5 Simple Steps to Enchanting Pumpkin Topiaries!

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Navy pumpkin topiary trio

Aren’t these the most adorable pumpkin topiaries? And so classy in the navy and gold color scheme! They will be sure to catch your guests attention! So let’s get started…

Materials you will need:

Pumpkin topiaries materials

3 pumpkins with a 6″ diameter base

3 pumpkins with a 3″ diameter base

3 pumkins with a 1″ diameter base

Navy spray paint

Gold acrylic paint

Wired garland with small berries

3 pots to form the base for your topiary – must have at least a 6″ diameter top

Glue gun & sticks

Paint brush

Step 1: Remove stems and sand

Removing stems

Remove the stems from the medium and large pumpkins so that they can sit on top of each other. My stems screwed in so I had to unscrew them. Next, sand lightly to remove any shiny coating that may be on the pumpkin so that paint will adhere better.

Sanding pumpkin

Step 2: Paint

In a well ventilated area, starting with the bottoms of your pumpkins spray the paint on in light coats so as to not run. Read instructions on spray can for time to dry. Once dried, turn over. If there are runs, either wipe the runs off if they are still wet or lightly sand them off if they have dried.

Spray painting pumpkin

Now do the final coat. Once again in light coats to prevent running.

Spray bottom

Once the base coat is dry, it is now time to lightly dry brush the gold accents. Dry brush means to lightly dab a sparse paint brush into the gold paint, then dab off the excess on a paper town. I choose one of my worst paint brushes where the bristles are spread out and separated. Then lightly drag the paint brush over the pumpkin to highlight areas and to create interest.

Dry brushing gold
Pumpkin navy and gold

Paint the stem of the smallest pumpkin solid gold.

Pumpking with gold stem

Step 3: Stack and glue

Place a medium sized amount of hot glue on the bottom of the medium pumpkin and place on top of the largest pumpkin. Keep in mind to keep them centered and aligned in a straight line vertically so that they are not sloping in the event that the pumpkin surfaces are irregular.

Gluing pumpking

Next place hot glue on the bottom of the smallest pumpkin and then center and apply to medium pumpkin.

Gluing smallest pumpkin

Step 4: Select base and paint

I am going to show you two options. First is a variety of pots that were a mish mash of different colors and sizes that I got at the dollar store. I spray painted them all a vintage white and brushed gold here and there. As some of them were wider than the pumpkins I stuffed moss into the pots to give it an organic look.

White & Gold pots with moss

The second option is a bit more of a sophisticated option with these small gold pots. They fit the pumpkin topiaries perfectly so no need for moss.

Pumpkin on pot

Step 5: Berry garland or twinkle lights

For option number 1, I went with a natural wire garland that I painted gold. I let some of the deep red show through as I thought it was pretty and more interesting. Below is a photo of the garland before and after being painted gold.

Before and after of berry garland

Then I placed the topiaries on the pots with moss and then carefully wrapped pieces of the gold berry garland around the topiaries. Look how sweet it turned out!!!

Single topiary

They are even cuter with all three together placed on a macrame runner and surrounded with velvet pumpkins and gold candlesticks. I have linked the products if you are interested in learning more about them or purchasing them.

Triple white, navy & gold topiaries

For option number 2, I went with fairy lights wrapping around the topiaries and nestled into the garland on the table. I hid the battery base in the pot. The effect was fantastic and looked so pretty when the lights were dimmed.

Single topiary overhead

In the pictures below, I have linked the following products. If you would like to learn more about them just click on the product word.

Charger plates;

Burlap with blue stripes runner;

Gold cutlery;

Farmhouse Napkins;

Wood bead napkin rings;

Wood bead garland;

Gold pots. (Similar)

Single topiary
Overhead of single topiary

So which is your favorite – the gold pots with twinkle lights or the white and gold pots with gold berry garlands? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you will give it a try! Here is a pin just in case you would like to save it!!!

5 simple steps to Enchanting Pumpkin Topiaries
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20 Comments
  • Marieza
    October 5, 2021

    I love your topiaries, especially the shade of blue you made them! They are gorgeous!!!

    • Crystal
      October 5, 2021

      Thanks so much Marieza! I am loving a deep navy blue these days. Seems like both you and I are loving blue these days!

  • Bentley
    October 5, 2021

    Looks great! Very good instructions 👌

    • Crystal
      October 5, 2021

      Thank you very much! Thanks for putting up with all the crafts in the kitchen!

  • Melba
    October 5, 2021

    I really love the blue! I see blue being used more for fall and really like it so much!

    • Crystal
      October 5, 2021

      Me too! Especially navy and gold! Thank you

  • Marie
    October 6, 2021

    Enchanting indeed! The color combo and the swirly sprig are so eye catching.

    • Crystal
      October 6, 2021

      Thanks so much Marie!!!

  • Paula@SweetPea
    October 6, 2021

    Your pumpkin topiaries look amazing on your fall table.

    • Crystal
      October 6, 2021

      Thank you so very much Paula!

  • Karins Kottage
    October 6, 2021

    Super cute! I love the gold accents on the pumpkins and the pots. Great post! Come link up to my linky party https://karinskottage.com/2021/10/karins-kottage-wednesday-linky-party.html and share your idea with everyone!

    Hugs,
    Karin

    • Crystal
      October 6, 2021

      Hi Karin thanks so much!!! I am so new to all of this so I will message you and find out what to do because I would love to link up!!!

  • Cindy
    October 7, 2021

    Love these and the gold accent you added to the pumpkins.

    Pretty table too

    • Crystal
      October 7, 2021

      Thanks so very much Cindy!!! Really happy that you like it.

  • Juliet
    October 8, 2021

    My favorite pumpkins craft ever! Could navy blue have anything to do with it? It just might! So fun. If there’s a fall craft prize, you have my vote! xo

    • Crystal
      October 10, 2021

      Thank you so very much Juliet! You are so kind!!!

  • Calypso in the Country
    October 9, 2021

    I love how these turned out – so creative! By the way, I linked to this post on my latest Saturday Spotlight weekly blog post. Enjoy your weekend!
    Shelley

    • Crystal
      October 10, 2021

      Thank you so very much Shelley! I appreciate your link and will definitely return the favour!!!

  • Deborah
    November 16, 2021

    Gorgeous Topiaries!

    • Crystal
      November 16, 2021

      Thank you very much!

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