Dollar tree pumpkin topiary

Hey there everyone!
It’ that time of year where I will be hitting up the Dollar tree more so for their seasonal cheapo decor.

I love that place.

In fact, so much so, that this year once again,

How to make a dollar tree pumpkin topiary and paint your pumpkins with rit dye

It is Primp your pumpkin time.


September 15th come and link up your pumpkins and get inspired by the many you will see.

So the other day when I stopped in Dollar tree and I spied these cute foam pumpkins, I knew exactly what I had in mind.

How to make a dollar tree pumpkin topiary

I have done all kinds of pumpkin projects already this season.

my pumpkin vase with gesso and rit dye

my faux carved pumpkins

and my Gesso and rit dye faux pumpkin

and now these.

I am not going to get into the thick of the tutorial with you on these, because by now,

you have seen me paint with gesso and combine rit dye.

You can click on any of the gesso projects above and I give the full deets on that.

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Basically paint your pumpkin, or glass surface with gesso first and let partially dry.

When I say partially that is for about 30 minutes or so.

topiary pumpkins

These are the three colors I used

Evening blue

Apple green

and scarlet rose.

In fact scarlet rose was the same color I recently used for my

upcycled pallet shelf painted with rit dye

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For each pumpkin,

I used a slightly different finishing coat.

For the green one, I simply sprinkled green glitter.

The evening blue one, I used Martha Stewart metallic

and for the Scarlet red, I used the gold leafing paint.

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I have told you this technique or combination I should say, takes on a life of it’s own.

It is always different, and I love that!

topiary pumpkins from the dollar tree

And there you have a dollar tree pumpkin topiary.

I had the galvanized pot and I used faux leaves, twigs and berries to slightly embellish.

Moss too as you can see in between.

One more thing I forgot to mention is that I used a shish kabob skewer to stack them.

It poked right through the Styrofoam without a problem.

Thanks for stopping by today.


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  1. Kris says

    So cute Debbie! I better get myself over to the Dollar Tree!!!
    xo Kris
    PS thank you so much for your kind words regarding the loss of my Nana!!!

  2. says

    These are simply stunning, Debbie.

    You made those dollar store pumpkins look like a million bucks. I love how they sparkle! I need to get busy with my fall/Halloween decor, but it’s hard to do when it’s 90+ degrees and humid as all get out. I know you can relate; climates in NC and SC aren’t that different.

  3. says

    Oh I want one of these topiaries so bad! This is awesome and the skewer idea was brilliant. I made my pumpkin today and it turned out so good! You would be proud of me…I used Mod Podge. lol.

  4. says

    awww, this is so cute, Debbie.
    I will TRY to make it to your pumpkin party but between UNpacking at the new house and PACKING at the old house and all we do IN BETWEEN, not sure I can make it.
    I know it will be a fun party.

  5. says

    Just when I think you’ve done it all, you do it again! This is adorable!!! I’m heading to dollar tree today! Have a fabulous weekend, my friend!~~Angela

  6. says

    I love this project and I just love that you do so many Dollar Tree projects. I am also a huge fan of Dollar Tree and see so many opportunities for projects from there. I also really like that you do dollar tree link parties. I’ll be looking for them in the future. Thanks for your ideas!

  7. melizaarora says

    Your pumpkin topiaries are really colorful & attractive. I am completely inspired by your innovative thought.

  8. says

    Hi Debbie, I found your cute Dollar Store creation and I am sharing it on my Wordless Wednesday. I would love to have you stop by this week and add any other links you have. This is just so cute!! Have a great day!
    Oh My Heartsie GIrl


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