This weekend I have been working on my fall decorations for outside. My friend Dana had asked what to do on her front porch, and I suggested pumpkin topiaries. I like the idea so much, I decided to do some of my own. That would be why I bought the mess of pumpkins the other day. :)
I started looking for some urns to put them in, but I did not want to spend a lot of money. Then I remembered I had two flower pots I had not used yet, and figured they might work.
Of course I did not like the color for what I was doing, so I painted them black.
After this was done, I started thinking about what I was going to sit the pumpkins on. I couldn't just sit them down in the planters, and I needed something stable to glue them on. The hunt is on....
Let me take you into a scary scary place.
Logan's workshop/ catch all/ home of many spiders!
Speaking of spiders look at this guy!
He is pretty creepy looking, to be one of the good kind. :[
Anyway lets go in....
Scary, scary place... Lets see if we can find anything that might work to sit the pumpkins on.
Rats!!! They are to big. Lets keep looking.....
I forgot I had these they might just work...
They are plant stands that I found at the Dollar General store about two summers ago.
Well look at that. They fit right down in there and the little legs make for an interesting little decoration.
Let's go put this thing together.
First I needed to cut a hole in the bottom of the smaller pumpkins. This way they would sit on top of each other with out being lopsided.
Once I got the hole cut out, I hot glued the larger pumpkin to the plant stand. Then I hot glued the smaller pumpkins on top of each other, and then to the larger pumpkin. Stacking like this....
Oh you might be wondering how I am going to keep the pots weighted down.
I used something that I have not used in a while.
I sure do hope 8 pound dumbbells will keep them from turning over. :)
Once I got them all into place. I added some fall decoration to them.
Here is the finished product......
Not bad for my first attempt at them. Hopefully they don't look too awful cheesy or anything. I did add a lot of P.O.O.P.I.E onto them. If you don't know what that is go over to The Nester's site and she will explain. :)
More fall outdoor decorating to come! Next up pumpkin topiary number 3 with a kick!