Wooden Bead Pumpkin

Image contains a decorative pumpkin made of wooden beads with a twine stem, faux leaf, and plaid bow.

Pumpkin season is almost here! If you’re ready for cooler temperatures, warm drinks, and pumpkin everything, here’s a simple way to bring a touch of fall into your home. This wooden bead pumpkin is festive, but still neutral, and will fit in perfectly with the rest of your decor. Here’s how to create your own.

You’ll Need:

81 wooden beads (mine were assorted sizes)

jewelry or floral wire

wire cutters


hot glue and glue sticks


optional: faux leaf, ribbon

Making Your Wooden Bead Pumpkin

Step 1: Cut four 12″ pieces of wire.

Step 2: Thread a bead onto all four pieces.

This will be the bottom of the pumpkin. Now you’ll have eight 6″ strands of wire to work with.

Image contains a wooden bead in the center of four 12" strands of copper wire.

Step 3: Thread 10 beads onto each strand.

I alternated sizes with no particular pattern, but it’s totally up to you how you’d like to arrange yours.

Step 4: Twist the wire together at the top.

This will create the base of the stem.

Image contains Amy's hand holding four strands of wooden beads with wire in the background.

Once all eight pieces are connected, you can gently shape the sides to form a pumpkin.

Image contains eight strands of wooden beads formed into the shape of a pumpkin.

Step 5: Wrap twine around the wire to create the stem.

If you want the stem to be larger/longer than the wire, you can build it up by adding a blob of hot glue and letting it dry.

Image contains Amy's hand holding a pumpkin made of wooden beads with a twine stem.

Step 6: (optional) Add a faux leaf and/or a ribbon bow.

Image contains an overhead view of a pumpkin made of wooden beads with a twine stem, a faux leaf, and a black and white plaid bow.

That’s all there is to it! Your pumpkin is ready to go on display.

Image contains a pumpkin made of wooden beads sitting on top of books.

I think this makes such a cute fall decoration while still being neutral enough to match whatever decor style you have in your home. You can also paint the wooden beads to be white, orange, or any color you like.

Image contains a pumpkin made of wooden beads sitting on a white box with a vase of eucalyptus in the background.

If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turns out! Be sure to share your photos of this or anything else you’re creating in the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so we can all be inspired.

Check out these other fall and wooden bead inspired projects:





Image is a collage of wooden bead pumpkins for Pinterest.

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