In case you aren't familiar with Deco Mesh (I wasn't either) it's a decorative mesh ribbon / netting that can be used to various craft projects. Paper Mart just happens to have a fabulous assortment of styles, colors, and sizes so that you can make projects that suit your tastes. You can use Deco Mesh to make anything from flowers to wreaths! One thing I love about this product it that it happens to be pretty inexpensive, so you can make something really beautiful without spending a fortune.
After browsing Pinterest, I decided on a simple loop wreath design and I am pretty pleased with the results. Get the instructions to make your own wreath below!
How To Make A Deco Mesh Wreath
- 18″ Wire wreath frame
- 2 rolls of Deco Mesh in your choice of color. I used 21″ mesh in a two tone color.
- Deco Mesh Ribbon (or other decorative accent if you don't want to make a bow)
- Floral Wire (optional)
- hot glue gun (optional)
1. Tie Deco Mesh to the wreath frame.
Start your wreath by tying your Deco Mesh to the frame for your wreath. Make sure the knot faces the back of your wreath so it will be concealed when hung.
2. Pull mesh through the wreath frame to create a loop
Work the Deco Mesh through your wreath frame and pull it until it makes a pretty loop or “bubble” on the front side. You'll want your loops to be about 2 inches high from the edge of the wreath to give a good texture. Using the tail that's left, move to the next section of the frame and make another loop. Between loops, you may want to twist your mesh to secure it and keep it from slipping through as you loop. Put a loop in each section / opening of your wreath frame.
3. Repeat all the way around your frame.
Repeat the loop-making process until you've gotten all the way around your frame. It took me about 1.5 rolls of mesh to finish my wreath. The mesh is pretty pliable so you can finesse and adjust them as you go or after you've finished your wreath.
4. Add a decorative accent.
Add decoration of your choice to finish it off. I created a bow to accent out of white deco ribbon from Paper Mart.
Overall, it was pretty easy once I got the hang of it. The wreath took me about an hour or so to complete. I would love to see a wreath like this that has your married monogram on it! I hope this inspires you to check out Deco Mesh and attempt your own fun project!
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