I’M SO LATE to the game on these mesh wreaths, but they are adorable so I don’t care who calls me out for jumping on the bandwagon now. I love decorating my front door with the changing seasons. Even I must admit, however, that this time of year is pretty intense when it comes to keeping up with the holidays. At almost 7 months pregnant, I’m also not operating on full steam. I know I’ll get a boost of energy at the very end of my pregnancy that will help me to finish up my nesting to do list, but right now I’m feeling pretty tired. And it is thanks to the exhaustion associated with brewing a human in my belly that you are being treated to a succinct post on the matter of deco mesh wreaths.
They are cute. They are inexpensive. They are easy to make. Go make one for yourself or for a holiday gift.
The supplies I used for my wreath were:
- One roll (21″ x 10 yards) of decorative “deco” mesh
- Wire burlap and glitter ribbon
- 16″ wire wreath frame
- Floral wire
- Embellishments (flowers and wooden spider)
- Monogram (that I ended up not using…womp, womp)
TOTAL COST FOR SUPPLIES: Approximately $20
TOTAL TIME: One Hour
To create the base for the wreath, I used this simple video tutorial as a guide for weaving the mesh through my wire frame. You can find a million videos on YouTube for this, but the one I found was short and informative. If you click the link you’ll notice the video is for a burlap wreath and the instructor is using a thin roll of burlap. The same method works using this wide deco mesh I used.
I promise. I know it seems wide, but it scrunches up quite easily and there’s a lot of wiggle room to shape your wreath after you’ve woven the entire roll through the wire frame. With just one roll you’ll be able to create a full, tight looking wreath like mine.
If you like the look of the loosely woven, poofy wreaths, try using this video tutorial, which I’ve also used to make a handful of wreaths as Christmas gifts. I’m on the ball this year considering I will be the size of a Christmas tree when I’m trying to trim my own. Rather than using the pipe cleaners like the woman in the video, I simply used pieces of floral wire.
There is tons of inspiration on Etsy, and if you go searching you’ll see that the price for a completed wreath is much higher than if you make one yourself. So get out to your craft store (with coupon in hand!), get creative, save a buck and decorate your front door. I demand it!