10 Minute Pumpkin Wreath with Burlap Bow

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in crafts, front door, moss, wreaths | 30 comments

Schedules are very full around here these days.  We are enjoying our first go round with volleyball with Daisy.  Anna Bella and Lila Mae have started soccer.

School is back in full swing.  Time to have real bedtimes and early wake-up times!

If I don’t get started on some fall decorating projects now, then I will not have time to get everything done that I would like to do.

I love the fall!  Who doesn’t, though?

I like for my fall decorations to not be Halloween or Thanksgiving, but simply fall.  That way, I can leave them up for the whole season!

I had exactly 10 minutes to complete this wreath! I squeezed it in between throwing dinner in the crock pot and having to be at a decorating appointment.

Here is how to make a pumpkin wreath.

I wanted a simple wreath.  I have more plans for the front porch, so I did not want it to feel too busy.

I started with an old grapevine wreath that had some leftover moss on it.

I added some more lime green moss.

I laid the moss on top of the wreath.

 Then, I wrapped wire around it to secure it.  There was no time to warm up the glue gun for this project!  Time was ticking!

On to the bow – the most time consuming part of this project!

I found 2 great ribbons at Hobby Lobby. A wired burlap and then a cream woven ribbon.

I started with the burlap. I cut the end at an angle.

I eyeballed up about 8 inches and twisted the ribbon.

I made a loop and twisted it again.

I alternated sides making loops and twisting it in the middle.

I ended up with 3 loops on each side.

I do not recommend taking your hand off of the bow because it might come apart.  I just wanted to get a better picture of what it looked like!

I cut a piece of the woven ribbon and tied it tight around the middle.

Then, using the same woven ribbon, I tied another bow on top of the knot.

I wired the bow onto the wreath.

I bought 12 fake pumpkins on wire stems – I only needed 11! I just stuck the wire into the wreath. They hold great!

The first of the fall decorations are complete.  Will my neighbors think that I am crazy if I keep this out?!  I think I will wait and pull this out at the end of September.

Life to the full to you!


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  1. Cute!

  2. You make me feel better, I too just like to decorate for Fall. I love the colors and textures of fall decos so much and love to keep them around. I’m a nut for leaves. Your wreath is so darned cute and appropriate. Pretty good for 10 mins. Really enjoy your blog.

  3. Very cute, Melissa! Love your bows. I can’t believe you managed to put it together so quickly, but I understand what you mean about doing it now while you have those few minutes. I usually wait until about mid-September before I start pulling Fall stuff out. I just can’t do it when it’s 80-something degrees!

  4. That is really “adorabelle” Your bow is stunning and it looks beautiful on your door, it’s very welcoming!

    It’s still too warm for me to break out the Autumn decorations . . . I have to squeeze every ounce of heat & sunshine out of the summer . . .

  5. I love your wreath!!! Even though summer is great, I adore decorating each Fall. Thank you for sharing crafty lady 😉

    xoxo, Tanya

  6. What a great idea! Would love if you’d link up to Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week!

  7. Love this wreath! I really like how you have done the bow and the ribbon you used for it. Hope you have a wonderful day:)

  8. How darling! I have to get into gear with Halloween, so much to do!

    I would love to invite you over to my link party at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Hope to see you there!

  9. Very pretty! I just love fall decor; seeing your wreath makes me ready for September! 🙂

  10. Your closeups on bow making are so good I just might be able to make one! Thank you for sharing your charming Fall project at Potpourri Friday!

  11. Love this! So so cute! Thanks for sharing! XO

  12. Hello Melissa: I love this idea for a great fall door wreath–I love the wonderful pumpkins you used, and the burlap bow is really a great touch. I am with you–I decorate for autumn for exactly the same reason, although I do add a few Halloween flourishes indoors for a short time, just because I find it fun!

  13. Fall is my favorite season. I love that you made something that didn’t take a long time. That’s usually my biggest problem… time management.

    If you get a chance I would love for you to come link up your tutorial at my Pin Party.


  14. SOOOO cute. I am so excited for October!! Can you believe that its almost September? Where does the time go! I am totally pinning this super cute/easy wreath!


  15. Seriously 10 minutes? Did you come up with the idea and put it together in 10 minutes? Oh sure just keep rubbing it in, don’t worry about my feelings – just keep pumping out these great ideas! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. Adorable! Thanks for showing us how to make the bow. I always struggle with that! I’m pinning your project.

    Paula@Sweet Pea

  17. I think this is soi cute. It is making impatient for fall. I am so ready.


  18. Cute! love seeing all the pumpkin crafts already being made – I gotta get the move on 😉

  19. Great tutor! Now it just needs to cool off. Thanx for partying with me!

  20. This is adorable. I need some wired burlap ribbon. The one I have isn’t wired and is really wide. Love this idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  21. You did such a great job with their wreath! I’m excited for fall

  22. This is perfect! So cute. I can’t wait for some crispness in the air so I can get out all my fall decor! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea.

  23. I love how it turned out! Oh can’t wait to start decorating for fall!
    Debbie 🙂

  24. Love this! We will be featuring this tomorrow on our features post!

    Take care,


  25. Really cute fall wreath! Love the bow too!

  26. Love this! So simple and sweet but a big impact. Great job.


  27. I made a wreath like this last year, except with ribbon instead of burlap! Good idea with the wire-I hot glued the moss, but it didn’t work too well. It kind of sticks on it’s own too, but also falls off.

  28. Great job! And thanks for the quick bow lesson, I’m all thumbs when it comes to making bows, no natural talent here.

  29. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you’d like. 🙂

  30. Hey there, You have done a great job. I’ll definitely digg it
    and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they will be benefited from this website.


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