You will definitely want pliers for this project. I ended up using Steve's Leatherman for the job.
As promised, I finished working on my Halloween DIY Pumpkin Wreath over the weekend and boy am I glad it's done! Don't get me wrong, it looks fantastic, better than I had expected. But it was a lot harder than I had anticipated. It's a great DIY project to work on, but I have a few disclaimers before you get started.
First off, let me be honest. This project was not cheap. In total, it cost me $54. Let me break it down a bit for you. The little pumpkins alone cost $0.99 each and I needed 24 to create the wreath, so there's $24 spent right there. Then the cost of the plastic foam wreath, florist pins, florist wire, and sheet moss totaled to $30. Thankfully I had a metal skewer (from the grill) so I used that instead of buying a nail/ice pick to puncture the mini pumpkins.
I know that $54 isn't a ghastly amount to spend on seasonal decorations, especially if you can use them every year. But because this wreath uses fresh pumpkins, it will only last til the end of Halloween this year, which makes it seem a bit pricey for a one-time use kind of thing. Overall though, this is a great DIY project since the final product is a one-of-a-kind wreath (haven't seen anything like this anywhere yet).
Steps to follow: