Every once in a while I get a harebrained idea that I can’t get out of my head…as was the case with this Circle Pumpkin Wreath. It started when I made my Mini Pumpkin Wreath. I attached three little pumpkin gourds to a wreath and called it a day.
I kept thinking though that it would be so cool if the whole wreath was a circle of pumpkins. I was pretty sure my wire method would work so I decided to give it a try before my pumpkins turned to mold. I gathered all the little pumpkins from around my house. I had some in the kitchen…
and some on the back porch.
I repurposed the first pumpkin wreath by taking off the burlap bow and bittersweet but left on the rosemary garland. Here is my how-to on wiring the pumpkins to the wreath.
I laid the wreath on my living room floor and put the pumpkins around the circle to make sure I had enough and that they fit. I then started wiring. I timed myself (seriously, I’m not kidding) and it took me 20 minutes to wire on 16 pumpkins. Since I had stacked 2 grapevine wreaths to create more depth, I wired them together in a few more places. The pumpkins made the wreath pretty heavy but it’s all secured and ready to hang in there until Christmas!
Even if you’ve only followed my blog for a short time, I’m sure you’ve picked up on the fact that I’m in love with wreaths. I enjoy being able to repurpose them and come up with new ideas for the seasons. I joked a while back on my Facebook page that my kids just might engrave this on my tombstone: “She made a dang good wreath.” It got more likes than anything I’ve posted for months. Ha!
I got my pumpkins in the produce section of my grocery store. They came in a mesh bag and I got 7 or 8 pumpkins for $4.99. I bought 2 bags back in September and they are still going strong. The ones on this wreath should be fine since it’s turned colder. I just hope they don’t freeze and then thaw out. That would be messy.
Update: You can wash your real pumpkins and gourds in a mixture of 2 tablespoons bleach, 1 gallon water and a squirt of dish soap to make them last longer. After they are very dry, spray them with a thin coat of matte sealer. They should last for several weeks!
The only thing I could think of that would make this project better is if there was such a thing as orange wire. How cool would that be? If you have ever seen anything like that or have another suggestion, please let me know in the comments.
Here’s wishing you a fabulous weekend. If you are raking leaves, stay warm. If you are watching football, I hope your team wins. If you are working, I hope you have a few moments to yourself to breathe in these last days of October. Whatever you are doing…enjoy.
UPDATE: Thanks to a few comments here are 2 suggestions for the wire. Copper wire would be readily available at your local craft store. I also found this orange wire on amazon.com. Yes…it’s an affiliate link but I’m including it because I think it would look better than the green. Good luck if you decide to try making one!
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