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We just recently moved into our new home, and we’re are almost settled in (there may or may not be boxes all over the place).
I’m super excited that we are able to celebrate this festive time of the year in our new place. I love decorating and going all-out for the Fall and Winter holidays. So, I’ve been thinking of cute Fall and Halloween decorating ideas, and fun ways I can make my front porch look perfect for the season.
I decided that no Fall decorating could be complete without a custom pumpkin topiary! I mean, obviously.
With Halloween right around the corner, this is the perfect piece of decor to greet my friends and family at my front door.
Making one of these pumpkin topiaries isn’t as hard as it may look. With a little elbow grease (and some hot glue), you can make one of these to spruce up your Halloween home decor, too.
You’re also going to need some power tools for this DIY craft. Not scared of the electric drill? Ok, great! Grab it, and meet me out back for some crafty fun…
Here’s what you’ll need to make a pumpkin topiary for your home:
Halloween Decorating Idea – DIY Pumpkin Topiary
– metal bucket
– 36″ wood dowel rod
– filler for bucker (I used a foam pool noodle and old cardboard box – but I recommend using a floral foam cake to make things easier)
– 3 large white foam pumpkins (I purchased mine at Target)
– 1 medium/small foam pumpkin
– decorative black birds
– decorative spider web
– electric drill
– hot glue gun
1. First, you’ll need to make a sturdy base for the wood dowel inside of the bucket. I highly recommend using floral foam to make things easier. However, if you’re like me and have a bunch of boxes around from recently moving, feel free to use those! Don’t permanently secure the dowel into the base yet, just make sure it fits in there nicely and can stand up straight.
2. Here comes the fun part. Time to drill some holes into your foam pumpkins.
You’re going to drill a hole large enough for the dowel to fit through on both the underside and top of your faux-pumpkins.
Tip: I drilled the holes in the pumpkins slightly smaller than the diameter of the wood dowel so it would fit very snugly once the dowel was inserted into the foam pumpkins.
3. Once your pumpkins have holes drilled through both sides of them, thread them down onto the wood dowel in a stack.
4. After all of your pumpkins are on the dowel, fire up your hot glue gun and start attaching the Spanish Moss in between the pumpkins to hide the stems. Do the same thing at the base of where the bottom pumpkin meets the bucket.
5. Then, you’ll want to hot glue your black bird onto the top pumpkin, and also add some faux-spider webs to give the topiary a spooky, cobwebby (is that a word?) look.
You can even put some little fake (or real?!) spiders on there, too! Eeeeeek!
Take your gorgeous new pumpkin topiary to the front of your home to display for all visitors, and Trick or Treaters to see!
Don’t forget that Halloween is on Saturday, October 31st this year. In addition to cute decorations, Halloween wouldn’t be complete without some amazing candy, right?!
I was shopping at Walmart with my boys this week and came across these BIG bags of Hershey’s candy.
They’re totally perfect for all of the trick-or-treaters that will be ringing our new door bell (ding-dong!). I want to make sure they like the candy I give them and don’t kick over my new pumpkin topiary on the way off of my porch (joking!), which is why I picked up a few of these bags of heavenly Hershey’s treats.
Whether you have a Halloween party planned, a Trunk or Treat, or Trick or Treat, make sure to stop by your local Walmart to grab a bag (or two) of Hershey’s Halloween candy to make it the best boo-rific Halloween ever!
I hope you have a fun, festive, and Happy Halloween, friends!
I totally make up words also, so I think cobwebby works just fine 😉 LOVE how this pumpkin topiary turned out – I’m thinking I may do something similar in front of our new house – and you make it look so EASY! Now to see if my husband will let be use his drill…. #client
Thanks, Samantha! YES, totally get him to use the drill and make one 🙂