pumpkins! So cute!

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    The Texas Woman

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  9. Your pumpkin topiaries are very pretty! :)

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  10. Your fall wreath is great in design and look. Love your Fall/Halloween decorations. Front door is looking attractive.

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  11. I am sooo doing this pumpkin topiary...really cute!!

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  12. I absolutely love the pumpkin on the urn. Very chic!

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  13. No matter how many times I see a pumpkin topiary, I can't get enough. They are super fabulous!

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  14. Your front entryway looks AWESOME! I love the urn and the topiary! FANTASTIC! :)

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  15. I think you made wonderful things,
    very creative! The front door looks
    very inviting!

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  16. Topiaries are my fav but I adore "welcome" in pumpkin tower with the little birdie on top! Inspiring :) Your entryway is beautiful!

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  17. That is all so cute...yes, time to get the pumpkins on the porch I think! ;D

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  19. I have also done some topiary at home last Halloween, and I'm happy to see someone who also did it. I love the way you mix and match the real and displayed pumpkins. This Christmas, I'm planning to have some topiary in our roof. However, I need to ask first a St Louis guttering team to fix our roof. After dealing with St Louis gutters, I'll be ready to do topiary all over our yard and roof.

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