By Lynn Lilly
September 22, 2016

Here at Southern Living, we love a good DIY. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Craft Box Girls – led by craft guru and author Lynn Lilly – are creating fun, easy-to-make projects to spice up your entertaining, wedding planning, or holiday gifting. Check back every other Thursday for some DIY inspiration.

It's fall, y'all! Even though it doesn't really start to feel like fall until October in toasty Atlanta, I still love the thought of leaves falling, cool mornings, the smell of fireplaces, and holiday festivities brewing. I struggle with front door decor in September and between Halloween and Thanksgiving. I am loving this rustic pumpkin wreath as my go-to wreath for in-between fall holidays. You know what else I love? It's SO easy!

The Project: DIY Pumpkin Wreath


  • Orange Deco Mesh
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Ombre Green Wire Ribbon
  • T Pins
  • Faux Fall Leaves & Sticks
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Wire Cutter
  • 12 or 16 inch Styrofoam Wreath Form
  • Scissors


  1. Unravel the orange deco mesh; gather the end together. Using the T pins, attach the gathered end to the back of the wreath.