I’ve always loved the way deco mesh wreaths looked, but had never tried my hand at one. My sweet friend Ginger was kind enough to show me how to make this fun Fall wreath. Thanks, Ginger – I think I’ll be making more of these!! 😊
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 5.5-inch wide deco mesh in your choice of colors (I chose lime green, orange, gold, and brown)
- Wire wreath form – this one is a 12-inch form. The 14 or 16-inch forms work great for a larger wreath
- Chenille stems
- Some type of accent like my curly stems in the picture below – flowers or berry stems would work great, too. Just add whatever you like!
- Monogram or seasonal sign for the center of the wreath (this is optional). I found my monogram in the scrapbook section of Michael’s. It was white so I painted it with some brown chalk paint.
- Wire cutters
- You may also need thin wire or hot glue for your accent pieces
You will need to cut 9-inch lengths of the deco mesh. I just measured and cut them with my scissors. There are 8 sections to the frame and I twisted 4 chenille stems around each section. Each chenille stem will hold 3 pieces of the deco mesh so you will need to cut 96 pieces of the mesh. Don’t worry – it won’t take that long!! 😊
I twisted the chenille stems around the wreath frame, alternating them by twisting around the 2 outer rings and then the 2 inner rings. Here’s a close up of one of the sections of the frame.
Be sure to twist them tight so they don’t slide easily on the frame. Here’s the wreath frame with all of the chenille stems twisted on.
Now comes the fun part! Take a piece of the deco mesh and roll it up. I folded my ends to the center and then just folded it over so the ends were on the inside. Roll and stack 2 more pieces on top of your first one. Don’t worry about trying to make it perfect – it will look great once you are completely finished! Then place your stack of 3 pieces on the center of one of the chenille stems and twist the stems tightly several times to secure the mesh to the wreath.
Here’s a picture of one section of the wreath with mesh attached to each chenille stem.
I didn’t follow any pattern for the colors as I was making the wreath. I just randomly stacked 3 colors of mesh together as I went around the wreath. After you have attached all the mesh, cut the chenille stems with wire cutters. Be careful to not cut too close – you don’t want them untwist!! Then just bend the ends of the stems down. Fluff up the deco mesh sections if you need to.
Attach your accent pieces using hot glue or wire – my curly stems had wire in them so I just wrapped that around the wreath frame and added a dab of hot glue to keep them in place. I also used hot glue to attach the monogram to the center of the wreath, gluing it directly to the mesh.
And here it is all finished!
I think it took me about 2 to 2-1/2 hours to make the wreath start to finish – including cutting the deco mesh pieces! It was really fun to make and you can let your imagination run wild with color combos. Make one for every season, in school colors, for a baby shower, or to match your decor…so many possibilities!!
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