Dollar Tree DIY Wood Bead Pumpkin

This wood bead pumpkin craft is made with Dollar Tree finds and comes together pretty quickly. It is easy to keep the structure (unlike twine pumpkins) using a little hack I came up with.

Gather up the simple supplies and you will be done with this easy fall craft in under 30 minutes. If you can find some, snag some of the green twine to add a few curly vines and elevate it even more!

Horizontal image of a stack of books topped with a wood bead pumpkin craft from Ruffles and Rain Boots.
Make this elegant wood bead pumpkin using wire, beads, twine, and a leaf.

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DIY Wooden Beaded Pumpkin with Wire

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, the season of pumpkin EVERYTHING is almost upon us. I’m not one to get in the coffee line for a pumpkin spice, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love decorating with the gourd.

This year, I am replacing a craft that… didn’t make it. I followed a different tutorial and well, it didn’t pan out for a lasting decor piece after it was packed away. Sure, that means I should do a better job in packing but I knew I could improve on the twine pumpkin.

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Vertical image of a wood bead pumpkin craft made with floral wire and twine in a farmhouse display for Fall.
This easy Dollar Tree fall craft idea is a quick craft and is perfect for a quick win.

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Tips for Making a Wired Wood Beaded Pumpkin

  • Years ago, I made the twine-only version of this pumpkin and it was disappointing because after one season, it was very bent out of shape. Changing the base to floral wire allows me to quickly adjust it after pulling it from storage.
  • If you can find some, use green twine to add a few curly vines coming from the stem. You can get the look with the jute, as well.
  • In this easy DIY, I used two sizes of beads to make the piece more organic and less rigid. If you have only one size of bead, it will look fabulous, too!
  • For a less neutral look, paint the beads before stringing them. I do recommend sealing them, as well.
  • If your dollar store doesn’t have fall florals in yet, use felt to cut a pumpkin shape. Here is a free pumpkin leaf template.
Square close up of a wood bead pumpkin with a twine stem and faux leaf sitting on a stack of books.
Use Dollar Tree beads to create this wooden pumpkin in a high-end style.

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How to Make Wired Beaded Pumpkins from the Dollar Tree

Below is the written and printable tutorial for this fun Dollar Tree fall craft idea. If you have questions, please use the comments section below.

Yield: 1 Pumpkin

DIY Wood Bead Pumpkin

Square close up of a wood bead pumpkin with a twine stem and faux leaf sitting on a stack of books.

Create a solid DIY wood bead pumpkin using Dollar Tree supplies. In about 30 minutes, you can create a rustic, farmhouse-inspired fall craft and it's so easy, you can listen to your favorite audio book or watch a show while making it.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $6


  • Wood Beads (2 sizes from the Dollar Tree)
  • 4 x Floral Wire Stems, 20 gauge, 18-inch (Dollar Tree)
  • Jute Twine (Dollar Tree)
  • Silk Leaf Stem (Dollar Tree)


  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Needle Nose Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


  1. Twist together four (4) floral wire stems to create a star-like shape with 8 spokes. Use the pliers to pinch where the wires join as closely together as you can. Crafter showing how to create the star base for the Dollar Tree pumpkin.
  2. Thread 8 of the smaller beads onto each spoke, pushing them to the center join. To start the pumpkin craft, thread 8 small beads and push to the center.
  3. String on 8 of the larger beads onto each spoke, pushing them right up next to the previous bead. Horizontal image showing how to add large and small beads to build up the walls of the pumpkin.
  4. Repeat adding beads in alternating sizes until there are 16 beads on each spoke. Repeat adding beads onto the spokes until there are 16 total.
  5. Bring two opposite wires together in the center, twisting to join them tightly. Image showing the pumpkin being formed by joining two opposite spokes to the middle and twisting the wire.
  6. Continue joining opposite wires, wrapping them around the center wire bundle. Use the pliers to make them secure. Crafter showing to repeat joining opposite wires to the center.
  7. Use hot glue and the twine to cover the wire by wrapping it securely in one or two layers. Add a faux leaf with hot glue and display. A completed stem and leaf added to the wood bead pumpkin.


Paint or stain the wood beads before stringing (I recommend sealing them).

Use green twine to create curly vines by wetting the twine, wrapping it around a pencil, and letting it dry. You can speed up the process with a heat gun.

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Add instant elegance to your fall decor with this wood bead pumpkin made with wire for a solid structure.

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