Happy Thanksgiving Pumpkin Wreath

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Day 13…I’m thankful for Hobby Lobby and instructional videos on YouTube.

I promised a new wreath post this weekend and a new wreath post you shall have.

Quite a while ago my mom came to me with the Williams-Sonoma catalog and showed me a beautiful pumpkin wreath and said “you could make this…look how simple it is and look how much they want for it.”  The challenge was on.

source: williams-s0noma.com

Here is our inspiration.  A beautiful Pumpkin Patch wreath that can be yours for the low, low price of $99.95.  That is a bit out of my price range for a wreath and I’m always up for a little crafting challenge so off to Hobby Lobby we went.

For my shoestring budget wreath you need a foam wreath form, moss, a variety of pumpkins with a thick wire attached to it, fall ribbon, hot glue and floral pins.

Generously hot glue the moss to the wreath as well as use floral pins to secure it in place.  Don’t be stingy with that hot glue or the moss.  More is more in this case.  Beware: this is a very messy job and you will need the vacuum later.

The great thing about this type of floral wreath is that you can put the pumpkins and pull them out and rearrange to your heart’s content.

YouTube has lots of instructional videos on how to make a bow for a wreath.  For some reason I settled on this one.  There is something about her accent and mom jeans that I really liked.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFXr1zoBRrU]

This is my wreath with just the pumpkins and looking a lot like the Williams-Sanoma one.  But something was missing.  It just didn’t have enough “omph” for my taste.

I found a small fall garland already formed into a circle amongst my collection-o-wreaths in the garage.  A few floral pins, my Thankgiving bow, a lot of finaggaling to hide the back of the bow and I was done!  I spent less than $30.  Eat your heart out Mr. Sanoma.

Now, doesn’t that just make you want to baste a turkey?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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