This tutorial for how to make a DIY Deco Mesh Wreath uses simple steps and can be used for spring or summer! Make your own whimsical wreath at home with inexpensive materials.
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Last week, I was making a new deco mesh wreath for our front door in honor of spring. I love these wreaths – they are so cute and really easy to make (for not a lot of money). You’ll often see these for sale for upwards of $40-50 at craft fairs and on Etsy…you can make them for a fraction of that price though, promise! And you don’t have to be all that artistically talented to do it.
I realized I’ve never shared the method I use to make most of our wreaths, so I thought I’d do that today! I honestly can’t take credit for this method – I’ve seen it used in other places, and I think I read about how to do it on a blog years ago.
The first time I ever used it was for Jackson’s hospital door hanger. (Look at that teeny baby. Sigh.) I’ve made a few more since then, and for this one, I thought I’d incorporate a few materials other than deco mesh. It really added to the texture and funkiness of it! Very cute for spring and summer.
Make your own by following the steps below!
Pipe cleaner (needs to be a similar color to what you’re using in your wreath, but don’t worry if it doesn’t match perfectly.)
Other wired ribbon (if you want the mixed look)
Start with a 12″ wreath frame for a medium/large door. It’s going to look a little small at first, but the mesh fills it up very quickly. I’ve used a 16″ frame before and it is huge!
Start cutting pieces of deco mesh that are about a foot to 18 inches long. They will naturally curl up (which you’ll want) – if it’s cut from the beginning of the roll, you might have to roll it a little tighter.
Take a half of a piece of pipe cleaner and tightly twirl it around the middle of the piece of deco mesh – you’ll want to have two pieces of pipe cleaner sticking out to attach to the wreath.
Then, simply wind the two pieces of pipe cleaner sticking out tightly to the wreath! You’ll want 15-20 of these in each color attached to the wreath if you’re using 3-4 colors.
It’s going to look a little funky at first – not like a wreath at all. As you attach more pieces, it will fill in and look much more rounded.
I used 5 colors for this project, but I promise, that isn’t necessary. I just had a couple of rolls of mesh leftover from another project that I decided to use. If you’re using 10 yard rolls, 2-3 rolls is plenty for a 12-14″ wreath. If you want more than that, go for it to achieve a much fuller wreath!
I also used a few random pieces of ribbon I had laying around – again, same concept – wind a piece of pipe cleaner tightly around the middle of the piece of ribbon and attach it to the wreath using the pipe cleaner. It gives it kind of a funky, whimsical look that I really like.
Hope y’all love this cute little wreath as much as we do! Check out a few of my other DIY posts here.
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