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Fall Gourd Wreath

In honour of Thanksgiving I’ve adorned the Garden Therapy front door with this fall harvest wreath made with ornamental gourds. As you’ve probably noticed by now, I just love wreaths and firmly believe they are not just for Christmas. This gourd wreath is great for fall, especially Thanksgiving, plus 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


  • 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


Make it!

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 light 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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  5. I am trying to follow your instructions for making the gourd wreath. I see no evidence of the 18 gauge wire being wrapped around the gourd, then attaching it to the wreath base? Why only a 3″ length of wire? Wouldn’t it be stronger to use a longer cut? Any hints you can give me are much appreciated

    • I poked the thicker wire through the gourds then into the grapevine and bent it behind. It worked really well! I hope this helps.


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