Tuesday, November 11

Z Gallerie Knock Off Thanksgiving Decor

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Our local Studio 5 TV show recently issued me a challenge to create a pumpkin topiary for my next appearance {See link at the end for the video}. Although I adore the traditional thanksgiving colors, I also enjoy mixing it up & using unexpected color combinations for holiday decor. One day while doing some design work, I spied this beautiful display at Z Gallerie . . . 

Their twist on one of my favorite holidays really blew my socks off. I Instagramed the above photo & one of my friends commented, "Michelle, you could totally make that". {Thanks Judi!} It planted a seed in my mind & the Gold, Silver, & White Topiary idea was born.
I also loved this gourd with the gold leaf stem at Home Goods. It is glass, so I just decided to use it as inspiration. The top pumpkin in the topiary has a silver stem & I painted the small pumpkin & squash in my wreath to look like the one below from TJ Maxx.
Last year, Michael's crafts gave me enough glitter to take a bath in! {CLICK HERE for last year's creation}. I still had plenty left over to bling out my pumpkins for this project as well. I also got all the adhesive rhinestones, floral picks, & ribbon at Michael's. Mod Podge was used to adhere the glitter. I put a stiff foam in the container & the pumpkins are stuck together with LOTS of hot glue. If you'd like to try this with real pumpkins, I would recommend a wooden dowel going up the middle of the pumpkins. The hardest part in either case is getting your "tree" straight. Even fake pumpkins aren't symmetrical! Just do your best & don't stress too much. Crafting is supposed to be fun!

Here's my matching wreath. 
CLICK HERE to see the video of the segment on Studio 5.

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! Love those colors together!!

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I really appreciate it.

      Warmly, Michelle

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  2. Nice segment, Michelle! You always look so polished. It was good to see you at Melanie's on Sunday! (I'll be getting back to you on the recipe)

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