A Sunflower wreath is a perfect fall and summer DIY Wreath Project. This is a simple DIY wreath that can be a great welcoming doorhanger or the perfect fall gift. This is one of our more simple projects. We have tons of other tutorials available on our blog. Check us out and feel free to share!


 

Fall Thanksgiving Deco Mesh Front Door Wreath - Orange Brown Burlap Wreath for Fall

Looking for a fall front door wreath with just the right combination of Thanksgiving colors, that stands out from the street, or that makes the perfect gift for a "her" in your life? We've got the answer with this Best Seller wreath. Its classic, will last from August until November (and years to come!), and customers come back time and time again so excited to have opened and seen this in person. We've got you covered so purchase today! YOUR FALL DOOR WREATH: ✧ Made to Order piece - see Processing below ✧ Approximately 24 inches round ✧ Made with premium brown and orange deco mesh ✧ With a "monogram" or "welcome": https://www.etsy.com/listing/197039022 ✧ Matching garland (use order notes box to make match) https://www.etsy.com/listing/200824008/ ✧ Matching table centerpiece (use order notes box to make match): https://www.etsy.com/listing/203967224/ ✦ MAKE IT LAST ✦ These are indoor and outdoor pieces, but they do appreciate a little shelter from the elements to stay in pristine condition. To store them in the off-season, place them in a temperature controlled space to keep the heat from misshaping them (and making you sad when you open next season!). The shipping boxes are great for storing!! ✦ PROCESSING AND SHIPPING ✦ See the FAQs at the bottom of the page for all of your answers regarding processing and shipping times. Anything not answered there? Send me a conversation - I'd love to help! ✦ IMPORTANT TO NOTE ✦ Please note that due to everyone's monitor displaying differently, the colors you see may vary slightly from monitor to monitor and to the actual product. Thank you so much for visiting my shop and for considering pieces that allow my passion to make your home even more beautiful. Purchase with confidence in a seller with excellent reviews and over 10,000 sales between all selling venues. Please message me with any questions before purchasing. The backbone of my business is custom creations so if you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please contact me.


 

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Coathanger Deco Mesh Carrots

