A Dollar Tree pumpkin form is easy to transform into a darling mesh pumpkin wreath!
This Pumpkin mesh wreath DIY is the perfect DIY Halloween decoration. If you love completing a Dollar Tree wreath DIY, consider giving this one a try. My key supplies come from Dollar Tree and the project is easy to make and very affordable. If you’d prefer to listen to instructions, watch my YouTube instructions below.
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Supplies you’ll need:
I was able to purchase all of my key project supplies at the Dollar Tree:
- Dollar Tree pumpkin wire form
- Chenille stems/pipe cleaners (you’ll need about 50 pipe cleaners)
- Mesh tubing from the Dollar Tree (I used three packages)
- Dollar Tree mesh ribbon (I used 10 rolls of orange, 3 strip rolls, and 2 green rolls for the stem)
- Wire cutters (optional, for use with pipe cleaners)
- Ruler (optional)
- Pipe Cleaners – 50 orange (for round pumpkin part and 7 beige (for stem)
The image below shows my key project supplies.
Cut pieces of mesh ribbon and tube mesh
First, cut pieces of ribbon, a lot of them! When I make a pumpkin mesh wreath with this pumpkin form, it requires 90-100 mesh ribbon bundles. The number of bundles you need is driven by how close you plan to push your bundles together. I always push mine close together to make the mesh wreath appear fuller.
You can either measure the mesh or you can eye ball it. I cut pieces two pieces of painters tape and place them on my table eight inches apart. These lines simply give me a quick reference to use as I cut my pieces of mesh approximately eight inches long.
The mesh only needs to be long enough to roll the mesh around into a circular tube. If it doesn’t roll all the way up, the piece of mesh should probably be longer.
The picture below shows the painters tape on my work table, providing measurement guidance.
This image below is a great view of what a piece of mesh looks like when it is rolled into a good size tube shape.
When cutting your mesh tube, cut it about 8″ as well. You may come across some parts of the tubing that are very flattened. I don’t use parts of the tubing in that condition. You can just cut around those.
Prepare pipe cleaners
I used pipe cleaners from Michaels. They’re just a dollar per package and there are 25 pipe cleaners in the package. Michaels has many colors to choose from including blue, black, white, beige, red, green, and orange. I also like the fullness and softness of Michael’s pipe cleaners compared to the Dollar Tree.
If you’re planning to put your wreath bundles close to each other, pipe cleaner color doesn’t matter as much. When you scrunch mesh bundles together the pipe cleaner falls to the background and you often don’t even see it. Still, I always pick a pipe cleaner color that would look good if it did show.
It doesn’t take the full length of pipe cleaner to tie the mesh bundle onto the wire wreath form. Consider cutting the pipe cleaners in half before using them to tie bundles onto the pumpkin wreath form. Some people even cut the pipe cleaners into thirds. I’ve tried that and struggle to have enough pipe cleaner to work with.
Organize Pre-cut Items
It gets pretty crazy with all the cut mesh and mesh tubes so you might want to gather some bowls/baskets to organize the pieces.
It is so much faster to make bundles when the pre-cut supplies are organized. I like to keep each color of mesh in a separate basket, bowl, bucket, or box.
Line up the containers into the general order of how you’ll use them to create bundles. It gives you the efficiency of an assembly line. This may seem overkill, but you are going to be making a lot of bundles.
Create ribbon bundles/attachments.
You’ll make about 90 ribbon bundles/attachments that will fill up the pumpkin wire form to make your Pumpkin mesh wreath DIY.
If you’ve made the round mesh wreaths before you’ll probably notice the pumpkin wreath form requires more bundles to fill it up.
To make the Halloween wreath attachments, I used 3 pieces of mesh (different colors), two pieces of mesh tubing, and a pipe cleaner. Gather the items for the bundle.
Then criss cross two pieces of rolled mesh.
Add the third piece of rolled cut mesh. I usually put this one top vertically. This means that each of the three mesh rolls if facing in a bit different direction.
Next, criss cross two pieces of mesh tubing on top of the mesh bundle, while holding the mesh tubes in place.
Scrunch the center together and pinch the center.
Place a piece of the pipe cleaner on top, in the middle, where it is scrunched.
Then, wrap and twist a pipe cleaner tightly around the stack of mesh ribbons and mesh tubes. I twisted the pipe cleaner around 3-4 times. You don’t want to twist it too many times or it won’t sit as flat on the wire wreath frame.
Make a pile of the attachments. It’s a good idea to keep the bundles sorted if they have any drastic difference in color. For example, if some bundles have brown tubing and some don’t, those can remain separate.
The reason this can be helpful is that you’ll want to spread the color across the wreath form when you tie the bundles on. You don’t want all the bundles with the brown to be on the same side of the pumpkin. That said, it doesn’t need to be perfect.
A mesh bundle is shown below.
