Monday, September 16, 2013
Tipsy Pumpkin Topiary
This weekend finally began feeling like fall. The temperatures dropped down into the 70s, the sun was shining, and we got to do some outside projects when we weren't watching the Ducks smash Tennessee. One of those projects was to work on my autumn porch decorations. I started my hitting up the dollar store and getting some foam pumpkins to create this fun tipsy pumpkin topiary.
I jabbed a dowel rod through three of the four pumpkins at various angles.Then spray painted a metallic gold. I spray painted the fourth pumpkin too. I just didn't want it on the topiary. I think four pumpkins on a stick would have just been too much.
After they dried, I arranged them the way I wanted. Mostly to hide any flaws like the gaping hole I accidentally made on the second pumpkin from jabbing too hard with the dowel rod. Then I used some hot glue to make sure they stayed in place. Also I left about two inches of dowel rod sticking out of the top.
I used more hot glue to place a floral bow on top where the extra piece of dowel rod was sticking out the top. The ribbon for the bow also came from the dollar store. Love that place! Once all that was done, I trimmed some excess dowel rod and placed in my barrel style flower pot with purple asters.
I love the way it adds some height to a simple flower arrangement.
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