It’s time to start planning for fall… the cooler weather, changing leaves and best of all, fall decor! Today I’m going to show you how to make a pretty, rustic DIY pumpkin topiary. It’s a quick and simple craft project that turns out really cute. And it’s also a super versatile autumn decoration that’s perfect from September all the way through November. Keep reading for the step by step instructions!
- 10 inch Natural Twig Pumpkin
- Metal Flower Pot Planter with Burlap Label
- Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain
- Preserved Sheet Moss
- Floral Foam
- 2.5 inch Burlap Ribbon
- .5 inch Wooden Dowel
- Hot Glue Gun
Step one. Begin by lightly staining the wooden dowel with the Tim Holtz Distress spray stain. Spray it with stain and wipe using a paper towel until the desired shade is achieved. Then insert the dowel into the bottom of the pumpkin, as close to center as you can manage. Hot glue the dowel rod into place.
Step two. Cut the floral foam to size and place inside the metal planter. Stick the dowel rod into the center of the foam and hot glue into place. If the topiary seems tipsy, add some rocks to the bottom of the planter to stabilize it.
This DIY pumpkin topiary project is simple enough to mass produce for a rustic fall wedding or autumn gathering.
What are you crafting for the fall season? For more inspiration, check out this rustic cinnamon stick wreath!
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Jennifer is a wife and mother of three. She blogs at TheCraftPatchBlog.com, where she shares craft tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and loads of creative inspiration for home and family. When she’s not blogging or crafting, Jennifer loves to shop at thrift stores, play kickball with her family and adventure in the great state of Idaho.