Learn how to make a stacked pumpkin topiary the easy way using faux pumpkins. Plus variations to suit whatever decor style or color scheme you like!
I think it’s safe to say that I quite like decorating for fall. And of course, pumpkins are a huge and necessary part of any good fall decor, right? You can add them as baby boos to table settings, as giant versions on the front porch, as sewn cinderella versions or as a stacked pumpkin topiary! Which I’m going to show you how to make really easily in this post!
I’ve actually made two different stacked pumpkin topiaries – one in white (shown above) and another in more traditional, rustic fall colors (shown below). You can literally put either together in 5-10 minutes. And if you choose the right faux pumpkins, your topiary can be really beautiful!
Either is a great way to infuse your regular decor with a little autumn love!
How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Topiary the Easy Way – with Faux Pumpkins!
Instructions For a Pumpkin Topiary in a Pail
- three craft pumpkins
- glue gun and glue
- hacksaw or utility knife
- short, round metal pail (optional)
- brown Kraft paper (optional)
- small handful of straw, moss or paper fill (optional)
1. Remove all labels and tags from pumpkins and pail.
2. Crumple Kraft paper and stuff inside pail, leaving the center free as shown. This adds stability to the pumpkins. Test and adjust as necessary.
3. Hot glue the top of the stem of one pumpkin, and place upside down in pail with Kraft paper. Press down so stem sticks to pail bottom.
4. Using either a hacksaw or utility knife cut the stem off of ONE pumpkin only.
5. Hot glue around the stemless pumpkin’s bottom as shown and then place on top of the pumpkin in the pail. Press down to adhere.
6. Hot glue around bottom of the third pumpkin and stick on top of the other two pumpkins.
7. Stuff the gap between the pail and bottom pumpkin with straw, moss or shredded paper filling as desired.
You could also substitute the galvanized looking pail for an urn or something else. And you could use larger or smaller faux pumpkins too!
Instructions to Make a Pumpkin Topiary with No Base Container
1. Decide in which order your pumpkins will be stacked. Play with the stack a bit to be sure you like it.
2. Remove the stems on all but the top pumpkin. This should be pretty easy to do if your pumpkins are coated foam like mine were. If they’re not, you may have to cut the stems off with a handsaw or knife.
3. Using hot glue, attach your pumpkins to each other one at a time to form your pre-arranged stack.
Learn from my mistake by keeping your hot glue tucked into the pumpkin a little further so it doesn’t show on the completed topiary.
And there you have it – a stacked pumpkin topiary or two of your very own!
The best part is that you can reuse this stacked pumpkin topiary with faux pumpkins year after year because it will never go rotten!
Have you made pumpkin topiaries before?