October 9, 2014

Pumpkin Topiary DIY!

I got a lovely, surprise email last week from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores inviting me to participate in their Trick or Treat: A Halloween to DIY for! campaign, yay!! I love doing projects for them, and our brand new Joann store JUST opened in town, so it was perfect timing!! I love when the world throws that kind of perfection at me. :) My theme was "everything pumpkins", which is fantastic because I have a hard time being inspired by eyeballs falling out and anything that looks...not alive. Heh. I love the pumpkin topiaries that I've seen gracing the doorstep of pinterest-worthy homes and I thought I'd make a slightly smaller, more elegant version for my dining table!
Wanna make one? Sweet! Let's go.

You'll need:
Three sizes of foam craft pumpkins
Off-white spray paint. (I like rustoleum brand)
Krylon gold glitter spray paint
Silk autumn leaves
2 Small winter berry wreaths
Small feathers
White pearl corsage pins
3 Yards of pleated or ruffle trim
Hot glue gun

Cake plate with a flat top OR:
Plastic Wilton cake plate (12'')
Medium terra cotta pot

  • Saw the stems off the larger two pumpkins.


  •  Paint all three pumpkins and the terra cotta pot with an off-white spray paint. 


  •  Cover the medium sized pumpkin with glitter. I created a subtle ombre effect by spraying a light coat all over, then another coat 2/3 way down, then a third coat on the top.


  •  Glue winter berry wreaths to the top of the large and medium pumpkins.


  •  Glue the medium pumpkin to the large one, then the smallest one to the top of the medium one.


  •  Push pearl pins into middle pumpkin.


  •  Glue leaves and feathers sporadically around the bottom of each pumpkin.

    • Cover the top of the cake plate with trim using hot glue.


    •  Cover the bottom of the terra cotta pot with glue.


    •  Quickly press onto the bottom of the cake plate and let dry.

    Then light some candles and enjoy!! When you create your Halloween awesomeness this season, use the tag #DIY4halloween to see it on the tagboard on Joann's share page! I love the pumpkin vase that Jess from The Sewing Rabbit made. So beautiful!! Check it out.

    Happy crafting, guys! Love you!
    -Disney

    This post is sponsored by JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. They paid me, but the opinions are my own, blah blah blah. You know what I'm saying. :o)

    6 comments:

    1. it looks awesome, I am especially in love with the sparkly middle pumpkin - i might just make one like that instead of carving :)

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    2. Disney! This is gorgeous! Literally perfection. I think I need to run out and make one! Too bad I was just at Joann yesterday... maybe I'll wait til after Halloween when everything goes on clearance.

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