If you have been a JIAD reader for a while,
then you know that I am a SUCKER for Christmas décor!
This year I decided to make a new wreath for our front door because in my book, you can NEVER have enough Christmas Wreaths!
My friend Mandy, is a mesh wreath makin’ goddess so I called her up and we had a crafty Christmas Wreath evening!
This is what I ended up with:
Want to make one for your front door?!
These are super simple and fun to make!
Start with a wire wreath and tie wire onto it, like this:
TIP: Make the wire LONGER than I did… you can always cut excess at the end! You want to make sure you have enough length to hold all of the mesh so you won’t have to add more!
Once your wreath is all “wired up,” it’s time to add the mesh!
Start by tying the end of the mesh to the wreath using one to the wires…
(I used mesh that was about 2 feet wide)
twist the wire around the end of the mesh to secure it! Does that make sense?!
Then you poof and twist wire around, leaving the ends of the wire pulled apart.
(I twisted the wire twice around the mesh to hold it in place… see next few picture for clarification!)
If you are wondering what kind of wire to use…
this is what Mandy had and it was better than mine!
So get this kind!
See how I left the ends apart and twisted the wire the mesh around twice?!
Once you get all the way around the wreath and are back to where you started, add another color like I did below, or keep going around with the same color (if you want a solid wreath)!
I “weaved” the red mesh in and out of the green mesh.
Your wreath should now look something like this.
I went around one more time with the green after the red mesh!
So, after three “rounds” of mesh, your wreath should look like this:
Once you are finished with adding the second round of mesh, it’s time to make the bows!
Cut two pieces of ribbon the same length.
Mine were about 8-9 inches long… I didn’t measure…
Lay the thinner ribbon on top of the thicker ribbon like this:
And pinch the center.
Tie the center with a piece of wire like this:
I hot glued the pom poms on to the center of the ribbon to cover up the wire.
Make sure your wires are not visible from the front of the bow then add some hot glue to the center of the ribbon.
I used the ribbon bows to cover up the wire that holds the mesh onto the wreath!
The mesh was very thick and bubbly, so you do not HAVE to do this if you don’t want to!
I also placed mine at different angles.
Once you have added all of your ribbon bows,
your wreath should look like this:
Of course I HAD to add a “P” to my wreath,
so I painted a BIG “P” that I found at Hobby Lobby red then hand painted large lime green polka dots on it!
How much fun is this wreath?!?
I love how the ribbons add a fun POP of interest!
I think the “polka dot “P” takes the wreath to a whole other level of fabulous-ness!
Now crank up that Christmas music and make a super cute wreath!
Oh yea… Just incase you are feeling SUPER crafty…
here are some tutorials from the past: stockings, Rag wreath With Lights ,ribbon garland, A Play felt Christmas tree, A Christmas Wreath and an Acorn Christmas Tree!
(Even though Thanksgiving is not even here yet…)
If you make a wreath using this tutorial, please share it on the JIAD Facebook Page or email it to me! I would love to see your creations!