Autumn Harvest Gourd Wreath

Fall Gourd Wreath

In honour of Thanksgiving I’ve adorned the Garden Therapy front door with this fall harvest wreath made with ornamental gourds.  This easy project can be made in just a few steps which is great because there is turkey and cranberry sauce and pumpkin soup and so much more to get to.

How to make an Ornamental Gourd Wreath

Materials:

  • grapevine wreath (this tutorial shows you how to make a grapevine wreath)
  • real or faux greenery for the background
  • galvanized wire
  • wire cutters
  • fresh ornamental gourds
Gourd wreath
Instructions:

1. Tuck the fresh or imitation greenery around the wreath. Typically I like to use fresh greens, but I had a nice bunch of faux greens with buds and artichokes lying around that seemed perfect. Tuck stems of evergreen or faux greenery into the wreath so that it has a like covering of green. It’s nice to see the grapevine wreath as a base.

Making a Fall Wreath

2. Cut 3” lengths of galvanized wire (using 18 gauge here) and pierce one end of the ornamental gourd.

Fall Gourd Wreath

3. To affix the gourd to the wreath, bend the wire around a piece of the grapevine.  If it holds then you can move onto the next one. If it’s still a bit wobbly, bend the wire all the way around and pierce the end back into the gourd.  Squeeze tightly to secure it onto the wreath.

4. Keep filling the wreath with gourds and other gems you have sourced out and hang on the door.

Ornamental Gourd Wreath

To use fresh greens follow this tutorial on Making a Fresh Evergreen Wreath or this tutorial on Making a Halloween Hop Wreath.

 Making a fall wreath

 

Autumn Harvest Gourd Wreath



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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Nicole Scott
    Nicole ScottOctober 8,12

    Turned out awesome and looks amazing on the wood door!

  2. Sheila @sZinteriors
    Sheila @sZinteriorsOctober 8,12

    HappyThanksgiving to you, too! :-) Your wreath is awesome… I didn’t manage a wreath, but I did make cranberry sauce – does that count? ;-) I hope you’re having a great weekend…

  3. lisa
    lisaOctober 16,12

    I would never have thought of gourds as pretty, but you really dressed them up! This is gorgeous!

  4. Lynet Witty
    Lynet WittyOctober 16,12

    WOW this wreath looks so beautiful! I love tiny little gourds!

  5. Deborah H. Bateman
    Deborah H. BatemanOctober 24,12

    I love this wreath. I have a centerpiece on my table with these gourds in it. I would love to have a matching wreath. I noticed you have recipes on your site as well. If you would like stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out some of my family favorite recipes at: deborah-bateman.blogspot.com I would love to exchange some ideas with you.
    Blessings,
    Deborah H. Bateman-Author

  6. Kerri
    KerriSeptember 17,13

    What an awesome idea! Thank you for the instructions! I’m adding this to StumbleUpon under “crafts”.

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