6 Ways to Make a Pumpkin Topiary

Don't just decorate with one pumpkin; stack three together to create a clever topiary.

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Susan Teare

Photo By: Emily Fazio

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Joanne Palmisano

Elegant Entry

Create a beautiful entry this fall with a nature-inspired topiary. Wrapped in baby's breath, vines, greenery and a few feathers, this trio of gourds matches the porch's natural colors and style. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the how-to instructions >>

Spell It Out

Since everyone is crazy for word tiles, do a Halloween version. But be careful, you can only carve up to three sides of the tile outline or else you’ll end up with a big square cut in your pumpkin. We cut a small hole in the top and bottom of each faux pumpkin and glued them together with hot glue to create the topiary, then lit them with LED candles. Design by Jen Carreiro.

Spider's Nest

This totem is carefully wrapped in tiny spiders and black yarn. The big mama spider on top is illuminated by a flashlight inserted inside the top pumpkin. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the how-to instructions >>

Totem Pole

Create a unique Halloween display by stacking jack o’ lanterns as a totem pole. Secure the pumpkins upright with a fence post and make them glow from within with a string lights. Design by Emily Fazio. Get the step-by-step instructions >>


This illuminated chevron topiary will help guide trick-or-treaters to your door. The design lends a modern feel, but it is also reminiscent of Charlie Brown, the kid who got nothing but rocks in his treat bag. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the how-to instructions>>

Light 'Em Up

These pumpkins are illuminated with clear lights and strands of crystal. This elegant stack will last all fall. It makes a great Thanksgiving centerpiece as well as a Halloween beacon. Design by Joanne Palmisano. Get the how-to instructions >> 

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