Modern miniature pumpkin topiary …

… and National Thrift Store Day! Today is National Thrift Store Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a fun thrift store transformation and several other transformations from our fellow bloggers!

Yes. these are pumpkins. yes I know it’s August.  Will  you forgive me? 

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiary

See here’s the deal.  We’re bloggers.  Specifically, we are craft, home decor DIY bloggers.  That means we are already discussing Christmas trees and tinsel.

I know, I know, it’s painful when it’s still 90 degrees out and the pool is still open and the grill is still hot. But what is a blogger to do.  When everyone is pinning Fall and Halloween ideas and Fall Home Tours are just around the corner?

You either reject it or embrace it and given Autumn is one of our favorite seasons, we’ve decided to embrace it with arms wide open!

While visiting my local thrift store I found these cute miniature flower pots in my favorite shade of blue and a bag of miniature foam pumpkins.  I knew I needed to make some cute Modern Miniature Pumpkin Topiaries out of them!

Miniature Pumpkin Topiaries before

Here’s what you’ll need to make them yourself!


Small Flower Pots
Miniature Foam Pumpkins
Gold Spray paint, gilding liquid or rub and buff
Chopsticks or Skewers
Floral foam

Miniature Pumpkin Topiary Supplies

Spray, gild or rub and buff foam pumpkin Gold. or Silver and Copper would be pretty as well!

Place floral foam in bottom of flower pots.  I found the perfect size foam at my local Dollar Tree.

Miniature Pumpkin Topiary Step 1

 Using a skewer or disposable chopstick (you know the kind they throw 20 pairs of in the bottom of your take out Chinese food) and thread through the foam pumpkins, leaving enough at one end to stick into the floral foam.  Make sure you do not push the top pumpkin on too far, so that the stem will stay intact.

Miniature Pumpkin Topiary Step 2

THAT’S IT! A super cute and easy FALL project… can make in August!

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiaries

 Coming up in September….Christmas Tree Topiaries…. kidding… just kidding…. ;)

Miniature Pumpkin Topiary


For more gold pumpkin ideas be sure to see my post on White and Gold Decoupage Pumpkins….

white and gold decoupage pumpkins


and for another fun (and larger) topiary here’s my House Numbers Pumpkin Topiary!

house numbers pumpkin topiary preview

Ready to see some more National Thrift Store Day Transformations? Be sure to visit these fabulous bloggers and see what they created with their thrift store finds!

National Thrift Store Day Blog Hop

National Thrift Store Blog Hop Participants:
Domestically Speaking’s TV Tray
Debbie Doo’s Lazy Susan
Cupcakes and Crinoline’s DIY World Globe
Yesterday on Tuesday’s Chair Revamp
Setting for Four’s Painted Bench
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Frame Makeover
At the Picket Fence’s Pumpkin Topiary

see you back here soon….at the picket fence! 


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  1. I love these. I gilded some last year, now I need to make a topiary.
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life recently posted..Pulling It All Together-Snazzy Little ThingsMy Profile

  2. Love it–y’all rock with the mini pumpkins AND gold, all in one project! :) I forgive you…we’re already thinking about Fall and Christmas, too! Off to pin this fun project!
    Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane recently posted..Operation Organization: Glam Black and White Command CenterMy Profile

  3. Ohhh how pretty! Dollar tree and pumpkins! They look awesome.

  4. Oh these are so pretty…now I can’t wait to see where you display them!!
    martina recently posted..Going in a different direction…for now!My Profile

  5. Love your gilded pumpkin topiaries Heather! I love the gold and blue color combination – so fitting for your home’s gorgeous decor! ~ Heather
    Heather recently posted..Painted Bench MakeoverMy Profile

  6. You have actually made me look forward to fall! What a fantastic project… pinning!
    Malia recently posted..Chair RevampMy Profile

  7. These are so adorable, I’m ready for fall as well :)

  8. Super cute and super easy! These pumpkin topiaries are my kind of project!

    Pinning and wishing for cool fall weather!
    ~ Ashley
    Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods recently posted..Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party #20My Profile

  9. Well I am embracing those adorable gold pumpkins. I can’t wait until the Fall!
    Thank you for sharing!

  10. Never too early to start planning for the next season…love the topiary!
    Shirley@Housepitality Designs recently posted..The Lovely “Spring” and “Autumn”My Profile

  11. Happy National Thrift Store Day! This project is awesome and doesn’t look too difficult. Thanks for sharing your creativity :) recently posted..Basement Waterproofing Do’s & Don’tsMy Profile

  12. Pumpkins are my favorite decorations–so odd and adorable!
    chelsea recently posted..Happy Life Advice: Part Two.My Profile

  13. Love the gold blingy pumpkins! This is the perfect decor to work your way into fall.
    Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline recently posted..Grilled Peaches with a Tangy Fresh Berry SauceMy Profile

  14. I love thise. They are so cute. I’m going to have to make one myself for fall. I love the idea of putting numbers on it, but I’m thinking something fun for Halloween instead.


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