Friday, October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Topiary {DIY}

This why I am ridiculed for my eating style.

Pictsweet Deluxe Sides baby vegetables, Morningstar Farms black bean burger, brown rice, and Babybel  Sharp Cheddar cheese...all at work...recipe for disaster. why we have Boston Terriers.

Ok, enough of that. I wanted to share a little DIY project I finished last weekend. Inspired by:

This was a really easy project and I am very happy with the way it turned out. 

Supplies needed:
2 large flower pots (the older the better)
Spray paint (one color to paint your pots with and a clear coat)
Various pumpkins
Coarse or extra course sandpaper
Steel Wool

Here is what I started with, 2 gray pots. Exciting, huh? 

 And of course, the best help you can find.

I chose a metallic, almost bronze color paint. I covered it two coats of spray paint. The coats don't have be perfectly even, as you will be using the sandpaper and steel wool to distress the pots once dry.

I know the can says it dries in 10 minutes or less, but I let mine dry for a few hours (aka I totally forgot about them because our house becomes a circus around dinner time.)

Once dry, I distressed them with really, not a lot of effort. I totally forgot to grab some pictures during the day, but here is how they turned out and what I did with them!

Halloween Dog.

I added these to the front porch with my Fall Wreath.

And Pottery Barn Pumpkins...

And spider welcome mat from Crate and Barrel.

 Please visit my link parties page to see who I linked up with this week! 


Ashley said...

I LOVE your topiary! It's just so cute. Your house looks so festive! That metallic paint you used is awesome. :) I think I just might have to give this project a try... my house could use a cute decoration like this!

Brandi said...

Oh wow, the power of paint! Your porch looks awesome! I bet your little guy loves coming home and seeing your porch all decorated!

Allison said...

Thanks, ladies! I'm so glad you stopped by! I seriously could live in this season all year!

Ashley - The Christian Wife Life said...

Normally I don't really like pumpkin decorations...but those are CUTE! I think it would look great with white pumpkins too.

Much love,

Allison said...

Thank you so much! I'm always afraid to display my DIY's outside, in fear of the neighbors thinking I'm crazy, lol! I ALMOST grabbed white pumpkins. They would be great to switch out the yellow ones with, especially if this had been up in September (oops.)

Kaysi said...

Those are super cute!!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Allison, I just love your fall decorations; and the topiaries are awesome!!! I am now your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! God bless you!!

Allison said...

Thanks, Shenita! I just love what you did with your fall tablescape! I am following you as well! :)

Lissa said...

Love these topiaries! I need to get my hands on a couple of urns for my porch too. Searching everywhere!

hollyberry25 said...

Great job! Topiaries are awesome! Thanks for sharing & if you'd like to check out my blog, plz do @ God bless!

Katalina Jewelry said...

The topiary makes a great fall display for your front porch!

Katie said...

This is so darling!

Marilyn said...

You had me at Krylon..What a neat and awesome it..I must try...:)) Officially following ya..Great blog :)) Would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY,,
Ps: hope u can join in Project Pink This weekend - blogs going pink for cure..(breast cancer awareness/hope for cure, over 50+ blogspots are in, hope u can join in, more info on my blog..TY)

Natasha in Oz said...

I love your pumpkin creation but I think love your sweet Boston even more. We used to have a Boston but she is sadly no longer with us. I really miss her after seeing this post!

I have posted about a few of my favourite Halloween Pinterest pins for my weekly Pinning & Singing Pinterest Linky party so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by!

I hope your Halloween is lots of fun!

Best wishes,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Very fun and festive! Love your wreath!! And the combo of everything in the entry looks awesome! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

Jami said...

Great on your topiaries! So happy to have you a part of the Tuesday To Do Party!

Marcie @ DWYH said...

Great tutorial and I love the premise of your blog, hope you can keep coming back to my Homemaking Party
:). Oh, and your being featured today so feel free to snag a featured button from my blog :)!!!

Lindsay said...

That is so awesome! What an adorable piece of festive decor you made! It fits perfectly on your porch! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share! I am so glad to have you here!

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