I love me some Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. I get super excited about decorating and pumpkins and fall scents and all that loveliness. And although my calendar says it’s Fall, the weather here in Texas is putting up a fight. It has been in the high 90’s all week and it is making this very pregnant hot-weather-hater just a teensy bit cranky.
Of course, the weather hasn’t stopped me from busting out all my Fall decor. You know I pulled that stuff down from the attic on September 1! But I just got around to making my front porch Fall-ified (I just made that word up; I’m a genius). I wasn’t about to get all wicked crafty like I have a tendency to do. Being this pregnant makes one’s tolerance for complicated crafts go down a few notches. So I decided to create a simple, easy and relatively inexpensive pumpkin topiary.
First, I went to Michael’s and gathered the necessary supplies: three different sized fake pumpkins and a fall garland. All were on sale and I got to use a coupon! Score! The old ice cream bucket is a garage sale find I scored about a year ago.
First step was to cut a hole in the bottoms of each of the smaller pumpkins (to allow them to sit on top of each other leaving room for the stem of the pumpkin beneath it). Then, using a hot glue gun, I attached each pumpkin on top of the other. Then I wrapped about 2/3 of the garland around the base of the bottom pumpkin and glued it in place. I used the rest of the garland by removing the leaves and acorns and strategically gluing those around the smaller pumpkins. Voila:
A simple pumpkin topiary! Took about 20 minutes. Then I plopped it on my porch next to my other super easy decorations: small bales of hay, two more fake pumpkins and a cheap lantern filled with more fake pumpkins and pinecones. Super easy!
Please ignore the fact that my door wreath is completely off center. Sigh…
And just for fun, here are some pics of my entryway decor:
Have you decorated for Fall yet?