Video:How to Make an Outdoor Fall Wreath Using Pumpkinswith Debbie Anderson
There may not be a more appropriate wreath to make for the fall than a pumpkin wreath. Here are the steps to follow to make your own outdoor wreath with pumpkins.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make an Outdoor Fall Wreath Using PumpkinsHi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com! Having a fall-themed wreath is a great way to celebrate the season! So, today I'm going to show you how to create a fall-themed pumpkin wreath in just a few easy steps!
Fall Wreath With Pumpkins MaterialsFor this project, you will need:
- Grapevine wreath
- Green silk leaves with wire stems
- Turning colors autumn silk leaves with wire stems
- Artificial acorns on a wire stem
- Small plastic pumpkins on wire stems
- Other small plastic gourds on wire stems
- Floral Wire
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Needle-nose pliers with wire cutters
- Magnetic door hook
Begin to Make the WreathFirst, weave the wire stem on each of the green silk leaves into and through the weave of the grapevine wreath. Additionally, use the wire cutters on your needle nose pliers to shorten any leaf stems that may be too long. Repeat this process until you have evenly covered the top surface of the wreath with green silk leaves. Next, push the wire stem for each of the small pumpkins into the weave of the grapevine wreath at the ends of the lower curve on the bottom of the wreath to secure each decoration to the wreath.
Glue Pumpkins and Other Items to WreathThen, push the wire stem for each of the other three small gourds into the weave of the grapevine wreath at the bottom of the lower curve on the wreath. Next, push the wire stem on each of the two acorn decorations into opposing sides of the wreath to weave the stem of the artificial acorns and silk leaves into the weave of the grapevine wreath. Then, at what is now the top half of the wreath, weave the wire stem on each of the turning colors autumn silk leaves into and through the weave of the grapevine wreath to create a mix of color until you have the look you want. Next, use a hot glue gun to place a small amount of hot glue on each stem of leaves where the stem inserts into the grapevine wreath. Then, place a small amount of hot glue on the underside of each of small pumpkins and the other small gourd decorations in order to secure each to the grapevine wreath.
Attach Hook and Finish Making WreathNext, on the back at the top of the wreath, create a hanging hook by folding over a long piece of floral wire and twist the area where it folds over to create a small loop. Then, push the small loop of floral wire through the grapevine wreath and twist the wire around the loop to secure the small wire loop to the back of the grapevine wreath. Finally, for most front doors, using a strong magnetic hook to hang your fall pumpkin wreath is a great way to protect your front door from damages when hanging the wreath. And as an added tip, always store your wreath in a dry and protected area, such as in a box with loose stuffing, when it is not in use in order to keep it looking nice for the following year.
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