Bedazzled Wire Pumpkin Halloween Wreath

Today is our Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge and the theme this month is Beads Galore. I happen to have a container of assorted wood beads that I bought over two years ago from the dollar store. But the inspiration for making this bedazzled wire pumpkin Halloween wreath came during a recent trip to the dollar store.



When I saw the wire pumpkin form my thoughts immediately went to the wooden beads that I've been itching to put to good use. But the motivation for it being a Halloween dollar store craft came from the creepy embellishments I found down the seasonal decor aisle.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

DIY Beaded Halloween Pumpkin Wreath

The hardest part about making this unscary Halloween wreath is waiting for the paint to dry. Everything you need to make it can be found at the dollar store, which makes it a budget-friendly Halloween wreath idea.



The wooden beads are leftover from a pink ombre Valentine garland that I made earlier in the year. I've been waiting months to find the perfect project to use the leftover beads and thanks to our beads galore challenge that project is now.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

If you haven't heard of our Int'l Bloggers Club, we are a group of blogging friends from Spain, South Africa, Australia, the USA, and Canada who come together on the third Monday of every month to share a themed DIY project.



Last month for our spin me a spindle challenge I repurposed antique chair parts into unique chair spindle wind chimes. I've included links to our talented member's beads galore ideas this month further down in the post.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

What You'll Need To Make It

Pictured below are the dollar store beads and wreath form that I used to make the bedazzled pumpkin wreath.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

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Supply List

Assorted Wooden Beads
Black, White, Orange, Purple, Green Acrylic Craft Paint
Wire Pumpkin Wreath Form
Creepy Roses
Creepy Fabric Netting
Plastic Spiders
Small Googly Eyes
Black Sharpie Paint Pen
Hot Glue Gun
Black Craft Wire
Wire Cutters
Needlenose Pliers



Here's How I Made It

You'll need approximately 190 beads to make the wreath as follows:
36 Square Beads
36 Ribbed Round Beads
118 Round Beads



When deciding what colors to paint the wooden beads I did some research about what the typical Halloween colors represent here in North America. What I discovered is:


  • Black represents our dark long winters but we also know that it is associated with death.
  • Orange represents the autumn harvest season but is associated with the warmth and light of fire against the dark sky.
  • Green is associated with Frankenstein, scary monsters, and witches.
  • Purple is also associated with witches and wizards. But combined with black, apparently tones down the spookiness of Halloween for children.
  • White is associated with the restlessness of otherworldly ghosts and spirits.


Paint Wooden Beads

I chose all five colors for the painted beads on my Halloween wreath. Before painting the beads, string them through wooden skewers held upright in recycled styrofoam, as pictured below. Paint the beads as follows:

  • 40 round beads with black acrylic craft paint
  • 42 round beads with orange acrylic craft paint
  • 36 round beads with purple violet acrylic craft paint
  • 36 ribbed round beads with white acrylic craft paint
  • 36 square beads with green acrylic craft paint or this glow-in-the-dark craft paint


How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

The black and green beads only needed two coats of paint but the other colors needed three coats for full coverage. I've included some tips below for painting beads.



Bead Painting Tip 1

If you put pressure on the top bead on the skewer it prevents the other beads from spinning while you're painting.


Bead Painting Tip 2

To speed up the drying time between coats, use either a heat gun set on low or a blow dryer. Direct the heat upwards otherwise, you risk melting the styrofoam base.



Bead Painting Tip 3

A much quicker way to paint the beads is with spray paint in Halloween colors. Unfortunately, it was too chilly outside so I painted them indoors with a small paintbrush.



But if time isn't on your side or you're thinking painting all those beads is not happening, then I found these readymade Halloween bead options for you.



Black & White Squiggly Stripe Beads

Have you ever tried painting perfectly straight lines on a sphere? I quickly learned that it isn't easy! I started with a script liner art brush and well that went to hell in a handbasket then I tried a fine tip black Sharpie paint pen that worked much better.




But as you can see in the photo below, the stripes are far from straight. So I decided to embrace the imperfections and call them squiggly Beetlejuice stripes. 😉



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

Once all the beads are painted, protect the paint with a couple of coats of gloss clear spray paint.



Cyclops Monster Beads

I didn't have enough round beads for the wreath but when looking at the square beads in the container my thoughts immediately went to green cyclops monsters. I simply attached a small googly eye to each painted green bead with a dab of hot glue.



Believe me, there were several attempts at drawing a more impressive monster mouth but they were an epic fail. With time not being on my side, I decided to draw a simple frowning mouth with the same black Sharpie paint pen used in the previous step.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

Stringing Painted Halloween Beads

To string the beads on the wire pumpkin form, cut the wire in the middle of each spine with wire cutters.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

String the beads on each half following the color pattern. Join the two pieces back together again with a bead. Add a dab of hot glue in the top and bottom hole of the bead and slip each end of the wire into the bead.



To keep the cyclops from spinning, I added a dab of hot glue to the previous bead, like pictured below.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

Creepy Rose Embellishments

To embellish the top of the pumpkin wreath, attach five creepy roses from the dollar store. But first, remove the black leaves from the stems. Trim the plastic rose stems much shorter with wire cutters.



Bend the rose stems to the curvature of the top of the pumpkin and attach the roses with black wire. Fill the voids with the black rose leaves with dabs of hot glue and/or black craft wire.

