Basic doesn’t have to mean boring y’all! Today, I’m showing you how to make a basic deco mesh wreath that is simple and beautiful!
Y’all know how much I love to make wreaths that are big and bold and have no limits to the supply list. That isn’t the only way to make a fabulous design though! In the video below, I show you how to make a basic deco mesh wreath that uses fewer supplies but still looks full and amazing! This wreath will make a great addition to your home or your product line. Or both!
Basic Deco Mesh Wreath Kit
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In the video below, I show you how to make a wreath that would normally take 2 rolls of mesh to fill with only one. That cuts down on both supply cost and production time. And we all know that time is money! This is also a great wreath design for batching which will save you even more time. If you want to learn more about making multiples of your wreath designs, we have a post for that too!
For this wreath I use neutral colors and a beautiful sage green. That makes this perfect for every day use, especially for lovers of farmhouse decor. This isn’t the only way you can make the design though! We give you the recipe you need to make this basic wreath and you can adapt it to fit any style or season! Just swap out your ribbon and mesh colors and you’ll have a whole different look.
4 ribbon bow
- Start with the first 2.5" ribbon and measure a 10" tail then give it a twist and add it to the bow maker. Push that tail to the top and then make a 7" loop, twist the ribbon again add it to the bow maker then repeat on the other side. Then trim a 12" tail and pull that down.
- Next use a 1.5" ribbon and repeat the same process but make your loops 6.5" this time.
- Repeat the same process with a 1.5" ribbon making 6" loops.
- Use a 2.5" ribbon and do the same thing again making the loops slightly smaller.
- Then do repeat the same process with the last 1.5" ribbon and then make a third small loop to cover the center.
- Finally, take two pipe cleaners and twist the ends together to make one long pipe cleaner. Remove your bow from the bow maker and use the long pipe cleaner to secure the center of the bow twisting it off at the back.
Basic Deco Mesh Wreath Kit
- Start by cutting the 10" mesh into 8 18" pieces, this will be for your top rung. Then cut 20 10" pieces for the bottom rung.
- Next take two pieces from your bottom rung pile and make loose tubes with them. Lay one on top of another in and X and add the center to one of the twist ties on the bottom rung of the wreath frame. Repeat until all ties are full.
- Now take one of your 18" pieces, slightly curl the ends and then scrunch towards the center to make a ruffle. Add the center of the ruffle to one of the twist ties on the top rung of the frame. Repeat until all ties are full.
- If you want your wreath to be more of an oval shape, push in the sides a tad bit before adding your tails and sign.
- Next cut 9 14" ribbon tails from both 2.5" and both 1.5" ribbons. Then dovetail the ends.
- Now take one 2.5" and one 1.5" ribbon laying the smaller one on top of the other. Fold the tails in half and pinch the center together. Attach the center pinch to a twist tie on the bottom rung of the wreath frame. Repeat with the remaining ribbon tails and twist ties, alternating color combinations. Then do the same thing along the top rung.
- Next add a dab of super glue to each corner of your sign. Then attach a mounting square to each. Attach a pipe cleaner to each mounting square and use the them to attach your sign to the wreath frame. I add mine at an angle close to the top of the center.
- Finally, add your bow to the bottom right side of your wreath then dovetail the ends and fluff it up.
Now you know how to make a fabulous basic wreath! And, as promised, it is anything but boring. With a little creativity it is easy to figure out ways to lower your supply cost without sacrificing quality.
This design is also the perfect way to use mesh and ribbon that is more expensive. If you’re like me, sometimes you can’t resist that gorgeous stuff but the price of it can make it impractical to use in a traditional design. This wreath is the perfect solution!
Just pin this basic deco mesh wreath tutorial below to find the instructions later!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
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