Make a farmhouse style wood pumpkin wreath for Fall in just a few minutes. The neutral color wreath can be used in any room of the house.
There are tons of ways to decorate a basic wood wreath. You can just leave it as is, you can decorate it to match your décor….. or you can change it up with the seasons. I like the change mine with the seasons.
Since the season is Fall, I decorated an apple wood wreath with wood pumpkins. I also filmed a short video while putting the wreath together. I have issues with grapevine wreaths. The grapevines are always shedding or getting tangled up on something.
I found the apple wood wreath at Target and it was love at first sight. The wreath was a neutral color, a nice design, and I liked that the back and front sides looked different.
The photo above on the left shows the front of the wreath which is nicely rounded like most wreaths. The photo on the right shows the back of the wreath, which is basically flat and the wood pieces all run the same way. That is the side I’m working with today.
How To Make A Farmhouse Style Wood Pumpkin Fall Wreath
I found the wood pumpkins in the Target Dollar Spot. The large wood pumpkin was $1 and the pack of small wood pumpkins was $3. I was on a roll.
Next, I went to the craft aisle and grabbed a bottle of Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in Ivory. I love the fact that I can buy my craft paint at Target. One-stop shopping.
The first step in the project is to pour a bit of the paint onto a paper plate, piece of cardboard, or paint palette. Next start painting. I didn’t realize until I opened the package of small pumpkins that they were adhesive-backed.
It didn’t really matter as far as project-wise but let me tell you....those things have some good adhesive I like to never got them off the clear film backing.
The orange-glittered pumpkins had a rough texture which made them perfect for distressing. You might wonder why I painted everything white. I was going for a neutral look so I could hang the wreath anywhere in the house.
I decided to add a bit of white to the wood wreath using the dry brush technique. Remember, the other side of the wreath is the front side. I plan to leave it natural and redecorate the wreath with the change of seasons or holidays.
The only step left is gluing the pumpkins to the wreath. I used hot glue and am embarrassed by my glue gun every time I take a photo of it. Does your glue gun look like this? Please tell me it does.
I could have spaced out the pumpkins and gone for a symmetrical look but that's not me. I laid out the pumpkins until I was happy with the arrangement, then used the hot glue.
I found a few colorful leaves in my junk stash and dry-brushed those with the paint—the perfect finishing touch. To see the wreath project in more detail, watch my tutorial below….
How To Decorate A Basic Wood Wreath
How do you guys like the wreath? When I get around to decorating my mantel next week, the wreath will be the centerpiece. I plan to use small white pumpkins and neutral items alongside the wreath. What do you think of that idea?
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Plaid as part of the Plaid Creators program. All words, project ideas, and opinions are 100% my own.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com