Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Topiary!

I decided to change out the contents of the urns on
either side of our front door today because...
I wanted a project.
I know.
I have an illness.
I am seriously addicted at this point.

Here is the BEFORE:
Once I threw out all the old plantings,
I started to paint the 4 white pumpkins
I bought from Market Street.
I decided I would monogram the smaller ones.
I placed a template on the little white guys, and traced around the "S".
Then I painted in the lines with black acrylic paint.
Easy.
The boys and I added polka dots to the larger ones using a round sponge brush.
While the paint dried, I took some grapevine garland
I already had on hand and decided to incorporate it into the project.
 Using wire cutters, I cut the garland in to the desired lengths
and coiled it until it made sort of a nest for the pumpkins to rest on:
 I then added the larger pumpkin:
 In order to add some interest and give
the smaller pumpkin a base
to rest on, I added a smaller coil of the grapevine:
 I used a twisty tie to secure the garland:
 The finished product!
For the right side of the door:
Annnnnnnnnd the left:
Happy Friday, friends!
Looking forward
to a weekend of family fun!!
Linked to:
Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap  up           party!










ShutterLoveTuesdays


45 comments:

If the shoe FITZ said...

it's an illness...i just spen mula money on stuff at Michaels....

starnes family said...

You are a super freak. But, your house is darling! Love the polka dot pumpkins. We did some in color last year......I had totally forgotten. LOVE the nest part of the topiary.

3LittleByrds said...

I love them. So cute. Where did you get your welcome sign for your front door?

Amanda said...

Girl, you are crazy, yet so damn creative!!! I hate people like you =) If you need a new project you can come to my house and decorate!!!

Kim said...

These are so cute, I just love them. I like that you added dots and your monogram. (Cute photo of your family in your sidebar btw)

kimberly @ craftyland said...

these are super cute and simple too - just how i like it :) popping by from kellie's fall festival. thanks for sharing this project!

The Soladay Family said...

3LittleByrds:
The sign came from a little antique shop here, but I have no idea where they got it from. Sorry!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love them!!! I have been looking at yard sales/thrift stores for urns but no luck yet.

Heather said...

I want to be you! seriously.... you've got this craft/decorating thing down.... and it's always adorable!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Yes I would definitely say it is an illness but if you are ever lacking in projects at your house - I have plenty at mine! Your stuff looks awesome!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So so adorable! I love it!!! I shared it on my tatertots FB page and linked to you :)

xox
Jen

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! How creative!
These look terrific!
Have a boo-tiful afternoon!
Leticia

Hillcrest Acres said...

Adorable!! Love all your creativeness.

Shelia said...

Love those polka dot pumpkins! Your entrance looks marvelous and ready for Halloween and fall!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

So cute!!! They look fabulous.

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I suffer from the same illness! ;) I LOVE how they turned out and they look amazing on your porch. Have a great weekend:)

Theresa said...

I have an old milk can that would look just lovely with some white/painted pumpkins! Thanks for the inspiration!
Cheers!
Theresa
Visiting from Fall Festival.

Carolynn said...

Polka dot pumpkins are my favorite! Your front door is so welcoming!

NYCLQ said...

Your post made me smile... You really did a terrific job transforming your entrance for Fall... I love it! Happy to have found you over at ARTIE's party for Color Outside The Lines...

:D Lynda

Robin said...

Absolutely adorable! LOVE it!

Envy My Cooking said...

Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

this blessed nest said...

you are killing me with all your festive decor. now inside & out.

this looks fantastic. awesome. love the twig vines with the white pumpkins. beautiful.

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

kellie

Coco said...

I'm heading to Michael's today. I might try these precious pumpkins.

Tanya said...

Yay, I'm your 100th follower! Super, cute project! I have some orange pumpkins that I want to paint white and give some polka dots. Thank you for the idea :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo cute...love those cute polka dots!!! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

Amber said...

So cute!! I'm adding this to my list of things to make!!

Orange it Lovely said...

