Halloween Decor Ideas / How to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

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Today I’m sharing with you some of my Falloween decor. Heh, Falloween! These are my transitional decorations that can be used for Halloween and the entire season of Fall, I THINK! I originally saw some adorable little pumpkin topiaries at Home Goods. If I could go on a shopping spree, I would definitely want to spend a large chunk here! Anyway, the pumpkin decorations were about $20 a piece and for the size, I just couldn’t do it. Then it dawned on me – I had pumpkins from the Dollar Tree and could just run back and grab some glass candle stick holders to make basically the same thing, but for much less! How to make pumpkin topiaries www.thepinningmama.com

Pumpkin Topiary Supplies

  • 2 candle stick holders (mine are Dollar Tree)
  • Gold or orange glitter
  • Black spray paint
  • Mini pumpkins (mine are also Dollar Tree)
  • Glue or mod podge
  • 2 emptied and cleaned candle holders (optional)How to make pumpkin topiaries www.thepinningmama.com
  • Make sure your candle sticks are nice and clean. Then spray with black spray paint. This is also when you’d spray your emptied out candle container. A tip for cleaning – freeze your candle container for about an hour. When you take it out, the leftover wax should have shrank enough and loosened from the sides that it will just fall right out! Then wash. I decided to not stack my candle on top of the sticks. If you want to do this, just attach with hot glue. How to make pumpkin topiaries www.thepinningmama.com
  • Next you’ll cover your pumpkins in mod podge or glue. Then dump your glitter onto the pumpkin and let it dry. I like to sit my soon-to-be-glittered items on a piece of paper so that I can dump the access glitter back into the container. Once the pumpkins have dried, hot glue them onto the candlesticks. How to make pumpkin topiaries www.thepinningmama.com
  • And here’s a close up!How to make pumpkin topiaries www.thepinningmama.com

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14 Comments… add one

Camille Stuckey September 19, 2013, 5:58 am

How cute!!! I can’t wait to make these!

Ashley September 19, 2013, 7:27 am

Go glitter your heart out!

Holly September 19, 2013, 7:04 am

Cute! I made black candlesticks for my daughter’s Ladybug party and turned them into apothecary jars. I need to go check out the dollar store for those pumpkins…love the glitter but I’m a burlap gal at heart. Tisk Tisk, covering burlap with glitter… :-)

Ashley September 19, 2013, 7:12 am

The ladybugs sound adorable! I did feel a little bad covering these up, but the burlap was far from perfect!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife September 19, 2013, 7:18 am

I love Halloween Decor! Love the glitter pumpkins!

Ashley September 19, 2013, 7:28 am

Thanks Angie! Wait until Christmas…that’s when I really glitter everything. hehe

Jen September 19, 2013, 7:59 am

Super cute! LOVE this, and I am going to the DOllar store TODAY to get some pumpkins so I can dress up my entry way. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Ashley September 21, 2013, 6:58 am

Gotta love the Dollar pumpkins!

Geralin @ Metropolitan Organizing September 20, 2013, 3:51 am

While I’m not a crafty person, and, I realize this is a how-to-craft post, I’ve got to tell you how much I like your shelf-vignette. It’s festive and really attractive. Plus, I like the versatility of changing it for various holidays + seasons.

Ashley September 21, 2013, 6:56 am

Aww thanks! I do love my little shelf too. Thanks for the compliments! They made my day!

popcosmo September 20, 2013, 10:51 am

This looks great! And I really love how the entire look comes together – especially those shiny silver pumpkins contrasting with the burlap and glitter. Looks gorgeous!
xo ~kim & chloe

Ashley September 21, 2013, 6:53 am

Thanks ladies! I am so happy w my vignette this year. It’s simple but still obvious what the season is. :) I kind of wish I could keep the silver pumpkins out year round though!

Recreate and decorate September 20, 2013, 4:03 pm

Falloween, I love it ! cute vignette and love the glittery pumpkins.

Ashley September 21, 2013, 6:51 am

Thanks, Wanda!

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