Monogram Pumpkin Burlap Wreath

I fell in love with a Monogram Pumpkin Burlap Wreath that I found on the internet. The problem was that it cost over $100. So, what’s a girl to do when she wants something, but doesn’t want to fork out the dollars? She should DIY it obviously. This has the added benefit of giving you the ability to customize it exactly the way you want.

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Learn how to make a monogram wreath in this tutorial. This is a great diy burlap wreath with letter on a pumpkin. I will teach you how to make a ruffled burlap wreath and a monogram letter pumpkin. Letter door wreaths are very popular and this fall wreath with a monogram pumpkin is a great example. You can use this same process to create lots of monogram pumpkin décor for your home this year.

This wreath was only the 3rd wreath I’d made and the first I’d made from a wire wreath form or burlap. I really thought it would be harder than it was. There are some things I would probably do differently if I were doing it again (mainly, get wider ribbon so the wreath would be fuller), but I’m happy with the results.

Supplies for a Monogram Pumpkin Burlap Wreath

Supplies needed for Monogram Pumpkin Burlap Wreath

1 wire wreath form – I used a 10” form but they come in a variety of sizes.

1 roll of burlap ribbon – 10 yards – I used 3” wide ribbon but if I were making it over again I would have probably used 6” wide ribbon to make it fuller. Even though I almost always recommend a wired ribbon, I recommend a non-wired ribbon for this project. It makes it a lot easier to feed through the form and gather.

White foam pumpkin

Gold glitter vinyl

Cricut or other cutting machine

Instructions for Making a Burlap Wreath

Burlap wreath

Step 1 – Prepare your burlap

When doing this step, I quickly realized that I needed to somehow make sure I made my wreath look even. I started without a plan but ended up taking it apart and following these steps.

  1. Count the number of sections on your wreath frame and multiply it by 2 to get (A).
  2. Take the number of feet of burlap you have and multiply it by 12 to get (B). Make sure to subtract out enough feet of ribbon for the bow if you are using the same ribbon for it. I had another piece of leftover ribbon that I could use for the ribbon so I didn’t have to worry about this.
  3. Divide the number of inches of burlap ribbon (B) you have by the number of sections you have (A) to get (Y).
  4. Now place a straight pin every (Y) inches throughout your ribbon.
  5. Use these straight pins to know when you need to move to the next section. There is no need to cut the ribbon at these increments because it is easy to just move over the divider support and continue. This means if you decide to take the wreath apart later to use its parts you’ll have a full piece of burlap, not several shorter pieces.

Step 2 – Gather burlap onto wreath form

Don’t panic, this step sounds a lot harder than it is.

  1. Take one end of your ribbon and fold it over the 2nd rail of your wreath form so that the fold is at the back and the ends are to the front.
  2. Holding the end continue to fold your ribbon over the rail gathering it up to get all of that sections ribbon into place.
  3. Continue to gather in that section of the wreath until you reach your first pin
  4. Take the pin out and pass the ribbon below the section divider on the wreath form.
  5. Start the next section by folding the ribbon over the rail and gathering in the same manner as above. 
  6. When you get all the way around the wreath, take your section marking pin out and pass the ribbon below the wreath and fold it over the 3rd rail of your wreath form.
  7. Continue to gather your burlap ribbon in sections around the wreath for a second row. The second row is harder to get on because you have to maneuver around the first row of ribbon but you can handle it. 
  8. Once you’ve reached the beginning of the 2nd row, cut off any remaining ribbon (if there was any) and pull the ends up over the rail. Make sure the ends are in tight. 

