And this is what I ended up with, it's like a "wreath kit" all ready to go for next year! I've got faux berries, pine cones, velvet bows, icicle things, and 2 wire wreath forms. All I have to do is add some fresh greens and I'm good to go!
And as for the rest of the wreath.... I've added it to a little make shift compost pile in the back of our yard, where we typically put our yard waste, like weeds and things. So nothing went into the trash! Yay!