Introduction: Pumpkin Topiary

Easy pumpkin topiary for fall decorating


Cheap Plastic Urn Planter

Spray Foam

Thin Plywood

Wood Dowel

Gorrila Glue & Hot Glue

Assortment of foam Pumpkins

Grape Vine

Floral Wire


Step 1: Assembling the Support Structure

Find the urn you want to use and measure the top opening and bottom diameter. Using a jig saw, cut a circle out of the thin plywood the same size as the opening and bottom of the urn. Drill a hole in the center of each piece for the dowel. Mine was a scrap pice of wood so I chiseled out a square shape for it. I used a scrap piece of wood to clamp the dowel to to keep it at a 90 degree angle to the bottom piece while it dried. place the support in the urn and fill it with some spray foam. Slide the top down the dowel and glue it in place. I used Gorilla Glue around the edge and at the dowel. after it is all dry you can paint it to hide the wood.

Step 2: Prepping the Pumpkins

One by one I drilled through the bottom 3 pumpkins with a paddle bit after removing the fake stems. I slid them down the dowel and applied Gorilla Glue to the dowel and each top. Gorilla glue expands when it cures filling the gaps and making it very strong. The top pumpkin was only drilled half way and the stem was left on.

Step 3: Finishing Touches

I cut some wired grape vine to length for each gap between the pumpkins. This was wrapped around each segment with a slight overlap and secured using brown floral wire. I folded some black and white ribbon and stitched it together for the collar, then tied a bow for the front. Here I used hot glue to attach it all to the topiary.

All that's left is to find a place to display it.

I bought all the pumpkins after halloween when they were 80% off so this project was a lot cheaper than buying a pre made topiary

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