Put the pumpkin mesh wreath attachments on the wire wreath frame.
I put the attachments on all vertical wires, with the exception of the outer wires (the ones that are flush to the wall/door when hung). I like to start by adding attachments to the middle two wires and then work my way outward.
Place the bundle on the wire with one side of the pipe cleaner straddling each side of the wire. Then twist the pipe cleaner 3-4 times.
Once the bundle is attached to the wire, push it to the bottom of the wire wreath form. Then twist on another bundle and push it to the bottom of the wire wreath form, close the other bundle.
Continue adding bundles onto the pumpkin mesh wreath DIY and pushing them together until the full piece of wire has been filled.
The photo below shows how cute it begins to look, even with just one line of wire filled with mesh bundles.
The image below shows the Dollar Tree pumpkin mesh wreath with just the center two wreath form wires filled. I hung it up so you could get a sense of fullness early in the process.
There are still two more wires on each side that are empty and that need to be filled.
Continue to connect the attachments to the wire frame. There are a lot of attachments to put on. Just stay with it; it will look great.
Keep pushing each attachment close together. You’ll notice that it takes a lot to fill up the wire.
Below you’ll see a picture when I just had the first two vertical columns done.
MAKE THE PUMPKIN STEM
Cut the mesh for your stem.
Making the stem for this pumpkin mesh wreath DIY is easy. It’s pretty much a repeat of what you’ve been doing already, but on a much smaller (and faster) scale!
You will need about 10 mesh bundles for the stem, so you’ll need to cut about 30 pieces of mesh. I can usually cut about 21 pieces of mesh from one roll of the Hobby Lobby mesh, so I needed to open a second roll for a few pieces.
I continued to cut the mesh pieces about eight inches long. Also, I didn’t use any mesh tubing in the pumpkin stem mesh bundles.
Prepare mesh bundles for Pumpkin Mesh Wreath DIY
I want for my pumpkin stem mesh to be a bit longer so that it really shows up on my pumpkin.
Roll the mesh differently to extend the length of the mess bundle. Note that the top roll is the typical mesh roll. To make the one on the bottom, roll the mesh at an angle.
Continue rolling the stem mesh until three pieces are ready.
Stack the rolls in the same way as you did for the pumpkin. Criss cross the first two mesh rolls and add the third on on top, vertically. They will all point in a bit of a different direction.
Scrunch the middle of the mesh role and tightly wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around the mesh bundle.
Twist it in the back three to four times.
Tie the Bundles onto the Wreath Form
I tied three bundles on the left wire of the stem, three bundles on the top wire of the stem, and three bundles on the right wire of the stem. If you want to add more bundles, tie more on the base of the stem.
Create a Wreath Hanger
Pipe cleaners make great wreath hangers. I twisted two piece of pipe cleaners together and connected the hanger to the bottom of the pumpkin stem.
The picture below shows my completed Pumpkin mesh wreath DIY. And that’s it. I think this mesh wreath turned out really cute!
Shopping for Halloween wreaths
No time to DIY? There are so many CUTE Halloween mesh wreaths available for purchase on etsy! Even if you do want to make the wreath yourself, you’ll find awesome inspiration!
- Black and Orange Pumpkin Mesh Wreath
- Orange and Gold Pumpkin Mesh Wreath
- Halloween Pumpkin Mesh Wreath
- Spooky Witch Hat Wreath
- Black Witch Hat Wreath
- Round Halloween Mesh Wreath
- Witch Round Halloween Mesh Wreath
In case you don’t live near a Dollar Tree or you simply need other colors of mesh ribbon (Dollar Tree has a very limited color selection), I’m providing some links below. Also, keep in mind that rolls of mesh on Amazon may have more ribbon than the Dollar Tree. For example, the mesh rolls from Dollar Tree each was 6 inches wide had 5 yards of mesh. Be sure you’re comparing apples to apples when looking at the online prices.
You can create so many types of themed wreaths. Consider doing colored mesh wreaths in sports colors, college colors, holiday colors, room colors, etc. I’ve linked up various colors of mesh for you below.
- Spring mesh ribbon collection (4 Spring colors)
- Easter pastel mesh ribbon collection
- Orange, black, and purple (great for Halloween)
- Royal blue (I am envisioning a K.C. Royals wreath)
- Purple & white collection (dark purple, light purple, white)
- Red, pink, and hot pink collection (perfect for Valentine’s Day)
- Summer florals
- Apple green
- Red, white and blue collection (perfect for 4th of July)
- Light blue
- Red, white, and Green (Christmas!)
- Hot pink ribbon
- Spider Web sparkle
- Green and white collection
Good luck with your wreath. My biggest piece of advice would be not to judge yourself early in the process of making this wreath. Mesh bundles looks a little messy as you make your bundles, but they always turn out looking awesome!
Check out my other Halloween posts.
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