pumpkin topiary
Brian Francis

Assemble Your Topiary

Step 1: Choose pumpkins of varying sizes and colors. (We used two pumpkins; more can be added for height.) Select a container that is wide enough for the largest pumpkin to rest in. If needed, a block of Styrofoam or florist’s foam can be added to stabilize the bottom pumpkin.

Step 2: Measure and cut a wooden dowel so that it is long enough to connect the pumpkins. Using a sharp knife, cut out the stem of the largest pumpkin, and then insert the dowel.

Tip: For best results, assemble the topiary the day before your big meal. (Because the pumpkin pulp is not removed, the topiary has a shorter life span.)

Stack It
Previous Stack It
4 of 8 Assemble Your Topiary

New on the Web

Around The Web

Bold Style Calendar

Space Saver

If there’s no room for a nightstand or bedside table, add a built-in shelf instead. It holds the... » See Full Calendar