It’s pumpkin month, y’all! And this pumpkin was very easy to make! I copied this idea from a friend who owns a nifty decorator store. She got the idea from Pinterest and made hers using a wire wreath. I made this with a grapevine wreath. (Sorry about all the distracting reflection in the glass door – a hazard in daylight, I guess.)
The 24-inch wreath in my picture is a nice size for a front door. (I would say it shows up well from the street, but my gravel road is 1/2 mile away and no one from the road can see the front door, nor a wreath of any kind.).
An 18-inch size would be better for a back door or side door.
OK, do you want to know how to make it? Supplies you need are:
- desired size grapevine wreath
- 1 roll of 18″ orange netting
- 6″ wire pieces – buy them already cut or cut your own from regular wire on a roll
- 7 feet of 2″ wired ribbon for stem (bow)
Begin by gathering the width of the netting and pinching it together about 3″ from the beginning of the roll. Wrap it with wire, tuck the end under, and attach wire at the 8:00 position of wreath.
Bring the netting up the to 10:00 position, wrap it with wire and attach to the wreath again.
Then take netting back down to the 7:00 position and just let it puff a little.
Repeat this procedure until you have covered your wreath. Tie off the end and tuck under as you did the beginning of the strand. Cut the netting and attach to the wreath.
Notice along the bottom of my wreath, the wires are showing.
You can fluff and shape the netting if you wish, but it pretty much puffs on its own.
For the bow, visit Make a Decorative Bow, and you’re all set!
Jute or burlap ribbon works very well, too. They look a little more “stemmy” and are a little cheaper than the brown wired. But I chose the brown because I saw one already made and I liked it a lot. I like wire because it’s so workable.
On the subject of pumpkins, I wanted to share something else, too. Yesterday was trash day, and I didn’t make it to the end of my road before pick-up time. I had to haul my trash several miles down the highway before I found someone to surprise with my quirky addition. Here it is:
That’s what happens when you run out of regular trash bags. You use what you’ve got.
Don’t you just love October? This has been a long post today, so thanks for hanging in there for the trashy surprise at the end. Happy pumpkin month, y’all!