Have you seen the beautiful wreath on page 70 of the November issue of Living? It's made of tapioca wooden flowers and can last for years. Marcie found these at Jamali Garden, one of our favorite sources (online and a store in New York) for garden and floral supplies. The base of this wreath is a 16" wreath ring that's a whopping $3.50 here.
You'll need several packages of dried flowers. Be sure to set the wreath form on a flat surface before hot gluing your flowers on (you may want to arrange them first before gluing). We found it best to place the flowers as close together as possible so the wreath form underneath doesn't show.
I love how this wreath deviates from typical evergreen and is applicable in different seasons. You could hang it now and have it up until New Years!