When I was looking at deco mesh carrots on Pinterest recently, I saw a lot of questions under the pictures "pinned" about what kind of frame is used to make them. I'm not sure what most folks use to make these carrots but I thought I would try a technique that I have used in the past to make deco mesh shapes into door hangings. Here is a deco mesh pumpkin... ...and a deco mesh heart with arrow that both use long poufs of deco mesh on wire frames. The pumpkin uses a traditional wire wreath form that can be purchased at craft stores that is already sturdy. The heart uses aluminum craft wire to create the heart shape. The wire is easy to bend and cut but it needs something rigid to provide some stability. With the heart a wooden dowel was used and then disguised as an arrow. For a frame for the carrots I tried using coat hangers for stability to use with aluminum wire. The aluminum wire is found in the floral section of craft stores. It is about $4 for 5 yards. You can also find it at Dollar Tree in 2 yard sections. A gold-ish color is best if you can find it for this project. You can always paint the wire orange if you can't find this color. Bend the aluminum wire into the bottom part of a carrot shape. Twist the top parts of the wire "V" shape along the horizontal bar of a plastic coat hanger to attach the wire . (Actually, you can cut the wire with regular scissors...probably not so great for the scissors but...) How big you want to make your carrot is up to you. The picture above shows a child's coat hanger being used. That carrot is 27" long. I also made a carrot shape using an adult size plastic coat hanger...it turned out 36" long. To help hide your frame once the deco mesh is on paint at least one side of the coat hanger orange except for the hook part. Paint the hook part green. To attach the mesh to the coat hanger/wire frame you will need pipe cleaners...chenille stems is the new term for them. You can use half a pipe cleaner for each attachment if you want to...saves amount needed. Orange pipe cleaners are best but you can paint some orange if you need to in order to make them orange-ish. The photo above also shows a wire carrot frame that I made out of two wire coat hangers in case someone didn't want to buy or couldn't find the aluminum wire. On one wire coat hanger I pretty much left it intact and twisted the hook part into a closed loop. The other coat hanger was untwisted and reshaped into the "v" shape and added to the first one. Honestly, this was harder than I thought it was going to be. I had to use needle-nose pliers to do the twisting/untwisting because the wire was so sturdy. Then it had some kind of "tourque" to it that was hard to make it lay flat. After some more playing with it and making the horizontal wire arch forward, it did lay down. This wire coat hanger frame does not need any additions to make it sturdy...it is fiesty! I painted the white wire with orange acrylics to help hide it once the mesh got on. The mesh is very see-through. Here is a photo of the three wire coat hanger frames with the pipe cleaners added and then what they look like after the mesh is attached with the pipe cleaners to give you an idea of where this is going: Attach the pipe cleaners to the frame by twisting them as tightly as possible on then leaving the "arms" open on the front of the frame. You are going to working mostly side to side with the mesh. Place the pipe cleaners in horizontal pairs across from each other (or at a slight angle). The pairs will be about 2"-3" apart from each other going down the frame. To keep the pipe cleaners where you want them and not sliding on the frame, it is good to glue them down. You can use regular glue if you have time to let it dry. Hot glue works well too. Backside of frame My favorite way to glue the pipe cleaners down is to turn the frame face down and glue from the back. Be sure the pipe cleaners"arms" are open to the front before gluing. Run the glue not only on the backside of the pipe cleaner twist but on the wire on either side of it. When the glue is dry you can start attaching the mesh. This 21" wide orange mesh is from Hobby Lobby. It is regularly $10 for a 30' roll. It is on sale frequently. You will need less than one roll per carrot. For the top of the carrot you can attach the mesh poufs along the line of the coat hanger or horizontally. following line of coat hanger going horizontally Either way, leave a very generous "tail" of deco mesh before your first pouf. When you tuck the tail behind the carrot shape at the end of attaching process it will help visually fill in the top of the carrot. To make the mesh poufs gather the mesh along the width in your fingers keeping it pinched as you go. Place your gathered/pinched mesh on top of a pipe cleaner attachment then use the "arms" to hold your gathered mesh in place. Twist two times. Move down the mesh roll further than the next attachment point is in inches and make another gather. Test to see if you like the way the mesh poufs when you place it on the next set of pipe cleaners "arms". If you do, twist it down. After you have the top of the carrot done, start moving from side to side on the wire part of the frame using the same technique but in bigger/longer poufs. Try to keep enough (but not too much) mesh pouf over the side of the frame so that it visually covers it in most places. Also leave a "tail" of mesh at the end of the carrot. Pull the beginning and ending "tails" to the backside of the frame. Tuck each tail into the back of a nearby pouf. Usually it will stay by itself but if you need to make it more secure, use a pipe cleaner to attach it to the frame. You can use the ends of the pipe cleaners to help the edges of the poufs cover the wire frame. Poke the pipe cleaner through the weave of the mesh and kind of "sew" it onto the frame. Twist any remaining pipe cleaner to the back of the frame. If you painted your pipe cleaners and the color is not great and it shows, you can dab a little more paint on it at this point. For the plastic hangers I added another piece of floral wire to the hook portion so that the wind would not blow the carrot off of the door hanger. Paint that wire green. To make the carrot "leaves" I got this stem of plastic grasses at Hobby Lobby on sale for $5. If you wanted to be extravagant you could use the whole thing on one carrot but I am cheap so I cut it up to use on three. Wire each carrot's portion (if you cut it up) back into a bundle. Then place it in front of the hanger and wire it to the