Make a Fall Pumpkin Wreath for your front door for less than $10.
Each fall I suffer from a case of serious decorating ADD. Really. This fall pumpkin wreath tutorial is proof.
Early autumn in Utah is still H.O.T. The temperature often hovers around 90 all the way through September. I can’t unpack the fall decor at that temp. I am still too busy trying to hang on to summer! By the time the weather begins to cool, we’re entering October. It’s October. Do I decorate for fall? Halloween? Both?
Who’s going to solve this first world problem for me?!?
This year I eased into things with a fun, fall pumpkin wreath, transitioned to Halloween and then returned entirely to fall.
When I pulled out my pumpkin wreath again, I realized I hadn’t taken the time to share it with you. It will be on the door through Thanksgiving so I wanted to squeeze it in before we move onto Christmas around here.
DIY Fall Pumpkin Wreath
The base of this wreath is a simple grapevine wreath. You can pick these up just about anywhere. I purchased this Darice brand wreath for about $5.
One of the reasons that I love working with grapevine wreaths is that it’s so easy to add other items, like floral stems, to the base. The nooks and crannies in the wreath act as both an anchor and hides any glue or fasteners from view.
While I did make a FALL pumpkin wreath, I am going to admit up front that I actually used some left over florals from another project. What can I say? This particular wreath is more about the right colors than the right timing?
In any event, I trimmed up and split the floral stems then placed them around the wreath glueing them down securing with hot glue.
I know you can pick up a hot glue gun for $3 or so at the craft store, but you’ve got to try out Aleen’s glue gun. It’s not much and actually comes with additional gun tips which allow you to control placement and flow a bit more directly. It also has two temperature settings.
I purchased small pumpkins to use around the house, so I just grabbed a few of those to use on the wreath. You can pick pumpkins like this up at the craft or dollar store, but I found the best deal on Amazon.
I spray painted the pumpkins on my wreath – again, just a color choice.
Once all of the elements had been added, I simply added a small piece of ribbon.
I used to always use wreath hooks on my front door and still have several floating around, but nothing beats the 3M wreath hooks. I have this one. It holds up to five pounds and looks great too.
I love how the wreath blends in perfectly with the new color of my front door AND all of the fun pumpkins I have on the porch right now!
The best part of this project though? I have a fun new wreath on the door that I made with less than $10 in supplies in about 15 minutes.