Design on a Dime Moms

TheJerseyGirl
Lighted Pumpkin Topiaries...
October 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM

 

You'll Need:

Large urn
Large craft pumpkin
Medium craft pumpkin
Small craft pumpkin
Tin dome spot light
Electrical tape
moss/silk leaves
hot glue gun
Drill and 2 sizes of large bits
X-acto knife

1. Cut large holes in the bottoms of all 3 craft pumpkins with an X-acto knife.

2. Cut large holes in the tops of the large and medium craft pumpkins. (Not the small one.)

3. Drill random holes of different sizes in all the craft pumpkins.

4. Hot glue the pumpkins together from largest to smallest. Make sure the large holes are big enough for light to shine through well.

5. Separate the spotlight fixture from its tin shade and attach it underneath the pumpkin tree with electrical tape so that it illuminates all the pumpkins. Tape over all openings in the light hardware.

6. Glue moss and silk leaves around the top of your urn.

7. Nudge the pumpkin tree down into the moss and urn. Hold steady with hot glue if needed.

8. Plug it in and enjoy your pumpkin topiary under a well covered porch or inside your home!

Replies

  • psych_mom
    October 5, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Cute! I'd love to make these if I had the place to store them after fall and if I actually had an outdoor place to display them where people could see them.

  • kara_g.
    by kara_g.
    October 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM

    That's awesome! I might add some in November when I do my fall decorating. I bet after Halloween the craft pumpkins go on clearance too. That would be a major score.

    I'll put one on my porch with my house numbers going down.  The top one will have a 3, the middle a 0 and the bottom a 4. How cute would that be?

  • TheJerseyGirl
    October 5, 2010 at 9:50 AM

     Aren't they the cutest things ever? !?

  • lexmama5
    October 6, 2010 at 7:07 AM


    Quoting kara_g.:

    That's awesome! I might add some in November when I do my fall decorating. I bet after Halloween the craft pumpkins go on clearance too. That would be a major score.

    I'll put one on my porch with my house numbers going down.  The top one will have a 3, the middle a 0 and the bottom a 4. How cute would that be?


    Ha Ha,  our house numbers are 304 also.

  • MrsNocke
    October 6, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    very pretty

  • MIASMOMMY1229
    October 6, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    wow those are too cool,ive never seen them before

  • soccerjunki
    October 6, 2010 at 8:39 PM

     WOW !! These are just awesome!! I think I need to make them!!

  • bertie4
    by bertie4
    October 7, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    I like!!!

  • SamMom912
    October 7, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    OMG so cute!! I wish I decorated  our exterior -- but sadly no one comes to my house on Halloween.  simple frown

  • lkhadivi
    October 9, 2010 at 9:19 AM

    Love, love, love these! So creative!

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