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Make this easy deco mesh and ribbon tail Mardi Gras wreath! This simple tutorial will lead you through the entire process so you end up with a beautiful final product.

Y’all, can you believe Mardi Gras is just around the corner? Mardi Gras wreaths are so much fun to make – and display! And today’s wreath is no exception.

In fact, this voluminous wreath screams Mardi Gras with gold, purple, and greens! It’s perfect for displaying on your own front door or for selling so others can display it on theirs.

How to Make a Ribbon Tail Mardi Gras Wreath

Mardi Gras falls on February 16th this year and, surprisingly enough, it’s the #1 holiday for DecoExchange wreath orders.

I’m not joking! We sell more Mardi Gras wreaths than we do for any other holiday.

If you’re starting to build a wreath-making business definitely save this deco mesh and ribbon tail Mardi Gras wreath tutorial and pull it out when you’re ready to prep your inventory.

As a reminder, you want to start building your inventory about 2 months before the holiday you’re targeting.

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Mardi Gras Deco Mesh Wreath Video Tutorial

For those who learn best from watching a tutorial, we made you a little video!

Oh, before I forget, we do mention a Mardi Gras kit in the video but they are all sold out, friends!

Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Wreath Supplies Needed

Here is what you’ll need to make this fun and festive holiday wreath.

How to Make a DIY Mardi Gras Wreath

Just in case you missed a step or two in the video – or didn’t watch it – use this step-by-step guide to lead you through the process of making this festive wreath.

Note: This design uses a slightly wider attachment than some of our other looks and it balances perfectly with the ribbon tails and deco mesh ruffles.

  1. Take your wreath form and fluff it out.
  2. Superglue (4) 1″ mounting squares to the back of the wreath sign.
  3. Allow them time to dry, while you start assembling the rest of the wreath.
  4. Time to make a ruffle: Take the two ends of a mesh strip and curl them inward a few times and then scrunch them down the middle. Repeat.
  5. Attach the ruffles to the wreath frame as tightly as possible, as you alternate between the two patterns.
  6. Cut 2.5″ ribbon into (18) 14″ strips and dovetail the ends.
  7. Cut 1.5″ ribbon into (36) 14″ strips then dovetail the ends.
  8. Layer (2) 1.5″ ribbon strips on top of (1) 2.5″ ribbon strip and add to one of the wreath ties. Fan out your ribbon tails to make it look nice and full.
  9. Add a wreath sign by securing it with pipe cleaners.

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Make a Bow

Use your EZ Bow Maker to make a bow that you’ll use to finish off this wreath.

  1. Using the 2.5″ ribbon create a 12″ tail.
  2. Create 6″ loops.
  3. Using the 1.5″ ribbon create a 12″ tail.
  4. Create 6″ loops.
  5. Add one center loop.
  6. Attach your bow using pipe cleaners.

Helpful Tip For Making A Mardi Gras Wreath

Y’all, make life easier for yourself when you’re working on ribbon tails. Don’t catch yourself cutting one tail at a time. Your sanity is worth more than the cost of a ribbon tailboard.

It’s such a huge time saver! You’ll thank us later.

That’s it y’all! We’re done. So let’s get crackin’ on this ribbon tail Mardi Gras wreath, shall we?!

Whether you are a crafter who is making this for your own door, or a Craftpreneur who wants to make this to sell, this beautiful design is a blast to create and will look amazing.

Do It Yourself Ribbon Tail Mardi Gras Wreath

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed this Mardi Gras wreath tutorial! If you liked it, please share this with your friends so they can benefit from it too!

If you need extra help with bow-making, wreath making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out our other tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.

Also, please share your holiday wreaths with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group. We love seeing all your creations!

If you’re interested in more info on learning how to make wreaths or being in a community of like-minded crafters, check out our Creative Coaching Subscription Group.

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Mardi Gras Wreath - Deco Mesh Ribbon Tails and Sign
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Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Wreath with Ribbon Tails

Simple deco mesh and ribbon tail wreath perfect for Mardi Gras!
Yield: 1 wreath
Author: Damon Oates

Instructions

  • Fluff out wreath form
  • Super glue (4) 1″ mounting squares to the back of the wreath sign.
  • Allow to dry, while you start assembling your wreath.
  • Make a ruffle by taking the two ends of a mesh strip and curl them inward a few times and then scrunch them down the middle.
  • Attach the ruffles to the wreath frame as tight as possible, alternating between the two patterns.
  • Cut 2.5" ribbon into (18) 14" strips.
  • Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Cut 1.5" ribbon into (36) 14" strips.
  • Cut ends into dovetails.
  • Layer (2) 1.5" ribbon strips on top of (1) 2.5" ribbon strip and add to one of the wreath ties.
  • Fan out the ribbon tails.
  • Add wreath sign by securing with pipe cleaners.
  • Using the EZ Bow Maker finish off with a bow.
  • Using the 2.5" ribbon create a 12" tail.
  • Create 6" loops.
  • Using the 1.5" ribbon create a 12" tail.
  • Create 6" loops.
  • Add one center loop.
  • Attach your bow using pipe cleaners.
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