Stop by your local target, grab six $1 pumpkins from Bullseye’s Playground and Dollar Spot, then follow our Dollar Spot pumpkin wreath tutorial for a gorgeous wreath to hang on your front door! This post contains affiliate links.
I stopped Target last week to grab a few more things that the kids needed for school, and was surprised to see that they were already pulling out the fall items for the Dollar Spot! They only had a few bins unpacked, but I immediately spotted the cute velvety $1 pumpkins that they had last year. I grabbed 6, and had the beginnings of one of my FAVORITE homemade wreaths. This wreath was SO easy to make, especially since I re-used some greenery that I had from a previous project!
Here is my step by step tutorial for making your own Dollar Spot pumpkin wreath!
First you will want to head to Target and pick out your pumpkins. They sell out of these fast, and while they do restock, it’s best to get them early so that you can get your wreath up sooner vs. later.
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Supplies That You’ll Need for Your Dollar Spot Pumpkin Wreath
Wreath base ($4.86 at Walmart)
4 greenery stems, plus one more as filler (optional) (Hobby Lobby, but you can also find similar ones at Target, Joann’s, or Michael’s)
6 mini pumpkins (Target Dollar Spot)
Floral filler stems (Joann’s)
Ribbon for hanging (Oriental Trading)
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
I used greenery from a previous project, and actually pulled these blue floral stems out of my citrus summer wreath. I don’t glue floral stems into my wreaths unless I have to, this way I can mix and match and re-use them!
I wasn’t sure which ribbon I would end up using, so I pulled out two and decided right before I hung the wreath. The burlap one is from Walmart and the buffalo check is from Oriental Trading and is only $4.99 for a 10 yard roll. I love it and use it all the time.
Step 2: Assemble the Wreath
Trim the wire on the greenery stems so that it tucks in nicely into the wreath and doesn’t poke out the back. Place two of the greenery stems in between the grapevine twigs. Tuck them in nice and tight. Have one stem going up, and the other one going down. Tuck one more greenery stem on each end to add a bit more fulness.
Step 3: Glue Pumpkins
Hot glue the pumpkins onto the wreath. Go slowly, and hold each pumpkin into place until the glue dries.
Step 4: Tuck in the filler floral stems.
Add extra greenery stems that are smaller, and add them anywhere you’d like to create fullness. In the photo below you’ll notice that I added them in between the pumpkins.
Step 5: Secure any loose areas with hot glue or floral wire.
I like using floral wire for the greenery and any sort of floral pick. Cut a long strand of wire then wrap it around the stems and greenery, twisting it to secure it on the back of the wreath. Go liberally on the hot glue for things like pinecones or pumpkins that are heavier.
Last night a friend dropped by supplies for me to make a wreath, only it wasn’t for her. She asked me to make the wreath and give it to her friend at church who really loves decorating, but doesn’t have a lot of funds right now. She thought she might like a new wreath to brighten her porch.
I was so touched and honored to help in this sweet act of service. We used different colored pumpkins and floral picks and I love how it turned out!
Step 6: Cut a loop of ribbon and tie it around the wreath for hanging.
If you like buffalo check, you may like this holiday wreath from Domestically Creative. So simple and cute!