I decided to dust of my long forgotten craftiness and make my own. Off to the craft store I went (without a coupon!) to get my supplies. Overall it turned out to be an easy, satisfying project that actually looked like I thought it would.
Craft store supplies:
16-inch wreath, I went with straw because it was cheap
Spanish moss - two bags
Green pins - two 50-count packages (I used about 1 and a quarter)
Burlap (ended up ditching this)
Wood picks (ended up ditching these too)
I picked up the mini pumpkins at the local pumpkin stand.
I unwrapped my straw wreath and then proceeded to pin down moss. If I made another one I would either not take the plastic off (straw pieces everywhere) or I would use a foam frame.
Keep going until you cover the entire wreath frame. When I was done I sprayed it with hair spray, the theory being that this would help hold everything together more. I would not hold this theory up to scientific scrutiny.
I used three pumpkins, I might cut it back to two. I first tried attaching the pumpkins using the wood picks I bought at the craft store but they were not quite long enough. After a day of opening and shutting the front door and three pumpkins on the front porch, I replace the picks with wooden skewers we used for grilling kabobs.
The finished project ended up looking like this -
I played around with making a burlap hanging ribbon (without a bow to be more modern looking) but I ditched it. I liked the cleaner look without it.
I like that I can keep the basic wreath from year to year and change out with fresh decorations. Next year I might use gourds or white pumpkins.
Now that I look at the photo, I need to go back and pin down some stray moss. Overall I am super pleased with my attempt at being crafty!!