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Make a Fall Houndstooth Pumpkin Wreath!

My kids are going back to school next week and it got me excited for Fall.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen this little picture of my houndstooth pumpkins.

I had some wool houndstooth scraps I had bought at my local fabric store (Material Girls in South Jordan) last year and never used. I thought it might be fun to make some fabric pumpkins with the houndstooth material.

You can make these pumpkins for Fall decorating and make mini ones if you want to make a Fall wreath with them. Either way they are super cute and festive.

I want to make some Houndstooth pillows for my couch next!


Here’s what you do:


  • Take your houndstooth material.
  • Cut the material into rectangles. The height is going to be how tall the pumpkin is, and how wide is how gathered the pumpkin will be.
  • Sew a wide seam down the middle of the material lengthwise.
  • Pull the thread to gather the material.
  • Fold the material with the gathered side at the bottom.
  • Then sew up the sides of the material. You want the gathered side on the bottom – that is the bottom of the pumpkin.
  • Pop the seams inside out so the sames are inside of the pumpkin.
  • Do this with all of the rectangles.
  • Then stuff the pumpkins with batting.
  • Then hand sew a seam around the edge of the pumpkins and pull the seam to gather edges and close the pumpkin.
  • Take embroidery floss and pull the seam into the middle of pumpkin by putting the needle all the way through the pumpkin and then up to the top a few times. This will squish the pumpkin and hide the open seam.
  • Wrap your wreath form with yarn. Start at one side and wrap all the way around to the other.
  • Cut some wood for the stems and hot glue them on.
  • Arrange the pumpkins on your wreath. I pinned mine on — just in case I wanted to use them for another purpose later on. But you can hot glue them on too.

I added some left-over burlap to the top of the wreath to hang it along with some herringbone orange ribbon.

This is the second wreath for the Styrofoam challenge.

Last month I made a Beachy Rosette Wreath

And be sure to check out the The Ultimate Wreath Board (Styrofoam) on Pinterest.

(where we love to pin beautiful wreaths!!)

I think I added all of the wreaths that were left in the comments last month.

If you have a styrofoam wreath that you would like added to the board, leave me a

link in the comments.

And also, I am looking for a couple of contributors for the board. If you would like to add some awesome wreaths to the board, let me know. I would love to add you!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative and Styrofoam Crafts on this fun 6-month wreath challenge. I love seeing all of the awesome wreath ideas that we add to the board each month!!

And be sure to follow along with Styrofoam — on their Styrofoam Crafts site. 

And Crafts ‘n Coffee Blog.

Mosaic Pumpkin 

and follow StyroCrafts on Facebook 

Are you excited for Fall?

What are you most excited about?


Have a Beautiful Day!

Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign brought to you by Styrofoam Crafts.


  1. Just stopping by to let you know, I featured this project on my fall wreath post here- http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/50-yes-fifty-fall-wreath-ideas-and-inspiration.html. Please grab a featured button from my side bar to use on you blog, if you’d like. :)

  2. LOVE this. Just gave you a shout out!



  3. Hi Jen,

    I love this wreath! I was wondering what you used for the flowers attached to the wreath?

    • Ashley — I made one big flower out of canvas for the background and houndstooth for the middle. And then the top I covered a button with houndstooth too — the button is made using the button tool from Imaginise.


  4. Super cute wreath, and great idea to make pumpkin pillows! I am doing that. I am so excited for the leaves to change, and to light my fire for the first time after everything is decorated!

  5. Hi Jen,
    I love this wreath tutorial. I’m going to link to it this Friday on my weekly Freebie Friday posting this coming week. Is it OK to share the main project image?

  6. Lovely wreath!

  7. Love your fall wreath! Here is a link to one that I did for summer.
    I affixed the flowers with straight pins so I could remove them and change the wreath with the seasons. I could easily attach the hounds tooth pumpkins for fall! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I LOVE the hounds tooth pumpkins! They are just so adorable!

    I’d love for you to pin some of my Styrofoam wreaths to the board!

  9. Love this wreath, Jen! You always make the most gorgeous wreaths!

  10. your wreath is just darling in every way! i’m so ready for fall! i know you are too.


  11. I love your wreath Jen!! I was just looking at my summer wreath yesterday thinking I’m SO ready for something fall!!

  12. Stunning! I am lovin’ the houndstooth! What a great idea! Would love for you to add a couple of my wreaths to the board!


    Have a great day! =)

  13. ADORE THE WREATH JEN ADORE! but coming from you its no surprise, I love your stuff, and i love you. I would love to have my styrofoam trick or treat wreath included. Here is the link- http://www.craft-o-maniac.com/2010/08/halloween-trick-or-treat-wreath.html

    Have a fantastic day friend, xo jen

  14. This is a perfect wreath for fall, from the cozy yarn to the yummy houndstooth fabrics and rustic wooden stems. I just love this! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love that wreath. As soon as it’s September, I’m totally going to make one like that!

  16. Hi Jen – I recently posted a wreath I made using upholstery webbing. Here is the link!

  17. Hi, I’m a doctoral Student at Appalachian State University working on my dissertation. I am studying craft practices among women and would LOVE it if you might participate. I have included a link below to a survey and description of my research. Please feel free to pass it on to other women artist/crafters who you know.
    Thanks so much,
    Emily Miller.

  18. Just precious, Jen! I love houndstooth…it’s such a great Fall/Wintery looking fabric. Your mantel is gorgeous. :)


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