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Halloween is just around the corner! Make this adorable deco mesh jack-o-lantern wreath to adorn your door. Halloween wreaths are always in high demand, and this one is perfect for your own door or to add to your store.

Hey, y’all! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (and crafting seasons) of the year. Fun colors and crafting inspiration abound so that there’s never a shortage of possibilities. 

If you’re a Craftpreneur, you know that products sell crazy fast because people want to decorate their homes for each and every holiday. That means great opportunities for you to win customers for life! 

Ok, it’s time to have some Halloween fun and dive into today’s jack-o-lantern tutorial. If you are craving more Halloween wreath ideas, check out our Trick or Treat Wreath for Halloween, Happy Halloween Mesh Wreath, and DIY Halloween Wreath designs!

How to Make Jack-o-Lantern Wreath

How To Make A Halloween Deco Mesh Jack-O-Lantern Wreath 

Coach Tammy is here to show us how to make this fun wreath! Here’s everything you need to know in order to make this design.

Supplies Needed

Deco Mesh Jack-O-Lantern Wreath Instructions

Follow along as I guide you through the process step-by-step of making this Halloween jack-o-lantern wreath. Pay attention to what I do with the ribbons because I use some “funky” tails for added fun!

Step 1

Prepare your wreath form, if needed, by inserting pipe cleaners.

Step 2

Take your 30” mesh strips and create ruffles. Stack one on top of another and offset them (like an “X”). Insert one pair into a pipe cleaner and twist the pipe cleaner to secure it in place.

Repeat this process all around the outer ring of the wreath frame. Then do it again with the green mesh as you make your way around the inner ring of the wreath frame.

Step 3

Take your 2.5” ribbons and cut out 9 ribbon tails from each ribbon.

Stack one ribbon tail on top of the other, fold the stack in half and insert it into one of the pipe cleaners around the outer part of the frame. 

Repeat the process, inserting one ribbon ail stack into every other pipe cleaner. Do the same thing for the inner row of the frame too.

Step 4

Prepare your sign by adding a dab of super glue in the middle and placing a mounting square on top of the glue. Reinforce it with a bit of hot glue around the edges of the super glue.

Insert a pipe cleaner into each mounting square. Set the sign aside and let it dry.

NOTE: Alternate the ribbon that’s on top of the stack with each stack you attach to the frame.

Step 5

Let’s make some funky tails.

Take your first 1.5” ribbon and measure a 26” strip. Fold it in half and dovetail the ends. Pinch the ribbon about 4-5 inches below the fold and spread the folded part out into a visible loop.

Twist the back tail so that the pretty side faces forward and gently round out the tails so they have some body to them. Insert it into one of the pipe cleaners that doesn’t have ribbon tails yet. Repeat this process until you fill in all the “open” pipe cleaners on top (the inner ring).

Step 6

Now take your next 1.5” ribbon and make funky tails for the bottom of the wreath (the outer ring).

Step 7

Let’s make a Terri bow by hand!

Take your 2.5” ribbon and make two 7” loops with two 7” tails. Grab a long pipe cleaner and wrap it around the middle of your bow later and twist it tightly to hold it in place.

Next, grab a 1.5” ribbon, making the tails 7″ and the loops slightly smaller at about 6.5”. Criss-cross this layer on top of the previous layer so they both shine! Add it to the pipe cleaner and twist it tightly.

Add another layer with your second 2.5” ribbon, making the tails 7″ and loops 6”. Offset this layer, add it to the pipe cleaner, and give it a good twist. 

Now we are going to add another layer with each ribbon in the same order. Take your first 2.5” ribbon and make 7” tails with 5.5” loops. Add to the top of your bow, offset this layer, and twist the pipe cleaner.

Make another layer with your 1.5” ribbon and repeat the process again, making two 7” tails and two 5” inch loops. Add this layer to the bow, crisscrossing the previous layer, and twist the pipe cleaner tightly.

