Learn how to make this colorful fall pumpkin topiary in this quick and easy Bowdabra DIY.
Pumpkins are everywhere right now. If you want to pumpkin spice up your décor follow this easy tutorial to create this super easy pumpkin topiary. Check out the dollar stores for stacking pumpkins, grab some supplies and let’s get started!
Acrylic paints in choice of colors
Small Paint brush
Misc. fall florals and berries
3 yards of 1 ½’ wide green ribbon (I used double side greens)
Bowdabra bow maker
Bowdabra bow wire
Glue gun and glue sticks
First, spray all your pumpkins with a coat of primer and let dry. (You should do this outside or in a well-ventilated area)
Next, decide what colors you would like your pumpkins. You can paint them solid or paint a pattern. Anything goes. I decided to paint one orange, one cream, and the top on brownish red. Apply one coat and let dry, then apply the second coat and let dry completely.
While your pumpkins are drying, you can make your bow. First, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire. Then, fold it in half and insert it into the Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other side. This will serve as your slipknot. Tuck the ends under to stay out of the way while you are making your bow.
Now, begin making the loops of your bow. Create matching 2 ½” loops back and forth until you have five loops on each side. On the last bit of ribbon make a smaller button loop.
Now, scrunch everything down with the Bowdabra wand. Then, insert the loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the bow is still in the Bowdabra. Then, remove the bow from the Bowdabra, separate the ends, turn to the back, and tie a knot. Tie a double knot for extra security. Fluff and arrange your bow.
Snap the pumpkins together. Now, using hot glue attach foliage, florals, leaves, berries all around the bottom edge of the biggest pumpkin. Continue adding florals all around all the pumpkins.
Tie the green bow to the stem of the top pumpkin and add some leaves in between the bow. You have a gorgeous pumpkin topiary to display indoors or on a front porch in an urn.
Note: You can go one step further by wrapping around some twinkly lights and hiding the battery pack under the largest pumpkin.
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