Easy Black and White Stacked Halloween Topiary! Spray paint foam jack-o-lanterns and stack them and add lights to create a Halloween Topiary to welcome visitors to your home!
Stacked Pumpkin Topiary DIY
This is one of my all-time favorite Halloween projects so I thought I would share it again. I am excited to put this up at our new home. 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.
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:
Stacked Pumpkin Topiary DIY
Halloween lighted pumpkins. I used 5.
A 1″ in circumference wood dowel
Spray Paint (I used black and white)
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.
Light it up at night
And here is the Black and White Pumpkin Topiary at night. I just love it!!
Materials for this post were provided by Lowe’s; however, the project and content are all mine. See my disclosures.
More Halloween Ideas!
Here are some other Halloween themed porch ideas that I have created over the past few years. I hope you enjoy these simple ideas!
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Which Porch Theme is YOUR Favorite?
Hena Tayeb says
Thanks so much!! It’s so fun to make!
Jenna Sayman says
Fantastic. Love the idea! Pinned.
Hi! What type of drill bit did you use? I’ve messed up two pumpkins already with the one I’ve tried. Thank you!
Shannon Smith says
Where do you find the foam pumpkins and are the already carved?
I found them at Michaels. But I think they have some similar at target too 🙂
What size pumpkins did you use?
I am trying to remember. They were just an average size. Maybe 12 inches across 🙂
Your front door looks so cute!! I’m so behind with all things fall and Halloween!
Paige Cassandra Flamm says
Your porch is serious fall goals! I need to replicate this in my life!
Thanks Paige! I hope you are having a great day!
ellen from ask away blog says
I love this!!! It seems like something even I could handle, lol
It’s so easy! Just spray paint them and drill a hole. Let me know if you make one. I would love to see it!
What was the length of dowel rod you used?
The length of the rod depends on how many pumpkins you want on your topiary. You also need a few inches to sink into your pot. I bought a 5 foot dowel and cut it to the length I needed once all of my pumpkins were stacked up.
Love your Halloween decorations; the pumpkin topiary is such a cute idea!
leah go forth mudron says
I love this! The black and white is so nice looking and I adore the entire layout – the pillows are my fav!!! I think I am going to tackle this project this year – thank you for the wonderful idea (and big thank you for instructions)
Great idea! (Is it time for Halloween preparations??)
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?
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…
Susan Ramsay says
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.
Emily Ward says
Just wondering, where did you get your beautiful outdoor light? It’s gorgeous!
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?
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
I don’t understand the marking of the pumpkin or how it is even put together.. More pics would have been nice
Nice decor.. I would like to do this at home. Thanks for sharing.
Nicole W says
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.
I LOVE this idea! Where did you find your pumpkins?
haha nevermind, I see you said you got them at Home Depot 🙂
Hani Shabbir says
Fantastic. Love the idea! Pinned.
Cindy Eikenberg says
Jen, I absolutely LOVE this! Pinning – happy almost Friday!
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, Jen!!!
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
Love this project! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!
I love this! How much did it cost to make?
I love this!!! How much did it cost to make?
nest of posies says
STOP IT! I want to come and sit on your front porch with you & eat chips & dip!!!
Positively love your pumpkin topiary!!! The cutest.
Sara @ Mom Endeavors says
This is SOOOO fun, Jen! I love it – perfect for Halloween!!!
Where did you get your pumpkins? They’re adorable!
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Love this pumpkin decoration! Super festive! Pinned!
I LOVE this! So easy to make but such an amazing look! Thanks for the great ideas!
Thanks for sharing my pumpkin topiary!