Sunday, November 18, 2012

Mesh Wreath ~ Tutorial

Making a Mesh Wreath

For the past couple years I have been eyeing up beautiful mesh wreaths. You know the ones...the ones you drool over and wish you had the talent to make. So I figured I was going to attempt it this year. And, because I know you have been drooling too, I'm going to show you how it's done. Then you can blog about your talent. 

Off to Hobby Lobby I went. (If you follow me you know I am completely obsessed with that store - my poor hubby). Anyways I picked up a few things...


List of supplies:
Wreath
Wired Mesh (Large & Small)
Shatter proof bulbs
Decorative Pics
Wired Ribbon (I used 4 different designs)

I laid everything out on my dining table it made it easier for me to take pics and give you a tutorial.


You will also need:
Wire cutters (Mine weren't wire cutters because I didn't know where my hubby hid them)
Hot glue gun
Wire
Scissors



I started by using the large mesh and pulled about 12 inches and scrunched it.



Then wrapped a wreath branch around it to hold it in place.


Do that until you are all the way around your wreath.


Then take the smaller wired mesh and weave it around the wreath wrapping branches around it along the way to keep it in place.


It will look something like this...


Then I took my ribbon and cut about 12 inches strips.  Mix your ribbon up for a little fun and color on your wreath.


After I cut the strips I cut V's in the ends and wrapped wire around the middle to make a ribbon pic.


Then I tied each ribbon pic around the wreath (wrap the wire around a branch) I added some hot glue to keep everything in place.


Then I hot glue the shatterproof ornaments in the center of the ribbons. (Try not to burn your fingers like I kept doing ;-))


I take a couple Christmas pics and cut them and hot glue them throughout the wreath.


I like the little balls in a row and the curly ribbons. They spring out from the wreath.

Time for the bow. I make one out of the ribbon and tied it to the center bottom of the wreath and hot glued an ornament in the center of it.


So, TAAAAA DAAAAA 


I have plenty of extra supplies that since I was on a roll I whipped up another wreath. Not bad for my first time!!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that I explained it in simple terms and if not, hopefully my photos explained it good. It's really hard to take photos while you are crafting, but I'm getting better. I should call myself the one armed crafter...LOL

Well go get some supplies, make a wreath, and share it with me!!

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING!!!!


39 comments:

  1. What an amazing first attempt. I was born entirely without any craft genes, so I wouldn't even try such a project. Your blog is pretty--love the header. I just stopped by from SITS to say hello; hope you find time to do the same.

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  2. I love wreaths with the mesh! This is gorgeous! I love the fullness! Thanks for sharing it at my party at House on the Way!
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie! Thank you, now if the wreath could go on my front door...LOL

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  3. found your post over @ Not Just a Housewife - great tutorial...I just bought some mesh myself and am definitely going to use this tutorial to make my first mesh wreath - thanks!
    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  4. Thanks for visiting! I'm glad that you all enjoyed my wreaths so much.

    Cheryl, I'd love for you to share a pic of your wreath with me when you are done with it. I'm sure it will turn out lovely!

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  5. If I had to pick the ribbon myself, it would be that EXACT ribbon! I love your taste, it is so pretty. Please stop by and link your wreath up to our Christmas themed party/giveaway starting tomorrow at midnight! :) It runs all month long, and lots of free stuff!

    http://www.redheadcandecorate.com/christmas-party.html
    ~ Julie

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  6. It's so very festive! Fun patterns.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  7. Hey, I made a wreathe for christmas out of red dogwood and some decor. Great post

    Garrett @ The Growing Patch
    http://growingpatch.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Garrett!

      Your wreathe sounds beautiful. Thanks for visiting!

      Have a crazy beautiful Sunday!

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  8. Beautiful Wreath....Thank you for sharing at One More Time Events

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  9. It is such a cute wreath, Denyse! Your tutorial was great.

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  10. Fabulous wreath! I love the bow with the ornament in the center. So cute!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

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    1. Thanks for the kind compliment, Tonna!

      Have a crazy beautiful, Sunday!

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  11. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous! So wish I was crafty. Would love for you to link to http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-3/

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I'm heading over to link up, thanks for the invite!

      Have a crazy beautiful Sunday!

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  12. Thanks for stopping over Denyse! Pinning, and featuring your beautiful wreath on my FB page :) ~ Julie redheadcandecorate.com

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  13. Great idea and I love the look! Thanks for sharing a tutorial too!
    This week on the CSI Project it is all about Christmas! It can be anything as long as its Christmas, so come on over. The link up begins on Wednesday.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting, CSI! I will see you on Wednesday ;-)

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  14. This is so beautiful! You are truly talented! Love you Christmas countdown! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

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  15. You did an awesome job. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  16. So happy you shared on Thursdays Treasures. I will be featuring it this Thursday.

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  17. Love it!!! So cute and festive!! Thanks for linking up at Think Tank Thursday. I hope to see you again tomorrow night.

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  18. I really love making wreath every season especially when Christmas is coming for my condominium's front door in Philippines. :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind compliment, Lisa! I bet it would look beautiful on your front door.

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  19. Great wreath! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  20. Oooh! I love how your wreath turned out! Featuring today! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

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  21. You make this look so easy! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Treasures, I'm featuring you this week, Pinned!

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    1. Hi Joan! Thanks for visiting and featuring and pinning my wreath!!

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  22. thank you so much for this!!! i have been searching for tutorials on how to do this and they were sometimes so not easy to follow/understand. i did not want an "all mesh" wreath but a combo of the two just like you did!

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  23. Simply FABULOUS!!!! Love it and thanks for sharing with us at Junkin Joe!!! hugs...your newest follower! : )

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  24. Hey girl. Thank you for linking up at Glued To My Crafts' Thursday Obsession. I have another Christmas Themed Link Party going on. If you could link this up and anything Christmas related, that would be great :) Plus for every linkup you do, you get entered to win a $12 gift card. Hope to see you there

    http://gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-low-down-on-12-days-of-christmas.html

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Stacey! And, for the invite, I'm heading over to link up!

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    2. Gorgeous! Thank you for linking this up to our 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up!

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  25. It's so beautiful! I'm loving the fullness of this wreath and it seems super easy to do. Thanks for linking up!

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  26. You know, I think that is the first mesh wreath I've seen on a green wreath form. Usually it is all mesh! I like the look of the green branches intertwined with the mesh. And your bow is just gorgeous! Thanks for linking up at The CSI Project this week!

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