Tomato Cage Pumpkin Topiary
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. – Henry David Thoreau
If you were to google the meaning of the quote above, you would find a variety of opinions. I take it as…eveyone is clammering over the fancy and luxurious, but the road less traveled is a lot less crowded and has this great, useful, beautiful pumpkin that we get all to ourselves!
I really relate to the quote as I like to venture into roads less traveled like washing my bags, reusing “junk”, taking the cut end of a cucumber and rubbing it over my face instead of tossing it, or buying second hand. It’s not that people don’t do these things, but it sure is less crowded than the BUY, BUY, BUY scene.
For this month’s Thrifty Style Team challenge, I decided to make use of my tomato cage since the tomato season is officially over.
Bye, bye summer garden😢 …
This tomato cage pumpkin topiary is simple to make and is perfect for your fall porch. AND, if you want to you can use faux or fabric pumpkins instead…perfect for an indoor topiary.
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- Tomato Cage (I used one like this but you can use this kind as well)
- Pumpkins (Faux or Real) in various sizes (small to large)
- Straw or Rafia
- Plant pot to place your topiary on, I used a whiskey barrel planter like this.
- Optional – Ribbon or any other decoration you would like to use. This is especially helpful if you need to tie your stakes up with wire (see instructions).
TOMATO CAGE PUMPKIN TOPIARY INSTRUCTIONS
- Turn your tomato cage so that the large circle is on the bottom and the points are at the top or large part is at the bottom and small is at the top.
- Place your tomato cage where you would like it – porch, plant pot, etc. I placed mine in a pot that did have some dirt already in it.
- Place straw over dirt.
- Fill the tomato cage with pumpkins and squashes and gords oh my!
- If you have the points at the top, tie them together using string or wire.
- Place a ribbon at the top or any other decoration you like.
Easy, right? Just the way I like it!
MORE FALL IDEAS
Here are a few more fall ideas we think you will enjoy.
- Pitchfork Scarecrow Fall Decor
- Pod Container Pumpkin Centerpiece Upcycle
- Wheat Decor Ideas to Try This Fall
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