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fall front porch stacked pumpkin

The smell of fall is in the air and it’s time to do some pumpkin decorating. A tall and personalised stacked pumpkin is the perfect addition to a porch or foyer.
Step 1

Cut floral foam to fit snug inside a large terra cotta pot. Set aside.

Step 2

Remove the stems from the bottom of two pumpkins with a hotknife (or a craft knife).
TIP: Just remove enough material so the stem is flush with the top of the pumpkin.

Step 3

Push the dowel through the bottom of the largest pumpkin to the top where the stem was removed. Continue to push the dowel through the middle pumpkin the same way. Finally, add the smallest pumpkin to the top and push the dowel through the bottom of that one so all three pumpkins are stacked.
TIP: If it’s difficult to push the dowel though the skin of your pumpkins, use a Philips head screwdriver (or any other sharp instrument) to create an opening.

Step 4

Now, push excess dowel at the bottom of your stacked pumpkins into the floral foam you pushed into the pot in Step 1.
TIP: If the dowel is too long, simply cut it shorter with a wire cutter so the bottom pumpkin rests on top of the foam.

Step 5

Place your potted stacked pumpkin structure inside your barrel container and fill the side around the pot with floral foam pieces.

Step 6

Place moss around the outside of the pumpkin base covering the floral foam. Use greening pins and hot glue to hold in place.

Step 7

To embellish your pumpkin stack, drape the lighted leaf garland around the three pumpkins. Tuck the battery pack in the moss behind the bottom pumpkin.
TIP: If you want the leaves to lay in a specific place on the pumpkins, use stick pins (or hot glue) to position them where you want around your pumpkin stack.

Step 8

Add other cut floral pieces to the base of the stack to create a nice transition to the container. Use image as a guide.
TIP: To finish the pumpkin, use adhesive vinyl and a cutting machine to add your house number, family name or chosen icon. If you do not have a cutting machine, you can also use paint (or a permanent marker).
TIP: This arrangement is not made to with stand weather elements so if you wish to display it outdoor, be sure to place it under a covered area.

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