Deco Mesh Wreaths
Deco mesh wreaths are pretty easy to put together, believe it or not. Unfortunately, in the north east they do not sell all of the items that help make your life easier putting this together. The base of the wreath is called the work wreath, which is not sold "up north." I got mine either from the south or online. If you cannot find a work wreath, you can use a metal wreath base and pipe cleaners to attach the mesh. You basically just gather up about 16" of the mesh and then attach with each pipe cleaner, which should be spaced about 4" apart. Then decorate as you like. You should probably attach decorations, other than the ribbon, with gardening wire. The ribbon can just be attached with the pipe cleaners.
I have ordered my supplies from http://www.mardigrasoutlet.com/ in the past. I have also purchased the mesh at the Carolina Pottery in North Carolina. AC Moore and Micheal's sell the deco mesh, but do not sell the work wreaths. There is much more variety online. You can also use the deco mesh tubing as shown in the Halloween wreath (above) to brighten things up.