It’s that time of year y’all! The holidays are coming up and it’s time to decorate your castle. This tutorial is for a Curly Deco Mesh Wreath. Now don’t think that a wreath is just for Christmas time. I have wreaths on my door all year.
Yes, you read that right…all year long. I just color coordinate them to the season or theme I am going for.
Get out your craft tools and lets get started!
You will need:
- Wreath Form (I used an 18″ form)
- 4 rolls of 10″ deco mesh
- Coordinating pipe cleaners (make sure they match at least one of the colors of your deco mesh)
- Wire Ribbon (I used various widths)
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Ruler (my cutting mat came with a wide ruler)
- Wire Cutters (to cut the pipe cleaners)
Start cutting your deco mesh with the rotary cutter into 12″ strips. I cut both colors at the same time to save my wrists and time.
After a while your work area will look similar to this:
Start cutting the pipe cleaners in half. I started just cutting one whole package in half first. That way if you bought 2 packages and didn’t use the second one you can take it back. No judgement here.
You will then take the pipe cleaners and twist them on the outer most ring and the inner most ring. I put 3 pipe cleaners in each section. The picture shows 2 in each section, but I ended up adding a third pipe cleaner because the wreath was a little skimpy.
Separate the deco mesh and roll them up separately
pinch the rolls in the middle and twist with the pipe cleaner tightly starting with the inner most ring.
Keep going around the inner ring until complete.
Repeat steps for the outer ring.
It’s now time to add the ribbon.
Measure and cut 14″ of ribbon.
Pinch ribbon in the middle and find where you want to place ribbon on the wreath and twist with remaining length of pipe cleaner (just like you did for the mesh) and tuck in the ends. You can twist the ends of the pipe cleaner around the back of the frame so no ends are sticking out. The back of the wreath should look similar to this. Repeat these steps for any other ribbon you want to add to the wreath.
Once all ribbon and any other embellishments are added, your wreath is complete. I hang mine on a wreath hanger which is hung on the door.