Glitter {Pumpkin} Topiary

When planning my Halloween decor I started to think about what I wanted to make for our front porch. I don’t usually do a lot of decorations outside but I like to at least have a fun wreath on the door and something in the flower pot outside my front door. I already have a wreath so I just needed to figure out what was going into the flower pot.
There are so many awesome pumpkin topiaries out there, I decided to try my hand at one for the front porch. I bought 3 foam pumpkins on sale at Micheal’s (yay for 50% off sales), some wood letters, and my go to Fall staple this year: Krylon’s Glitter Blast spray paint! I choose Orange Burst and Starry Night for this project.
I painted two of the pumpkins with the orange glitter spray paint and the other with the black. I cut off the stems of two of the lower pumpkins so that they could stack on top of each other. I debated how I wanted to attach the pumpkins to each other and I just ended up hot gluing them all to each other.
Since I wanted to use a word on the front of the pumpkins, it obviously needed to be only 3 letters. So using “BOO” seemed like a no brainer! I painted the wood letters with the same glitter paint, also alternating the colors. I used my trusty glue gun again to attach the letters to the pumpkins.
I added a little sparkly orange ribbon in between each pumpkin to hide some of the hot glue overflow add some extra cuteness! Can’t go wrong with a little extra sparkle right? As you can tell I’m loving the sparkle this Fall! I wonder if this trend will carry on into my Christmas projects……probably!
Is that enough glitter for ya?
Linking up to these great link parties!!!
Mom 4 Real 

Comments

  1. This is so cute!!! I love all the sparkle!

  2. Love anything with glitter! Hope you will link them up to my fall/Halloween party!

  3. Awesome, absolutely awesome! I knew I should have bought some pumpkins when I was at Michael’s the other day :(

  4. I LOVE the glitter spray paint! I want to spray paint so many things in my house with that, although I am sure my boyfriend would not be so happy about it!

  5. That is so so cute! I too am loving the Glitter Blast but have yet to use it. I’m itching to use it. :)

  6. LOVE! This is simply adorable!!!

  7. Ohh .. those are nice… I had not seen that spray yet.. going slow on the decor this year since I am painting but totally pinning this project for next year!

    Maddie

  8. I LOVE this!! So cute!!

  9. Very cute! I am so doing this instead of applying vinyl or painting. I love the look of the hanging letters.

  10. I love it!! Go glitter!!

  11. Super cute!

  12. Wowser!

    I love it….. way to bring glitter into Halloween.

    Buffie
    http://papercuts4u.blogspot.com

  13. I love glitter so I absolutely LOVE this idea!
    And I love your blog :)

    -Angela
    Enter my giveaway

  14. I LOVE this! Very cute idea!

  15. Love this! Found it via Pinterest and I featured it on my facebook page :)

    Kara
    http://www.mineforthemaking.com

  16. So cute and sparkly!

  17. I love it!

  18. What a great idea!

  19. Great idea – this is so cute!

  20. love so darn cute, well done. winks-jen

  21. LOVE!!! Glitter just isn’t optional in our house, its a requirement! ;)

  22. Hey there, We’ve included you on our latest post. We’ve nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger” award. Please come over and check it out. Thanks for all of the inspiration :)

    Corie @ Design DNA

  23. Darn! I wish I had thought of this. love it! Already a following.. laura

  24. I found you via Lil’ Luna – and I’d love for you to come link up at my Triple Linky Party that’s still open! There’s a link for Food, Crafts, AND a BLOG HOP in ONE!
    Smiles,
    Melanie

    http://www.reasonstoskipthehousework.com/2011/10/triple-linky-fun.html

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

    {skipthehousework@hotmail.com}

  25. love how they turned out.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

  26. This is so cute!

  27. This is an adorable idea!

    I would be delighted if your would link up one of your posts to Potpourri Friday!

  28. This is soo cute!!! Great idea!!

    I found you through a link party!

  29. Great idea! I love how they sparkle!

    I would love for you to stop by and link up your project for Functional Friday.

    ~Angela
    The Not So Functional Housewife
    Functional Friday

  30. I love this! I so need to get my hands on some of that glitter paint! :)

  31. I would love it if you would link this to my link party. It just started :)
    http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/2011/10/whacha-got-weekly-linky-party.html

  32. This is adorable! I’m gonna make this for our porch, but with the letters, FALL…nice. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin’ link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-5.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there…

    Remember…YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    http://www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

  33. All of the above! Super!

  34. This is SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Your topiary is adorable! So not typical and well done ;)

  36. So cute, thanks or sharing! Visiting from the CSI party!

  37. Adorable! Love the style of the letters.

  38. I found your blog from the CSI Project! This is adorable! You have a wonderful blog too! I’m your newest follower…I hope you’ll stop by my new blog & check it out & follow along!
    Thanks!!

  39. Hey Courtney, I LOVE your blog! I just posted about this article on my blog, here: http://athomewithalley.com/2011/10/22/glitter-pumpkin-topiary/

  40. I love this, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Also, just letting you know I featured this on my blog today. Come check it out & grab a button! :)
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-6.html

  41. I love it! You can’t go wrong with glitter.

  42. Hi Courtney.
    I featured this post today at Scribbles and Swirls. Please stop by to see and follow along my new adventure.

    http://tamiscribblesandswirls.blogspot.com/2011/10/glitter-pumpkin-topiary.html
    Thanks again for so much inspiration.
    ~Tami

  43. OMG so super cute and easy!!!! Thanks for the idea, it’s a definate project this Oct.
    Thanks Again, Vikki

  44. Love ,love love this!!!!. So cute and easy. Its a definate projuct this Oct.
    Thanks again, Vikki

  45. People are so creative. I appreciate Pinterest so much. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  46. There is no such thing as too much glitter! :)

  47. La-la-love!

  48. Where are the Letters from??

  49. Love the glitter blast but I have had two cans that don’t want to stop spraying when I stop pressing the spray button. One can just kept spraying until it emptied itself! It was a mess and this stuff is expensive! But I really love the results!

