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This pumpkin door hanger is the perfect way to dress up your door during the fall season. This cute little pumpkin is fun and festive, and fairly easy to make. Once you get this technique down, you’ll be making these for everyone you know! 

Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte or a big ol’ slice of pumpkin bread because are going to get crafting for fall, y’all! Who doesn’t love decorating with pumpkins during the fall holidays? While most people will stick a few plastic pumpkins out and call it a day, I’m going to show you how to elevate your front door and make it extra festive with this pumpkin door hanger.

You can make this DIY pumpkin dorr hanger to sell, for a gift for friends or neighbors, or for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I love stopping by my friend’s homes and being welcomed by pumpkins and other fall decorations. They are festive and just plain fun, y’all. Take a look at how to make your own pumpkin door hanger.

pumpkin door hanger with top hat on a white door

Video: How To Make A Pumpkin Door Hanger

This do-it-yourself pumpkin wreath door hanger is actually pretty easy to make—but you don’t have to tell anyone else that! I have the directions laid out step by step below so you can quickly and easily replicate this project. If you are anything like me though, you need a good visual! Take a look at this video and see how I put together the pumpkin door hanger.

DIY Pumpkin Door Hanger Instructions

Ready to start crafting? Here are all the directions to put together a pumpkin door hanger of your own. You can have fun dressing up your little pumpkin with accessories or swapping out colors if you want to go a non-traditional route too.

  1. Start by using a straw wreath.
  2. Place a metal floral pin through the ribbon into the straw wreath to hold the ribbon down at the starting.
  3. Then begin wrapping the ribbon all the way around the straw wreath. End with another metal floral pin and a little bit of hot glue.
  4. Grab your spool of wreath fabric mesh and place a pin on the backside of the wreath to hold the mesh onto the wreath.
  5. Wrap the outside of the wreath with the mesh fabric, pinning it in place in the back at each section. You just go back and forth, leaving it in bunches. Keep going back and forth until you have covered the entire front of the wreath, then trim off the mesh. Go back with a few extra pieces as needed to fill in the blank spaces and add some pretty texture. Keep playing with it until it is a look you enjoy. 
  6. You will need a foam core board to make his hat. Using a straight edge or rule, draw and measure out how big you want the top hat to be.
  7. Then cut it out using an X-Acto knife.
  8. Attach the hat with the metal floral pins. You want to make sure it’s very secured to the straw wreath.
  9. Cut out eyes, nose, and mouth using the foam core board.
  10. Brush the backsides with Gorilla glue and place them onto mesh where you want his face to appear. Hold the pieces for at least 10 seconds for the glue to start to cure.
  11. Make a band with a ribbon and a funky, playful bow. Use as many ribbons and designs as you like.
  12. Decorate the hat however you like. For the bow on the hat, I added an extra poofy bow to the backside. This keeps it looking big and full.
  13. Tack it on with the floral pins, so it stays in place.
  14. When making the bottom bow, I split the tail of the mesh ribbon. It just looks more delightful for this application. Like the other bow, you will need to use floral pins to attach it as well.

That’s it! You can make this incredible DIY pumpkin wreath in very little time. If you make a lot of wreaths, you can probably put this together in 45 minutes or less. And if you are just starting out, it might take a little bit longer. Making bows is the most challenging part for a beginner. Once you have that down, you will be set!

DIY Pumpkin door hanger with a purple and green ribbon on top

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