Geesh this week is flying by…I know I said I would be here yesterday but as you can see I’m a day late. I spent most of yesterday in my sewing room trying to figure out what I had and what I needed. Quite a task! Anyway, let’s talk wreaths…specifically how to make a mini pumpkin wreath. I wanted to share with you how to wire pumpkins on a wreath in such a way that they won’t fall off. It doesn’t matter how heavy they are, this method should work.
First things first. If you want pointers on making the wreath base you can read How To Make A Wreath. For the wreath pictured above I re-purposed a Lemon and Burlap Wreath I made last month. I simply removed the lemons and added the pumpkins and bittersweet. Here’s where you can find out How To Make A Perfect Bow if you want to add one to your own wreath.
To wire on the pumpkins you will need one piece of heavy gauge wire at least 18 – 20 inches long for each mini pumpkin. About a third of the way from one end make a loop in the wire (shown in pic #1.) Place the loop around the stem of the pumpkin (pic #2.) Thread the wire around the pumpkin making sure it nestles in the creases. Carefully place the pumpkin on the wreath, poke the wire ends through the grapevine and twist several times to secure (pic #3.)
I promise your pumpkins are not going anywhere! If you had enough patience I think it would be stunning to make a wreath entirely of pumpkins. This method would work great. Of course you can also use faux pumpkins instead of the gourds I chose. Anything goes.
I decided to use the real gourds because I was using fresh bittersweet and wanted to keep the natural element thing going. To preserve any natural elements you use in your decor a nice coat of spray sealer will do the trick.
It’s no surprise to any of you that clearly I love wreaths. Not only are they an excellent way to bring a seasonal piece into your decor, they are welcoming and add a cozy touch. When someone walks up to my house and steps on my porch, I want them to feel welcome. I want them to know I love my home and that I care about the way it looks. Decorating your front door is the perfect way to accomplish all those things. Your front door says a lot and is that all-important first impression. Make it a good one!