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Start getting ready for your Valentine’s Day sales by making this eye-catching deco mesh gnome wreath. This is a bold and festive design that will become a seasonal repeat in your online store. 

Hey, y’all! We have been busy little bees around here at the Wreath Chateau. After recently wrapping up our holiday season designs, we’re now jumping into Valentine’s Day wreaths like eager beavers. 

Craftpreneurs have no shortage of work this time of year, but your hard work will pay off when you start to hear those sales alerts come in!

If you want more Valentine’s Day design inspiration, check out our Valentine Love Bug Wreath, Grapevine Valentine Heart Wreath, and UITC Simple Flower Mesh Valentine Wreath designs! Your customers will love them all.

How to Make a Deco Mesh Gnome Wreath

How To Make This “I Love You” Deco Mesh Gnome Wreath DIY Idea

Let’s hand things over to Coach Mel! Here’s everything you need to know to make this fun Valentine’s Day wreath.

Supplies Needed 

Here’s what you’ll need for this project. I’ve included a few handy links to help make finding certain items easier.

Deco Mesh Gnome Wreath Instructions

Follow along as I guide you through the process step-by-step of making this fun Valentine’s Day deco mesh wreath. You’re going to love what we do with mesh in this design!

Step 1

Begin by taking your ring wreath frame and adding pipe cleaners to it. There are two rings of pipe cleaners (6 pipe cleaners on the inside ring and 6 pipe cleaners on the outside ring). 

Alternate outside, inside, outside, all the way around the ring.

Step 2

Take your 21” deco mesh and make poufs. Tie the end into one of your inner pipe cleaners. Measure 8” and tie it into the next pipe cleaner. Continue all the way around the inner ring, then cut it off.

Do the same thing with the outer ring of pipe cleaners. Fluff out the middle “pouf” portions of each one to make it appear fuller.

Step 3

Take your 20” strips of mesh and make ruffles out of them. Alternating colors, insert one ruffle into each pipe cleaner on the outer ring of the frame as you work your way around. Then repeat the same process around the inner ring of pipe cleaners.

Step 4

Prepare your sign by adding a dab of super glue to the top and bottom of the sign. Place a mounting square on top of the glue. 

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

Step 5

Let’s make some ribbon tails!

Cut (12) 14” ribbon tails from three different ribbons (two 1.5” ribbons and one 2.5” ribbon for a total of 36 ribbon tails).

Dovetail all the ends and make a stack of each of the three ribbons.

Fold each ribbon tail stack in half and open it up. Then insert one stack into each pipe cleaner.

Step 6

Using the pipe cleaners on the back of the sign, attach the sign to the right side of the wreath design.

Step 7

Let’s make a bow.

Take the first 2.5” ribbon and make two 14” tails and three 6” loops. One side will have two loops, while the other side will have one loop and two tails. Place this layer into the EZ Bow Maker to hold it while you work on the next layer.

Repeat the process with your first 1.5” ribbon, keeping the measurements the same. Add this layer on top of the previous layer, alternating which side holds the two loops of this layer. 

And repeat again with your second 1.5” ribbon, making the measurements the same. Again, alternate the side of the layer where you place the two loops.

Add another layer (following the exact same process) with your third 1.5” ribbon. Add it into the EZ Bow Maker on top of the previous layer.

Grab a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the center of your bow as you carefully pull the bow out of the EZ Bow Maker. Twist it tight by twisting the bow, not the twist tie. 

Using the same pipe cleaner, attach your bow to the left side of the wreath base and dovetail the ribbon tails. Spread and fluff out all the ribbons to make your bow look nice and full.

Step 8

Fluff everything out, dovetail any ends of ribbon you missed, and your wreath is complete!

Try This “I Love You” Deco Mesh Gnome Wreath Idea Yourself!

I hope you love this design as much as I do. Even though I’m not a gnome fan, per se, I do love how this wreath turned out! It’s a breeze to whip together and looks so festive with all the red and the unusual oval sign.

If you love this deco mesh Valentine’s Day wreath design, be sure to check out these designs too:

I Love You Valentine Gnome Wreath Tutorial

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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“I Love You” Valentine Gnome Wreath

Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making this eye-catching deco mesh gnome wreath. It'll look great on any door!
Yield: 1 wreath

Materials

Instructions

  • Take your wreath frame and add pipe cleaners to it. Alternate 6 pipe cleaners on two rings of pipe cleaners (pattern is outside, inside, outside, all the way around the ring).
  • Grab the 21” deco mesh and make 8" poufs. Continue all the way around the inner ring, then cut it off.
    Do the same thing with the outer ring of pipe cleaners. Fluff out the middle sections of each “pouf” to make it appear bigger and fuller.
  • Make ruffles with the 20” strips of mesh. Alternate colors of mesh as you insert one ruffle into each pipe cleaner on the outer ring of the frame. Repeat the same process around the inner ring of pipe cleaners.
  • Prepare your sign by adhering a mounting square at the top and the bottom of the sign. Add a dab of super glue around the edge of the mounting square.
    Insert a pipe cleaner into each mounting square. Set the sign aside and let it dry.
  • Time to make some ribbon tails!
    Cut (12) 14” ribbon tails from two 1.5" and one 2.5" ribbons (you'll have a total of 36 ribbon tails).
    Dovetail the ends and stack one of each of the three ribbons together.
    Fold each ribbon tail stack in half and open up. Then insert one stack into each pipe cleaner.
  • Using the pipe cleaners on the back of the sign, attach the sign to the right side of the wreath design.
  • Let’s make a bow.
    Take the first 2.5” ribbon and your EZ Bow Maker. In your hand, make (2) 14” tails and (3) 6” loops. One side will have two loops, while the other side will have one loop and two tails. Place this layer into the EZ Bow Maker to hold it while you work on the next layer.
    Repeat the process with your first 1.5” ribbon, using the same measurements. Add this layer on top of the previous layer, alternating which side has the two loops. 
    Take the second 1.5” ribbon and repeat again, with the same measurements. Again, alternate the side of the layer where you place the two loops.
    Add another layer with your third 1.5” ribbon. Add it into the EZ Bow Maker on top of the previous layer.
    Wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of your bow as you carefully pull it out of the EZ Bow Maker. Twist it tightly. 
    Using the same pipe cleaner, attach your bow to the left side of the wreath base and dovetail the ribbon tails.
  • Spread and fluff out all the ribbons to make your bow look nice and full.

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