vertical portion of the coat hanger hook. Here are the three deco mesh carrots made using the large horizontal poufs... Made on adult-size plastic coat hanger Made on child-size plastic coat hanger Made on two wire coat hangers to make frame The carrot made from the wire hangers used the horizontal deco mesh on the top too so here is a close-up of that: The shape that this carrot turned out reminds me of a well-endowed lady. I came across this photo of carrot-topped actress Christina Hendricks: Her dress even has that horizontal ruching that our carrot does! Mae West once said that the only carrots that interested her were the ones in her diamonds. If you like the look of a deco mesh carrot that has smaller poufs, here is a way to achieve that with a coat hanger too.... Start with a package of floral netting. This one is from Joann's. It is only $3 for a 12" by 48" piece (or less with coupon). Poke the hook portion of a plastic coat hanger through the floral netting about 8" from the end and in the middle. Fold down the end and bend the cut ends of the wires around the horizontal bar of the hanger also catching the other side of the floral netting with the cut wire ends. You are making like an wire envelope around the hanger. Shape the upper points of the netting to conform to the shape of the hanger. It is easy to bend. Decide how long you want your carrot to be. Instead of cutting the floral netting, I just bent it up at the length I wanted the carrot to be. Not only was that easier than cutting the wire, it also added strength. Bend the end of the netting into a point. Paint most of the coat hanger and the floral netting with a coat of orange acrylic paint...doesn't have to be perfect. Twist on some cut-in-half orange pipe cleaners to the hanger part of the frame to get you started... ...in a pattern similar to this: No gluing necessary since the netting keeps the pipe cleaners from going very far. I have made a deco mesh carrot with lots of small poufs but the frame was different. I think this mesh netting frame on a coat hanger is easier to make and gives very similar results. Deco Mesh Carrot made on a frame made with wire and wooden dowels I wasn't sure where to put the pipe cleaners on the netting ahead of time (makes attaching the mesh much easier) but here is a diagram of where they ended up being. This shows the carrot from the backside in case you want to know where to place pipe cleaners: The "x" shows pipe cleaner attachment placement. The "o" shows the beginning and ending tail tie down on the back using pipe cleaners. Feel free to add more pipe cleaners where ever you think they need to be as you attach the mesh. You make the mesh poufs the same way as the carrots also in this post but they are smaller and more numerous. You work your way down going from side to side making and attaching poufs on the pipe cleaners. An advantage of this frame is that you have built in places to attach carrot "hairs" made from deco mesh tubing if you want to. The tubing is in the same section as the other deco mesh at Hobby Lobby but it only comes in a limited number of colors...orange is not one of them. You can pull out that paintbrush and acrylic paint again and paint you some white tubing orange. It is only $6 for 25 yards (less with coupon or on sale). Make the tubing "hairs" by making a very lop-sided bow with 3 - 5 loops on it. Wrap the side with the short loops with floral wire leaving long "legs" on the wire so it can be used to attach the "hairs" onto the wire netting. It is easier to paint the "hairs" after you loop them than while it is still long. I tried mixing red and yellow to get an orange close to the color of the main mesh. When they are dry you can decide where you want them on your carrot and then push the base through the netting. Use the floral wire "legs" used to secure the loops to also attach the "hairs" to the frame. You can also use the mesh tubing to make curly green toppers for your carrots. Using floral wire (available in craft stores floral section) cut a piece about 24" long. Bend the ends into a small flat loops (so it won't poke out the sides of the tubing as you are threading it). Thread the wire through a length of tubing. When the wire is all the way into the tubing, push it in a few more inches. Tie the end of the tubing, trapping the wire. Then, making sure you have enough tubing to enclose the wire, cut the other end leaving several inches and tie it off also in a knot. Clip excess tubing past the knots. Paint the wire and tubing green. I thought it was easier to paint the wired tubing flat before curling. When dry, twist your wired tubing into spirals. Gather them into a bunch and wire the bases together. Attach the bunch to the front side of the coat hanger hook. Well, for such a big carrot I think I need more curly top spirals or add something else to them. Some Dollar Tree plastic greenery from the attic gets a "greening up" with acrylic paint... ...and then they get added to the big carrot. The possibilities of how to top off your carrot are endless but here are a couple more ideas... Cut a 12" section of 21" green deco mesh. Roll it into a tube shape and pinch it in the middle. Use a pipe cleaner or floral wire to hold the rolled mesh in place. Use the wire to attach several of the rolls to the coat hanger top. This next idea is from a cute tutorial by Mardi Gras Outlet. They sell all kinds of deco mesh products online at good prices. (They don't pay me or give me product to say that.) Cut three or four 10" sections of 10" green deco mesh ribbon. If you want a variety of greens in this carrot topper you can buy different colors of green mesh or (surprize!) you can paint some with acrylic paint. These short pieces of mesh will naturally roll up. With the sides rolling up towards you, pinch the center of a square of the mesh. About 2" from the point of the pinch wrap the pinched mesh with floral wire. Gather 3 or 4 pinched and wired squares together to form a carrot top. For a bigger carrot you can make more bunches of pinched/wired mesh. For a price breakdown for each carrot I'm going to assume that you have a coat hanger and some acrylic paint. aluminium wire $1 pipe cleaners $1 orange mesh $10 green floral wire $2 green topper $3-ish (depends what you pick) The floral netting (if used instead of aluminum wire) is $3. This and any of the above prices could be 40% - 50% less with sales or coupons. That's a fairly large door door decoration for not much money at all! Plus you will have fun making it!


