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Easy Black and White Halloween Topiary! #LowesCreator

stacked pumpkin topiary at tatertots and jello

You might know that I simply adore Halloween decor. So when one of the challenges this month from Lowes was Curb Appeal. I thought it would be SO fun to make something Halloween-ish for the front porch at the #1905Cottage. And since the decor over there is mostly yellow, I thought keeping the Halloween theme to basically black and white would be perfect.

diy stacked pumpkin topiary at tatertots and jello

So I headed over to Lowes. And I found their Halloween section. They had a HUGE bin of lighted pumpkins with different scary faces, and it made me think of making a Halloween topiary.

You see, I made another Halloween topiary a few years ago and it got damaged in my backyard shed, so I have been meaning to make another for quite some time.

Here’s how I made this easy Halloween project: 

DIY Jack-o-Lantern Topiary: 

diy lighted pumpkin topiary halloween at tatertots and jello


Halloween lighted pumpkins. I used 5.

A 1″ in circumference wood dowel

A pot


Spray Paint (I used black and white)


Extension Cord



I spray painted three of the pumpkins white and the other two black. But first I PRIMED them.

I also spray painted the dowel black

Then I drilled 1″ holes in the pumpkins. I wanted each one to be tilted to each side, alternating. So I marked the spot with an sharpie and drilled.

Then I planted soil and flowers in the pot and put the dowel in the middle.

I alternated the pumpkins, white, black, white, black, white black. On the last pumpkin I didn’t put the second hold through the top, so the dowel rests against the inside of the top pumpkins. I hope that makes sense lol.

Then I threaded the lights down through the back of the pumpkins and plugged them into the extension cord. I taped the cords together with electrical tape so they wouldn’s show as much.


And here is the Black and White Pumpkin Topiary at night. I just love it!!

stacked pumpkin topiary planter at tatertots and jello


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  1. Love this idea. So cute. I’m going to make it, but trying to understand how you out the lights inside each pumpkin. Did you tape the light around the wood rod?

  2. Love this!!! Was thinking of making an arch but two of these would be just as adorable and much easier to store for next year! Did you get the pumpkins this year? Haven’t seen them…

    • I think these are Styrofoam pumpkins. But I notice the date on your comment was Oct.5, 2015. I am pretty sure real pumpkins would have been out by then. Maybe it was a bad year for pumpkins. I seem to recall seeing that on the news. I am writing on Aug 2, 2016. Good luck this year.

  3. Emily Ward says:

    Just wondering, where did you get your beautiful outdoor light? It’s gorgeous!

  4. I finished making this today! Although the only question I have is the lights? Did you just plug them into a power strip at bottom?

  5. I think I understand now..the dowel goes through each pumpkin head but you drilled at different angles for each to make them tilt. Hopefully I can make it myself now. Looks really cute

  6. I don’t understand the marking of the pumpkin or how it is even put together.. More pics would have been nice

  7. Nice decor.. I would like to do this at home. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I tried to click your link for your previous pumpkin topiary, but it says page not found. I love these! Just wanted to check out the other one too.

  9. I LOVE this idea! Where did you find your pumpkins?

  10. Fantastic. Love the idea! Pinned.

  11. Jen, I absolutely LOVE this! Pinning – happy almost Friday!
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  12. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, Jen!!!

  13. Love this project! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
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  14. I love this! How much did it cost to make?

  15. I love this!!! How much did it cost to make?

  16. STOP IT! I want to come and sit on your front porch with you & eat chips & dip!!!

    Positively love your pumpkin topiary!!! The cutest.


  17. This is SOOOO fun, Jen! I love it – perfect for Halloween!!!
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  18. Where did you get your pumpkins? They’re adorable!

  19. Love this pumpkin decoration! Super festive! Pinned!

  20. I LOVE this! So easy to make but such an amazing look! Thanks for the great ideas!


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