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:
Wired Mesh (Large & Small)
Shatter proof bulbs
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
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.
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!!
Well go get some supplies, make a wreath, and share it with me!!
HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING!!!!