Have you been wondering how to stack pumpkins? I wanted some stacked pumpkins for my porch. I wanted these outdoor stacked pumpkins to coordinate with the pieces I made around the front door and I’ll show you in this post how I made them and you can too. You can see them at Decorate Your Front Door for Fall.
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Stacked Pumpkin Supplies:
- A large urn or basket
- Bricks or something to weigh down your urn or basket
- Three faux pumpkins of graduated sizes
- Floral wire
- Three grapevine wreaths of graduated sizes
- Fall picks of faux fall leaves, faux artichokes, faux apples, etc.
Step 1: Create the Base For Your Stacked Pumpkins.
I have a large urn I have used for a variety of projects over the years. I put some broken paving stones in it for weight.
Step 2: Thread the Wire
My dear hubby drilled three holes in the urn (it is hard fiberglass). I threaded a wire through each of the holes as shown.
Step 3: Secure the Grapevine Wreaths with the Wires
Using the wires attached to the urn, take the wires around the bottom wreath and attach it to the urn securely. Next, add the pumpkins to the stack and alternate with the grapevine wreaths, securing each grapevine wreath with the wires. The arrows are showing you where the wire is.
Step 4: Add Pumpkins to the Stack
Set your largest pumpkin on top of that wreath. Next, add a second grapevine wreath on top of the first pumpkin and secure it to the bottom grapevine wreath with floral wire. Repeat this as many times as you would like. For the top pumpkin, I used hot glue to attach it to the pumpkin beneath it so that it will not fall off without a wreath on top of it.
Step 5: Secure Your Top Pumpkin
The top pumpkin won’t be secured with a wreath on top of it, so secure it with a strong adhesive like Gorilla Glue or hot glue.
Step 6: Add Fall Picks
The next step is to begin adding decor to the grapevine wreaths. This is the opportunity for you to get creative with fall picks of autumn leaves and berries. I used the same faux fall leaves and fruits I used around my front door. Long stems can be stuck down into the urn and secured in in between the vines in the grapevine wreaths.
Step 7: Finish Decorating your Wreaths
Fill the bottom wreath and then move up to the next one. Make sure you don’t put too much decor in so that you can still see the pumpkins. The faux apples and artichokes were added by sticking wood skewers into them and then wedging the skewers into the grapevine wreaths. This beautiful pumpkin topiary is ready to join the rest of the harvest decor on my front porch!
Just like that, you will have a gorgeous fall decoration for your home. Do you use pumpkins for your fall decorating? I like to use both real and artificial pumpkins in the fall. I would like to use all fresh pumpkins, but they are never available in Florida as early in the fall as I would like to start decorating.
The pumpkins in the stack are all artificial, but at the base of the urn I placed a combination of real and artificial pumpkins. Fall pumpkin decor is just the best, isn’t it?
Fun Facts about Pumpkins:
- Indigenous North Americans have grown pumpkins for thousands of years.
- Illinois grows twice as many acres of pumpkins than any other state.
- The heaviest pumpkin ever grown was grown in Belgium. It weighed 2624 pounds.
- The heaviest pumpkin ever grown in the United States was grown in New Hampshire. It weighed 2528 pounds.
- Pumpkins are believed to have originated in Central America.
- Pumpkins are one of the oldest domesticated plants, having been used as early as 7,500 to 5,000 BC.
- Each pumpkin contains about 500 seeds.
- A pumpkin is a fruit.
My pumpkin stack is way more elaborate than a simple stack of pumpkins, but really catches the eyes of passers by. This has turned into the perfect harvest decor for my front porch.