Saturday, August 11, 2018

Stacked Pumpkin Topiary Barbie Accessory from Dollar Tree Pumpkins and Recycled K-Cup

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I love the look of stacked pumpkin topiaries and saw a fun, doll sized one at a craft store for $7... Not in my world folks! Dollar Tree has packs of small glitter pumpkins, and I'm always looking for ways to recycle and repurpose k-cups, add in a little hot glue... ~Wa-La~, here we have a 5" tall Stacked Pumpkin Topiary for Barbie. We can decorate the base as desired, let the girls use Sharpies, stickers, glitter, duct tape, etc. I kept mine plain white, it might be cute painted black or terracotta, but I like it as a white planter.

This is a quick project that will give your Barbie house, pictures and fall dioramas a little seasonal flair.

Fun note: I get bored easily and like to change up my dolls for pictures... 
I bought this 99¢ (non-traditional Barbie type) head from Ebay because I liked the short hair and bangs. 
It was added to a thrift store Barbie body that had articulated arms and hands so I could pose the doll.
She'll show up on the blog every once in a while:)

One pack of each size pumpkin(s) is enough to make two topiaries, one for each side of the door or fireplace.
There are also leftover extra pumpkins and leaf shapes that can be used for something else later.

  • Cut the pick off of the bottom and stem off the top of the larger pumpkin, and cut the stem off of the middle sized one.
  • I found that they stacked better if I turned the large pumpkin upside down, the bottom is flatter.
  • The large pumpkin didn't completely cover the opening of the k-cup so we'll need something to cover the opening. Glue a colorful artificial fall leaf to lay across the top of the k-cup, or miniature leaves, raffia, Spanish moss, anything glued to the rim to cover the hole (see pic below). I crochet a chain of brown eyelet yarn and glued it to the top of the k-cup.
  • Glue large pumpkin to k-cup and the other two on top of each other. I used hot glue, any strong glue will work.
  • Decorate k-cup if desired (before or after adding the pumpkins, before might be better if a kids project).
 While I recognize it's still August, grab the pumpkins at the store while they're there folks... 
Retail will be working on Christmas soon.


  1. That is so cute and good for any little doll house!

  2. A great idea! And the doll is very cute :-).

  3. What a great way to use up the K cups and the planted is so adorable. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. :)

  4. Oh my gosh, how cute is this? Thanks for sharing with SYC.