 

How To Make Deco Mesh Wreaths: Step by Step Intructions

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No-fray mesh ribbon tips (tutorial)

How to eliminate fraying from your finished mesh ribbon projects. This illustrated tutorial shows you how to seal the ends of poly mesh (e.g., Deco Mesh, Geo Mesh) before making a wreath, garland, or other project. And a technique I discovered for gathering 'poofs' as you work that should end fraying worries. Have fun and


 

How To Make A Poof Ruffle Farmer's Market Strawberry wreath - Hard Working Mom

Learn how to make this wreath with Hard Working Mom. Strawberry wreath using the ruffle and poof method, learn how to make this today with shopping list.


 

Making a Bow with Deco Mesh

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How To Make A Spiral Deco Mesh Wreath - DIY Spiral Deco Mesh Wreath

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Make A Deco Mesh Garland

Deco mesh garlands are easy to make and can be adapted to any occasion or colors that you want. They are also inexpensive and give a lot of bang for the buck. You can make your own base for the garland out of aluminum wire (found at Michael's or Dollar Tree) and pipe cleaners (here's a tutorial for that). This year Hobby Lobby has pre-made bases for deco mesh garlands that are very inexpensive (especially when they are on sale or purchased with a coupon) in Christmas colors so I wanted to try using what florists call "work garlands". Here are the supplies that were purchased to make a garland to go around my front door and co-ordinate with a traditional style deco mesh wreath (tutorial here). oops! Actually I didn't add the deco tubing before I took the pictures at the end. The purchased work garland has tinsel "arms" to hold the deco mesh in place. The work garland has to be unfolded and straightened out. The tinsel arms also have to be spread open. These work garlands are 9.5 feet long. Two of them joined together with floral wire were long enough to go around most of the frame of my front door. Another option would have been to first put the deco mesh on each garland and then join them together... which might have been easier in retrospect. The work garland's wire can be easily cut if you want to make a shorter garland. Since I want "tails" on each end of the garland, I left some extra deco mesh unbunched before the first section of mesh was added to the wire work garland. Gather the mesh width-wise. I think that gathering/bunching the mesh in a sort of accordion pleat fashion gives good poufs. Use the tinsel arms to secure the pleated mesh to the wire by twisting the tinsel tightly on top of the gathered pouf. One thing that I was disappointed about the purchased work garland is that the space between the tinsel arms was not consistent. Some spaces were 6", 7" or 8" apart. So I kind of had to "eyeball" how much deco mesh to move down the roll to make a nice pouf for the next attachment point. Use enough mesh to make a pouf similar to this as you move along the wire attaching mesh: This is such a long garland that it took more than one roll to complete it. For planning purposes, I would say that for each nine feet of garland, you need one roll of 30' mesh. Not all rolls are that long so note the length when you are buying the mesh. To stop one roll and add another one, you need to hide the ends of the mesh...they are raggy-looking. Leave enough "tail" on each end of the mesh that you can stuff the ends to the backside of the garland and up into the back of a finished pouf. It just makes the pouf look fuller. Here is the garland with the red mesh attached: You don't have to add another layer of mesh but if you want to, simply attach the second layer on top of the first one with the tinsel arms...they are long enough to hold on another layer. You can make the second color's poufs go on top of the first pouf, or, if you want both colors to show well, put the second color kind of to the side of the first color as you make and attach the second layer. Deco mesh garlands are very lightweight. It only took two nails in the corners of the door frame to hold it up easily. One of the tails of the garland is much more curled up than the other (due to being first on the roll). It relaxes over time. You don't have to do this but I like to cut the tails of the garlands into thirds to make them look more like ribbons. You can add other decorations onto the garland also. Lightweight items like ribbon can be held onto the garland with the tinsel arms being twisted around them. Other items, like ornaments, can be wired onto the garland. I plan to add more decorations to the garland but this is how a basic garland with ribbon added looks: The garlands look really pretty on staircases too. Make a garland with colors that will go with your home and decorations...it is fun and easy!


