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Miniature Pumpkin Topiaries

Do you know what I love about decorating?  There are so many different types of projects that can be done!  If I’m in the mood to sew, I can make window treatments, table runners, pillows, bedding.  If I’m in the mood to use power tools, I can build some shelves for my office.  If I want to paint, there are plenty of surfaces in my little condo that could use a fresh coat of paint.  If I want to tackle a really big job, I can reupholster something.

Do you know what I mean?  I love the variety.  And lately, I’ve been in a crafting mood.  I just want to sit down with my hot glue gun and Mod Podge and craft a bunch of small random little stuff.  So last night, I whipped up some cute little miniature pumpkin topiaries.

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Aren’t those cute?!  The droopy one on the left is my favorite.  It’s about 8” tall.  The one on the right is about 10” tall.

As I was strolling through Michael’s the other day, I saw the bag of mini pumpkins on sale for 50% off, which made them $4.98 (I think there were six in the bag).  Then when I was in Hobby Lobby, I saw the little unfinished wood circles were 30% off.  They regular price was already incredibly cheap…50 cents each, I think.  I already had the unfinished wood candle cups from a previous project.  And I’ve always got spray primer in my stash.

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So using my trusty hot glue gun, I just started stacking…

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I wanted them different heights, so I used one candle cup for one topiary, and two candle cups for the other.  Then I glued on the pumpkins.

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Seriously, this droopy one makes me smile.

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After they were assembled, I gave them a coat of spray primer…

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And when they were dry, I sanded some areas so that the orange would show through in areas.

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Then I glued on some tiny berries, a bit of raffia, and some leftover leaves from this project, and they were done!

miniature pumpkin topiary 1

This was so quick, and so incredibly easy.  Wouldn’t these be cute decorations on a Thanksgiving table?  And considering that my out-of-pocket expense comes to about $2.95 for each of them, it makes me like them even more!

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That droopy guy just makes me giggle.  I think in my mind, I imagine him animated…like a Veggie Tale.  I know.  I’m weird like that.



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  1. Hi Kristi! I am loving these pumpkin topiaries! Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for using Rust-Oleum paint too! I just launched a Rust-Oleum Love Project Parade Linky Party and would love for you to link this (and any other projects that you have used Rust-Oleum products on) up. No rules or hoops just a fun party to share the Rust-Oleum love.
    You can find the party here:
    Hope to see you there!

  2. I really like your blog and your ideas. So glad I found you! This is such a cute project. I made a wreath after your wreath blog and now I am going to try this.