Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIY Christmas Deco Mesh Curly Snowman Wreath 2013


I've been making wreaths for years now, but only recently starting playing with deco mesh. I absolutely love the curly deco mesh designed wreath. I never knew how easy it was to make a huge statement. This wreath design just explodes off the door....making it perfect for a Christmas wreath!



Supplies:
3 rolls of deco mesh (21 inch by 10 yards)
You won't use all the deco mesh. You will have enough left over to start another wreath. I like to mix 3 different mesh colors, but you can use 2. I used a green and red candy cane roll and a green roll and red roll.
16 inch deco mesh frame
Be careful not to get a larger wreath frame, unless you have an oversized front door. When this wreath is complete, it will stretch completely from one side to the other of a standard front door.
Wired ribbon (optional)


Cut the deco mesh approximately 10 to 12 inch strips. No need to use a ruler here. Hint: I use my foot to help hold the deco mesh while cutting.


You will need a total of 64 rolls to complete your wreath. Cutting will take up most of the time needed to complete the wreath.



Roll a piece of the deco mesh. When finished rolling, I like to place the rolls under my foot while I'm sitting on the floor to keep them secure and from unrolling.


I use 4 rolls per twist tie. There are 16 ties on a 16 inch wreath frame. When I started out making the deco mesh curly wreaths I used only 3 rolls per tie. I just don't think that it made for a very full wreath. So now I use 4 rolls per tie. Pinch the rolls together and place in one of the ties and twist tightly.


Tuck the ties under the wreath frame.


Add ribbons to the roll to add extra interest. I like to use about 8 ribbons in the wreath, but you can use more. Just cut a ribbon about 22 to 24 inches long. And include in the tie on the top. Make sure you use a strong sturdy ribbon with wire. You want your ribbons to stand out and add dimension, not fall flat.


It may not look like it's going to be full when you start, but keep adding to the ties and by the end you will have the fullest wreath ever!


The finished wreath hanging on the door. If you want to add goodies to it, get yourself to Hobby Lobby. They have tons of floral picks and Christmas picks and half stems to choose from. Simply take the stems and wrap around the frame of the wreath. Secure tightly! Needle nose pliers are great for this. Or you can use floral wire or ribbons to attach signs, art, or stuffed animals.


Fuzzy balls, stuffed snowmen, colored curly twigs, and balls were added!


Here I took one sign and broke it into two pieces and added candy decorations with Christmas balls. I used silver, red and candy cane colored deco mesh and candy cane ribbon.



http://www.daisiesandstars.com/2015/10/diy-curly-deco-mesh-snowman-wreath.html


Get your Christmas on and have a wonderful holiday!!!!!





15 comments:

Michelle said...

So cute! Thanks for the tips!

Jennifer Bryant said...

Thanks Michelle!

Gerry said...

I also make these wreaths and yours are so pretty and so dynamic to look at too. Thamnks for such a good idea!

Cajun Book Lover said...

Thanks for the tips.. I was able to create an adorable wreath for a friends Christmas gift! :)

Anonymous said...

How wide should the strips be

Jennifer Bryant said...

Cut your strips anyway between 8 to 12 inches. Just guesstimate, don't measure. No need to be perfect on this.

Diane Schnitzer said...

Thank you, I make lots of wreaths and the one curly one I tried about a two years ago and I didn't like the way it looked with some of the curls facing down on some instead of up, so needless to say, I threw all that away minus the wire frame. Perhaps I was just too picky, anyway, trying it again and your tutorial inspired me! By looks of your pictures, some curls do point down instead of up and that ok...thank you for new confidence to try this again!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Linda Taylor said...

Love this. Made for Christmas! Awesome!! Will be doing Easter colors real soon! Thank you so much!!!

Dianna said...

How do you prevent your mesh spirals from fraying?

Dianna said...

How do you prevent your deco spirals from fraying?

Jennifer Bryant said...

Hi! I'm wondering if you mean while making the wreath. If so, I think it's really just unavoidable. Hopefully there is very little fraying. Once the wreath is complete, it should be just fine and fray no more.

Connie Henderson said...

How do you keep the mesh from fraying?

Jennifer Bryant said...

Hi! They only fray a bit while you're building your wreath. Once you're done with the wreath, it's fine. I have my Christmas wreath hanging that I made last year and no fraying. Just vacuum up when your done, and you should be good to go!

Anonymous said...

It actually looks like you used 4 different rolls of mesh--there is a white or silver in the photos. Do you put one of each color in every twist tie?

Jennifer Bryant said...

Hi! Yes. I do believe I had a few pieces of left over silver. There wasn't near enough to have one go in each twist tie. Just one here and there.