So even though I don't have a front porch, I have always wanted a pumpkin topiary for the Fall. When I saw how expensive they were, I decided to tackle the job of making my own. And when I received a gift card from a little store called Hobby Lobby for my birthday (Thanks Frank & Suzie), it made my dream more possible.
After a trip to Hob Lob and the Dollar Tree I was all set to go. Here is what I started with:
3 Funkins in different sizes
clay flower pot (pictured later)
I started by stacking the pumpkins and gluing them together. I had to hold them in place for a little bit, because the super glue wasn't as fast drying as it said it was.
I then started layering the leaves around the bottom of the top pumpkin and the middle one. I liked incorporating all the different colors of Fall.
When all the leaves were in place, I decided to add the berries for a little more texture. After everything was glued, I placed the topiary in the pot to see how it looked, and it sat down a little much for my liking (sorry I didn't get a picture of this). In order to remedy this, I placed a smaller pot upside down in the bottom of the topiary pot, so the pumpkins would sit up a little higher. This created a little gap around the pumpkin, so I needed to add something to cover up this problem. In comes the Spanish moss. I decided to hot glue it around the place of the largest pumpkin to fill in the gap.
Since I don't have a front porch, I put the topiary on my side porch. Here's how it looks. What do you think?
I know it looks kinda lonely right now, but after I add a couple mums and a few more gourds and pumpkins, it will look like Fall just plopped down on my porch! I LOVE the way it turned out, and I think it is my favorite Fall decoration by far. Do you have a favorite Fall decoration, if so, what is it?