Easy DIY Fall Pumpkin Topiary
Looking for some easy DIY fall pumpkin decor? It only takes a few minutes to create this beautiful, fall pumpkin topiary for your home.
Fall is here and I couldn’t be more excited! It’s my absolute favorite season. And I’m so happy that I’m not the only one who loves to start decorating early! Because today I’m honored to join my friend, Krista from the Happy Housie and so many other talented bloggers for a fall diy/craft edition of Seasonal Simplicity. My diy fall pumpkin topiary is, of course, super simple. And it’s neutral fall colors make it the perfect decor for your home!
This diy fall pumpkin topiary has to be one of the easiest fall decors I’ve ever made, but I absolutely love how it turned out. To me, it’s a classic fall look that is fabulous not only on the front porch but possibly as a pair flanking the garage doors. Just picture it — sooo pretty!
I promise you, the steps for this fall pumpkin topiary is as easy as enjoying a sweet pumpkin spiced latte!
Here’s what you need to make this diy fall pumpkin topiary:
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- one garden urn
- one large faux pumpkin
- one faux medium / small pumpkin
- one grapevine wreath (10-14 in depending on your urn size)
- four faux eucalyptus branches
Add The Eucalyptus
The first thing I did was add the eucalyptus branches. I bent the branches (adding a little curve) right below where the leaves started. This way the branch would rest on the lip of the urn easily and be more likely to stay in place. I added four branches, one at a time, bending them into a nice arrangement off the urn. I only placed them towards one-half of the urn…so basically the back has none. When I place them up against the house, no one will see the back, so why decorate there! 😉
Top With Grapevine Wreath
Once I have the eucalyptus in the urn, I placed my 10-inch grapevine wreath right on top. It’s not wired down or anything — just sitting there. The wreath will help secure the eucalyptus and give the pumpkins a good foundation to rest on. And I love the look of the grapevine peeking out next to the eucalyptus. So pretty!
Stack with Pumpkins
Starting with the largest pumpkin first, I placed it directly on top of the grapevine wreath. To get the topiary effect, I needed to stack another smaller pumpkin on top. But the stem on bottom pumpkin was keeping the pumpkin from sitting flat.
At first, I thought I would just remove the stem from the larger pumpkin. BUT if I wanted to use it later in another display — it would be stemless. Not good. So instead, I decided to just get a small knife and cut a small hole out of the bottom of the smaller pumpkin. This way, I can reuse both pumpkins later and no one will ever see any of the damage! Smart, right?!
Once the small hole was cut out, I just placed the smaller pumpkin right on top of the larger one. I then stepped back and tweaked a few little details and that was it.
Actually, I made two; one for each side of the door. But today I’m only showing you the one until I reveal the complete fall porch tour in a few weeks! I love how nice it looks right next to the front door and my fall rug/mat combo.
This year, my buffalo check rug has made it’s way to the front porch. You know I how much I love that neutral pattern. And when I paired it with my hello mat, it was like a match made in heaven. 🙂
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And that’s not all the fall decor I have today. There are 25 other talented bloggers who are also sharing a Fall DIY or Craft project! Hop over to see what my friends are sharing…
Sweater Pumpkins at The Happy Housie // Wire Basket Bundt Pan Pumpkins at Bless’er House // Chinoiserie Pumpkins at Shabbyfufu // Plastic Fall Fruit Makeover at Craftberry Bush // Pumpkin Topiary at Inspiration for Moms
Forest Pine Candle at Setting for Four // Wooden Trough at Deeply Southern Home // Thrifty Magnolia Wreath at Home Made Lovely // Pumpkin Vase at Amber Tysl // Autumn Watercolour Place Cards at Finding Silver Pennies
Wooden Pumpkin at The Turquoise Home // Cotton Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia // No-Sew Burlap Table Runner at Jenna Kate at Home // Cute Pumpkin Plants at House by Hoff // Fall Flannel Quilted Pillow at TIDBITS
Hoop Wreath at Lolly Jane // Tiled Coffee Table Tray at In My Own Style // Pom Pom Garland at Modern Glam // Acorn Garland at Jen Woodhouse // Hello Fall Pillow at Love Create Celebrate
Silk Fall Floral Arrangement at Town and Country Living // Soy Candles at The DIY Mommy // Simple Fabric Pumpkins at Confessions of a Serial Do It Yourselfer // Corn Husk Pumpkins at Paint Me Pink // Handprinted Pumpkin Pillow at Hallstrom Home // Lighted Pumpkin Bucket at Clean and Scentsible
I love this idea; wondering- could you have turned the bottom pumpkin upside down to avoid damage- I’m thinking here in Fl the wind/rain could be an issue and I could lightly glue bottoms together, but then pull them apart should I ever want to repurpose the two.
