Wednesday, October 13, 2010
My Pumpkin Wreath
OK, enough for the disclaimer... back to my project. First of all this is not an inexpensive project, four bags of mini pumpkins were twenty dollars, add in a wreath, five yards of ribbon, a bag of spanish moss and I think I was up to about $35. If I were to do it again I would certainly consider faux pumpkins but considering this project takes approximately 40 pumpkins I'm not sure that would be an inexpensive way to go either. I guess the positive would be at least you could use it more than one year.
I decided not to hang this from my door. I can't tell you just how heavy this thing is but I would say that at least fifteen pounds would not be an exaggeration. I decided to use a wreath holder that I have that has a weighted bottom to hold up to fifty pounds. If I had decided to use the door to hang the wreath I'm afraid it would have possibly damaged the door or worse yet hurt someones foot that walked through the door as the wreath came down.
This is very striking from the street, my front door stands back from the side of the garage so unless you are nearly right in front of our house its hard to see what is on the door, this wreath with it's size and color really does look nice. I'll change out the ribbon to a autumn color after Halloween and the second bonus is our high school colors are orange and black so this time of year anything orange and black serves two purposes. This should last me until its time to put up a Christmas wreath.