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Crafts Fall

Stacked Pumpkins for Porch

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.

Urn full of broken pavers to use as a base to stack 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. 

Wires secured to holes in the top edge of an urn to use to stack pumpkins.

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.

Stacked pumpkins with grapevine wreaths.

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.

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50 Comments

  1. Chloe, your pumpkin stack is beautiful and matches the rest of the porch decor perfectly!
    Breaking down the craft with easy to follow instructions is so helpful.
    I think this makes a lovely porch display, but could also be placed on a large sideboard, or dining room table.
    Thanks for sharing your craft for today’s blog hop:)

  2. Chloe, this is my first visit to your site and I have to congratulate you on such a gorgeous project. The stacked pumpkins are beautiful!!! I love the rich, autumn colors and the textures. Thank you for detailed instructions, I may have to try this.

    1. Thank you so much Susan! I am so happy to have you visit! I always love hearing from my readers!!

  3. Chloe you must have the most festive front entry in the country! Your pumpkin topiary is fabulous, I bet people go out of their way to drive by your house and see how it’s decorated! Great tutorial too, I have always loved the decorative topiaries I’ve seen in the Grandin Road and MKC catalogs, I might have to try making one some day.

  4. Rebecca Crabtree says:

    Absolutely love this.

    1. Thank you so much Rebecca! Hey…another Crabtree!! Is your Crabtree family from southern Ohio or Northern Kentucky?

  5. This is gorgeous, Chloe! I love the tips on how to get the pumpkin stack to fit securely in your urn. Since I can’t get anything real to grow in my urns on the front porch, this gives me a great idea to add stately decor that will look good all season. The foliage you chose is beautiful. Well done, my friend!

  6. Chloe your craft and decorating talents are just amazing! I love how gorgeous your stacked pumpkin arrangement looks on your porch and your door color compliments it beautifully too! Pinning!

  7. Okay this is such spectacular!! I love all your tips with wiring it together so it fall over. I love pumpkin topiaries and this is so pretty with the wreaths in between! Great job!

    Karin

    1. Thank you so much Karin! I wanted something to complement the decorations on the door.

  8. Chloe, you are the master! Your pumpkin stack is so beautiful! Using the wreaths is such a good idea. Pinned!

  9. WOW Chloe your front porch looks amazing. I just made a stacked pumpkin and next to yours. ugh! I wish I would of seen yours before I made mine. Yours is so inspiring!

  10. Chloe, the email I received had no photos at all. Any idea what happened

    1. Hi Linda, my new email service doesn’t automatically put photos in. You just have to click on the links to go to the posts where all of the photos are.

  11. What a fun idea Chloe! Your decorations are beautiful – I love the colors and how they match your entry. Thanks for the great – and beautiful – tips!

  12. Chloe, these stacked pumpkins are absolutely gorgeous! I love how full and detailed they are! I always look forward to your porch decor…it’s always so creative and just fabulous! I appreciate the step by step directions you shared. Happy Fall, my friend! Pinned!

  13. Your front porch decor is always so inspiring, Chloe! I bet your neighbors love walking by your home! Thanks for showing us how to create this pumpkin topiary! Those extra fall elements are lovely!

    1. Thanks so much Julie, I do think there are a few that keep my house on their route!

  14. The stacked pumpkins are gorgeous! Beautiful job.

  15. Hi Chloe
    When you decorated your porch with the birds and made the oval door wreath I thought that it was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen for a porch. It looked like something right out a Pottery Barn catalog. This time once more you did not disappoint. Great color nuances and great tips, Thanks for sharing.

  16. You really make gorgeous out of faux, Chloe! It’s definitely Frontgate and Grandinroad quality!

  17. You’re so wonderfully talented. This year’s porch is just what I love to see. From the posting of the wreath all the way to this beautiful stack of pumpkins.

  18. Chloe, what an amazing arrangement of pumpkins and garland and wreaths you have created. It is so lush. It looks beautiful on your front porch. It is definitely a bountiful harvest.

  19. Brenda Blackwoor says:

    Chloe, I absolutely love the stacked pumpkins.Beautiful display! Im going to do that one for sure ! Thankyou for the detailed instructions.

    Brenda from Ontario, Canada

    1. Thank you so much Brenda, it is really easy to add those wreaths between them! Have fun!!

  20. Wow, Chloe, this is so pretty and it looks very high end! Hats off to you for all the inspiration.

  21. This is beautiful, Chloe! I have a pot just like that, and every year I plant some boring (and expensive!) mums. I should take your lead and do this instead. It’s certainly much prettier and I can use it year after year. Genius and lovely.

    1. I try and change up my decor every year, I was really happy with how this turned out!

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