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- Step 1: Grab your container. I was so lucky, I was able to score this beautiful planter pot at Target in the after summer clearance area. Nothing beats a good deal! You will need to stuff your planter with something to keep the pumpkins up high. I’m super cheap so I used something that was super plentiful, newspaper!
- Step 2: Cover up the newspaper! I found the easiest and cutest way to do this—a candle ring of leaves! You can find these at any craft store in the fall decor aisle. Depending on how full the leaves are you might be able to get away with using 1, but if there are lots of gaps you might want to stack 2. Don’t worry about the hole in the middle, the pumpkins will cover that!
- Step 3: Stack your pumpkins! If you wanted to, you could glue your pumpkins together. I don’t, simply because I want it to be easier to store them when Fall is over. For my outside pumpkin topiaries, I do usually place a dowel rod in, just to secure them a bit more. My first pumpkin is a medium sized funkin that I purchased a few years ago at a craft store. My middle pumpkin is a pumpkin from Dollar Tree, that cost—you guessed it—$1. I painted it an off white color to give a variation to all the pumpkins. Your middle pumpkin is a key piece because you must cut the bottom out to fit the stem from the bottom pumpkin, and you must cut the top stem off to allow the top pumpkin to lay flat. Best part of buying the pumpkin from the dollar store? You won’t feel guilty about this! My top pumpkin is a small unique and delightful little pumpkin that I purchased from Walmart. They are real pumpkins that are sold in a bag of about 4-5 from around $3. The petite size is perfect for the top, and the real stem looks fantastic!
Want to see mine in action? See my Fall Home Tour HERE: