We haven’t made a deco mesh wreath in a while y’all and I need to fix that! So, I’m showing you how to make a gorgeous burlap mesh wreath that literally says “Home”.
The saying goes that “Home is where the heart is.” Lately we have been spending more time at home than we are used so the saying rings even more true. In the video below I show you how to make a deco mesh home wreath that will brighten your front door and your day!
Deco Mesh Home Wreath
I don’t know about y’all but I love walking up to my front door at the end of an outing or long day. A feeling of comfort hits me at the thought of walking through the door and into my happy place. I especially like seeing the front door when it has a beautiful wreath on it. And I like knowing that when people come over a gorgeous wreath is the first thing they see. This “Home” wreath is the perfect example of what I like to display on my own door and I am showing you how to make your very own.
Y’all know that I love to share tips and tricks that will make your wreath-making lives easier. In this video one of our viewers commented that she hates making wreath forms. It isn’t my favorite part of crafting either. Let’s face it, they just aren’t cute or fun. They are, however, necessary. My suggestion is to make ten to twelve at a time. Find a comfy spot, grab your favorite drink, and just bust them out. That way when you sit down to make your wreaths the frames are already done and you can just enjoy creating! When you watch the video you will see me fill a form with deco mesh. If you want a more detailed tutorial on how to attach your mesh to a wreath frame you can check out my blog post on that.
We also talk about shipping our wreaths. I get asked all the time what size boxes to use when wreath shipping. I wish there were a simple catch-all answer but there isn’t. The box size you need depends on the size of your wreath. That means you will probably need more than one size box. A good strategy for shipping your deco mesh wreaths is to measure the wreath then subtract two inches. Squished mesh pops right back when released so you can subtract those two inches and use a smaller box. For more on shipping your wreaths check out our post on that!
Simple Bow using the EZ Bow Maker
- Get your EZ Bow Maker and ribbons.
- Start with your 4" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a 61/2" loop on each side.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller than the 4" loops.
- Then with your 1.5" ribbon, measure 12" tail and a loop on each side slightly smaller than the 2.5" loops
- With your 1.5" ribbon, measure a tail and make a center loop.
- Then get your pipe cleaner and wrap around the center of your bow. Twist nice and tight.
Deco mesh home wreath
- Attach your 21" deco mesh to wreath form. Start with an 8" poof at the top then work your way around the wreath form attaching a 10" poof at each anchoring spot. Start with the top ring of the form. Continue along the bottom ring of the form making your poofs slightly larger than the ones on top. Cut end when done.
- Take your 10" mesh and use a rotary cutter to cut 36 10" strips to make curls. Roll two strips into loose curls. Cross your two curls at the center and attach them to the wreath form at each twist tie. Start with the top ring then do the bottom.
- Take your sign and attach one pipe cleaner diagonally at each corner with a staple gun. Make sure that your staples are not thicker than your sign, you don't want them to pop through the front. Use hot glue gun on each corner to make sure your staple and pipe cleaner are secure.
- Attach wreath sign to the center of the wreath using the secured pipe cleaners.
- Attach one of your bows at the top of the wreath and one at the bottom. Trim the ends of your bow tails making sure that they aren't all the same length.
- Take your 2.5" ribbon and cut 16 ribbon tails, 14 inches each. Using a ribbon tail board will make this easier. Next, dove tail trim the ribbon tails at both ends.
- Repeat this process with the 1.5" ribbon.
- Place one 1.5" ribbon tail on top of a 2.5" one. Fold them in half and pinch at the center point. Attach at each twist tie on the wreath form. Repeat at all twist ties of the wreath form.
- Use wire cutters to trim your greenery stems and separate into largish chunks. Put hot glue at the end of the stems and add evenly through the wreath.
- Repeat with the floral with greenery stems.
- Separate off some smaller pieces of greenery and fill in the rest of the wreath, using hot glue to secure the stems in place.
I hope this “Home” wreath will give you that warm and fuzzy feeling that I get when I come home. Also, I hope that it spreads that feeling to any visitors we have. I love the way this wreath turned out but you can always change things up to suit your own color style. That’s the best thing about crafting; the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity. So let your uniqueness shine!
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.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.