How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Wreath

Have you ever made a wreath? Have you made a pumpkin wreath? Let me show you how to make a DIY pumpkin wreath you will love to display for fall.

Wreaths are the most common ~ and effective ~ way to dress up your front door. They are such a welcoming statement for guests and neighbors. Want to have a DIY fall pumpkin wreath for your front door?

What says fall more than pumpkins? Adding some gourds and florals will also give your DIY fall pumpkin wreath a stunning look.

It’s not hard to make your own wreath with the right materials, the right tools, a vision, and a little know~how.

This is one of my very favorite wreaths that I’ve ever made. I love the colors, the texture, and the design. I hope that you will love it, too.

Did I mention that this DIY pumpkin wreath will have a little bling? Yes, ma’am.

Today is the first of a couple of weeks of Autumn in August. I’ll be sharing some of my favorite fall DIY projects and home decor ideas.

I’m kicking off the week with a little Autumn Blog Hop with some of my Mastermind blogger friends. Every week this group gathers for an exchange of ideas and support. I know you’ll enjoy the ideas of these talented ladies. See the list of the Autumn in August participants below.

If you are joining me from Barbara of Mantel & Table, I know you enjoyed her beautiful copper tablescape.

Wreaths are limited only by your vision. I wanted white, a little metallic, and some color in the florals. Think of this tutorial as a pumpkin wreath suggestion.

Are you ready to start making a fall pumpkin wreath? Follow along.

Supplies For This DIY Pumpkin Wreath

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Some of these supplies apply regardless of the style of your pumpkin.

  • styrofoam wreath ~ at least 14 inches ~ with flat sides; this one is 15.6 inches and 2 inches deep which gives you depth for adding the pumpkins.
green styrofoam wreath
burlap ribbon
orange mini pumpkins

I really like the real~life look of the stems.

orange mini pumpkins
orange mini pumpkins and gourds
fall faux flowers
gold and copper metallic paint

Steps To Preparing And Painting The Pumpkin Wreath

This is an easy DIY wreath, but it does take time ~ mostly waiting for your pumpkins to dry after painting.

  1. Wrap the wreath with your ribbon of choice.

    Use your glue gun every 4th “wrap” around the wreath to glue the ribbon. Pull the ribbon tightly, overlapping the ribbon just a bit to cover the wreath.wrapping burlap around stryofoam wreath

  2. Continue wrapping your wreath until it is completely covered.

    wrapping burlap around stryofoam wreath

  3. Set your wrapped wreath aside while you paint your pumpkins.

    burlap wreath

  4. Painting Your Pumpkins ~ Set up a spray paint area for your pumpkins outside.

    orange mini pumpkins

  5. Spray the first side of your pumpkins.

    painting orange pumpkins

  6. Paint one side of your pumpkins and gourds, let them dry, and then turn the pumpkins over.

    painted white pumpkins

  7. Heat up your glue gun.

    glue gun

  8. To see the placement and number of pumpkins, arrange your pumpkins and gourds around the top of the wreath.

    white painted pumpkins on burlap wreath

  9. Begin gluing your pumpkins to the wreath. You can tilt or space your pumpkins to your liking.

    gluing white pumpkins on burlap wreath

  10. Continue adding and gluing the pumpkins around the wreath. I tilted the pumpkins and gourds for more interest.

    white pumpkins on burlap wreath

  11. Paint your pumpkin stems. Use a small brush to apply 2 coats of your metallic paint to the stems. I alternated the copper and gold paint.

    painting white pumpkins with gold metallic paint

  12. Make sure that all your pumpkins and gourds are firmly glued. Add extra glue if needed.

    white pumpkins on burlap wreath

Adding the Faux Flowers

Use your flower clippers to cut your faux flowers off the stems. Attach the flowers in a random color scheme with your glue gun in between the painted pumpkins and gourds.

I will probably buy a few more faux flowers to fill in a few places on my pumpkin wreath.

pumpkin wreath on front door

Hanging the DIY Pumpkin Wreath

Wrap your hanger with your ribbon of choice. I used ribbon in fall colors that I bought at Dollar Tree. I used it briefly for my wood slice wreath.

hanger wrapped in ribbon

My finished pumpkin wreath would go on our front door. I used a piece of the same ribbon to loop through the wreath on the hanger. (You can see me in the reflection of the glass.)

pumpkin wreath on front door
pumpkin wreath on front door

Although I hung this pumpkin and flower fall wreath on my front door, you could also hang it above your mantel, on a mirror, or on a wall in your home.

