I am completely obsessed with these wire wreath forms from Dollar Tree. I know they have been super hard to find, but hopefully they will show up in your Dollar Tree soon. (Last time we actually asked the store manager and they said they would not be getting anymore BUT when we randomly ran in to check they HAD THEM.) . Don’t give up on your Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wire Form Dream YET!!
The first time I saw them, I thought about this idea but wasn’t sure if it would work so I only grabbed one! I regretted it when they became so hard to find!!! When I got my hands on two more I jumped right on making them into a center piece.
Here’s what I used:
- Staple Gun/ Staples
- Jute/Twine Thick and Thin
- 17″ Long Piece of Fence Board
- Waverly Antique Wax
- Glue Gun/ Glue Sticks
- Ribbon/ Raffia
- 2 Dollar Tree Wire Wreath Pumpkin Forms
The first thing I did was Sand my piece of wood on the edges and then stain it with the waverly wax so that it would dry.
(SIDE NOTE: I REALIZED AFTER I FINISHED THE PUMPKIN THAT IT MAY HAVE BEEN EASIER TO ATTACH THE FRAMES INDIVIDUALLY TO THE BOARD FIRST, AND THEN TO EACH OTHER.)
Next, I started attaching my pumpkins to one another. It is easiest to start at the stem and work your way out. It is TOTALLY okay if the stem doesn’t match up completely, because you are going to wrap it in twine. I only attached it in 6 places along the top. You want it to be slightly spread a part at the bottom.
Hide the Stem Time!! Thicker jute works well for wrapping the stem. Use hot glue to secure it.
I glued a little brown raffia (from dollar tree) around the stem so that it would peek out underneath my bows.
Two 8 inch Re-Fabbed bows are exactly what my pumpkin needed to finish it off. If you want to know how to make your own you can check out the video here. Using a considerable amount of hot glue, I secured them on either side of my stem.
Here’s the part that might have been easier to do to start with, I just didn’t think about it until it was too late. I used the staple gun to secure the bottom of my pumpkin frames to the board. I had to get creative with fitting my staple gun between the wires. See the “Side Note” tip above for an easier way! I covered my staples with a little waverly wax so that they would blend in a little better.
AND THEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE WHOLE DANG THING!!
It turned out so cute, and you can literally style it 1,000 different ways. (that might be a slight exaggeration.
Fill the inside with fall stuff, or place a candle in the center surrounded by mini pumpkins, use a different type of ribbon to make it a little less primitive. There are so many possibilities!
Let’s take a second to talk about my adorable table runner! It was handmade by Gina with Country Stitchin’, and it is absolutely the cutest thing ever!!!
HOW CUTE IT IS IT WITH THE VINTAGE TRUCK INSIDE OF IT THAT WE MADE OVER ON this post??!!
If you love how this turned out as much as we do, do us a little favor and..
PIN IT FOR LATER
So what do you think? Are you going to keep searching for your wire pumpkins in your local dollar tree??
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Tami Lueders says
Love watching you guys is so awesome on the thing you come up with
Thank you so much!
Now this is classy and would be fun to make Thank you for sharing
Thanks so much!