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Simple Stacked Pumpkin Topiary with Eucalyptus

Today, we’re sharing another easy Fall project for you to create, a simple stacked pumpkin topiary with eucalyptus and thistle.

After decorating a Fall inspired living room and creating a Fall inspired kraft paper sign for the pass between the living room and the entry, we decided to add a bit of Fall to the entry as well.

Honestly, this area doesn’t really need a lot of Fall decorating especially since it’s been given a total makeover, but we do want the entry to feel festive and complement the rest of the house.

We haven’t put any plants or greenery in the entry yet because I can’t decide if we should have some sort of tree on the side of the entry bench or if we should use potted plants on the shelf.

Thankfully, creating a simple stacked pumpkin topiary with eucalyptus and thistle will not only help to add a cozy Fall feel to the entry, it will also help to buy some time until I can make a solid decision.

Here’s a look at how you can make a simple stacked pumpkin topiary with eucalyptus and thistle too…

Stacked Pumpkin Topiary Supplies:

  • Large and/or Medium Size Faux Pumpkins (we found ours on sale at Michaels, but you can find similar sizes at most craft supply and big box stores as well)
  • 3-4 bunches of variety eucalyptus (we found ours on sale at Michaels and Hobby Lobby)
  • 1 bunch/stem of faux thistles (we found ours on sale at Hobby Lobby)
  • Container (we’re using a vintage urn but urns are easy to find at most craft supply and big box stores too)
  • Glue (optional)
  • Wreath form (optional)
  • Floral foam (optional)
  • Floral wire cutters
  • Rubber band and/or string

Stacked Pumpkin Topiary Steps:

Step #1:

Gather your supplies and container. We’re using a vintage urn but if you don’t have an urn you could also use a champagne bucket (tutorial coming soon), a galvanized bucket, or a crock inspired paint can. Just be sure to keep the scale of your pumpkins and the scale of your container in mind.

Step #2:

Depending on the size and depth of your container you might need to insert a piece of floral foam at the bottom and use a wreath around the opening of the container to help keep the eucalyptus, thistle and stacked pumpkins sturdy.

Step #3:

Using caution and care as floral wire cutters will be sharp, clip eucalyptus branches at the desired length or bundle up the ends if you have room in your container.

Step #4:

 Insert eucalyptus branches into your container.

Step #5:

If you want to reuse your large pumpkin, flip the pumpkin over and insert the stem of the pumpkin into opening of your container. This will help to provide a flat base for your pumpkin stack and you’ll be able to reuse the pumpkin too.

Step #6:

Gather several stems of eucalyptus and loosely tie them together with string or use a rubber band. I should have made these stems a little longer, fyi.

Step #7:

Fan the eucalyptus stems out over the bottom of the large pumpkin. If you don’t plan to reuse your pumpkins or eucalyptus stems again, you can secure the stems in place with glue.

Step #8:

Place your medium/smaller sized pumpkin on top of the eucalyptus stems. Again, if you don’t plan to reuse your pumpkins next year, you can secure in place with glue.

Step #9:

Add thistle stems. On a side, you could also add pretty roses.

Be sure to fluff up and fill in any eucalyptus stems that look sparse as well.

Step #10:

Enjoy your simple stacked pumpkin topiary with eucalyptus and thistles!

I can’t even tell you guys how easy to this stacked pumpkin topiary is to make. Honestly, it took us longer to drive to the store and pick up the supplies than it did to actually put this entire project together.

The beauty of this simple topiary is that you can use faux or dried eucalyptus, moss, boxwood, succulents or most any other of your favorite greenery.

You might want to consider going rustic and stacking corn husks, raffia or using grapevine wreaths in place of the eucalyptus and thistles too. There really are a lot of different options so don’t be afraid to be creative!

Let us know if you guys make your own simple stacked pumpkin topiary with eucalyptus and thistle or if you decide to use other materials. We love to see what you’re making!

In our next post, we share how to create vintage inspired no sew pillow. We had originally created it for the entry but we’ve loved it so much we’ve used it all over the house.  It’s another quick and easy project we can’t wait to share with you. Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Great idea for Fall and something easy to do. I’m definitely going to try it.

    1. Thanks so much Lizzy, it was super easy to do too! Can’t wait to see how yours turns out. Send us a picture when you’re finished. Hugs, CoCo

  2. I had no idea how easy this would be, thanks for the step by step. I need it

    1. Yes, Sarah, honestly this couldn’t be easier. You should definitely try it 🙂 Hugs, CoCo

  3. I can’t believe I didn’t think to turn the pumpkin over so I could reuse it next year. That is genius Coco. Thanks for the tip.

    1. ha ha I’m always trying to think of ways to reuse our pumpkins from year to year because we have such little storage space around here Bonnie. Glad you like the tip and let us know how your topiary turns out. Hugs, CoCo

  4. CoCo – thank you for showing us a practical way of putting this together! It looks beautiful in your home. We can’t wait to give it a try ourselves!

  5. Beautifull Fall Decoration:-)) Fell in love with it:-)) So simple and so beautiful:-)

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