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Embellish your fall decorations with mini pumpkins for wreath. These adorable options are the perfect way to add a seasonal touch to your next project.
(For more embellishments, check out our wreath decorations guide.)
Squash may not seem like a great embellishment, no matter what time of year it is. But these little gourds are a trendy and fun way to welcome autumn.
The best benefit of these embellishments is that there are so many to choose from. No matter what your style or taste, you can find something that will suit.
As you can tell, there are a number of different styles available. If you’re wondering about what’s out there, or what you should choose, read our overview below:
Features to Look For
One great thing about these embellishments is that there are so many different options to choose from. Here’s an overview of some features you can expect:
Although we usually associate orange with this particular squash, don’t let that limit you. There’s a wide variety of colors you can choose from.
White, gray, and blue are other common options. These are all good choices if you’re going for a more modern or minimal look. They also work well with Farmhouse or rustic styles.
You can get more conventional colors as well though. Colors like green, black, red, and even pink, are also available.
There are even patterned options, with polka dots, stripes, and even buffalo check.
Don’t be afraid to get creative and step beyond the usual fall color palette.
These embellishments can be made from a few different materials. Which ones you choose depends on your preference.
Foam is a common choice. It’s lightweight and easy to attach, making it a good option. For these, you can run a wire through the back and tie it to to the frame to keep it secure.
The downside is that foam is less durable than other materials. It’s best when used indoors, or under a covered porch.
Plastic options are also available. These tend to be hollow, so they’re also lightweight. They’re also usually a durable choice.
The downside to this material is that it can be more difficult to attach. Hot glue may not adhere to the plastic, and in some cases it will even melt it. These options are also more difficult to pierce with wire.
With these, your the best method is to tie a string or wire at the stem and attach it that way. This isn’t ideal since it’s obvious and not that secure. However, it’s easy to do and it works.
You can also try wrapping the wire between the dips in the surface, like this.
Again, the downside is that it’s going to be obvious up close.
Some other features you can look for are things like glitter and sequins. Some options will have their surface coated in these materials, as opposed to simply being painted.
Glitter is always a pain to work with, since it gets everywhere, but it provides a distinctive look. It’s a fun option if you’re going to use a glam or contemporary style. You can also use them to add a little drama to a minimalist decoration.
Sequins are less messy and can be used the same way.
Flocked options are another interesting choice. These have flocking on the surface to give them a velvety look.
That soft texture is a great way to contrast a rustic twig base. You can also use it to contrast other fall favorites, like leaves and pine cones.
Since flocking is delicate, these are best used indoors.
How to Make a Mini Pumpkin Wreath
You can use these embellishments the same way you would use others. And as with any decoration, you’re free to let your creativity roam.
However, you may still need inspiration and tips. If that’s the case, check out these great tutorials and ideas:
Here’s an idea for how to incorporate these embellishments into foliage and flowers:
If you’re looking to feature squash exclusively, that’s a pretty easy project as well. All you need is a wire frame or twig base, and some hot glue.
Just hot glue on the embellishments to the base, and you’re done! (You can use things like deco mesh, miniature pine cones, acorns, leaves, or other embellishments to fill any gaps.)
As you can see, these are a good choice if you want something rustic. They’re also good if you’re going for a more minimal, or unconventional look.
Just keep in mind that you’ll have to purchase a good amount of gourds for this, and shop accordingly.
The Perfect Fall Embellishment
Autumn is the season of harvest and abundance, which is why food items are such a fitting choice. Corn, wheat, and squash are all regular favorites.
They serve as reminders that, although the warmer months are over, there’s still so much to look forward too. And they also remind us that there’s so much to be grateful for in life.
So while it may seem unusual or too trendy, these embellishments are actually great. They also happen to be easy to use, and come in a variety of styles.
Try out mini pumpkins for wreath with your next decoration, and enjoy all that fall has to offer.