This DIY pumpkin wreath is definitely my very favorite. The bright fall colors in the flowers contrast nicely with the white pumpkins and gourds. The pop of copper and gold metallic is a nice addition.

I hope you like this project and would consider making this DIY pumpkin wreath for yourself. Please PIN so you have the instructions.

Thank you so much for visiting Bluesky at Home. I’m so glad you are here.

I hope that you will PIN this fall pumpkin wreath project. Please see the fall ideas my friends are showing below. Start by visiting Kim of Shiplap & Shells and all her DIY ideas.

pin for later graphic in blue
diy pumpkin wreath
signature with fall leaf
August in Autumn pumpkin wreath

Chas Crazy Creations – Super Easy Dollar Tree Pumpkin Crafts on a Budget
Celebrate And Decorate – Dollar Tree Home Decor
Life At Bella Terra – Fall Wreath Ideas and Inspiration
Mantel & Table – A Simply Beautiful and Bright Copper Tablescape for Fall
Bluesky At Home  – How To Make a DIY Pumpkin Wreath
Shiplap and Shells – 6 Home Décor and DIY Project Ideas to Get You Ready for Autumn
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  1. Such a beautiful wreath Carol. Pumpkins are one of the things I look forward to every fall. Wonderful hopping with you.

  2. Such a cute idea, Carol! I love the metallic stems on the pumpkins… such a great way to add a little glam and sparkle without going overboard. It looks so easy too! I love projects that anyone can tackle, thanks for sharing!

  3. Carol, I love the bright colors of the blooms contrasted with the white pumpkins and gourds! What a fun wreath and great contrast! This will certainly catch the eye of those passing by!

  4. Carol, This is such a great tutorial. I love the fact that you painted your pumpkins AND painted the stem. Such a great way to personalize it just for your door. I like the burlap ribbon to cover the styrofoam wreath. I am definitely going to try my hand at making a new front door wreath this year and you have provided so many helpful hints.

  5. Carol, your pumpkin wreath with those beautiful faux flowers is so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial! I am going to make some! Have a great week!

  6. This is such a fun and unique wreath for fall Carol. I just love all the bright and beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.

  7. What a great tutorial. It looks so different with white pumpkins. That’s the one thing I don’t love about pumpkins is the orange. I love the new picture of you with your puppy. Is that new? Thanks for hopping with us today.

  8. I love how this turned out, Carol! The white pumpkins were a super great choice. They really pop against the colored fall flowers. This a a super easy project…Pinned!!

  9. What a lovely wreath Carol – the little white pumpkins are my favorite, and you’re right, it’s such a pretty contrast with the bright flowers. Love how you wrapped the hanger too! Always so fun hopping with you!

  10. Carol, I am not sure if I love your “picked” flowers or the adorable little pumpkins more!
    Your wreath is so beautiful, and the tutorial is so easy to follow.
    Thank you for joining the hop this week and sharing this beautiful wreath.

  11. Love so many things in how you created this one—covering that wreath was one I’ll take with me. Happy hopping!

  12. This is so pretty, I love how sophisticated the pumpkins turned out. What a shame they were individually wrapped in plastic, you’d think manufacturers would have stopped that by now! At least you have made something beautiful with them that will last for year.

  13. Carol, Your pumpkin wreath is so colorful and such a happy and bright departure from the typical fall wreath! Love your addition of the bright flowers! Happy to be hopping with you again, Happy Fall ♥

  14. Carol, you’ve designed a beautiful fall wreath! I can see why it’s your favorite. I love the colorful florals paired with the white pumpkins. The metallic stems add just the right amount of bling. It looks lovely against your front door. It was fun crafting with you again, my friend!

  15. Carol, I love your combination of white pumpkins and colorful florals in your gorgeous wreath! Pinned & tweeted! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  16. Very cute for fall Carol! A Styrofoam ring base, wrapped in burlap ribbon was the base of my recent DIY Wine Cork Wreath. It’s fun to see all the different projects and ideas shared in the craft hop.

  17. Carol, your diy wreath pops with fall color! The final touch of wrapping the door hanger was such a good idea. You could use a wrapped wreath hanger anytime you want that extra bit of visual color and texture. I’m going to remember this tip. Pinned!

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