Pumpkin Topiary

Candy Corn Pumpkin Topiaries

Nothing says Halloween like a big, beautiful, orange pumpkin.  Whether its carved, painted, bejeweled, or left plain, a pumpkin by the front door declares, “Trick-or-treaters welcome!”  The thing is, an ordinary carved pumpkin won’t do for this girl’s yard haunt.  With a plethora of spooky decorations to compete with, the pumpkins really have to be something special to get noticed.  Besides, who wants to be like everyone else on the block?  Not me!  Well, if you too are looking for a unique way to decorate with pumpkins this Halloween, these adorable candy corn pumpkin topiaries will fit the bill.

The best part is that these candy corn pumpkin topiaries couldn’t be any easier to put together.  Seriously, it will only take about 10 minutes of your time to make your neighbors shake their heads and wonder how you come up with these things.

To create this look, the first thing I did was grab a couple of flower pots with plants that had perished in the summer heat.  Instead of pulling the dead plants out, I flattened them down and placed the first pumpkin, an aptly named Cinderella, right on top of the refuse.  It makes a good base for the pumpkin and looks rustically fall poking out from beneath the squash.

Next, I grabbed a sharp knife and cut the pumpkin’s stem as close to the base as possible so the next pumpkin to be stacked will sit flush.  The second pumpkin’s stem was also trimmed, to accommodate the top pumpkin.  Leave the stem on the top pumpkin.

Next, the top tiers were given a quick coat of spray paint, one yellow and one white.  Once dry, they were stacked on top of one another (I told you this was easy).  My topiaries ended up sitting pretty solid, so I am not going to bother anchoring them together.  However, if your’s are a little tippy, you can secure them by poking a few wood skewers between the squash.

As a finish, a few red maple leaves were added to the base of the pumpkins.  Ta da!  Project complete and oh so adorable.

They look bright, fun, welcoming, and are the perfect way to greet visitors to my spooky cemetery.  To spruce it up even more, some green and purple cabbages, as well as a variety of smaller pumpkins from the garden, were tucked in around the base of the pots.  If you don’t have cabbage, you could also use ornamental kale or, the traditional fall mum.

Taking the look a step further, the arbor was adorned with a few corn stalks and plastic skulls, which were attached with zip ties, as well as orange twinkle lights and burlap bows.

Happy Halloween decorating, peeps!

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