Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath DIY

Fall is near, and I am so excited about creating new decor for the season. I’ve seen a lot of things done with the pumpkin wreaths on Pinterest. They are all so cute, and I couldn’t wait to make a Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath with my own twist!

Buffalo check pumpkin wreath pinnable image

You can make your own, even on a tiny budget. I made mine for about $10. Really less than that given that many of the items I used are also used in many of my other DIYs. I know you’re dying to hang yours up, so let’s get started.

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For a Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath you need:

  • pumpkin wreath form (Dollar Tree)
  • pack of pumpkin picks in a pack of 5 (you’ll only need one, so you have some left to do a few of my other DIY fall projects, like making two wreaths for about $6) from Dollar Tree. These mini pumpkins are as close as I could find on Amazon.
  • one pack of pumpkin picks in a pack of 10
  • a pack of 3 metal words– I used “Thankful.” It also contains Welcome and Harvest that you can use for the other tutorial as well. From Dollar Tree
  • fabric from Hobby Lobby- I chose orange buffalo check. I bought a yard because it was half off along with all other fall fabric. You’ll only use about a quarter.
  • Ribbon– 2.5 inch orange pumpkin ribbon from Dollar Tree & 2 inch plaid ribbon I already had.
  • nautical rope from Dollar Tree (optional) You can also use raffia or something else for the “stem”
  • scissors- These Fiskars are amazing!
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • clothes pins or pins- You’ll use these to hold the fabric in place while the glue dries.
Buffalo check pumpkin wreath supplies: pumpkin wreath form, buffalo check fabric, rope, scissors, & hot glue gun,
I didn’t use the burlap leaves pictured.

Cut & Attach the Fabric

First you’ll need to cut the fabric to the size you need. It’s a bit hard to line up because of the shape. I cut about 2 extra inches from all sides. Now, use the clothes pins to pin the fabric in place around the whole wreath form.

Using clothes pins to attach fabric to the Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath form.

Once all the pins are in place, remove one in the spot that you want to begin gluing. Place the glue along the wire and a bit on the fabric. Replace the clothes pin to allow the glue to dry. Be careful, I burned the dickins out of my fingers! Continue like this until you get back to where you started. I let the glue dry for just a few more minutes.

Create a “Stem” on the Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath

Now that your fabric is covering the form, you can start prettying it up. Add your nautical rope to the “stem” section of the wreath. Start at the base, adding hot glue to the rope, laced around one side of the wire, then wrap and glue as you get to the top. I finished mine off by gluing the rope across the top of the wire stem.

Make & Add Bows

Next you need to make your bows. I made regular, simple bows, and I left the tails a little long so once they were on the wreath I could cut them to the length that looked best. I made one out of the plaid ribbon, then one out of the glitter pumpkin ribbon. The plaid went on top of the pumpkin since it was thinner, and I used a pipe cleaner to attach them to one another.

Glue the bows near the top of the pumpkin, just below the stem. Then glue the styrofoam pumpkin just above the top center of the ribbons. I added a small pinecone just in front of the large pumpkin, but that’s optional. Again, you could move yours to another location. Whatever looks best for you.

Fancier Bow Tutorials

If you’d like a fancier bow to add to your wreath, you can check out this bow tutorial for a larger loopy bow and this tutorial for a super easy bow that looks like a bow that looks like a pro made it!

Add the Word

Next you’ll glue on the metal “Thankful” word. I placed it in the center of the form, and adjust the ribbon strands, cutting them to where your word can be seen. Do some final “fluffing” and you have yourself one beautiful pumpkin wreath to adorn your home until December!

Your Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath is complete!

Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath form covered with orange and white buffalo check fabric, galvanized metal "Thankful" in the center, nautical rope wrapped around the top to create a stem, and a teal, orange, & white bow on top of orange and gold glitter ribbon bow.

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    25 thoughts on “Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath DIY

    1. Great project; guess I have to go back to DT soon. Haven’t seen the pumpkin forms here in Maine–yet! U love “wreathes” that aren’t wreathes! I got silicone finger cots (hot pink) at DT and they have protected my fingertips; I HATE glue gun burns! The hot pink makes them easy to find among clutter or when I drop them!

    2. Hi! thanks for your ideas. Where I live there is no Dollar store with those kinds of supplies but I might be able to improvise, using local materials to make it.

      1. You can order from Dollar Tree online if you can’t find a store near you. I have also seen some people selling the pumpkin wreath form from Dollar Tree on Amazon. I get the fabric from Hobby Lobby, and I just checked and they do have it online too. I hope you can find some materials! If you do, let me know where you got them and tag me on social media to show up a picture of your wreath. I would love to see it!

    3. Such a great project – we don’t really decorate our homes here in the UK which is a shame – I loved in Texas for a few years and loved how everyone embraced all the seasons and decorated. This is a great piece – thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create

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