Easy Peasy Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Wreath

You guys, I think I have a serious pumpkin addiction. The other day when I went into the fall ideas page on the blog I noticed every other project I've posted is related to pumpkins. It's no wonder Mr. Frugalista says our house looks like it threw up pumpkins!

If you too are afflicted with the pumpkin love disease you're going to like this easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath. Not only because it's shaped like our beloved pumpkin and that it's easy to make but also because if you're a crafter, chances are you can shop your home for the supplies!

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Pumpkin Wreath

But if you don't have everything you need to make the DIY autumn wreath, you're sure to find the rest at the thrift store and/or dollar store. In other words, this is an inexpensive craft idea too.

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of how to make the homemade wreath, all the projects here on the blog have step-by-step tutorials so why not get your budget DIY on at Interior Frugalista and subscribe! You can also follow us on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

These are the supplies I used to make the hoop wreath.

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A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

I hit the jackpot with this 12-inch embroidery hoop found last year at Goodwill for $2. Wreath forms can be pricey so to save a buck look for old wreaths at the thrift store and strip them down to the wreath form. I have several different styles and sizes in my crafting stash at the ready.

How To Make The Pumpkin Hoop Wreath

Raid your fabric bin or your closet for old garments with colors and patterns that would work for a pumpkin wreath. An old tablecloth, tea towel, curtains, sweaters, you get the picture. The orange fleece I used is leftover from a Halloween costume I made my daughter several years ago.

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

Vinyl Welcome Banner

I found this welcome peel and stick vinyl at Walmart several months ago. It's meant for wood, a flat surface, or fabric with no pile. Ideally, iron-on heat vinyl with my Cricut Maker would have been better suited for fleece but I went with it anyway. 

Alternatively, with sweaters or fabric with a pile, you could attach the vinyl decal to a wood banner and hang it on the front of the wreath.

Set the inner embroidery hoop under the fabric and line up the vinyl so it fits in the center. Remove the hoop and then slowly peel the transfer paper from the back of the vinyl. Use a scraper to attach it firmly to the fabric and then slowly peel away the clear top sheet. 

Stretching The Fabric

At this point, you can paint the outer circle of the embroidery hoop if you like but I chose to keep mine the natural wood.
  • Separate the inner and outer circles of the embroidery hoop.
  • Lay your fabric over the top of the inner circle.
  • Set the outer circle over top and pull the fabric taught.
  • Tighten the clasp on the embroidery hoop.
  • Cut the excess fabric around the hoop.
  • This step is optional. Tuck the remaining fabric to the back of the wreath form and glue it in place.


A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

Pumpkin Leaves, Tendrils, And Stem

To make the pumpkin leaves I used green felt that I had in my stash. You don't have to use felt, any green fabric with or without a pattern will be just fine. Fold the fabric in half so you end up with two leaves. Trace a leaf shape onto the fabric and cut out the leaves.

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

Pinch the leaf together on the bottom and add a dab of hot glue to hold the 3D shape. Attach the leaves on either side of the embroidery hoop clasp with hot glue.

For the tendrils, you can use twine stiffened with white glue or craft wire. I used copper wire leftover from my Black and Copper Pumpkin Topiaries. Whatever you use wrap it around a wooden dowel or pencil to curl and attach it to the top of the wreath with hot glue.

Step outside and forage a small branch to use for the stem and hot glue it onto the top of the embroidery hoop.

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

Add A Pretty Bow

Last but not least make a loopy bow with pretty fall wired ribbon for the top of the wreath. Sorry, I don't have a bow making tutorial to share because I can't make a bow for anything. I cheat and use this bow making tool.

That's it!

A simple easy peasy embroidery hoop pumpkin wreath tutorial for budget fall decorating with thrift finds, fabric scraps and ribbon you have on hand.

I hope you found the instructions easy to follow but if you have any questions about this wreath tutorial, please leave them in the comment section below or the Contact Me tab at the top. I love hearing from you!

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  1. I'm not afflicted yet, but you sure do inspire me to be - lol!

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    1. LOL, happy to hear you feel inspired, Sara! I seriously need to stop with the pumpkins already. LOL

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  2. So simple and soooooooooo pretty too Marie. Simple easy crafts are always the best. Pinning

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    1. Thanks Michelle, I'm sure enjoying the simpler and easier crafting. A nice break from the power tool projects!

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  3. Hello Marie, the hoop wreath turned out beautiful. I love that you have a close up of the bow, I love how it turned out and it really catches ones attention.

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! You may have noticed the ribbon in the supply photo and the actual ribbon on the wreath are different. Decided last minute that the wreath needed a little bling with copper metallics!

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  4. Cute!! I actually have a large embroidery hoop that is just waiting for a craft. I think this might be it!

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    1. Awesome, Kim, glad you found inspiration here for your embroidery hoop!

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  6. Super cute! You always have the best projects! THank you for sharing at Embracing Home and Family

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