Mega-Glam Pumpkin Topiary


Those of you who know me personally know that I’m….um…. a “big” personality. I’ve been a professional singer, a public speaker, and done musical theater. As a result, I tend toward the flamboyant and glamorous. So why shouldn’t my fall decorations reflect that?? (Or in other words, I couldn’t make a “normal”- looking pumpkin topiary. I tried.)

If you like over-the-top, this pumpkin topiary is for you!

You’ll need:

  • 3 “Funkin” faux pumpkins in 3 sizes
  • black feathers
  • black satin ribbon
  • glue-on gems
  • black tulle
  • hot-fix crystals and setter
  • glue gun & LOTS of sticks
  • glitter glue
  • plastic spiders
  • ….and whatever else YOU like!

I started by cutting strips of ribbon and hot-gluing them to the top and bottom of the largest pumpkin. I hot-glued the large rhinestones in a band around the middle.

Now, I got impatient and hot-glued all of my pumpkins together next. (My funkins have holes in the bottoms, so they were easy to stack. You might have to use a carving knife and cut your own holes, though.) I recommend, however, don’t stack and glue them until you’ve decorated each one! I had to stand up and hot-fix crystals for an hour….just sayin…

But I digress. I added some black feathers between the bottom and middle pumpkins…and then added an “R” monogram to the middle one. (Monograms are still “hot” and oh-so-glam!) I just free-handed the “r”, but you could use a stencil.

Also, in retrospect, I should have used black crystals on the monogram…but…live and learn. I “auditioned” a crystal sticker on the top pumpkin, but abandoned it in favor of scattered black hot-fix crystals. I also hot-glued some black tulle in between the top and middle pumpkins, adding a little “collar.”

I finished up by adding glitter-glue “spiderwebs” on the middle pumpkin and added some little plastic spiders, and a stuffed crow on top.

To display, I plopped it on a resin urn and wrapped a maribou boa around it.

Over the top? Yes. Super “me?” You betcha.

What would YOU add to YOUR pumpkin topiary?

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3 Responses to “Mega-Glam Pumpkin Topiary”

  1. sharon garofalow Says:

    LOVE this!!! I am not huge in to holiday decorating but this is darling! And it kind of reminds me of a tiered cake and that is something I can support. :)

  2. Jill Says:

    Where did you get your urn?

  3. Jenny Says:

    Jill- I found it at a yard sale for $25! It’s a resin one, so it’s pretty lightweight. I needed to add bricks to it to keep it stable. I bet you could find one on Craigslist, Ebay, or a consignment store.

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