I saw this and immediately told my hubby to go chop me down some grapevine!! LOVE IT!!
Great job!
~Tana

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

I LOVE these!! Love the white with black accents! I've been wanting to make a pumpkin topiary and can't find any nice urns :( Maybe next year.


Thanks for joining my Flaunt it Friday party! Come back soon!

Leslie said...

I love this!!!! hopefully it will stop raining in Baltimore long enough for me to make one this weekend.
Have a great tuesday

Jacqueline said...

These are great. I like to do my urns too, but never thought of black and white. How clever. I may have to try this.

Kristen said...

I love these! Thank you for posting the tutorial on eighteen25. I can't wait to try it.

Corinna said...

These are so cute! Love them!

Corinna

Carrie said...

I LOVE this and it looks so easy! Great ideas (love the grapevine base)!

Kristy said...

Very Cute and great how to!

Jami said...

I LOVE these! I featured it on my blog so I wouldn't forget to try it sometime! hope you don't mind.
smiles!

Tara said...

Oh this is cute. I need to make this to put out at my front door. Thanks for linking up!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HOw adorable is this!! And what a cute blog you have. nice to meet you if I haven't already. Thanks for stopping by.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love it! Make a snowman with your pumpkins for a Winter display!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

This is just too stinkin cute! I love it!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love this!

Claire said...

White polka dot pumpkin topiaries-nothing could be cuter!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

Great minds think alike. I did something similar to pumpkins on my porch. I hope you can stop over and have a look!

Megan

1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I love this! I highlighted this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Chrissy said...

Hi! I know I'm like, a year late, but I pinned this via Pinterest and it inspired my porch this year! I added a link to your site and my inspiration picture from your blog on my post: check it out!

http://chrissyandnathan.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-for-home-thursday-fall-porch.html

Michelle Harmon said...

Sooooo cool that this was on the pills bury site! You were crafty before it was cool! :-)

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkin Topiary!

I decided to change out the contents of the urns on
either side of our front door today because...
I wanted a project.
I know.
I have an illness.
I am seriously addicted at this point.

Here is the BEFORE:
Once I threw out all the old plantings,
I started to paint the 4 white pumpkins
I bought from Market Street.
I decided I would monogram the smaller ones.
I placed a template on the little white guys, and traced around the "S".
Then I painted in the lines with black acrylic paint.
Easy.
The boys and I added polka dots to the larger ones using a round sponge brush.
While the paint dried, I took some grapevine garland
I already had on hand and decided to incorporate it into the project.
 Using wire cutters, I cut the garland in to the desired lengths
and coiled it until it made sort of a nest for the pumpkins to rest on:
 I then added the larger pumpkin:
 In order to add some interest and give
the smaller pumpkin a base
to rest on, I added a smaller coil of the grapevine:
 I used a twisty tie to secure the garland:
 The finished product!
For the right side of the door:
Annnnnnnnnd the left:
Happy Friday, friends!
Looking forward
to a weekend of family fun!!
Linked to:
Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap  up           party!










ShutterLoveTuesdays


45 comments:

If the shoe FITZ said...

it's an illness...i just spen mula money on stuff at Michaels....

starnes family said...

You are a super freak. But, your house is darling! Love the polka dot pumpkins. We did some in color last year......I had totally forgotten. LOVE the nest part of the topiary.

3LittleByrds said...

I love them. So cute. Where did you get your welcome sign for your front door?

Amanda said...

Girl, you are crazy, yet so damn creative!!! I hate people like you =) If you need a new project you can come to my house and decorate!!!

Kim said...

These are so cute, I just love them. I like that you added dots and your monogram. (Cute photo of your family in your sidebar btw)

kimberly @ craftyland said...

these are super cute and simple too - just how i like it :) popping by from kellie's fall festival. thanks for sharing this project!

The Soladay Family said...

3LittleByrds:
The sign came from a little antique shop here, but I have no idea where they got it from. Sorry!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I love them!!! I have been looking at yard sales/thrift stores for urns but no luck yet.

Heather said...