How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

This step is completely optional. Add a small plastic skeleton, like I did, or another ghoulish embellishment to the rose leaves with a dab of hot glue.



Creepy Black Netting

Last but not least, glue creepy black fabric netting from the dollar store onto the back of the wreath.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

Run a bead of hot glue around the frame of the pumpkin and set the cloth in place. These handy silicone finger protectors came in very handy to press on the cloth for a firm bond with the hot glue.



Trim the fabric and attach three plastic spiders on the front of the netting with dabs of hot glue.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

That's it, now the beaded wire pumpkin wreath is ready to hang on the door for Halloween.



How to make a not so spooky bedazzled wire pumpkin halloween wreath with budget-friendly dollar store beads, pumpkin form, and other halloween finds.

Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by this bedazzled wire pumpkin Halloween wreath idea. For more budget-friendly Halloween decor ideas visit our DIY Halloween Ideas page.



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If you enjoyed this unscary beaded pumpkin wreath, I'd be so thankful if you shared it with a friend and pinned it to your favorite board on Pinterest.




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Now let's see my talented friends' ideas for the beads galore challenge by clicking the links below.


Beads Galore Challenge by the talented members of the Int'l Bloggers Club

Half Moon Beaded Dream Catcher | A Crafty Mix
DIY Dream Catcher | Birdz Of A Feather
Beaded Wall Hanging | Unique Creations By Anita
Handmade Bead And Crystal Christmas Ornaments | What Meegan Makes
Bedazzled Wire Pumpkin Halloween Wreath | Interior Frugalista (that's me)



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  1. I rarely do Halloween but am so inspired by your bedazzled wire pumpkin Marie! I love all your bead embellishments; the Beetlejuice stripes are perfect for Halloween and the cyclops couldn't be cuter.

    Thanks for all these painting tips; I've never painted beads and will definitely refer back to this when I do!

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    1. I'm thrilled to hear you're inspired by the bedazzled pumpkin, Sara! I rarely do Halloween either since the kids left the nest. They are always the recipients of these creations for their homes. I'm glad you found the bead painting tips helpful.

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  2. OMG, that's adorable!! I am in love with those little green, one-eyed monster beads you made!! I'm pinning!

    Tania

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    1. Thank you Tania, I'm glad you like it and thanks a bunch for the pin! I can't wait to hear what my grandkids think of the wreath.

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  3. It's too cute Marie. I ca't believe you painted all those beads, glued on the googly eyes and drew a mouth too from the Frankenstein's. They're adorable and you're right it's not scary at all.

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    1. I can't believe I painted all those beads either, Michelle! Patience is NOT one of my virtues but determination is and it won. LOL

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  4. Your wreath is too cute and adorable, Marie! So creative and I love the colors! The cyclops monster beads are to die for! The googly eyes are the bomb!

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    1. Thank you very much, Gail! I can't wait for the grandkids to see those cyclops monster beads. I think they'll be a hit!

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  5. Absolutely adorable! The Cyclops monster beads are the best - pinned!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ann! I think running out of round beads was a blessing in disguise because those cyclops monster beads seem to be a hit. Love when that happens.

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  6. I love this Marie! I've seen the wreath forms at the Dollar Tree, but wasn't sure what to do with one. Thanks for the great idea!

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    1. Thank you Kim, that's exactly where I found the wire wreath form. I grabbed it while the pickings were good but at the time had no plan for how I was going to embellish it until going down the Halloween aisle. LOL

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  7. I just love your ideas and how you carried out the fun and non-spooky theme through your bedazzled wire pumpkin Halloween wreath. From the colors, stripes, googly eyes and black flowers, this is SO fun! The stripes and the process of painting the beads is just as perfect and creative as can be, I am always amazed at your creativity, Marie.

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    1. You know how to make a gal's day my friend. Thank you for your sweet comment, you have know idea how much it means to me! xoxo

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  8. This is the most fun...I think I bought one of those frames, but it is buried in the pit...downstairs as I worked on other things. LOVE using up stuff...and this is a great idea---to show and kids could do it also! Hugs, Sandi

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    1. Thanks Sandi, I had some fun making this Halloween wreath. Yes, kids would definitely have some fun making it, with a parent's supervision of course for cutting the wire.

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  9. This Halloween decor is just perfect. I admire your attention to detail. And painting all those beads were a labour of love. But it all paid off and it looks stunning.

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    1. Thank you Anita! I took my time painting the beads over a span of two weeks as time permitted. But they could've been painted in an hour or so with my heat gun. Now I wait for my grand's reaction when they see it.

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  10. I’m always amazed at what you do with dollar store finds! This wreath is so darn fun and cute Marie! 💙

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    1. Thank you very much, Denise! You have no idea how much this comment means right about now. Hugs from out west. xoxo

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  11. Super Cute. Hope all is well. Have a great Sunday. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kris, I'm glad you like my quirky Beetlejuice inspired Halloween wreath. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday as well and a terrific week. xoxo

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  12. Love your wreath. Honestly, Marie, you come up with the cutest creations. Well done!

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    1. Thank you very much for your sweet comment, you made my Sunday! 😊

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  13. Great wreath! Love the color beads. Your grands will love it

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    1. Thank you, even though it was a lot of work to paint all those beads, I had fun making this wreath. Happy Halloween, Cindy!

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  14. This looks like a fantastic project! And so much fun!!!

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