    • When it comes to the spray glitter, it can be tricky. I have found that it needs to be shaken up really well and when you are done spray (even for a few minutes) you need to tip it upside down and give it a little spray to clear out the nozzle. I too had a can just bubble and drip, I returned it to Michaels (which they didn’t totally want to do because the can was so low, but I explained that it was so low because it just sat there and bubbled out all the paint/glitter). So it’s not just you, it happened to me too! If you can get it to work, it’s an amazing product!

  50. Anonymous says:

    I love this! Did you sand the foam pumpkins before spray painting them? I found this on pinterest and can’t wait to make them! – Laura

  51. Oh wow Courtney, these are fabulous…you’ll be the envy on your street with these babies!

  52. Has anyone else had any difficulty with this spray glitter? I’ve had the same issue as Kay with it not wanting to stop spraying, but mine doesn’t go on very well. It’s bubbly, drippy, and uneven. Now I’ve wasted pumpkins and two bottles of spray. Any suggestions?

    • When it comes to the spray glitter, it can be tricky. I have found that it needs to be shaken up really well and when you are done spray (even for a few minutes) you need to tip it upside down and give it a little spray to clear out the nozzle. I too had a can just bubble and drip, I returned it to Michaels (which they didn’t totally want to do because the can was so low, but I explained that it was so low because it just sat there and bubbled out all the paint/glitter). So it’s not just you, it happened to me too! If you can get it to work, it’s an amazing product!

    • Yup, same problems here. My pumpkins came out runny and the black is uneven and not cute. :( And this glitter blast is pricey and it’s not even a normal full size can.

  53. Where did you get the wooden letters? Love this!

  54. How much were the pumpkins at Michael’s? ? I don’t have a Michael’s in my town but one is not too far away. We have a hobby lobby but their foam pumpkins are way expensive!!

  55. I was at Michaels this morning and the foam pumpkins were 50% off.

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  57. Question…did you anchor down the bottom pumpkin that sits in the urn? My pumpkins will be under an over-hang, however the wind will still reach them and I don’t want them to fall out. Any suggestions?

  58. My sister had a terrible time with this spray glitter. She said it came out white! She shook up the can really well but couldn’t get the results she wanted. I saw the earlier replies about shaking it up well but has anyone else experieLonced this?

  59. Erinn Steger says:

    I went to Michael’s and with everything except the letters (they were out of several due to Holiday crafters I’m sure) my total came to $65.00. Way too high for me to spend one one craft, even though it’s beautiful!
    I was going to purchase dowels to poke through one pumpkin into the next for extra hold. Maybe using a dowel in the bottom pumpkin secured into something in the bottom of the pot would help it stay more secure outside.

  60. What an adorable idea! Too cute!

    Brooke

  61. I just finished this project over the weekend and I have to say they came out great, I took it one step Further and made small ones that say EEK. thank you so much for your blog and the how too.

  62. forgot about the paint though, I had a hard time with the paint, it kept coming out clear then with the glitter, so I called Krylon and they actually sent me new cans so the project wasn’t a total waste of $ once i got the new cans they still did the same thing but I was able to go back over what I had already painted and they came out great, I would post a picture here but I do not know how to.

  63. Oh yea Girl, I love me some glitter! I’m a fan of your blog & I popped by to say how honored I am that my pumpkins {black & white Mod Podge} were featured among yours at bhg.com. Thanks for being so fabulous!

    Warmly, Michelle

  64. Hello! After seeing this on pinterest and reading your blog, I decided to give this project a go and I have to say, it is sooooo not coming out the way yours did! I don’t know what I’m doing wrong, but this paint is horrible! I’ve gone through 2 cans of the starry night paint. The first clogged after 20 seconds of spraying and when I tried to un-clog it, it proceeded to continuously spray and wasted the entire can. The second worked a bit better, but the paint is running down the pumpkin and it looks like its melting. Cannot get either color to cover well. Do you have an tips for using this paint? I consider myself a pretty crafty person, but I’m completely frustrated!

    • Kelly, I completely agree with everything you said. I am having the EXACT problems you did. Were you able to find anything to help?

  65. mktyler7205@gmail.com says:

    I want to do something like this for Fall, but wondering how suitable it was for you as a front porch decoration outdoors? I may or may not use glitter for the pumpkins but definitely wanted to do so on the letters, did it hold up with rain?

  66. I had a hard time with making these. First, I had to run all over the place to find the correct colors. Then, the sprayer on BOTH oranges would pray continuously without sparkle. The second black I purchased had a different sprayer on it that was too strong which would create a wave in the paint. While the paint does dry quickly, I would recommend doing one side at a time since the black color seems to be runny.

    I have to take the orange paint back to see if the store will give me a new one. Hopefully I can finally get one to spray well so I can attempt finishing this lengthy process that was supposed to be super easy.

    That’s just me, hopefully anyone else who tries this project has more luck.

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