I'm not normally a very crafty person, but for some reason, I have a thing about making my own wreaths. Store-bought wreaths kind of offend me because they're usually overpriced, not to mention sort of hokey-looking and I always think I can do better. So, when I wanted to make an autumn/Halloween wreath, I did what any not-really crafty person would do: I enlisted the help of my Internet/Style/Food Lush friend, Jess.
Jess had posted some pictures of her own rocking Halloween decorations, so I asked her in a I'm-kidding-but-not-really-but-if-you-think-I'm kidding-cool-and-if-you-don't-think-I'm-kidding-even-better kind of way to maybe post about DIY wreaths. And, since Jess is awesome, she delivered and found a ton of awesome DIY wreaths, which you can find here. I was drawn to this one because it didn't look too difficult and if I'm nothing if not easy.
I ventured into Michael's, which I firmly believe is actual hell on earth, worse even than Wal-Mart, which is certainly up there (or rather, down there) when it comes to hell on earth, but at least Wal-Marts are bigger, thus, more places to flee. Anyway, into Michael's I went, along with about a million other people, and I found a bunch of autumn-y looking things (pine cones and cheap plastic pumpkins all for 60% off) and managed to get out of there for about 20 bucks.
And so today, while roasting in front of a warm fire, I crafted (hah.) I keep forgetting I dropped a grand (hold me) on a fancy new camera, so I didn't remember to take pictures until I'd already started, but meh. Whatever. Here you go:
I started with a plain wooden wreath made out of grape vines (I don't actually know this for a fact, but Chris seems to think that's what it's made out of and he's pretty damn crafty, but shh, I didn't tell you that) and hot glued pine cones and pumpkins to it.