OOOoooohhh how I LOVE Fall! I know I’ve said it before but the smells in the air, pumpkin spice everything, cider, hayrides, the beautifully colored leaves, and the chilly night air gives a feeling you don’t experience any other time of the year.
It’s also one of my favorite reasons 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 wreaths at a fraction of the cost to buying premade.
You will need:
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- 6 rolls each of 2 (or 3) different mesh ribbons (We used 2 in mesh candy corn striped and metallic copper maple leaf ribbons).
- 1 piece of heavy-duty twine or ribbon of your choosing.
- Other decorations; We chose Pumpkin floral picks, Fall leaves confetti, large clip on Sunflower, Burlap look ribbon pick, and little metal Grateful sign.
- Sparkly copper/orange pipe cleaners.
- Round wreath frame
- 1. Start by tying on long pieces of 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″ left over 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 glorious 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 a couple more Halloween themed ones. Check them out!
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