How to Make a Fall Centerpiece with a Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath

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Follow these easy step-by-step instructions to turn an ordinary Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath into a beautiful fall centerpiece for your dining table.

Fall is officially here, so it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving decorations. Why not try something a little different this year and make a centerpiece with a Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath? It’s easy to do and looks great! Keep reading for instructions on how to create your own.

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Supply List for Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath Centerpiece

Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath wire frame
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  • 2 Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath forms (Tip: Make sure the stems line up to create a whole pumpkin shape)
  • Mod Podge
  • Cinnamon
  • Two blocks of dry floral foam
  • “One clay saucer ”10-12” round
  • 1 Bag of Spanish Moss
  • Floral pins
  • Spray glue
  • Hot glue
  • Wire
  • Fresh or faux magnolia leaves
  • Faux magnolia flowers
  • Dried birch branches
  • Dried pods from trees or pinecones

Steps for Assembling the Dollar Tree Pumpkin Wreath Centerpiece

Follow these easy steps to make your fall centerpiece.

In addition to the instructions below, watch my YouTube video to see how easily this beautiful arrangement comes together.

Step 1: Treat wreath frames with cinnamon

To give your fall centerpiece a rusty, aged look that smells amazing, start treating your Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath frames with cinnamon. First, paint on a coat of Mod Podge, then sprinkle or dip the frame in the cinnamon until they are completely covered. Then, let dry.

Step 1: Treat dollar tree pumpkin wreath frames with cinnamon

Step 2: Cover foam blocks with moss

Cut a V-shape along the top of one foam block, no more than one inch deep.

Using spray glue and the floral pins, cover the sides of the foam with Spanish moss.

Then, using hot glue, attach this foam block positioned with the V cut on the top onto the terra cotta tray.

use spray glue to cover foam floral blocks with spanish moss

Block 2: Using Spray glue and floral pins, cover the top and sides of the foam block with Spanish moss and set it aside.

foam floral block covered in spanish moss

Step 3: Create the pumpkin shape

Take your two Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath frames, place the second floral block in between the two frames, then close it to create a whole pumpkin shape. The floral foam should now just be floating inside of the pumpkin.

Place the bottom of the two pumpkin frames inside of the V on the first foam black in the terra cotta tray.

Using the floral pins, attach the frame to the foam.

Secure with hot glue on top. Take a small wire and attach the two stems to close your pumpkin.

Step 3: Create the pumpkin shape

Step 4: Secure the foam blocks

Now, using hot glue, attach the second foam block inside of the pumpkin to the first foam block you placed the Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath frame inside to secure them together.

Now that you have the frames connected and foam blocks secured, you can begin to decorate.

Step 4: Secure the foam blocks

Step 5: Add magnolia flowers

Insert three to four magnolia flowers into the floral foam inside the pumpkin wreath frame.

Step 5: Add magnolia flowers

Step 6: Add magnolia leaves

Insert faux or real magnolia leaves into the dry foam around the centerpiece. I added leaves along the base and a few to the top of the arrangement.

Step 6: Add magnolia leaves


Tip: To give them a pretty and shiny look, spray the magnolia leaves with leaf shine before adding them to your centerpiece.

use leaf shine spray to make your magnolia leaves look extra shiny and pretty

Step 7: Add birch branches

Add dried birch branches to the ends on both sides of the pumpkin to give it some dimension.

Step 7: Add birch branches

Step 8: Fill in and add texture

Add pods or pinecones to fill in and for added texture. Use whatever you can find in your background or neighborhood. Tuck in and secure with hot glue wherever you have a space.

make a fall centerpiece with a dollar tree pumpkin wreath

How to style your Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath centerpiece

This centerpiece will look beautiful on any fall table.

how to style your Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath centerpiece

I set my dining table with a burlap table runner and my beautiful magnolia dishes to go with the flowers in this centerpiece. It looks simply stunning, surrounded by a few amber candles that give a warm glow.

If you love this Dollar Tree pumpkin wreath centerpiece, I’ve got something fun on the blog just for you! Check back soon for more tips on how to set a beautiful fall table.

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19 Comments

  1. Wendy, this turned out so beautiful my friend. I love how you made it rusty looking with the cinnamon! Great call on the leaf spray. I need to buy some ASAP. Have a wonderful week.

  2. Tammy says:

    How pretty this turned out. I bet it smells good too.

  3. Susan says:

    Using the cinnamon is genius Wendy! I love the shiny magnolia leaves as well. Gorgeous project!

  4. OOOOH, Wendy, this is adorable!!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you so much, Jennifer. I would love to have you on my life as a guest, do you have a project you would like to share? Something we could both make together>

  5. Kim says:

    This turned out so pretty! I love the burlap with it too!

  6. Missy says:

    Such a clever project, Wendy! I love the Leaf Shine tip! So beautiful for any Fall table! ~Missy

  7. Cara says:

    So, I love this idea, but the cinnamon is pure genius! I have a wrought iron piece I have been wanting to age, and cinnamon did not cross my mind until you suggested it for this project! I am so excited, thank you so much for sharing. I’m feeling giddy as a school girl. Happy Friday, and thank you for sharing and hosting!

    • wendy says:

      Hi Cara, you will have so much fun with the cinnamon. I can’t wait to see your piece, please be sure to send me a pic or let me know if you do a blog post on it. Did you see the entire buckets I did, they were really easy to do. I hope your weekend was wonderful.

  8. Cindy says:

    This is beautiful Wendy! Who knew you could put cinnamon on a dollar tree pumpkin? Pinned 😊

    • wendy says:

      Thank you so much, Cindy. I hope you are having a great week. I am in TExas as a conference, so forgive me for responding to your comment so late.

  9. Cindy says:

    Very pretty. Don’t you love the you love the cinnamon trick?

  10. this is so pretty, using magnolia blossoms in the fall with the amber votives. I’m still a fan of burlap, especially for a rustic look, especially in the fall. Happy week, Wendy!

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