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