Halloween always gives me the giddies. I love the chilly air, the spooks, the costumes, the scares, and of course the treats! I am transported back to childhood and the fond memories that go along with it.
It’s also one of my favorite times of year to decorate our yard and the main focal point of any house, our front door! Here I will discuss the steps to making your own Mesh Halloween wreaths at a fraction of the cost to buying premade.
You will need:
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- 4 rolls each of 4 different mesh ribbons (We used white mesh with metallic stripes, black sparkle mesh, black tulle with glittery silver spider webs and a smokey silver tulle ribbon with glitter… these get messy so be prepared 😉 )
- Wire Edged ribbon (we used white with black bats)
- Other decorations; We chose orange feathered floral picks, articulating head skeleton bat, and super cute wood witchy sign.
- Sparkly black pipe cleaners.
- Long stem silk black roses with eyeballs and spiders…oooooHHHHhhhhh.
- Round wreath frame
After watching the steps in the spook-tacular video above you can follow these written steps and check back on the video if needed.
- 1. Start by tying on long pieces of black pipe cleaner to the four cross bar sections (around the middle two wires only and across the crossbar diagonally).
- 2. Next, roll out your ribbons one on top of the other, and cut in 11 -14″ lengths, as desired. You will need four to five sets for each section of the wreath frame.
- 3. Take the ends of your ribbons and pinch together.
- 4. Once you have your ribbon ends gathered together take a pipe cleaner you have cut in half and put the pipe cleaner through the middle two bars on the wreath and lay your ribbon down onto the wreath frame over the pipe cleaner keeping it gathered together, wrap the protruding ends of the pipe cleaner around the ribbon and secure to the frame by twisting the pipe cleaner in place over the ribbon to hold it down.
- 5. Continue this process all the way around your wreath frame. Making sure to push the ends of the ribbon down between the two bars to the back of the wreath.
- 6. Once your frame is full you can then turn it over and trim off the excess ribbon ends leaving a half-inch to one inch behind.
- 7. Now you will hot glue down the 1/2 – 1″ leftover ribbon ends on the back overlapping them as you go and pressing them as flat as possible.
- 8. After the glue has dried you can go back over and trim off any loose or obnoxious ends.
- 9. You will then take the extra wires you have and twist them over the back ribbons if you want, this is not a necessary step however it can help secure long stems on the back if you have flowers and such you are adding from the front that you don’t want to bother cutting.
- 10. Continue step 9 all the way around the back and use the tucked pipe cleaners to help attach a rope or ribbon to hang the wreath from as I have done below, in addition to gluing it in place and going back over and gluing down some of the pipe cleaners to the back to make it extra strong and durable.
- 11. Turn over to inspect and give a good fluff.
- 12. Now you can place your decorations to decide where you want them and start hot gluing in place. I used hot glue to adhere all but the sign, which I used both a pipe cleaner and also adhered it with glue to the mesh ribbon.
- 13. I gave it another good fluffing after adding my decorations. Here’s the finished product 🙂
Look how spooky it looks on our front door!
Hope you enjoyed the journey and have fun making one of your own.
This was such a fun project, I ended up making another Spooky Skull themed Halloween one. Check it out!
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