DIY Pumpkin Topiary and Fall Wreath

DIY Pumpkin Topiary and Fall Wreath

It is officially fall…the pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks, mums are out, the leaves are changing and it is almost sweater weather. Have you always wanted to make your own decorations but maybe overwhelmed at the thought? We are here to help with a few easy and inexpensive options!

Pumpkin Topiary

Supplies:

  • 3 decorative pumpkins (small, medium and large)

  • Hot glue
  • 2inch wooden dowel
  • Knife
  • Wooden or Styrofoam block
  • Urn or planter

Directions:

  1. Remove stem from large and medium pumpkins

2.  Make a hole that goes through the middle of the large and medium pumpkins

3.  Make a hole in the bottom of the small pumpkin leaving the stem intact

4.  Have a 2inch wooden dowel pre-cut at your local hard ware store (measure the height of your container and the stacked pumpkins up to the middle of the smallest pumpkin to determine the length you will need. This is a rough estimate and you may need to trim a little excess off when assembling at home)

5.  Place wooden block or styrofoam block in the bottom of Urn/planter  (depending on the depth of your container you may need to use more than one block so that the bottom pumpkin rests on the top of the container).

6.  Drop your largest pumpkin over the dowel so that it rests level with the top of the container

7.  Next stack your medium pumpkin and secure the pumpkins together with some hot glue to hold in place

8.  Repeat step 7 with the small pumpkin

9.  Stand back and admire your work

10.  Enjoy a pumpkin beer and give yourself a pat on the back

pumpkin-beer

11.  This is where you can be creative and add fall leaves or hay or any other fall floral around the base of the bottom pumpkin, if desired.

 

Fall Wreaths: Halloween/Thanksgiving

Supplies:

  • Grapevine wreath (we used 16” wreaths)
  • 2 premade bows (1 halloween print/1 fall/thanksgiving print)
  • Orange spray paint
  • Floral wire
  • Wooden letter
  • Spiders
  • Scissors



Directions:

  1. Spray paint both sides of your wooden letter. For best results, spray and let dry overnight
  2. Center the letter on the back side of the wreath and attach with floral wire

3.  Flip wreath back over and attach bow and spiders in desired location

4.  To transition the wreath for Thanksgiving, remove spiders and attach your Fall/Thanksgiving bow

5.  Repeat step 3!  Easy, right?!

6.  Pour yourself a glass of wine, you earned it!

Notes:

If you are unable to find the circle letter that we used here, you can use any wooden letter from the craft store.  To attach to the wreath, use several globs of hot glue on the back side of the letter and attach floral wire to the hot glue and wrap around the wreath. It may not look pretty on the back side of the letter, but it works!


If the monogram and bow are not your style, check out your local craft store for a wooden decoration, such as the spider shown below.  You can spray paint the wooden decoration and attach to the wreath.  That’s it!

Click here to see our tutorial on Better Connecticut!

Happy Fall Y’all,

~Monica, Kristen and Johanna

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