While I was in the floral dept. at Dollar Tree a few months ago I came across this 3D wreath form. I found it very interesting, and admit I still don't understand the concept of using this form as a wreath, in the traditional sense anyway. How would this be hung on a door?
The shape said "pumpkin" to me and so, that was the plan. Of course like all of my plans they start in my head and work themselves out as I go.
First order of business: focus on and complete the other projects I'd started. I put the pumpkin out of my sight for awhile so I wouldn't start it in haste & regret the outcome. Doing so allowed me to give some thought to my plan of attack.
I knew I wanted this to resemble a pumpkin but be a year round decorative piece; taking time to ponder this process helped a lot. I already had everything I needed to put this together, I just hoped it would come out as nicely in reality as in my head.
The only item I purchased specifically for this project was the wreath form. However, the Nautical Rope also came from DT during previous trips (we stock up, is that nuts?)- I used a total of 4.