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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:
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
Step 1: Remove stems and sand
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.
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.
Now do the final coat. Once again in light coats to prevent running.
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.
Paint the stem of the smallest pumpkin solid gold.
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.
Next place hot glue on the bottom of the smallest pumpkin and then center and apply to medium 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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
Gold pots. (Similar)
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!!!