Nancy!!!! I am officially proclaiming you to be the smartest person on Earth! Yes, I just went and turned the bottom pumpkin upside down and it works, perfectly. Why couldn’t I have thought of that?! Ugh! Great tip and I’m so glad you shared it!
Such a pretty topiary! Great idea!
Adorable! Love how these came out and they look perfect at your front entry.
Thank you, Danielle! 🙂
I love how simple yet striking this topiary is! The neutral colors are perfect for early fall!
Thanks, Ashley! Simple and striking is my favorite combo! 😉
I love this and I cannot wait to decorate for Fall. Would you give the dimensions of your urn? There are so many available to pick from and I want to try and find something close.
Sure, Jamie! Mine are about 20 inches tall and about 15 inches wide (across the rim). Hope that helps and happy fall decorating! 🙂
This is really beautiful Laura!
Thank you, Kristin!! 🙂
So cute and I love that you can reuse next year ! 🙂
Thanks, Lucy! Yes — reusing decor is the best! 🙂
Beautiful!!!!! This adds major curb appeal to a home for fall! Happy fall friend! xo Heather
Thanks, Heather! Happy fall to you too! 🙂
Can you believe that I’ve never owned or made a topiary! I’ve always wanted one and now seeing your easy diy I may just make one! 🙂
Love this topiary look and what a nice spin to see them with the all white pumpkins! Just lovely!
So pretty! I just love anything with eucalyptus! 🙂
Love love love this! I want to make this but I’m wondering how to secure the pumpkins so they don’t topple out of the urn. I live on a very windy street and have had many things blow out of my urns even when I use Florist foam. Any ideas? Thanks!!!
So adorable! I’m always a sucker for white pumpkins and eucalyptus.
This may be simple, but it is the perfect touch of Fall for your porch! Love it! XO
This is so pretty, yet simple. I love it! Where did you get your pumpkins? They seem to be a different than the ones you linked to. I really like the unusual shape of yours. Thanks!
Thanks, Karen! I got mine at Michael’s Craft store. If you click on the pumpkin links in my supplies needed list, you should find the direct link. You can order on line from them too if you don’t have a Michael’s in your town. 🙂
So very pretty. Nice and not over done.
Oh my! This is so easy to make and it looks amazing! My daughter wants to decorate for fall/halloween. I think I just found our first “project”. Thanks!
Yay, Kristy! I’m so glad you love them. And I hope you and your daughter have fun making them together! 🙂
The pumpkin topiary is so neat! Love it!
Thanks, Andrea!! 🙂
I’m going to try this thank you Soo much for giving awesome directions on how to do this (and all your other great stuff) I’m so happy I found your site it’s fabulous!!
I love it very creative eucalyptus smells so good great for fall indoors or out im sure what ever you come on with will look amazing happy fall ????????????
Love this – can you tell me where the black and white rug is from?
Thanks, Laura! Here’s a link to the rug: https://rstyle.me/n/cveyeux8f6 🙂
Love the look! Just stunning! What size are the pumpkins?
Hi Julie- Thanks! I’d say an extra large and a medium pumpkin should work. 🙂