Are you all SO excited for fall to be here?
Cuz I sure am!
I keep thinking of all the yummy soups and pumpkin recipes I'll be making soon.
It makes me a little giddy!
The project I'm sharing with you today was inspired by a black and white pumpkin project I saw last year over at Imperfectly Beautiful. I LOVED the idea of painting the pumpkins black and white.
And a topiary? Yes, please!
I have a big urn planter sitting by my front door and I knew that was the perfect place for my Pumpkin Topiary!
I got the smaller pumpkins at The Dollar Tree but couldn't find one big enough for the bottom of my topiary there. So I headed to Walmart and found the perfect one there. I spent a total of $7 on my pumpkins. Not too shabby!
I started spray painting when I got home!
I forgot to take before pics of my pumpkins. Oopsy!
I broke the stem off of the pumpkin above . . . don't worry, it was on purpose! I took the stems off of the bottom two pumpkins since they would be sitting on top of each other.
So here is my pumpkin topiary before I fancied it up:
I didn't want to spend much money on this project.
I had some sticker paper on hand and decided to use that rather than running to the craft store to buy some white vinyl.
So I used my Cricut to cut out my fancies :)
I decided to do polka dots for the small pumpkin and the fancier flower pattern for the bigger bottom pumpkin. And since there was so much going on with the black pumpkins, I decided to keep the white one plain.
The sticker paper was definitely not as sticky as the vinyl would have been so I ended up using my glue gun to help keep the stickers on. Great solution since I didn't want to spend much!
I love the way my Pumpkin Topiary turned out!!!
I haven't done anything yet to fasten the pumpkins together but I'll have to do it soon. My kids keep taking the pumpkins apart to play with them :) And I still need to add some leaves or something around the bottom pumpkin, but I was too excited to share this project to wait!
One of my favorite things about my Pumpkin Topiary is that it cost $7 - I only had to pay for the pumpkins. I had everything else on hand!
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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