 

How To Make A Deco Mesh Wreath

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36 Golden Brown and Chocolate Deco Mesh Mantel Arrangement/Brown and Chocolate Swag/Chocolate Gold and Brown Table Runner

You will love decorating your home with this 36" Golden Brown and Chocolate Mantel Arrangement. It is made on a wired form with high quality cream, chocolate and brown deco mesh. This arrangement shows with Brown checkered ribbons, Gold and chocolate Lacey ribbons and glittered gold ribbons. There is gold glitter swirls and chocolate beaded picks with burlap rope bows. This arrangement measures 36" and can be shipped out within 2 to 4 days of purchase. Not your colors- Just send me a message and I can custom make this items in the colors of your choice. Please note that there is a matching wreath for this arrangement. Thank you for shopping with CK Dazzling Design


 

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How To Make A Deco Mesh Wreath

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LARGE Made to Order Wreath, Ruffle mesh wreath, Everyday wreath, Pick colors, Personalized Wreath, Front door Decor, Deco Mesh, Wreath

THESE ARE ONE OF A KIND, HANDMADE, UNIQUE, MADE TO ORDER DECO MESH WREATHS! Everyday Ruffle Deco Mesh Wreath LARGE ~ 20” MADE TO ORDER AND YOU PICK YOUR OWN 2, 3 or 4 COLORS TO MATCH YOUR DECOR!! Pictures are a sample of what can be made. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO MESSAGE ME WITH COLORS YOU WOULD LIKE FOR YOUR WREATH!! I will send you a picture to make sure you get the colors you want! Available colors are: -White irredescent -Gold Metallic -Rose Gold Metallic -Cream -Cream with Gold -Lilac Metallic -Purple -Purple Metallic -Peach Metallic -Pink Metallic -Fuscia Pink -Mint Green Metallic -Yellow -Red -Red Metallic -Black Metallic -Black with Jute -Dark Teal Metallic -Light Blue Metallic -Robin Egg Blue Metallic -Navy -Royal Blue Metallic -Silver Metallic -Burgundy Metallic -Brown -Brown Metallic -Jute (Tan) -Jute with Red and Blue -Red with Jute -Orange Metallic -Light Green Apple Metallic -Moss Green Metallic -Emerald Green Metallic Wreath is made on a 14” green wire wreath frame and the finished wreath measures 20” in diameter and 6-7” deep. Wreath is sprayed with E6000 adhesive and cut with a wood burning tool to help keep from fraying. This beautiful wreath will look wonderful on any door or wall!! Each wreath is made to order and may vary slightly. Please allow 1 weeks for the wreath to be made and shipped. Usually only takes a few days but varies depending on volume and time of year. Please contact me with any special requests, such as your favorite sports team colors or school colors! Made by hand in a smoke free home!


 

How to Make Deco Mesh Carrots

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Fall Thanksgiving Deco Mesh Front Door Wreath - Orange Brown Burlap Wreath for Fall

Looking for a fall front door wreath with just the right combination of Thanksgiving colors, that stands out from the street, or that makes the perfect gift for a "her" in your life? We've got the answer with this Best Seller wreath. Its classic, will last from August until November (and years to come!), and customers come back time and time again so excited to have opened and seen this in person. We've got you covered so purchase today! YOUR FALL DOOR WREATH: ✧ Made to Order piece - see Processing below ✧ Approximately 24 inches round ✧ Made with premium brown and orange deco mesh ✧ With a "monogram" or "welcome": https://www.etsy.com/listing/197039022 ✧ Matching garland (use order notes box to make match) https://www.etsy.com/listing/200824008/ ✧ Matching table centerpiece (use order notes box to make match): https://www.etsy.com/listing/203967224/ ✦ MAKE IT LAST ✦ These are indoor and outdoor pieces, but they do appreciate a little shelter from the elements to stay in pristine condition. To store them in the off-season, place them in a temperature controlled space to keep the heat from misshaping them (and making you sad when you open next season!). The shipping boxes are great for storing!! ✦ PROCESSING AND SHIPPING ✦ See the FAQs at the bottom of the page for all of your answers regarding processing and shipping times. Anything not answered there? Send me a conversation - I'd love to help! ✦ IMPORTANT TO NOTE ✦ Please note that due to everyone's monitor displaying differently, the colors you see may vary slightly from monitor to monitor and to the actual product. Thank you so much for visiting my shop and for considering pieces that allow my passion to make your home even more beautiful. Purchase with confidence in a seller with excellent reviews and over 10,000 sales between all selling venues. Please message me with any questions before purchasing. The backbone of my business is custom creations so if you don't find exactly what you're looking for, please contact me.


