in Create · Plastic Pumpkin Topiary DIY nbsp; Plastic Pumpkin Topiary DIY This stacked plastic pumpkin topiary diy is made using those orange plastic Halloween candy buckets. We first made a pumpkin centerpiece with flowers and we’ve just taken it a little further to make a fall porch decoration. Read on to make your own! Supplies Needed: 3 plastic Halloween pumpkin buckets Spray paint Spray sealer Fall floral stems (Dollar Tree has an assortment to choose from) Scarecrow (optional) Floral foam Something heavy to use as a weight (We used a broken brick) Hot glue E6000 Glue (link) Ribbon (We used two different ribbons – 2 inch and 3/4 inch) How to make a plastic pumpkin topiary diy: Paint your plastic bucket with the color spray paint you chose. Lighter colors will likely need more coats. Once dry, spray with sealer. TIP Scuff up the outside of your bucket with sandpaper before painting. There’s a thin plastic coating on the bucket that keeps the paint from adhering well and causes the paint to chip easily. Arrange your flowers and scarecrow in one bucket by sticking them into the floral foam. Place your weight inside one of the buckets to make it stabile. This will be on the bottom. Place hot glue around the rim of your bottom bucket. Work fast before the hot glue cools. Use E6000 for this part. The hot glue is not appropriate for gluing the buckets together. It doesn’t provide a strong enough adhesion between the buckets – they come apart really easily. TIP Pay attention to where the faces are on the buckets. Be sure to line them up so you can turn them to the back. Use 3/4 inch ribbon to wrap around the seams where you glued the pumpkins together. You can tie it at the back or glue it. Make a bow with the 2 inch ribbon. Glue it on the outside of the bucket or wrap with floral wire and stick it inside the bucket like we did here. TIP When moving your stacked topiary, be sure to pick it up from the base. Well, there ya have it! A plastic pumpkin topiary diy to decorate your porch or inside your home for the fall season! Make two for either side of your front door! And here it is at night with the porch lights on. So cozy!