Hi friends, how are you today? I’m great and I was so excited because it rained yesterday. I mean it poured and I put my hoodie on and left the house ready to green the first signs of Fall. I have to tell you I got back home after shopping and it was still hot, shorts and flip flops on and it was 80 degrees in our house. So here in Cali,Fall is not quite here, but the rain has been awesome. I shared my fall Porch the other day in our Ushering in Autumn Tour but I wanted to show you how to make the Diy Pumpkin Topiaries.
These were very easy to make and I love the subtle colors for the first stages of Autumn and Fall.
The wreath is new too and I’ll show you how I made that soon also.
As a blogger and a crafter it’s always fun to change things up and push our creativity to come up with something different. I have to say I am really happy with the way these turned out.
Here was our Fall Porch from last year. I love those rustic pumpkins and pitchforks so I may use some of this on our side porch.
and while we’re talking about our porch I thought it would be fun to share our Fall Front Porch from the year before if you want to look at it.
So for this year I went more subtle and I wanted to use a lot of what we had. The inspiration came from this wreath and I’ll show you how I made that real soon. It was $2.95 and I pulled things from our home and the K I found for $1.95 and painted it to match so this cost under $5 to make.
For the Pumpkin Topiaries I went out to my garage and pulled out a bunch of pumpkins I had. The two oranges ones I found for $2.95 at a thrift store and the other two I found for similar prices and painted them white last year. The two little ones are from the Dollar Tree and I panted them last year. It seems like they bring them out every year so head over there soon and I bet you’ll see a bunch of orange ones ready to be painted.
This is how they look and they are Styrofoam and hollow in the center..
I pulled from my Craft Paint box and used Peach Chalk Paint, and Ivory, Brown, Golden Brown and White Craft Paint and mixed my colors.
Also I am now a huge fan of chalk paint as it’s thicker and tends to look better when it dries so I added some plaster of paris to my craft paint for my own chalk paint.
I knew I wanted a taupe shade for the bottom that was close to the color of our house and a peach for the middle pumpkins.
The top smaller pumpkins I painted a light light peach, almost a beige or off white with a peach undertone.
I painted two coats of paint over each and with the chalk paint being thicker that was perfect. Here’s how they looked when they were done and drying. By the way, these light up orange pumpkins I see all the time in thrift stores so grab them and it doesn’t really matter if they have faces you can turn them around or update them by painting them white or a neutral too.
Because I may want to reuse these someday, maybe not for a while because I really do like them, but I wanted to not ruin the pumpkins so to attach them I cut a hole in the top smaller (and less expensive Dollar Tree Pumpkins and then set that right over the top of the middle pumpkins and used some dots of hot glue.
For the middle pumpkins I unscrewed the inners and or light and put them in a ziplock back in case I ever want to reuse them. The hole is there so I set those right over the bottom pumpkins and again added some dots of hot glue. So easy right?
I set them into the dirt and then to add some filler I pulled Easter Grass and Easter Moss and layered it around the pumpkins
Here are some products you can use to make your own Diy Pumpkin Topiaries in case you don’t have stores near you. These are affiliate links so if you were to purchase I would make a few cents from it. These are items that I love and or use in our home.
I used my Balsam Hill Urns that I LOVE and repotted the flowers in the back and you can see them in our Welcome Home Summer Tour here.
If you remember our Fall Pumpkin Wreath last year I had found a fall spray and added sprigs of berries and mini pinecones to it and the left overs I added around the base.
I hope you like them and you can see that they are so easy to make and skies the limit on what colors you can paint too.
I’m linking up to From My Front Porch To Yours, Two Purple Couches and Katherine’s Corner so please go on over and take a peek at all the fabulous crafts, diy, fall ideas, recipes and furniture makeovers and be inspired.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day, Lisa