Spice up that home decor for the fall season with a fun and easy DIY pumpkin wreath.
Autumn is a time for crisp weather, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. With the coming of fall season, you can also spruce up your front porch or living room with a festive pumpkin wreath. With just a few supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can create a stunning fall centerpiece that will bring a smile to your face every time you see it.
In this article, you'll find helpful instructions on how to make a DIY pumpkin wreath and tips for using seasonal foliage to make it extra special. So grab your supplies and get ready to make your own pumpkin wreath—you'll be amazed at how quickly you can brighten your home this fall!
Supplies for a Fall Pumpkin Wreath
Making a pumpkin wreath is one of the most fun DIY projects to complete in order to update your holiday decor. What a beautiful exhibition of fall charm that you can style anywhere in your home. I made this with a focus on a neutral color palette, but you can also opt for a variety colors and customize it as you wish.
For this gorgeous wreath you will need:
- Pampas grass
- 2" half wood balls
- MDF wreath
- Floral wire
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- Safety pins
- Faux pumpkins, preferable made from fabric
How to Make an Adorable Pumpkin Wreath
Glue Wooden Balls
First thing, begin by using a hot glue gun to attach the wooden balls to the top of the wreath frame. I am using a 16 inch MDF frame that you can also purchase at a craft store.
Use a dab of hot glue for each ball before attaching it to the frame. I glued 20 pieces onto one side of the frame and and then left the back side bare. This will make it easier to attach the grass at the bottom.
Glue Pampas Grass
Next, take your pampas grass and hot glue it in two separate bundles on top of each other at the bottom of the wreath frame. Secure it with floral wire when it has cooled.
Add Other Grasses
Add in other grasses to layer and create a fuller bundle at the bottom. These grasses all came together with my pampas grass. However, if you prefer a variety of colors and don't want everything to be neutral, a great way to do that is by using colorful faux florals, stems or seasonal grasses.
I made this wreath asymmetrical by adding more grass to one side. Again, use hot glue and a wire to secure. Then, trim the stems of the grass so that only a little bit is hanging out of the wire.
Add Pumpkins to the Centerpiece
When your grasses are secure, now it is time to add your accenting pumpkin decor. Fabric pumpkins or even faux leather are going to work best because they are a softer material and lightweight. The pumpkins I am using are a velvet fabric.
To add the pumpkins, first add a safety pin through the fabric on the bottom of the pumpkin. Then, run the wire through the safety pin. Put hot glue over the top of the wire and safety pin to hold the wire in place. Wait until your glue is dry and then you can secure your wire to the center of the wreath where the grass ends meet. Repeat this step with your pumpkins until satisfied.
I used three overlapping neutral pumpkins, but you can also use more depending on size and how you want it to overlap. Picking unique pumpkins is also one of my favorite ways to bring in color. I love how the taupe and cream shades bring out the wood tones in my kitchen.
Alternative Decorating Options for DIY Pumpkin Wreath
Check out these other fall wreath ideas for more variety.
- Use a burlap ribbon for more of a rustic farmhouse style
- Wooden beads instead of the half size balls
- Give your wreath base a color using gold spray paint
- Add orange burlap or green burlap for a hint of color
- Use a piece of ribbon to tie pumpkins together
- Add in fall leaves around pumpkins
- Go with a black and white theme for Halloween
- Add a word cutout
How to Use a Wreath in Your Decor
The most common way to style a wreath is by hanging it on your front door. A beautiful wreath is the perfect way to welcome visitors into your home. See how I made my coffee filter wreaths here for my wooden double front doors.
Design Foxx used my Hello Pumpkin cutout to accent her beautiful wreath. It is stunning against the vibrant pumpkins, pine cones and other fall accents. Adding a fall word cutout is a fun option for bringing in style as well as a favorite color to display.
Considering that your kitchen is one of the places that receives the most traffic, I love displaying my own wreath where everyone can see on my kitchen hood. This is an empty space that is central to the kitchen and is perfect for adding a focal point like this adorable DIY pumpkin wreath. Plus, it ties in really well with my simple fall kitchen theme.
But if you don't love a wreath on your hood, you could also add a cute cutout or bats like Simple Cozy Charm did with my Trick or Treat cutout. The kitchen hood makes for a great nook to add home decor.
Another great place to hang a wreath? A headboard. If you have a large scale headboard that needs an additional design element, try adding a stylish wreath for some color and texture.
Have you considered that a wreath can be wall art too? See how I made this DIY book page wreath and styled it as wall art in my farmhouse entry. It looks stunning in the frame against the beautiful farmhouse shiplap.
Not in the mood to create DIY wreaths? These fall wreaths are just as cute for the season and are obviously less time consuming.
Creating a DIY pumpkin fall wreath is an easy and affordable way to make your home feel more festive for the upcoming season. This wreath involves minimal effort, easily customizable supplies, and can be put together in a matter of minutes. The options are endless, and the outcome is sure to bring a touch of fall to your home!
Happy Fall Decorating!
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