Monday, October 10, 2011

Amazing Pumpkin Topiaries from Beth at NashvillePug

Happy Monday! Today, as a part of Month O' Pumpkins, we have the fabulous Beth from NashvillePug here showing us how to make her creative pumpkin topiaries. These topiaries are the perfect decor for you front porch during this pumpkin month, so here's Beth. 

Hello all you fabulous readers of Housewife Eclectic! I am so honored to be guest blogging with you today! I was so flattered that Debra asked me to share my pumpkin topiaries with you. Don't you just LOVE her Spray Painted Cowboy Boots?! I normally blog over at NashvillePug when I'm not educating the future nurses of America and chasing after my crazy and sweet two year old daughter! I love my job as a nurse educator, but I love doing DIY projects and blogging about them just as much! Don't you hate it when your real job gets in the way of your projects? I would love for you to stop by and say hello at NashvillePug anytime!

I have been looking for urns like these below for our front porch for a long time now. I wanted the lightweight urns that look like concrete. Everywhere I looked had them for at least $40 each! That was way more than I wanted to spend on front porch decor, even if they would last me a long time. That kind of money is just not in the budget right now.

Enter these cream, plastic urns.

I look at the planter section every time I'm in Home Depot or Lowes (or anywhere that has planters) hoping that they will have my dream urns on clearance. I walked right past these urns in Lowes because they were turned upside down and not put together like the one on the right. The urn base caught my eye, so I went back to take a closer look. I knew right away that I could spray the urns black and have them look much more "Ballard". So, at $12 each, I grabbed two!

Here's my partner in crime spray paint made specifically for plastic.
I had to get a shot of the sign that hangs over my husband's work bench. It says "fishermen, hunters, and other liars...Gather Here!" It cracks me up! I'm actually the one that "gathers" there the most!
In process
All sprayed and looking festive with some pumpkins!
I took the middle size pumpkin and stuck some round stickers on it, and sprayed it black to break up all the orange. I love the polka dots! Also, the pumpkins were having a little trouble standing up straight, so I  drilled some holes into the tops and bottoms and inserted a wooden dowel...everyone has wooden dowels lying around their house, right? I live on a busy street, and I know I got some funny looks from drivers by as I took a drill to my pumpkins right there on the front porch!
The urns and pumpkins were missing something...a little hay! Looks much better and more festive. You can't have a fall porch without a little hay!
Looking much more fall-ish around here! The pumpkins go quite nicely with my fall wreath and Goodwill monogrammed pumpkin!
I think those holly shrubs need a little trim so you can see the urns a little better!
These $12 urns make me so happy!
What have you spray painted lately? 
Thanks Beth, make sure to head over to NashvillePug to check out the rest of her ideas! 

This post is a part of the Month O' Pumpkin series at Housewife Eclectic. You can read the rest of the crafts, recipes and photography ideas in this series here. 
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