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DIY Pumpkin Topiary

Decorating pumpkins with vinyl can add the perfect touch to your fall decor or your Thanksgiving table! They make an easy, beautiful blank slate to add some fall color to your home.  I created these super cute pumpkin topiaries in an afternoon.  

Decorating pumpkins is not always my thing.  I have never been the mom to break out the paint, stencils, and carving materials to create amazing pumpkin creations. I prefer to pick out a few unique ones at the pumpkin patch, arrange them on my porch with some mums, and call it a day.

DIY Pumpkin Topiaries with Vinyl

However…..give me some artificial pumpkins and some vinyl, and I can create for days!  The ability to combine some fall designs, choose specific StyleTech Craft Vinyl colors, and create these cuties makes it easy to add some pumpkin spice to my mantel, centerpiece, or whatever I want for fall!  I got a little carried away with the vinyl shapes and styles, but these adorable DIY Pumpkin Topiaries came out so fun!

Decorating pumpkins with vinyl makes my heart happy!  So let me show you how!

How to Decorate Pumpkins with Vinyl

First, set up your design screen in your cutting software.  

Next, add some “fall” phrases and shapes.  In my Silhouette Library, I had downloaded a free bundle of fall shapes and sayings that I used.  This included leaves, arrows, acorns, and a few sayings.

Using the Group/Ungroup feature, I separated the shapes I wanted to use.  Then, I copied and pasted them in a new Design screen. From here, I sized them appropriately.

After I sized them, I selected them and copied and pasted.  To be honest, I didn’t plan how many of each shape or color I was going to add to the pumpkins.  I wanted it to be more random.

Then, choose your vinyl colors.  I chose several different colors and textures.  I used the Yellow Luster, the Orange and Yellow Polished Metal, a Dark Red and a Brown Gloss Vinyl, and the Amber Opal.  

From here, I cut various shapes and colors to get a variety.  This is super simple cutting, and one thing I appreciate about my machine.  I can cut the most intricate designs, and small shapes, and it looks perfect every time.

After everything is cut and weeded, it’s time to trim and apply the transfer paper. This was probably the most “time consuming” of the whole project.   The pieces were so small, and I had to transfer tape each individual one.  

Apply these to the pumpkins

After you have decorated them, it’s time to stack them! Pull the stems out of the pumpkins {mine just twisted and pulled right off}. OR, you can use a serrated knife to gently slice the tops off at the stems. Make sure you DON’T cut the stem off your top pumpkin! Using some hot glue, arrange your pumpkins into a cute topiary stack. 

I chose to display mine on our mantel.  They would also be cute, unstacked, in a bowl on the table for a centerpiece, or lined up on a shelf.  

Find more of my favorite fall projects below:

DIY Fall Favorites Sign

DIY Fall “Gather” Wreath

Easy and Frugal Fall Decorating Ideas

DIY Fall “Hello” Sign

Easy Fall Frosted Glass Block

Carrie Hurst

Married to my high school sweetheart, we are raising two pirates and a princess. A lifelong Disney fan, lover of good food, and all things creative, I hope you will join me in sharing joy and making memories everyday.



  1. Susie Bentz says:

    I love these so much! Very on trend with the modern farmhouse design style and they don’t cost a bundle to make. Great project!

    1. Thank you!! They are very budget friendly and turn out super cute!

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