 

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Easy Easter Wreath - using dollar store items | 100 Things 2 Do

If you could whip out an easy, cheerful, bright and full Easter wreath for less than $20 and in about an hour wouldn’t you try? Then you’re definitely going to be all over this easy Easter wreath I made last week. This post is being shared as part of the festivities leading up to National DIY Day on April 2nd, 2017. Join the #craftsquad and check out the other projects being shared by bloggers all over the world. (click logo […]


 

How To Make A Deco Mesh Ruffle Wreath

Recently, I saw a deco mesh wreath that had the mesh attached in such a fun and fluffy way that I inspected it to see how it was done. Although I couldn't find a tutorial on the internet of how to make this wreath, I decided to give it a try. I don't know what it's official name for this type wreath is but for now I am calling it a "Ruffle Wreath" because the high mesh loops remind me of fluffy ruffles. The original wreath used a standard wire wreath form. For the pink wreath an 18" form was used and for the blue wreath a 16" form was used. It may not be necessary but I like to paint the wreath forms for deco mesh wreaths in the main color of the mesh so it won't be as obvious through the open weave of the mesh. It doesn't have to be a perfect paint job...just enough to break up the visual lines of the dark green wires. In the past, I have used pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems) to attach the deco mesh to wreath forms but the wreath I was attempting to copy had zip (or cable) ties attaching the mesh to the form. I wasn't sure if that was a necessary element in making the wreath or not but I was afraid not to use them. They are available in the electrical department of home improvement or hardware stores. The wreath I wanted to copy used clear cable ties but I thought those were too expensive so I went the cheap-o route and got this pack of 200 assorted sizes for less than $5. Sometimes Dollar Tree has zip ties in their hardware aisle. I've never used cable ties before so I looked on the internet to find out how. Here it is in a nutshell: The color of the cable ties leaves a lot to be desired so they got the same paint treatment as the wreath forms. Really, only a small portion of the cable tie needs to be painted if the color bothers you too...on the smooth side and near the head of the cable tie...that is all that might show. I did three at a time...it goes quickly...doesn't need perfection. To start attaching the mesh to the wreath form gather/pinch the mesh width-wise about 8" from the beginning of the roll. This leaves a "tail" that you will eventually pull to the back of the wreath form and attach. This first round of mesh on the wreath is the 21" wide size. Keeping the mesh pinched, place it on one of the wires. Attach the pinched mesh to the wire with the cable tie. The head of the cable tie should be on the backside of the wire wreath form. Bring the tail of the cable tie around the wire, on top of the pinched mesh, then again to the back. Be sure the smooth side of the tie is on the outside of the loop and the ribbed side of the tie is on the inside. Push the tail through the head of the cable tie and pull it until it holds the gather snugly on the wire. To keep the size of the poufs uniform, I found it reassuring to measure the mesh for this type wreath. For this larger wreath, the gathering/pinching spots along the mesh were 10" apart. I'm not sure the original wreath kept each color on a certain wire on the wreath form, but for this one I did... well, I meant to...I made a couple of boo-boos. This first color of mesh was (mostly) on the third wire from the center. Place your second gather of mesh about two to three inches from the first attachment point and secure it with a cable tie. Again the head and tail of the tie will be on the backside of the wreath for aesthetics. You might want to not tighten the cable ties as much as they will go until you see all your poufs to determine if they need to slide a little bit one way or another along the wire. Here is the backside of the wreath after the first color of mesh: Pull the beginning and ending tails to the back and secure them also. Here is the front of the wreath with one color: The second color of mesh on this wreath is a pink and white check. It was gathered and attached on the second wire from the center of the wreath form. It is also a 20" wide deco mesh. The different colors were started and stopped at different spots along the wreath form so the "tails" would not make one spot too bulky on the back. Here is the front after the second color mesh: Really, it is very full with these two colors and you could very well stop here but I had some pink "window pane" mesh that I also wanted to add too. The 6" mesh was a better color match so I went with that. The length of mesh is shorter on the smaller width mesh roll so I only put half as many poufs of it so I would have enough to go all around the wreath. It was attached