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DIY Mini Pumpkin Wreaths – My Creative Days

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These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make. And, you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

I have been really inspired lately with all the cane decor that is popping up. I am a huge fan of neutral decor that has a lot of texture. In my opinion, caning offers all of that. With this in mind and as I have been seeing a lot of different cane ideas, I have been wanting to do a project that incorporated it somehow. 

Fast forward about a month and I was at a yard sale and found this in a FREE pile. 

I hit the cane jackpot! If I could remove the different sections of this hanging lamp, I could have many sheets of caning to repurpose into something else. Not to mention the amazing lamp form that was under all the caning. That could be a project in itself.

After I took the vintage lamp apart, the sheets of caning sat on my table in my office for a few weeks. In order to come up with a good project, sometimes I have to sit on it for a bit. I wanted to make sure I had a good project to use it on. 

I started brainstorming ideas and nothing really hit me until I started bringing out the fall decor.

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supplies needed for wreath

Supplies Used For The DIY Mini Pumpkin Wreaths

Gel Stain in “walnut”

Thrifted Belt

These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make and you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

When I started adding fall touches to our home, I knew I wanted to change the spring wreaths I made to hang on the repurposed chairs we have in our entry. As the seasons change, I like to change what is hanging on those chairs. Along with that, I started thinking about the pieces of caning I had. And, I knew, it would be very easy to make mini pumpkin wreaths with it. 

Making Mini Pumpkin Wreaths 

To get the project started, I picked up some 6″ embroidery hoops and a belt from the thrift store.

I had the ribbon on hand and I grabbed the reindeer moss from The Dollar Tree. 

These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make and you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

This is how I put the mini pumpkin wreaths together:

Even though the natural color of the embroidery hoops is great, I started by staining the embroidery hoops with the “walnut” gel stain from Dixie Belle Paint. I wanted to darken them and have them contrast against the color of the caning. As the stain dried, I used an unstained embroidery hoop and traced around it with a pen on the pieces of caning from the lamp. Then, I used scissors to cut around that circle I traced. BUT, I cut a little outside the trace mark because I wanted to make sure I had room to work with when I was gluing the hoop to the caning. 

These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make and you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

Cane DIY Decor – Getting The Look For Less

Once I had the embroidery hoop glued to the piece of caning I cut out, I didn’t cut the excess caning off. I waited until the glue was fully cooled down and it adhered well. As the glue cooled, I finished the top of the pumpkin wreaths. I started by cutting the thrifted belt down to the size. I wanted to have it be the “stem” of the pumpkin and also a way I could hang the wreaths once they were done. Then, I adhered the belt to the back and front (top) of the embroidery hoop with hot glue (watch the video below to see exactly how I did each step).

Next, I cut a piece of ribbon and hot glued that just off to the side of the belt “stem”. Then, I hot glued reindeer moss on the other side of the belt “stem”. To finish, I hot glued three wood balls to the base of the ribbon, belt, and moss to complete the look. 

When that was all done, I used scissors and cut off any excess caning around the edge of the embroidery hoop.

These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make and you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

I am thinking I will use a fishing line to hang the DIY mini pumpkin wreaths on the chair backs in our entry. Basically, I want to use something that you can’t see or that would take away from the final look of the wreath.

Here is my step-by-step video tutorial on YouTube showing you how I put these mini wreaths together:

Is this a project you would try? If so, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @mycreativedays.

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These DIY mini pumpkin wreaths are easy to make and you can customize them to fit the style and look that fits your home this fall!

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