Friday, September 23, 2011

DIY: Pumpkin & Moss Wreath

{the inspiration from Williams Sonoma}

I may be temporarily transplanted in the Midwest for right now, but I'm a Southern girl and hospitality is kind of our thing. There is nothing more welcoming than a cheerful entryway. It's the first thing guests see when they enter your home and I always appreciate a festive touch. I was flipping through Williams Sonoma last week and my heart skipped a few beats when I saw a pumpkin covered wreath on the page. So fun and perfectly seasonal, but with a $100 price tag, I knew this wreath couldn't be mine unless I figured out a way to make it myself. One of my very best friends was here for a visit this week and we tackled this project together. I just love the way this turned out and the pumpkin overload looks so happy on our front door. Please don't tell Hobby Lobby that we shut down their stock bought EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. of their miniature pumpkins!

Supplies Needed:

Straw covered foam wreath (mine is 18 inches)
25-35 miniature pumpkins (with wire on the bottom is best)
Hot glue gun
Wreath hanger

Start by using a hot glue gun to cover the wreath with moss. Do this with small chunks at a time, as the hot glue dries fast. Cover the outside and inside of the wreath, leaving empty the backside of the wreath that will be against the door. When the wreath is covered, trim up any unruly pieces of moss.

The pumpkins I used were pumpkin "picks", and were on a piece of wire. I cut the wire down to make it shorter. I did not have to use any glue to get the pumpkins to stay and just stuck them into the wreath. If you are using plain pumpkins, you will need to hot glue these.

Starting with the inner circle, line pumpkins, side by side and stick (or glue) them into the wreath. Next, arrange the next ring of pumpkins outside of the first one. Leave a small gap at the top to leave room for your bow. Play around with the placement until you are happy with how it looks. Make a pretty bow and attach it to the wreath with floral wire. Ta da!

If you give this pumpkin project a whirl and have any questions, send them my way- I'll be happy to help!

It's the first day of Fall...have fun making your home festive!


  1. I hope you know I'm pinning this to Pinterst... love it!

  2. SO cute! I wish we had a Hob Lob here. I had to go searching at other stores and was wishing that we had a Hobby Lobby the whole time! :)