A rustic garland of leaves and tiny pumpkins for an autumn wedding


Leaf and pumpkin garland

I would like to see more floral and foliage garlands – a bit like bunting, I think they bring so much cheer and a bit different to the traditional flowers in a vase format.  This garland of colourful leaves, mini pumpkins and garden twine would be a beautiful additional to any kind of autumn wedding.

It’s got that lovely rustic look and is a great way to bring a bit of autumn cheer into your wedding venue.  My thoughts at attaching mini pumpkins to the twine?  Well, I think I’d maybe recruit my Mr to drill a hole through the centre of them (I reckon that’s what they’ve done here).  Those tiny pumpkins are such solid little things, and hopefully if you didn’t make them too far in advance and kept them somewhere dry, they wouldn’t rot with the hole in them.

If there are any florists or gardeners out there who have suggestions on to make a garland like this please do leave your tips in the comments box below – they would be greatly appreciated.

Image: Better Homes and Gardens


The Garden Gate Flower Company on 17. November, 2012

Hi Charlie

I think your idea with drilling a hole is a good one. From making our wreaths we have found that you need to really buy fruit or veg that has a tight skin and is as fresh as you can get. To keep the pumpkins in position on the rope you could knot it either end…else I think they might all slide together!

I think these garlands make a really change to the flower arches. I think it might look with some really pretty ribbon or lace and maybe little bunches of rosemary or lavender – brides could really experiment with whats in season.

I feel inspired! Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Blog for some garland ideas in the future!

Enjoy playing.


CharlieB on 18. November, 2012

Thanks so much The Garden Gate Flower Co for giving your tips on making a seasonal garland like this and how to incorporate fruit or pumpkins – very much looking forward to seeing some more inspiration on your blog xXx

15 Fall Garland Ideas {DIY Decor} on 21. August, 2013

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