Finally, with your last 2.5” ribbon, make two 7” tails and two 4.5” loops. Add this final layer to the top of your bow, crisscrossing the previous layer, and twist tightly.

Now here’s where we make this bow “pop.” Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner around to the bottom of the bow and pull tightly (you may smash your bow, but it’s only temporary!). Then twist the pipe cleaner very tightly by twisting the bow 3-4 times.

Fluff out your bow and dovetail any ends you may have missed.

Attach your bow (using the pipe cleaner) to the wreath base.

Step 8

Using the pipe cleaners on the back of the sign, attach the sign to the wreath base.

Your wreath is complete!

Make This Deco Mesh Jack-O-Lantern Wreath Yourself!

I hope you’re as impressed with this design as much as I am. It comes together quickly, and those “funky” tails really add some fun pops of color and texture! 

If you love this deco mesh Halloween wreath design, be sure to check out these designs too:

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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Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Wreath

Watch Coach Tammy use funky tails to make a wreath quickly while still adding fun color and texture to the design!
Yield: 1 wreath

Materials

Instructions

  • Prepare your wreath form, if needed, by inserting pipe cleaners.
  • Take your 30” mesh strips and create ruffles. Stack one on top of another and offset them (like an “X”). Insert one pair into a pipe cleaner and twist the pipe cleaner to secure it in place.
    Repeat this process all around the outer ring of the wreath frame.
    Repeat it again with the green mesh as you make your way around the inner ring of the wreath frame.
  • Take your 2.5” ribbons and cut out 9 ribbon tails from each ribbon.
    Stack one ribbon tail on top of the other, fold the stack in half, and insert it into one of the pipe cleaners around the outer part of the frame. 
    Insert one stack into every other pipe cleaner, alternating which ribbon is on top.
  • Take super glue and add a dot in the middle of the back of the sign. Place a mounting square on top of the glue. Reinforce it with a bit of hot glue around the edges of the super glue.
    Insert a pipe cleaner into each mounting square. Set the sign aside and let it dry.
  • Let’s make some funky tails.
    Take your first 1.5” ribbon and measure a 26” strip. Fold it in half and dovetail the ends. Pinch the ribbon about 4-5 inches below the fold and spread the folded part out into a visible loop.
    Twist the back tail so that the pretty side faces forward and gently round the tails so they curve away from the wreath. Insert it into one of the "empty" pipe cleaners.
    Repeat this process until you fill in all the “open” pipe cleaners on top (the inner ring).
  • Now take your next 1.5” ribbon and make funky tails for the bottom of the wreath (the outer ring).
  • Take your 2.5” ribbon and make two 7” loops with two 7” tails. Grab a long pipe cleaner and wrap it around the middle of your bow later and twist it tightly.
    Next, grab a 1.5” ribbon, making the tails 7" and the loops slightly smaller at about 6.5”. Criss-cross this layer. Add it to the pipe cleaner and twist it tightly.
    Grab your second 2.5” ribbon, make 7" tails and 6" loops. Offset this layer, add it to the pipe cleaner, and give it a good twist. 
    Take your first 2.5” ribbon and make 7” tails with 5.5” loops. Add to the top of your bow, offset this layer, and twist the pipe cleaner.
    Make another layer with your 1.5” ribbon and repeat the process again, making two 7” tails and two 5” inch loops. Add this layer to the bow, crisscrossing the previous layer, and twist the pipe cleaner tightly.
    Finally, with your last 2.5” ribbon, make two 7” tails and two 4.5” loops. Add this final layer to the top of your bow, crisscrossing the previous layer, and twist tightly.
    Now here’s where we make this bow “pop.” Fold the ends of the pipe cleaner around to the bottom of the bow and pull tightly (you may smash your bow, but it’s only temporary!). Then twist the pipe cleaner very tightly by twisting the bow 3-4 times.
    Fluff out your bow and dovetail any ends you may have missed.
    Attach your bow (using the pipe cleaner) to the wreath base.
  • Using the pipe cleaners on the back of the sign, attach the sign to the wreath base.

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