Here are the basic steps to making a Deco Mesh Wreath.
• 1 Roll of Deco Mesh (now available Metallic Oasis Deco Mesh)
• Wire Wreath Form
• Chenille Pipe Cleaners
• Artificial Flowers
• Wired Ribbon
This is what a wire wreath form looks like and it is what you will need for this project.
|Wire Wreath Form|
1. Using the scissors, cut the chenille stems in half.
2. Open the roll of mesh and starting at the beginning, gather a section to make a large pouf.
3. Starting from the outer ring, use the pipe cleaner to secure it (using a twist action) to the wire wreath form. Do not actually tie the pipe cleaner into a knot because it will be harder to untie if you need to redo or remove the mesh.
4. Now, tie another pouf onto the inner part of the wire wreath form.
You will repeat a pattern of tying the mesh poufs to the outside ring, then inner ring until it's completely covered or when you have used all the mesh (whichever comes first).
Do not worry about how the poufs look or if you have any bare spots as you go along. When you are finished, you will go back to move and fluff the mesh. Remember, you can always remove the pipe cleaners and redo any area (or the entire wreath) if the desired look has not been achieved.
5. When you are done, decorate it with flowers by sliding it through the mesh and tying it with chenille stems. Then, finish it off with ribbon that you will also secure with chenille stems. The ribbon used for this wreath is wired, making it easy to form waves and curls.
Need a visual demonstration? Watch Nancy, from our Bonney Lake store, make a basic Deco Mesh Wreath in this video.
If you would like to print this project, we have a PDF copy of it HERE.
For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop, Monroe, WA
19505 Hwy 2, Monroe, WA 98272