Considering the fact that my front lawn is covered with fallen leaves, I thought it was time to say goodbye to my ferns and bring out my pumpkin topiaries.
I made these pumpkinaries three years ago. They have held up really well, so I thought I’d share this super easy fall project with you all! Here’s what you’ll need:
– 2 large faux pumpkins otherwise known as foamkins
– 2 medium
– 2 small
– 2 long wooden dowels- longer in length then all three pumpkins put together (you can find them at a
craft store or home improvement store)
– 2 fall leaf garlands
– 2 round or square styrofoam blocks
– 2 urns or planters
– a nail and hammer or a drill – your preference for making holes in the foamkins 🙂
– enough plastic shopping bags to fill the base of each planter (hey, at least the plastic is being put to
(A glue gun is optional. If you want everything to stay put, hot glue will help.)
Ok. Once you have all your materials, get your magic wand and poof! Ha ha, but seriously this is so easy, it’s hard to even call this a “tutorial”. So, first take your nail and hammer or drill and make a hole (you want the hole to be just large enough to get your dowel through and not any larger- basically the tighter the fit the better) on the top and bottom of the large and medium sized foamkins and only one hole on the bottom of the small foamkin. Then take your wooden dowel and thread it through the holes starting with the largest faomkin. When all three foamkins are on the dowel, push the dowel through the styrofoam base and then place the base in your urn/planter.