Looking for a fun Halloween craft idea? Try making this fun DIY pumpkin wreath using a flat wreath form, faux pumpkins, and deco mesh.
I absolutely love decorating for Halloween. However, I’m not into creepy or scary decorations. Instead, I love to use lots of color and glitter to create more lighthearted decorations. This fun DIY pumpkin wreath was made with mini glitter pumpkins, so it’s not creepy at all.
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DIY Mini Pumpkin Wreath
- Flat 18″ Cardboard Wreath Form
- Black Spray Paint
- Hot glue
- Mini glitter pumpkins
- Small glitter balls (similar)
- Black deco mesh
- Orange ribbon
First, start with painting the cardboard wreath form. I usually buy mine from Michael’s. They are called Floral Rings. For this project, the larger 18″ ring works best. I painted it black on both sides since some of the ring peaks through the pumpkins. I chose to spray paint my wreath, but it could also be hand-painted using craft paint and foam brushes.
After the paint dries, it’s time to attach the mini pumpkins. I purchased my pumpkins from JoAnn Fabric and Craft a few years ago. Since the pumpkins are two different sizes, I decided to alternate them. If I hadn’t alternated them then the size difference would have been very noticeable. Only the bottom 3/4s of the wreath form has pumpkins attached to it. I wanted to add something else to the top to make this DIY Halloween wreath more fun! I attached the pumpkins using just a bit of hot glue on the bottom of each one.
Even with the pumpkins butted up against each other, there was still a bit of wreath form visible between them. I filled this space using some fun glittery balls I randomly found at the craft store. They add the perfect pop of color to break up all the orange.
Add a Little Mesh
Instead of doing pumpkins all the way around, I finished off the top quarter of the wreath using black mesh and orange ribbon. I really love mesh wreaths, like the one I made for the Fourth of July. Black mesh seemed like a fun look for Halloween so I decided to add it to this wreath. It took me a while to figure out how to make the mesh look right.
Finally, I got the look I wanted by gluing down one end of the mesh roll and twisting it. While I twisted, I also wrapped it around the form. Don’t twist too tightly or it just doesn’t look good, you want loose twists for a full look. After the mesh was wrapped it still looked pretty plain. So I added some orange ribbon that I had lying around. I simply wrapped the ribbon around the mesh. I used hot glue to hold the ribbon in place on the backside of the wreath.
For a little extra pizzazz, add a large decorative bow or spooky embellishment. I had a few foam ghosts and bats lying around that I added to the center-top of the wreath. My little Casper friend, and her bow, are the perfect touch for a spooky Halloween wreath.
I love the way this wreath turned out. It’s so sparkly and fun for Halloween! It only took me about two hours to create this DIY pumpkin wreath from start to finish. So turn on a not-so-scary Halloween movie, and get to crafting!
This post was originally published October 6, 2014 and republished on September 17, 2021.