How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Topiary for Halloween

Inside: Bring a touch of magic and mystery to your home with your very own DIY Halloween Pumpkin Topiary. Check out our awesome video tutorial on how to make it, along with a list of some super cool pumpkin topiary decorating ideas for fall and Halloween!

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This pumpkin topiary diy was such a fun DIY project for Halloween. These are the Dollar Tree stacked pumpkins that everyone’s loving this year! So cool, right?

When I decided to make this stacked pumpkin topiary, I wanted them to have a black and white theme that would match my Halloween fireplace decor. But like always, I just wanted them to have that Pottery Barn or Gradin Road vibe, you know? So, I decided to decoupage the pumpkins with old book pages and Halloween paper napkins.

I crafted this pumpkin topiary by decoupaging and stacking them, with a touch of moss in between, and then nestled them in a sleek black planter.

The best part of this project is that it was I used mostly items that I’ve already had around the house. You can too be creative and find ways to reuse and upcycle things that you may already have on hand. I bought the 2 sets of the stacked pumpkins and moss from Dollar Tree and napkins from Walmart and Belk’s outlet (if you’re from Florida, then ya know!) on clearance. I do LOVE a bargain!

Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin Topiary

There are so many awesome ways to decorate a pumpkin topiary and let your creativity shine! One idea is to use spray paint to create a cool gradient effect on the pumpkins. Start with a darker shade at the base and gradually lighten the color as you move up. Or, you can go for a modern and fancy touch by using metallic paint. Get creative and have fun with it!

Another idea is to adorn your topiary with a string of fairy lights for a magical nighttime display. The twinkling lights contrasted against the dark-colored pumpkins can result in a striking visual effect.

You could also try playing around with different textures! Wrapping twine or ribbon around your topiary can give it a rustic touch, and adding some glitter or sequins can bring in a touch of glamour. Give it a shot and see what works best for you!

Oh, and one more thing – remember to leave some space at the bottom of your topiary. You can get creative and add in some extra seasonal decorations like pine cones, colorful autumn leaves, or even cute little gourds and pumpkins. It’ll give it that extra festive touch!

Styling Tips for a Halloween Topiary Display

Once your pumpkin topiary is complete and ready to be displayed, here are some styling tips you can use to make it look extra spooky:

  • Add a few cobwebs and spiders on the topiary and a few bats.
  • Add some witchy touches like a hat, broomstick, or cauldron
  • Place your topiary in front of an old wooden door or gate.
  • Light up the area with flickering candles and fairy lights.
  • Put on some spooky background music to set the mood.

Fall Decorating Your Pumpkin Topiary Ideas

Pumpkin topiaries don’t have to be just for Halloween. You can easily create a DIY Fall pumpkin topiary that will last well into the season. Here are a few tips to help you get started:

  • Go for those rich, autumn vibes with deep oranges, browns, and reds when giving your pumpkins a decoupage makeover!
  • Choose seasonal decorations such as fall leaves, pine cones, acorns or dried flowers for the planter
  • Swap out the Halloween napkins for more subtle fall prints- Add a few twigs and branches around the topiary for a rustic look.
  • Wrap twine around the planter for a cozy, rustic look.
  • Place some battery operated candles in and around the planter to add a warm, inviting glow.

By making just a few adjustments, you can transform your Halloween topiary into fall festive decor. Follow these tips and get creative with your fall decorations this year!

Here’s what you’ll need:

How to Make a Stacked Pumpkin Topiary

These pumpkin topiaries are such a fun Halloween DIY project! Decorate a black and white theme or have fun with metallic paint and fairy lights. Here’s how to make your own:

Step 1. Start by spray painting your pumpkins white. The bright orange color will show through the decoupage.

    dollar tree stacked pumpkins

    Step 2. Rip up book pages and cut up and separate the napkin linings from the top layers. Smaller (about 3×3) pieces are more manageable to work with on surfaces that are not flat.

    Step 3. Place your pumpkins on wax paper before decoupaging. Start by applying the Mod Podge with a foam brush to the bottom pumpkin, then add a piece of paper, then brush on more Mod Podge on top of the paper. More Mod Podge the better and work in small areas to prevent the glue from drying too fast. Repeat this step with all three pumpkins. Leave them on the wax paper to dry, my pumpkins were ready to stack and decorate a little longer than 24 hours.

    decoupaging pumpkin topiary

    Step 4. Grab your Spanish moss, glue gun, and planter and start building your DIY pumpkin topiary. I used a couple of old small flower pots inside to give it more height and then add a circle cut-out of a form board then placed my pumpkin base on top.

    cut foam board

    Step 5. Add a layer of hot glue around the top of the base pumpkin and add a layer of moss. Add more hot glue on top of base pumpkin and place the middle pumpkin on top. Repeat this step for the top pumpkin as well.

    Step 6. Once the pumpkin topiary stack is complete, add a layer of Spanish moss around the bottom of the pumpkins, and arrange it so it spills over the planter.

    dollar tree pumpkin topiary

    Follow along with our YouTube Tutorial

    Yield: 2

    How to Make a Halloween Pumpkin Topiary

    dollar tree pumpkin topiary

    Materials

    • Dollar Tree stacked pumpkins
    • Spanish moss
    • Planter or Urn
    • Mod Podge
    • Halloween napkins
    • Old book
    • Black acrylic paint
    • White spray paint
    • Wax paper
    • Foam board and risers (optional if needed for height)

    Tools

    • Hot glue gun
    • Foam paint brush
    • Scissors

    Instructions

      1. Start by spray painting your pumpkins white. The bright orange color will show through the decoupage.
      2. Rip up book pages and cut up and separate the napkin linings from the top layers. Smaller (about 3x3) pieces are more manageable to work with on a surfaces that are not flat.
      3. Place your pumpkins on wax paper before decoupaging. Start by applying the Mod Podge with a foam brush to the bottom pumpkin, then add a piece of paper, then brush on more Mod Podge on top of the paper. More Mod Podge the better and work in small areas to prevent the glue from drying too fast. Repeat this step with all three pumpkins. Leave them on the wax paper to dry, my pumpkins were ready to stack and decorate a little longer than 24 hours.
      4. Grab your Spanish moss, glue gun, and planter and start building your DIY pumpkin topiary. I used a couple of old small flower pots inside to give it more height and then add a circle cut-out of a form board then placed my pumpkin base on top.
      5. Add a layer of hot glue around the top of the base pumpkin and add a layer of moss. Add more hot glue on top of base pumpkin and place the middle pumpkin on top. Repeat this step for the top pumpkin as well.
      6. Once the pumpkin topiary stack is complete, add a layer of Spanish moss around the bottom of the pumpkins, and arrange it so it spills over the planter.

    No matter which way you choose to decorate it, this stacked pumpkin topiary is a great way to add some festive cheer to your home for the fall season. Get creative with colors, textures, and decorations to make your topiary unique and special. It’s sure to be a standout piece no matter where you choose to put it! So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your Dollar Tree stacked pumpkin topiary today and bring some Halloween magic into your home! Happy Halloween

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