Making pumpkin topiaries is a fun way to add some simple fall touches to your decor. Using dollar stores items to make them keeps them budget friendly.
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This month’s dollar store divas blog hop is all about budget friendly fall crafts and decor. I love teaming up with blogging friends to share great crafts and DIY projects with you. Be sure to check the end of the post for their projects.
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Pumpkin Topiaries in Dollar Store Pails
Dollar Tree or any dollar store always has an assortment of foam pumpkins in various sizes and shapes. I’ve used them for lots of projects over the years and the great thing about painting them is that when you decide you want a different look, they can always be repainted.
For this month’s dollar store divas hop, I searched through my stash of craft items to find things I had already purchased at Dollar Tree last year. I found these metal pails, some moss, greenery, and raffia ribbon.
The first step in creating my pumpkin topiaries was to give the shiny metal pails an all over coat of white paint. It took two coats to get the coverage I wanted.
To protect the finish, I gave them both a coat of DuraClear Gloss Varnish.
Once the pails were dry, I used a couple of pieces of tissue wrapping paper as filler.
Using the paper as filler means less moss is needed.
After removing the stems, some of the pumpkins were painted blue using Agave Chalk Paint from Waverly. I used more of these blue pumpkins for a fall tray.
Other pumpkins were painted with Everlasting Chalk paint from DecoArt.
To dress up the pumpkins, raffia ribbon was added. I added a dot of hot glue to the bottom and wrapped the ribbon around the grooves in the pumpkin, once piece at a time.
Add hot glue to the bottom of pumpkin and place it on top of the moss.
Using bits of greenery sprigs between the pumpkins gave the topiaries more dimension. The pieces are hot glued in place. That little pink item in the picture is a finger protector that you can find at Dollar Tree. It’s saved my fingers from burns lots of times.
The white painted pumpkin is glued to the bottom pumpkin.
I went back and forth about adding more greenery between the small top pumpkin and the middle one. It looked a little to busy for me with it added, so I left it off.
Supply List for Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiaries
- Metal Pails
- Foam Pumpkins
- Chalk Paint
- Greenery Sprigs
- Hot Glue
- Tissue Wrap
- Raffia Ribbon
Using a small piece of raffia, I tied a bow and glued it to the front of the pail.Use dollar store pumpkins and pails to create topiaries for your fall decor. #falldecor #pumpkintopiary #dollarstorecrafts Click To Tweet
Making a pair of these was a quick, easy, and budget friendly way to add some fall decor to our home. I’m waiting for the first of September to arrive before I begin decorating for fall, but these are going to look great on my mantel.
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Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiaries
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