Step 3 – Make a bow for your wreath

Burlap bow

  1. Using the remaining ribbon, or a piece you have set aside, create a bow.
  2. Cut off about 9” to use as your knot and set it aside.
  3. Start by creating a loop that looks similar to a support ribbon loop. This is your first loop and one tail.
  4. Make a 2nd loop going the other direction.
  5. Continue making loops about the same size going back and forth in directions until your ribbon is as full as you want it. For my bow, I did 5 loops. I usually make an even number of loops but I was restrained by the length of the piece of ribbon I had.
  6. Adjust the size of your loops and tails until you are satisfied.
  7. Wrap thread around the center of the bow to hold it together. Pull it tight as you go and make sure your loops stay evenly distributed with the thread in the middle. (I’ve tried using the knot that will be there but it is usually too loose and I’ve tried thin wire but I had trouble pulling it tight so thread seems to work best for me.) Tie off the thread to hold the bow together
  8. Tie a knot in the center of the piece of ribbon you set aside.
  9. Using the tails of that ribbon piece tie it around your bow or hot glue it around your bow. It really depends on how you are going to attach your bow to your project for this step. If you want the tails of the knot to use for attachment (like I did for this wreath) then tie it around the center of the bow. If you are going to attach it in some other way (hot glue, wire, etc.) then hot glue the ends to the back and trim off any excess.

Instructions for Making a Monogram Pumpkin

Monogramed Pumpkin

While we’re currently making this monogram pumpkin for a wreath, they would look super cute just sitting in your mantel or front porch décor.

Step One – Cut your vinyl

  1. Open the design software for your cutting machine. I use a Cricut so the instructions I give from here on out will be for Design Space. If you use a different machine you may need to modify them slightly.
  2. Create a text block and type the letter you want to use for your monogram.
  3. Use the font drop-down to choose the font you want. I thought a somewhat scripty font would be best so I ended up going with the Folk Art Festival font using just the main layer. I actually made 3 total monogram wreaths with 3 different fonts that I am using in different areas of my home. The other fonts I used were Beautiful ES and Saphir Com. I have a Cricut Access account and have several additional fonts that I have purchased over time so I can’t be sure that you will have the fonts that I used. Just play around until you find something you like. I can tell you that there were some fonts (Euphoria Script) that I thought I really liked until I saw how my “C” looked in them.
  4. Measure the space on your pumpkin that you will want your monogram to cover and resize your text accordingly. Remember that you can unlock the sizing handles so that you can making it taller or wider than it would proportionately be.
  5. Cut the monogram out of the vinyl that you have chosen. I used a gold glitter for a couple of mine and a gold metallic shimmer for one of them.
  6. Weed your monogram.
  7. Apply the monogram to your pumpkin with transfer tape. You may want to wait to do this step until after you have hung your pumpkin in the wreath to see which side naturally hangs toward the front.

Instructions for Assembling Your Wreath

Step One – Attach your bow

Attach your bow using the method you have chosen. I like to put my bows slightly off center, at approximately 10:00 or 2:00, on my wreaths but you can put yours wherever you want. I had a little trouble arranging my tails because the top one kept wanting to cover my pumpkin so I ended up attaching it to the burlap on the wreath where I wanted it with a dot of hot glue. This will make it a little harder to disassemble if I decide to but not impossible.

Step Two – Attach your pumpkin

Drill a small hole in the stem of your pumpkin and thread a piece of fishing line through it. Thread the fishing line through the inner ring of the wreath form and knot. I learned that I needed to place knots on either side of one of support bars to keep the pumpkin from sliding on the wreath form.

Step Three – Attach twine for a hanger

Take a piece of twine and create a hanger for your wreath by tying it to the wreath form. It is best to tie it just outside of the support rail on each side (1:00 and 11:00) so that it won’t want to slip when it is hung.

Hang Your Monogram Pumpkin Burlap Wreath and Enjoy

One note on hanging your wreath. I originally hung my wreath on our front door which has an oval decorative inset window. The inset of the window meant that the full pumpkin hung fine in the middle of the wreath. However, when I moved the wreath to the porch window, the pumpkin wanted to bulge out in an unattractive manner. If you have this problem, just cut off the back half of the pumpkin to create a flat surface to sit against the wall or window. You won’t be able to tell that your pumpkin is missing a back.

One great thing about this wreath, is that everything is held on simply with friction or knots. So, it would be incredibly easy to remove, replace, readjust, or even take it all apart and start over if you weren’t happy with the outcome, or simply grew tired of the look and wanted to update it.

On a neutral wreath like this, you could remove the pumpkin, and replace it with a different embellishment for almost any holiday. How fun and easy would it be to just keep giving your wreath a seasonal update?! Just imagine the possibilities for Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter, etc. etc.


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  1. Awesome Articles ! Homemade decorating pumpkin design its amazing. This is a really great idea and helpful articles . Thank you for sharing it.