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Check it Out!  Last week my craft involved Fall Fun and in keeping with the fall theme, I have been really wanting to make something for my front porch which at this moment has nothing on it!  Very plain and boring!  I have had this idea that included adding my street number to an arrangement, but of course having very little supplies, I had no idea where to start.  So a week or so ago, I was at the Dollar Tree and found some great carvable pumpkins, they were small but for $1 each, I knew I could make them work.  I chose a silver theme for my fall arrangement so I had to pick up some ribbon and fall leaves along with a container.  I got the plastic cauldron at Michael’s for under $2 so for this arrangement I spent around $15 total.

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My supplies:

  • Cauldron or other pot/container
  • Pumpkins – I used 3 small, but you could use 2 large
  • Fall Leaves
  • Gem stones
  • Styrofoam
  • Ribbon
  • Reflective number stickers (I used the kind you would use for your mailbox)

 

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My first step is to cut my styrofoam to fit into the cauldron and then I painted the top black so it would not show.   I then applied my numbers to the front of the cauldron.  Next I stacked up my pumpkins that I had previously blinged up with the gem stones!  You can check out how I did that when you GO HERE.   I knew I wanted to use the monogrammed pumpkin on top so I only cut the top stems off of the other two pumpkins, making them stack level.   I stacked them up and hot glued them together and then hot glued in my fall leaves to hide the inside of the pot.  I added a few leaves to the stack and made myself a bow with the ribbon.  After hot gluing the bow to the top pumpkin stem, I added in some leaves to finish it off.

I plan to add a coat of sealer to the whole thing so that it will last longer, even though it will be on a covered porch, it never hurts to add a layer of protection!  You could use real pumpkins to create this as well, it just wouldn’t last as long.  If you use the fake pumpkins and a light container I would advise adding rocks or a brick to the bottom for weight.  If your using it outside, you wouldn’t want to lose it in a strong wind!

I am very pleased with the outcome and it looks fabulous on my porch!

Dawn

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October 3, 2013

Stacked Pumpkin Arrangement #FallFun

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  1. Rose Powell

    October 3rd, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Dawn this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love this, I wish I had a house where I could have one of these displayed, but I’d be too nervous that the neighborhood kids would destroy it. But I still want to take that chance, go figure! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

  2. Dawn

    October 3rd, 2013 at 9:23 am

    You could still do it, just glue it to the concrete! lol At least they would have to work to get it! hehe Craft on!

  3. Jamie

    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:19 am

    That is beautiful!! What a great way to add sophisticated decor during the Fall season!! Love it! Pinned & Tweeted!

  4. Ellen Christian

    October 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 am

    That is so cute. I love it!

  5. Amanda Tucker

    October 3rd, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    That’s awesome! I love seeing new ideas for seasonal decorations that are cute but affordable to do on your own.