It’s pumpkin spice season! Decorate for fall with DIY Fall Pumpkin Decor. A Pumpkin Topiary for the front porch and Pumpkin Centerpieces for your tables.
Pumpkin pie is a family staple. The recipe that we use was perfected by my grandfather. I’ve eaten it every Thanksgiving that I can remember. Now I’m the one in charge of making pumpkin pie most years. And we don’t just save the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. It’s so good that my husband once requested it instead of birthday cake. From scones to muffins and pie, pumpkin flavored treats are on the menu at my house all throughout the fall season. So it’s only natural that I decorate with pumpkins as well.
I had a lot of fun with my no carve Black Cat Pumpkin for Halloween. I picked up several more foam pumpkins from Oriental Trading to make my Fall Thanksgiving decorations. I made a Pumpkin Topiary for the front porch, a floral pumpkin centerpiece for the table, and a kid friendly Turkey Pumpkin centerpiece for the kids.
The topiary started with some carving. I used a craft knife to remove the top of two of my foam pumpkins.
Once the pumpkins were cut it was pretty easy to assemble my topiary. You could use wooden dowels, or I had these green wooden plant stakes in my craft bin. I pushed two into the bottom pumpkin and then added the middle pumpkin on top.
I only carved the bottom two pumpkins of my three tiered pumpkin topiary. The top pumpkin didn’t get carved and kept its stem. Once the bottom two pumpkins were attached I inserted more wooden stakes and pushed on the top pumpkin. You might want to pre-poke the holes in the bottom of the pumpkin that is getting added on top. It helped when I was putting mine together. Just make sure to get everything lined up.
Once all three pumpkins are attached you can start decorating. I used a couple different fall leaf garlands as well as some loose burlap leaves.
I wrapped the garlands around where the pumpkins were connected. This hid any spots where the pumpkins didn’t meet perfectly.
After wrapping the garlands I got glued the burlap leaves to the top and middle pumpkins. The burlap leaves came in a variety of sizes. I started with the smallest size at the top and moved to larger sizes as I moved down the pumpkin.
With the pumpkin fully decorated it’s ready to welcome fall guests on my front porch.
Once the topiary was done I used two pumpkins to make some simple Thanksgiving centerpieces. This one is for the kids table. I measured off spaces that were all about 1 1/2 inches from each other and used a pencil to poke holes in my foam pumpkin. Then it was easy to slip in my Thanksgiving themed suckers! This cute pumpkin will be perfect for the kids table at Thanksgiving. The kids can play with the suckers before the meal starts or get them for dessert.
I even wrapped my pumpkin with a bit of the metallic fall leaf garland for a little extra pizzaz.
The last centerpiece I put together is for my table. I used a shimmery fall garland and snipped off the leaves. All the leaves were attached to pieces of wire and I could push them into my foam pumpkin. I also cut small lengths of the metallic garland and pushed them into the foam pumpkin as well. For the metallic garland I wrapped one end around my finger so they would look like curly pumpkin vines.
All of my fall pumpkin decor is ready for Thanksgiving!
Want more Thanksgiving inspiration? Check out this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Recipe that I’ll be making this year!
Thanks to Oriental Trading for providing the pumpkin decor supplies for Thanksgiving
Annie Kemp says
I love your project – simple enough to make and very beautiful! If I find time this year I’ll try it!