to the outside wire on the wreath form with the cable ties. In the end less then half of the solid pink roll was left, more than half of the pink and white check was left and even some of the 6" roll was left. After the three meshes were attached the poufs were fluffed and pulled in towards each other to integrate the colors. When I was pretty happy with the way it looked, all the cable ties were pulled as tightly as they would go to secure the poufs/ruffles in place along the wires. The tails of the cable ties can be trimmed down on the back. This wreath turned out to be about 22" wide... ...and a fluffy, ruffly 10" deep. You could certainly add more embellishments to personalize it for a certain person or color scheme. If you would like a smaller version of the ruffle wreath, the basic techniques are the same, just use a smaller wreath form. All of these deco mesh rolls came from Hobby Lobby. They are the 21" wide version. The regular meshes are 30 feet long and are $9.99 (but can be bought with a coupon or when on sale). The window pane meshes are $13.99 per roll. Actually, I thought I had a roll of solid blue regular mesh to use for this baby boy's wreath so it turned out a little lighter than I had intended. The blue and white check mesh was attached with cable ties to the third wire from the center. The length between gathers along this mesh was about 8". The spacing between attachment points was 2-3" along the wire. Here is the first color halfway through: I learned that it took about 60 cable ties to do a wreath going around three times (I used three colors but you don't have to). Here is the back of the wreath after the first color: The tails of this first color got tied down with twisty ties 'cause I didn't want to run out of cable ties for the poufs. White mesh got added to the innermost wire of this wreath. The white poufs were still 8" long and 2-3" apart along the wire. Here is the wreath after the white mesh application: The different color mesh poufs in the above picture have been more or less integrated with each other by pulling the poufs towards each other and almost alternating the colors around the wreath. You could pull the poufs back from the center more if you like a more open center. Then the blue window pane mesh was added along the outermost wire of the wreath form with cable ties. The window pane poufs were also integrated in with the other meshes by pulling them in between the other colors. When you are happy with the look of the wreath, pull all the cable ties tightly and trim off their tails on the back. This wreath is about 20" across and about 10" deep. Although I didn't measure what was left on the mesh rolls when the wreaths were finished, I would say for this size wreath, allow about a half a roll (15 feet) per each time around the wreath form. Other embellishments were added to this wreath to go to a baby shower. The mom may also use it on her hospital door when the baby actually arrives. The cable ties on the two wreaths above held really well and did not slide along the wire after they were pulled tight. I was curious, however, to see if the same ruffle effect could be achieved by using pipe cleaners to hold the poufs in place instead of cable ties. Last year I never got around to making a Halloween wreath so I decided to do the experiment with totally different colors than the baby wreaths and get a head start on Fall decorating. A 16" wire wreath form was painted black on the front then 20" wide black deco mesh poufs were added to the third wire with black pipe cleaners cut into thirds. Even twisted tightly, the pipe cleaners allow the mesh to slide along the wire if they are not secured. One way to make the pipe cleaners stay in place is to glue them onto the wire. Another way is to use the left over "legs" of the pipe cleaners and twist them along the wire. Gluing is better if you have the time. After the black, orange mesh was added to the outermost wire. The orange mesh poufs (8" long, 2-3" apart on wire) were attached with pipe cleaners that had been cut into thirds. Here is the wreath after the orange mesh had been added: Michael's has started carrying a small supply of deco mesh in the ribbon department. The purple mesh came from there. It was added on the innermost wire of the wreath form with purple pipe cleaners. Since you can see the different colors of mesh more in this wreath, I wanted to show what the ruffle wreath would look like if you wanted to keep the poufs more separate and not pull them together and integrate them. Here is the wreath with the colors pulled together: To give the wreath a quick finish for now, this glittery spider on a web was added to the wreath. So, yes, you can use pipe cleaners to attach the deco mesh poufs to the wire wreath form instead of cable ties to achieve the ruffle wreath look. Either way, when you make one of these wreaths for yourself, you may have folks stopping to inspect it to try to determine "how DID she get that look?" just like I did.


 

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