How to make a Disney Frozen Olaf Pumpkin topiary.
Happy Friday, my friends! Are you ready for yet another Disney Frozen craft idea? This Olaf pumpkin topiary has been a long time in the making. Remember the white pumpkin topiary I shared last month? I initially thought I’d make a spooky Halloween version with bats..then we watched Frozen fro the 785th time and was inspired to make Olaf instead. My kids absolutely love our Olaf topiary. My little guy goes up to him and tries to hold his hand. The best part is the pumpkin topiary is made with faux pumpkins so we can keep him year after year.
Looking back I wish I hadn’t glued down the large pumpkin when I made the topiary. I might have used that for the head since Olaf tends to have a slightly elongated head. If I could make it over I might see what the medium pumpkin looked liked on the bottom with the small in the middle and long pumpkin on top. Definitely play around with the sizes to see what resembles Olaf the most.
3 white faux pumpkins (in various sizes)
black and white vinyl
Step one: Visit my pumpkin topiary tutorial to see how I created a based filled with moss. Once your bottom pumpkin is secured cut a hole in the bottom of the second pumpkin. You can use a small knife or carving tool for this. Glue the second pumpkin on top of the first, inserting the stem into the hole you made.
Step two: Repeat the process for the top pumpkin. Try to avoid using too much hot glue so that it doesn’t show through each layer.
Step three: hand draw and cut eyes, mouth, and buttons using vinyl. I simply hand sketched the best I could and applied them directly onto the pumpkin. Why did I use vinyl instead of painting the face on? Just in case we’d ever like to reuse the pumpkins for something else. We definitely plan to keep him around for awhile but I like the option of making a different topiary later on.
Step four: cut a triangle shape out of orange felt then create a cone. I glued the seams together then stuffed the nose with batting. Once the carrot was stuffed I hand stitched the top together and glued it on.
Step five: Make a small hole on the sides of the middle pumpkin. Put a small dab of glue onto the twig and insert into the pumpkin. Hold the twig in place for about a minute or until the glue dries. This will ensure your twigs stay in place.
What do you think? I’m pretty sure this guy is going to stay on our porch through winter.
More Disney Frozen ideas:
Have a great weekend, my friends!