5 Budget-Friendly DIYs for Fall
Foam Pumpkin Topiary
Next up we have a Foam Pumpkin Topiary. I’ll be making two of these with different pieces from multiple Dollar Tree foam pumpkins. I am a big fan of MacKenzie-Childs’ whimsical design, so any opportunity to paint something in check, polka-dots, or stripes, I jump. The glam topiaries below were made from all Dollar Tree items with the exception of paint. So, let’s get started…
Gather your supplies.
Remove the stems from the larger pumpkins.
Paint both pumpkins white the paint black horizontal stripes on each.
Disassemble 2 tiered pumpkins and paint each individual foam pumpkin white.
Using a pencil, I use the grooves of the pumpkin to draw checks. Then I trace and fill in the checks with a black Sharpie.
I painted over each check with black paint.
I paint polka-dots on the smaller pumpkins.
While the pumpkins dried, I spray painted the leaves and sprigs from the tiered pumpkin gold and spray painted the berries a fuschia color.
I will be setting my pumpkins on top of Dollar Tree tealight candle holders, but first I gold leafed them.
Once everything was dry, I gathered all items together for assembly.
The next few photos, I’ll be hot gluing and stacking the pumpkins onto the candle holder and each other.
I created stems from foil and covered with metal gold leaf.
Finally, you should end up with something like this.