Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath DIY

Blog graphic of the Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath, orange and white buffalo check fabric over a wire pumpkin wreath form with a nautical rope stem, metal word "thankful" across the front, and two bows on the top.

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!

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.

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 double doors, or indoor decor for about $6) from Dollar Tree
  • 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
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • clothes pins or pins- You’ll use these to hold the fabric in place while the glue dries.
Supplies needed for Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath: pumpkin wreath form, glitter styrofoam pumpkins, 2 ribbons, orange and white buffalo check fabric, & nautical rope.
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.

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!

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!

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.

I hope you love these pumpkin wreath forms as much a I do & you want to make more. Check out these decor pieces using them. This elegant burlap & lace wreath was made it for $2 because I already had the burlap & ribbon. This adorable Halloween pumpkin wreath was made using only Dollar Tree items! No one would ever guess that’s true! I just made this luxurious woven yarn pumpkin wreath to use during late fall. I love the burgundy and copper together. It’s just so elegant looking! Here is a DIY farmhouse fall centerpiece. This Halloween pumpkin wreath was made using deco mesh and other Dollar Tree items. Make sure you go over and pin these posts so you can get back to the tutorials when you’re ready to make your fall pumpkin wreaths!

More Fall Decor

Stick around and check out all of the gorgeous fall decor that I have here on the blog. Everything you see can be customized to fit your home and seasonal decor because you’re making it yourself; DIY-ing a life you love! Here is a pumpkin topiary that you can make for about $5! It matches the woven yarn wreath above. I think that you will love this elegant fall hoop wreath that you can have made and hanging on your wall or door in about an hour! Here’s a farmhouse style burlap wreath that’s perfect for fall. These reversible decor items save you time and money because you can use them for fall then Halloween or even make one side for early fall then the other for late fall: wood pumpkins and faux book set. You can make these fall felt leaf wreaths for about $1.66 each! This faux tile pumpkin sign is so cute and unique. I made two, one for early fall in orange and aqua, and one using my late fall colors, burgundy, copper, and navy.

Halloween Decor

If you like decorating for Halloween, take a look around the blog for lots of decor tutorials and free printables like these posts: this Hocus Pocus free printable and free SVG file, this burlap witch hat wreath tutorial, this spiral deco mesh witch hat wreath, this quick and easy cauldron centerpiece, this Halloween Dollar Tree sign upcycle in 5 minutes, and this elegant Halloween hoop wreath.

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