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06 September, 2020

Easy Pumpkins and Succulents Fall wreath

It's time for me to start decorating for fall... but since things are different this year, I am making one big change. I am trying to keep my outings to a minimum and reuse some of my favorites. So I am really excited to share this one with you...my fall wreath starring pumpkins, of course, and a surprising sprinkling of succulents! I am loving that combination along with more subtle shades of fall colors! And...it was easy and relatively inexpensive!



Here's what you will need:
  • A grapevine wreath (I buy them when they are on sale or with a coupon and keep them on hand.)
  • An assortment of small faux pumpkins and succulents (I found mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for $7 per package. They were intended to be bowl filler, I  think. You can get a closer look at it here.)
  • Three larger pumpkins
  • An assortment of faux foliage. (I used faux Dusty Miller.)
  • Small pine cones (from the yard)
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Floral picks (I actually used bamboo skewers cut into shorter lengths instead. I found that wire cutters did a great job of cutting them.)
  • Florist wire
  • Hot glue gun 
I spent a total of about $14 for two packages of the bowl filler and didn't use all of it. Everything else came from my stash! :-) Not bad since I had seen a similar wreath at Kirkland's for about $80! Yaaay!

    Here's what you will do:
    Cut a length of burlap ribbon and loop it into two loops. Secure it with florist wire and then wire it to a piece of the bamboo.

    Place the bamboo into the wreath at an angle and push it in as far as possible to hold it in place. I used three of them spaced throughout the wreath. Next, begin to fill in with the foliage, going all around the wreath.

    Insert one of the lengths of the bamboo skewers into each of the pumpkins. You may have to shorten them so that they won't protrude too far from the back of the wreath.

    Begin to work the pumpkins into the wreath, one section at a time. I added a few succulents and pine cones as I went as well. I secured the pine cones by wrapping a length of florist wire around the base and then wiring them to the wreath. The succulents had short stems so I wired them to one of the bamboo skewers.

    Once I had everything placed in a pattern that I liked, I followed up by gluing everything in place using the hot glue gun. And...taaa daaa! I love it!

    Miss Iris, my very helpful (and beautiful) assistant says she likes it, too! And she says to please stay tuned because we are working on the mantel and can't wait to show it to you. Be sure to check back in!

    Remember to pin it!



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    Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie