This stacked pumpkins topiary is the cutest Halloween decoration for the front porch! Easy to make and fun for all ages, they light up and can be broken down for storage when not in use.
Halloween decorations for so fun to make and decorate your home with, like A lighted pumpkin topiary! While running though Lowes one day, these lighted jack o lanterns caught my eye and I decided to make some decorations for the front door.
Supplies to Make Stacked Pumpkin Topiary Decoration:
- 3/4 inch dowel rod
- Drill and 3/4 inch bit
- plastic pumpkin heads (I got mine at Lowes, but I admit these are getting hard to find. I did find some carvable foam pumpkins here)
- Spanish moss
- something to cut the dowel rod, if necessary
Since the pumpkins I had didn’t need to be carved in any way, I started by filling a planter with styrofoam and sand. The styrofoam kept it from being ridiculously heavy. I added spanish moss around the base and inserted the dowel rod all the way to the bottom of the planter. For the first one, I didn’t cut the dowel rod yet until I knew what would be too long.
Each pumpkin head had a hole drilled through the top and bottom. That is, except for the pumpkin I planned on putting on top. I only drilled the bottom hole for that one.
I firmly pushed the pumpkins onto the stake and judged how much excess length to trim off the dowel rod. I pulled the whole sculpture out and cut the excess dowel rod off the bottom end with a regular hand saw.
These pumpkins come with lights, but you can easily add your own with a simple flameless candle like these. Cut a small hole in the back to insert the candle. Keep the “cork” and replace it after insertion. I don’t recommend regular candles for foam or plastic pumpkins, since the heat can cause fire.
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These little stacked pumpkins are a great way to greet the trick or treaters in our neighborhood. I was very happy with this project and I love that it will last for years to come! Happy Haunting!
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