I have a terrific new Mardi Gras wreath design to share with you! This Mardi Gras wreath with mesh uses a different method for adding deco mesh so that it can take center stage around an eye-catching Mardi Gras mask!
Hey, y’all! If you don’t live in Louisiana, you may not realize just how big of a celebration that Mardi Gras is around here.
Fun fact: Louisiana is the only state where Mardi Gras is recognized as an official holiday!
And we know how to do it up all week long! It’s not just a holiday. It’s an event.
Mardi Gras also happens to be my top wreath-selling holiday, so I offer several different Mardi Gras wreath and decor designs. Plus, it’s just such a fun holiday to create for, with all the vibrant gold, purple, and green!
Today, I’m doing a tutorial on how to make a Mardi Gras wreath with a mask. This design is so much fun, and it uses a different way of adding the deco mesh, so we don’t need to make ribbons. Stunning, easy, and a hoot to make – that’s my favorite kind of wreath!
If you have a good supply of deco mesh on your hands, this wreath is a great one for building up your holiday inventory and it comes together quickly.
Now, let’s go learn how to make a Mardi Gras wreath with deco mesh!
Supplies Needed To Make This Mardi Gras Mask Wreath
Here’s what you’ll need to make this sparkly and wonderfully over-the-top Mardi Gras wreath.
- (1) 14.5 inch wire wreath base
- (26) 12” strips – 21″ deco mesh
- Mardi Gras mask
- pipe cleaners
- (1) 2.5″ wired ribbon
- (2) 1.5″ wired ribbon
- super glue
- (4) 1″ mounting square
- rotary cutter
- ribbon tail board
How To Make A Festive Mardi Gras Wreath With Mesh And A Mask
Follow the steps in this wreath tutorial and you’ll have your wreath ready in just minutes!
Grab your mesh wreath base and straighten out the pipe cleaners to prepare them for adding mesh.
Next, take your strips of mesh, and let’s add them to your wreath base.
One at a time, loosely roll each strip up into a tube. Pinch it about 5 inches from the end and tie it into one of the pipe cleaners on the wreath base. Repeat the process with the other end of the tube, tying it into the adjacent pipe cleaner.
Make your way around your wreath base, alternating mesh colors as you make your way around.
NOTE: You’ll add 1 pouf at a time around the bottom of your wreath, and the pouf ends will overlap in the pipe cleaners. When you do the top layer, you’ll go around twice to fill in any gaps.
Now, it’s time to prepare the Mardi Gras mask!
Cut off any elastic strips and remove any tags. Add a dab of superglue on the inside edge of the mask, with one dab at the top, bottom, and on each side. Place a mounting square over each dab of glue.
Insert a pipe cleaner into each mounting square and secure them in place. Set aside to dry for a moment.
When dry, put the mask right in the center of your wreath, covering the hole. Send the pipe cleaners through to the back and tie them around the wreath frame.
Take your ribbons and ribbon tailboard and make ribbon tails. You’ll need 18 strips of each color.
Dovetail the ends.
Make a stack of ribbon tails using all of your ribbons. Pinch them together in the middle and add one set (stack) to each pipe cleaner, making your way around your wreath base.
Fluff your ribbon tails out. Make sure that your poufs look the way you want them and your mask is positioned the way you want it.
And there you have it! That’s how to make a mardi gras wreath with a mask. No bows. No beads. Just a Mardi Gras mask, some deco mesh, and some ribbon tails are all you need to make a terrific Mardi Gras mesh wreath!
How To Make A Mardi Gras Wreath: Final Thoughts
I love how amazing this wreath is – without the time it takes to add bows. Although I love making bows, it’s fun to use different ways of highlighting wreath materials without always relying on bows for visual appeal.
If you want some design inspiration for your next project after Mardi Gras, make sure to check out some of these other popular projects:
- DIY Spring-Themed Bike Wheel Wreath
- Make Your Own Spring Floral Grapevine Wreath
- How To Make A Spring Chick Wreath
- Leopard Print Ribbon Bow Grapevine Wreath
- DIY Tulip and Cross Evergreen Door Hanger Kit
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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Mardi Gras Wreath With Mesh And A Mask
- Prepare your wreath base by straightening out the pipe cleaners.
- Take your strips of mesh one at a time and roll them loosely into a tube. Then pinch them at 5 inches from one end and tie it into a pipe cleaner.Repeat the same process for the other end of the tube, this time tying it into an adjacent pipe cleaner.Continue this process all the way around the bottom of your wreath base, alternating colors as you go. Then move to the top level and do this same process, going around the base twice to fill in visual gaps.
- Prepare your mask. Add 4 drops of superglue to the inside of the mask. You want to spread out your drops around the mask so that you'll have one at the top, bottom, and on each side. Place a mounting square over each dab of glue. Insert a pipe cleaner to each mounting square.
- Attach your mask to the center of your wreath by pushing the pipe cleaners through to the back and attaching them to the wreath base.
- Let's make some ribbon tails. Cut 18 ribbon tails for EACH ribbon color.Dovetail the ends.
- Make 18 stacks of ribbon tails, including each color in one stack. Pinch them in the middle and attach each stack to your wreath using the pipe cleaners, making your way around the wreath.
- Fluff everything out, and your wreath is done!
Just pin this Mardi Gras Mask wreath tutorial to save the instruction for later!