(Using a Dollar Tree Wire Pumpkin Wreath)
How To Make A Wire Pumpkin Door Hanger
I grabbed one of the wire pumpkins from my Dollar Tree for this buffalo check pumpkin door hanger.
There are so many creative ideas out there using these so if you see one at your local store make sure to pick it up!
cut the wire
Using my wire cutters, I snipped each prong of the pumpkin where it meets the frame at the top. I tried to get as close as possible.
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buffalo check wood bead set
I found this set of buffalo check beads on Amazon a while ago and it sparked the idea for this project!! (Yes, even in the heat of July I was thinking about what Fall projects I was going to teach you!!)
They have gone up a few dollars since I purchased them…but you know Amazon the prices fluctuate daily.
This project uses 132 of the 200 beads in the bag.
string on the beads
OK, this part is so easy…it reminded me of playing with an abacus! I used the same pattern throughout the wire pumpkin: natural, white, gray, buffalo, black.
All you have to do is run the beads down the wire.
secure the beads
When I got to the last bead on each row, I added a drop of hot glue in the hole, put it on the wire, then added hot glue on the top of the bead( and the small piece of exposed wire) and attached it to the frame.
What I found worked best was to attach it right NEXT to where I originally snipped it from…that little remnant of wire left on the frame made it difficult to attach it in the same spot. You won’t be able to tell when it’s finished!!
Also, make sure that you are gluing each row as you finish it. (I didn’t the 1st time and all the beads rolled right off when I started the next row…it was a “duh” moment for sure!!!)
buffalo check pumpkin
Finishing The Pumpkin Door Hanger
add a buffalo plaid bow
To finish off my pumpkin door hanger, I put together a simple bow for the top of the door hanger.
All I did was lay 6 pieces of ribbon in a star pattern ( 2 buffalo plaid, 2 natural, 2 thin velvet) and zip-tied them in the center. I secured it at the top by the stem with another zip tie.
Then I cut a piece of the buffalo plaid ribbon, folded that in half, and zip-tied that bow on top of the other ribbon.
Greenery & stem
I glued a couple of greenery leaves over the bow (it hides the zip ties!), then a small clump of Spanish moss, and a wood stem (they sell bags at the Dollar Tree…if you see them grab them!! They look great in faux pumpkins too!!)
Then popped in a teeny sprig of white flowers.
favorite fall wreaths
Buffalo Plaid Door Hanger
Well, isn’t that a cute idea for something other than a wreath for your front door!! It was really easy to make..the hardest part was cutting the wire at the beginning!
If you aren’t a fan of the buffalo check mixed beads you could do just natural beads or even dye them any color you like. Go check out my Wood Bead Wreath to see the cool and super easy way I dyed my beads!!
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cottage on bunker hill
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