I want to be you! seriously.... you've got this craft/decorating thing down.... and it's always adorable!

BrownEyedGirlsMom said...

Yes I would definitely say it is an illness but if you are ever lacking in projects at your house - I have plenty at mine! Your stuff looks awesome!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So so adorable! I love it!!! I shared it on my tatertots FB page and linked to you :)

xox
Jen

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Wow! How creative!
These look terrific!
Have a boo-tiful afternoon!
Leticia

Hillcrest Acres said...

Adorable!! Love all your creativeness.

Shelia said...

Love those polka dot pumpkins! Your entrance looks marvelous and ready for Halloween and fall!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

So cute!!! They look fabulous.

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

I suffer from the same illness! ;) I LOVE how they turned out and they look amazing on your porch. Have a great weekend:)

Theresa said...

I have an old milk can that would look just lovely with some white/painted pumpkins! Thanks for the inspiration!
Cheers!
Theresa
Visiting from Fall Festival.

Carolynn said...

Polka dot pumpkins are my favorite! Your front door is so welcoming!

NYCLQ said...

Your post made me smile... You really did a terrific job transforming your entrance for Fall... I love it! Happy to have found you over at ARTIE's party for Color Outside The Lines...

:D Lynda

Robin said...

Absolutely adorable! LOVE it!

Envy My Cooking said...

Found your blog through links! Love your blog!
If you ever need new recipes or want to be featured..than please come become a follower to see daily updates and email us if you would like us to feature you!!!

this blessed nest said...

you are killing me with all your festive decor. now inside & out.

this looks fantastic. awesome. love the twig vines with the white pumpkins. beautiful.

thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

kellie

Coco said...

I'm heading to Michael's today. I might try these precious pumpkins.

Tanya said...

Yay, I'm your 100th follower! Super, cute project! I have some orange pumpkins that I want to paint white and give some polka dots. Thank you for the idea :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo cute...love those cute polka dots!!! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

Amber said...

So cute!! I'm adding this to my list of things to make!!

Orange it Lovely said...

I saw this and immediately told my hubby to go chop me down some grapevine!! LOVE IT!!
Great job!
~Tana

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

I LOVE these!! Love the white with black accents! I've been wanting to make a pumpkin topiary and can't find any nice urns :( Maybe next year.


Thanks for joining my Flaunt it Friday party! Come back soon!

Leslie said...

I love this!!!! hopefully it will stop raining in Baltimore long enough for me to make one this weekend.
Have a great tuesday

Jacqueline said...

These are great. I like to do my urns too, but never thought of black and white. How clever. I may have to try this.

Kristen said...

I love these! Thank you for posting the tutorial on eighteen25. I can't wait to try it.

Corinna said...

These are so cute! Love them!

Corinna

Carrie said...

I LOVE this and it looks so easy! Great ideas (love the grapevine base)!

Kristy said...

Very Cute and great how to!

Jami said...

I LOVE these! I featured it on my blog so I wouldn't forget to try it sometime! hope you don't mind.
smiles!

Tara said...

Oh this is cute. I need to make this to put out at my front door. Thanks for linking up!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HOw adorable is this!! And what a cute blog you have. nice to meet you if I haven't already. Thanks for stopping by.

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Love it! Make a snowman with your pumpkins for a Winter display!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

This is just too stinkin cute! I love it!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

I love this!

Claire said...

White polka dot pumpkin topiaries-nothing could be cuter!!!

1 Funky Woman said...

Great minds think alike. I did something similar to pumpkins on my porch. I hope you can stop over and have a look!

Megan

1funkywoman.blogspot.com

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

I love this! I highlighted this today at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Chrissy said...

Hi! I know I'm like, a year late, but I pinned this via Pinterest and it inspired my porch this year! I added a link to your site and my inspiration picture from your blog on my post: check it out!

http://chrissyandnathan.blogspot.com/2011/10/things-for-home-thursday-fall-porch.html

Michelle Harmon said...

Sooooo cool that this was on the pills bury site! You were crafty before it was cool! :-)