How many times have you walked into your local arts and crafts store and immediately fell in love with one of those really cute seasonal wreaths? And then you walk over to said wreath and keel over because that cute wreath is one hundred million dollars? Yep. Happens to me all the time.
And then I came across this article on HGTV.com on how to make your own mini pumpkin wreath. In my Monday Reads No. 5 I contemplated on whether I would have the patience to make this wreath or if my not so crafty ways would be able to create it. I love to be crafty, it just never seems to turn out quite right.
But, this past weekend I decided to dig out my wannabe crafty side and give it a go and I have to admit… the wreath turned out great!
To make your own mini pumpkin wreath, you’ll need the following supplies:
- Seven to eight cups of putka pods which are natural dried seed pods that look exactly like tiny pumpkins. I was unable to find them at my local arts and craft store but did find them on Amazon. I ordered two bags.
- A 12″ wreath, which I originally ordered online, but it came broken. I was able to find one at my local arts and crafts store.
- Burlap ribbon
- Hot glue gun
Apply a one to two inch line of hot glue to the wreath and immediately press pods into glue, arranging them as close as possible. Repeat this process until the front and sides are completely covered. I left the backside uncovered since this would be hanging on my front door. Some of the wreath will still be visible.
Add a second layer of pods to cover up any of the exposed wreath.
Once all of the pods are in place, gently remove any strings left by hot glue. Loop your ribbon around the wreath and hang!
Another decorating tip… you can use this wreath as a candle ring for holiday centerpiece!
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