I've seen several ideas using REALpumpkins, but honestly, if I'm going to all that trouble...
I want it to last and be usable year after year!
The craft stores have these "carve-able" faux pumpkinsnow.
They work great....here's what you need for each topiary:
a small, medium and large carve-able faux pumpkin
a drill with 2 different sized bits
strand of Christmas lights
fall garland with leaves, berries, etc.
sprigs of grapevine
I randomly drilled big and little holes all over the large pumpkin.
Also, drill a hole in the top, near the stem
for the lights to come through and connect to middle pumpkin.
Drill large holes in middle sized pumpkin...
and top holes for lights.
Drill small holes in small pumpkin...
but leave top and stem in tact!
Thread lights up and through all 3 pumpkins.
Then, begin hot gluing the pumpkins together.
Finish off with a fall garland, grapevine and a little glitter spray.
I secured the topiaries in my urns
with a metal dowel rod...just something to keep it from tipping or
blowing over in the wind...
whenever that first coldfront comes in!
I also spruced up those urns with a fresh coat of Rust-Oleum Flat protective enamel. I used this really cool Comfort Grip that Rust-Oleum
gave us at the Haven Conference. Wow...what a difference it made.
It clips on easy and has a trigger that is just as it's named...COMFORTable!!!
Closeup pic of the topiary with the grapevine, and fall garland.
The first installment of my "Fall Porch" is done!
Painting those front doors is next...
(already painted the inside of the doors and that post is coming soon!)
If you'd like to see my finished Fall Porch and wreaths, click here,
and to see my post on Fall Porch Lighting, click here.
They look so pretty all lit up....even if it is still 90° outside!
Hurry fall weather!!!!