Make a lovely DIY neutral fall pumpkin wreath on a grapevine base. It’s the perfect wreath to sell on Etsy, at markets, or hang on your front door.
How To Make A Brown and Cream Fall Pumpkin Wreath
In this tutorial, we are moving away from the bright orange colors that you see all over the place (including this orange and green fall deco mesh wreath). These neutral colors accentuate any decor color palette or theme, so you know it has the potential to sell really well!
The gold, brown, and cream colors in this wreath are reminiscent of newly fallen leaves at sunset. It almost seems to glow and looks even more breathtaking as the sunlight hits it.
Beginners and pros, join me as I show you how to make your own neutral fall pumpkin wreath on a grapevine.
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Supplies for This Project:
- Grapevine Wreath
- Small Cream Pumpkin Picks
- 22 gauge Florist Wire
- 2 1/2-inch wired ribbons
- 1 1/2-inch wired ribbon
- 1-inch ribbon
- U-Shaped Wire Floral Pins
- Fall Garland
- Neutral Greenery
- Wire Cutters
- Glue Pan
How To Make A DIY Fall Pumpkin Wreath: Step-By-Step Tutorial
1. Pull Of Pieces From The Garland
Save yourself time and money and purchase a 5-ft long fall garland. It is full of fabulous neutral pieces like cotton stems, leaves, pine cones, and brown berries.
Then all you have to do is use some wire cutters to separate the pieces you want into smaller picks.
2. Add The Bow First
I always add my bow to the wreath first and then build out from it, especially if I am not using a sign as the focal point. For this wreath, the bow is the only focal point, so it is important to create the design around it and help it stand out.
In the video, I used a bow that I made previously and had sitting on the side. I like to pre-make a bunch of bows at once. It saves me lots of time when I construct my wreaths.
If you are new to wreath bow-making, here is a super-quick tutorial.
- Start with the 2 1/2-inch wired ribbon. Pinch and pleat the ribbon between two fingers on your non-dominate hand. Then, measure 12 inches and loop it away from you and pinch that with your same two fingers. This is the start of your bow’s first loop. Since you folded it in half this is now a 6-inch loop.
- Repeat this process two more times so that you have three loops. Trim it and keep this bow in your hand.
- Do the same thing with a 2 1/2-inch wired ribbon that has a complimentary pattern or color. Make 3 more loops that are 6-inches each.
- Shape your bow as you go. Place the ribbon tails behind your loops so that the loops are on the top.
- Then, use a 1 1/2-inch (#9) wired ribbon. Make another 3 loops that are 6-inches each, just like the first two.
- Finally, use one last 1-inch wired ribbon. Make just one loop. Curl the tail of the smallest wired ribbon. This gives the design depth.
- Tie all the loops and layers of your bow together with a 22-gauge florist wire. If the florist wire feels slippery and you need something with a thicker texture to grab onto, you can use florist tape or pipe cleaners. I found that florist wire feeds better through a grapevine wreath.
3. Add Greenery Picks
Now you are ready to add your neutral fall greenery picks. I used the pieces I pulled from a fall garland, but you can hand-pick your favorite leaves and pine cones from other sets.
As you add the greenery, remember to define the line of vision. In other words, establish the way people’s eyes will move across the wreath. I always start on the top closest to the bow and then repeat at the bottom of the bow. Then, I add pieces in layers, building away from the bow, around the wreath.
I also try to keep the wreath balances. If I add something to the top, I try to balance the design below the bow too.
That is why I call the bow the binding point. It is what holds the entire design together.
4. Insert Cream Pumpkins
What is a fall wreath without pumpkins? If your small neutral pumpkins don’t have picks, you can add florist wire to the bottom and then just glue and attach them to the grapevine wreath.
Where you place them is entirely up to you. I used one in the bow to bring more attention to it. Then I added more pumpkins to the top of the bow to add some height to it.
5. Add Texture
Keep adding more pieces with a variety of different textures until you feel like the wreath is complete. I added some light and airy fern pieces because they added a bit of softness to the rustic wreath.