In today’s post: Make an adorable DIY pumpkin wreath using supplies from Dollar Tree and a ball of loop yarn! You can make this simple fall craft in about an hour. We show you how it’s done step-by-step below!
I’ve been making loop yarn wreaths for all the major holidays this year (Fourth of July, Easter, Valentine’s Day), and they’re so easy and fun to put together. Today I’ll show you how to make your own DIY pumpkin wreath with just a few supplies, most of which come from the Dollar Tree. That means this simple fall DIY project only costs about 12 bucks. It will look adorable on your front door or hung up over your fall mantel.
Pumpkin Wreath Supplies
You only need four things to make this fluffy wreath, and three of them come from the dollar store! You will need:
- 12 inch circular wreath form (Dollar Store)
- Burlap leaves (Dollar Store)
- Green Burlap Ribbon (Dollar Store)
- Orange Loop Yarn (Jo-Anns)
You’ll also need scissors and a hot glue gun to put the wreath together.
What Is Loop Yarn?
Loop Yarn is a type of yarn that has loops pre-sewn into it, making it very easy to use for knitting projects. But the loopy texture of the yarn looks great on craft projects too, such as this wreath.
Because the yarn already has loops sewn in, all you have to do is wrap the yarn around the wreath form to get a really full, fluffy wreath without much work. You’ll be able to finish this project in under an hour.
You can find loop yarn at most large craft stores. It comes in two sizes: larger balls like the one you see in the photo above (made by Bernat) and smaller balls (such as Lion Brand or Red Heart). For this wreath you’ll need one large or two smaller balls of loop yarn.
How To make a Loop Yarn Pumpkin Wreath
Making one of these wreaths is super easy and will only take about an hour. I’ll walk you through the step by step right here, and below you’ll find a printable tutorial card in case you’d like to print the instructions:
Wrap Yarn Around Wreath Form
You’ll begin by finding the end of your loop yarn and cutting open the last loop to create a tail. Tie the tail around the wreath form – it doesn’t matter where because it will get hidden as you work. Begin wrapping the loop yarn around the wreath form, pushing the ball of yarn through the wreath every time you wrap. As you wrap, push the yarn that’s on the wreath form together so the wreath form is completely covered.
Fluff the Wreath
Continue wrapping yarn around the wreath until the form is completely covered. You should use most of a large ball of loop yarn. Clip off the excess yarn and clip open the last loop to create a tail. Tie the tail in the back of the wreath to secure.
At this point, you want to push the loops that are on the back of the wreath through to the front to make it super fluffy. This step is optional, but I think it really improves the look of the finished wreath. The photo below is of the back of the wreath. The right half of the wreath shows what it will look like once you push the loop through to the front. After you’ve done that to the entire wreath, flip it over and spend a few minutes grabbing the loops and giving them a tug. This will give the front of your wreath a full, fluffy look.
Make a Stem
I made a stem using burlap leaves that I found at the dollar store. I stacked two leaves on top of one another and trimmed strait across the top, as shown below. Then I folded the sides of the wreath to the back and glued them to secure to create a stem shape. You can use the attached wire to attach the stem to the wreath or hot glue.
*If you can’t find burlap leaves at the dollar store, they usually sell burlap ribbon and you could use a small roll of that to create a stem.
Make a Green Bow
You’ll finish up your pumpkin wreath with a pretty green bow, made from the Dollar Tree burlap ribbon. Cut pieces of ribbon in different lengths and overlap the ends to make loops. Then stack the loops on top of each other, adding another piece of ribbon for tails. Then use a shorter piece of ribbon across the center of the loops/tails to secure them all together. I glued the short piece of ribbon in place on the back. Attach the ribbon to the wreath using hot glue or floral wire (whichever one you have on hand).
- 1 Round Wreath Form 12 inch
- Burlap Leaves
- Green Burlap Ribbon
- Orange Loop Yarn (1 large or 2 small balls)
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- Hot Glue Gun, Scissors
- Find the end of your loop yarn and cut open the last loop to create a tail. Tie the tail to the wreath form.
- Wrap the yarn around the wreath form, pushing the ball of yarn through the center of the form each time you wrap. Wrap tightly, pushing the yarn you've already wrapped close together so that the form is completely covered. Continue all the way around, then cut the excess yarn and tie it off in the back.
- Flip the wreath over to the back. Using your fingers, push the loops on the back of the wreath through to the front. This step is optional, but it makes the front of the wreath look much fuller.
- Flip the wreath back to the front, and spend a few minutes fluffing up the yarn by grabbing the loops and giving them each a tug upward.
- Create a stem by cutting and folding a couple of burlap leaves. Glue the folded sides of the leaf together in the back so it looks like a stem. Attach it to the wreath with hot glue or the included wire.
- Cut different lengths of green burlap ribbon to create a bow. Loop the ends of each length together and glue to make a loop, then stack the loops on top of each other to make a 3 layered bow. Add another piece of ribbon to create tails, then use a small piece of ribbon across the center to "tie" the bow together. Use hot glue to secure the small piece in the back.
- Attach the bow to the DIY pumpkin wreath using hot glue or floral wire.