So, I searched Pinterest and several websites to find out the best method for securing the pumpkins for a topiary. Most said use wooden dowel. I used one and poked holes through my pumpkins to attach them. Since I am such a frugal gal, I didn’t want to poke a very obvious hole in the side or top of the pumpkins. I made a hole just beside the stems. This works as far as being able to use my pumpkins again, but the result is that my topiaries are a little lop-sided! Oh. well…. no big deal…
We like “kooky not spooky” around here, so I came up with a simple way to dress up my topiaries and make them unique without being scary.
I just used black vinyl and my BFF, my Silhouette. I cut out a black cat shape and had him facing one of the columns on my front porch. Then I cut out a bunch of little black mice who seem to be scurrying around the column and away from the cat. On the other side of the porch, I used black vinyl again to cut out a spider web. Then a whole host of spiders are making their way from the web up my front columns.
We don’t do cats at our house; my hubby is allergic. We don’t do mice – yuck! We try not to do spider webs : ), and spiders are definitely not welcome. So, all of these creepy crawlies can stay outside on the front porch (at least for 9 more days).
Happy last minute decorating.
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