Sep 22, 2011

Black & White Pumpkin Topiary

Are you all SO excited for fall to be here?
Cuz I sure am!
I keep thinking of all the yummy soups and pumpkin recipes I'll be making soon.
It makes me a little giddy!

The project I'm sharing with you today was inspired by a black and white pumpkin project I saw last year over at Imperfectly Beautiful.  I LOVED the idea of painting the pumpkins black and white.  
And a topiary?  Yes, please!

I have a big urn planter sitting by my front door and I knew that was the perfect place for my Pumpkin Topiary!
I got the smaller pumpkins at The Dollar Tree but couldn't find one big enough for the bottom of my topiary there.  So I headed to Walmart and found the perfect one there.  I spent a total of $7 on my pumpkins.  Not too shabby!

I started spray painting when I got home!

 I forgot to take before pics of my pumpkins. Oopsy!

I broke the stem off of the pumpkin above . . . don't worry, it was on purpose!  I took the stems off of the bottom two pumpkins since they would be sitting on top of each other.

So here is my pumpkin topiary before I fancied it up:

I didn't want to spend much money on this project.
I had some sticker paper on hand and decided to use that rather than running to the craft store to buy some white vinyl.

So I used my Cricut to cut out my fancies :)
I decided to do polka dots for the small pumpkin and the fancier flower pattern for the bigger bottom pumpkin.  And since there was so much going on with the black pumpkins, I decided to keep the white one plain.

The sticker paper was definitely not as sticky as the vinyl would have been so I ended up using my glue gun to help keep the stickers on.  Great solution since I didn't want to spend much!

I love the way my Pumpkin Topiary turned out!!!

I haven't done anything yet to fasten the pumpkins together but I'll have to do it soon.  My kids keep taking the pumpkins apart to play with them :)  And I still need to add some leaves or something around the bottom pumpkin, but I was too excited to share this project to wait!

One of my favorite things about my Pumpkin Topiary is that it cost $7 - I only had to pay for the pumpkins.  I had everything else on hand!

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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23 Nuggets of Love:

Jennifer said...

I love it!! I just might have to try this!!

The Crafty Gals said...

So so cute! I might have to free-hand it on designs since I don't have a Cricut, but I love how yours looks!

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love this project! Super cute and creative...My Halloween stuff is all black and cream...working on the post now :)
Fancy Frugal Life

Miranda @ Life in the Motherhood said...

This is darling! We're in a little basement apartment right now but I so wish we had a porch or doorstep to properly display things like this.

I'd love it if you would consider adding this to our Great Halloween Link Up going on through the end of October. Thanks!

Mandy said...

They are so cute. Love for you to link them up at my Link Party

Thank you!

Sylvanfire said...

These are awesome! I'm totally obsessed with pumpkins lately!!

Angie @ Artsy You

Heather said...

Very Awesome! I can't wait to make something like this! You did a great job...thanks for sharing!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love! I'd love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Link Party!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

This is so-o-o adorable. Love the black & white.

Warmly, Michelle

Marilyn said...

Sooo this idea!!! :)) Found ya on hop and officially following ya with smiles..I'm Marilyn from and will love for you to stop in sometime...Loving your blog and off to read more :))

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Hi. Love the B&W. It's so sleek but still Halloween~y.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

too adorable~!!
well done indeed..

Aretusa said...

I loved your Topiary.
I posted it in my blog and this is the link:
Hope you'll like it.

Krista@TheGatheringPlaceDesign said...

I am SO excited for fall! Your pumpkin topiary is so cute...Love the black and white:)

Jenny said...

Wow - I love this!! Great job! Pinning this :)


Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

You should love it because it came out awesome!! Pinning! I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

The Yoder's Four said...

That polka dot pumpkin is SO CUTE. You are so good at making crafts on the cheap!!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Very pretty! I better get moving on mine. I have the black and white pumpkins already...just needed the motivation -thanks :)

Kim @ The Sasse Life said...

That is sooo cute! I love this! I would love for you to link up with us
I hope to see you there.
New follower,

Jami said...

Hi Michelle! What wonderful pumpkin topiaries!!! I can't believe how inexpensive they were! Thank you so much for dropping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

Audrey said...

LOVE the black and white combo!!! And the stickers on the black just make the whole thing POP! Love it!

Marie said...

Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!


Danielle said...

You were featured today at Blissful and Domestic today! Stop by and grab a button:>

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