Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DIY: Creating A Deco Mesh Wreath

On Sunday afternoon, a group of ladies and I got together for a DIY Deco Mesh Wreath Party. We had SO much fun and this wreath was much easier to make than I expected. My mind came alive with so many wreath possibilities -

  • Holidays/Seasonal
  • Disney Themed
  • Front door address (with numbers)
  • How about a wreath showcasing your marathon accomplishments? Hey, it could be done!

I’m going to show you a few images from our party followed by a step by step photo tutorial.

Deco Mesh Valentines Wreath

I decided I wanted to make a Valentines Day wreath. My current wreath was sadly faded and I was in need of something new! I pinterested a few ideas, then hunted through Hobby Lobby for my supplies.

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Several ladies gathered for the party with lots of different ideas.

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Our wreaths ranged from Mardi Gras, Spring, 4th of July, and even one that included house numbers for a front door (and it was burlap, too)! I wish I had a picture of it, but I don’t – it was a super cute idea!

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After finishing with the deco mesh, I applied ribbon. Tip: Don’t wrap the ribbon all the way around. Measure your loops and cut your ribbon. It wastes ribbon if you continuously loop it around your wreath.

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Co-workers with their finished Mardi Gras and 4th of July wreaths.

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Valentines Day wreath complete!

Here’s the supplies you’ll need:

  • 16” wreath form with tinsel ties
    (not plain green wire form; this will be wire form with tinsel tree like branches on it)
  • 2 rolls of deco mesh (the big rolls, not the small ones); these could be the same color or different colors, doesn’t matter
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Wired Ribbon (if you choose to add this)
  • Light weighing décor that can be hot glued to the mesh

All of my supplies were purchased at Hobby Lobby with the exception of the heart ribbon which came from Michaels.


Your wreath form will have two layers – point the wire pieces up towards you.

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Roll out your mesh

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Grab the starting end of your garland and bunch it together. Then, fold the end down to form a “pony tail”. The area where my fist is located is the area that will begin the wreath on the frame.

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Find a starting location on the outer ring – doesn’t matter where. Double twist the garland/twist tie/wire around the “pony tail” and twist it tight!

Now the fun begins!

Measure out about 12 inches, then secure again on the OUTER ring. You can make it a little smaller than 12 inches for a less “poofier” wreath.  Double twist each twist tie – also make these tight.

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I  used about 8 inches here. My completed wreath from the party was about 12 inches.

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Continue looping your mesh around the outside edge of the wreath form.

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When you reach your starting location, secure your current end to the same twist tie/wire where your beginning loop is located.

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If you have a second color, secure a pony tail loop to the same twist tie you used previously for your starting location. It might look like you are running out of room with your wire, don’t panic, that’s why you have extra twist ties!

If using the same color, carry on with the next step as described. If you run out of one roll, begin the new roll where you left off.

Now you are going to begin an in-out pattern with your mesh.

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Instead of following around on the outside loop, use the closest wire/garland tie on the inside loop. Secure, then bring your mesh up to the next outside garland/wire tie and secure over the mesh already there. Bring your mesh back to the next inside garland/wire, then again to the next outside wire. Continue this pattern until you reach your starting location. By the end, all of your inside loops will include mesh and your outside loops will have been used twice.

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Your second roll WILL overlap with your first roll and that’s ok, that’s what you want!

After completing an entire round of pink and an entire round of white, I decided my wreath didn’t include enough pink, so I went back in and added another layer of pink to the inside loops. The options are limitless!

When ready to add your ribbon, don’t loop ribbon all the way around your wreath. Measure out your loops, then secure ends with the garland/wire ties. You’ll waste ribbon otherwise.

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You can see on the back of mine, I didn’t loop anything around.

Hot glue embellishments throughout your wreath.

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Hang and enjoy! Again, the options are endless.

I created a board on Pinterest especially for Deco Mesh wreaths. Check it out, you might find something that inspires you!

I’m thinking a Disney wreath might be next…or possibly a race inspired wreath – I’m going to have to think about it a bit more.  I’m afraid I’ve created a monster…uhoh.

Have you ever made a Deco Mesh wreath? How about any DIY projects off Pinterest?


  1. All these wreaths are beautiful! I have never made a wreath like this before! I have made some crafts off pinterest before including a wreath made from Christmas balls but I never used it so we sold it at a yard sale!

    1. Thanks I agree...they all turned out so pretty! Sorry about your Christmas wreath! My sister in law made a similar wreath for Christmas.

  2. Gorgeous! I have never made a wreath before... I try to be crafty, but it doesn't always work out lol :0) This doesn't look too hard though!

    1. Haha I completely understand! This wreath was super easy, you could do it! :D

  3. Super pretty, love it! I love Valentines day !

  4. Those are really pretty! If I had a place to hang one, I'd be all over that!

  5. How adorable! I might give this a shot! And, I like the idea of a Disney wreath.

  6. LOVEEEEEEEE... your wreaths. I finally made one last night and there is something wrong with it. Not sure what I did wrong :(:(.. I wanted to do these for Christmas but Not sure anyone would want one that looks like this. I have watched sooooo many you tube video's and everyones look sooooo much better. Wish I could post a pic and get some suggestions.

  7. How many ties do you place on the small and large wreaths?

    1. I couldn't tell you a specific number of ties - I used them as I needed them. Purchase a package and use them as you go - you can cut them in half if they are too long as well!

  8. Why are there 2 different widths of mesh? How do I know when and where to use them?

    1. I just chose to use that so my wreath would be smaller...no real reason! You can use two of the same sizes if you'd like!

    2. Thank you. I used just the big, in white and silver and it turned out beautifully. Trying to figure out how to post a picture.

  9. I made a mesh wreath, it looked great until I picked it up. I could see the wreath form wire through the mesh, it looked awful. I used a large form, maybe I needed to use 2 rolls of mesh to make it fuller so the wire form wouldn't show. Is that the answer to my problem, I am a craft person, I was surprised I never heard anyone say anything about this. I took the whole wreath apart, starting over with a smaller form.

    1. I did 9 in loops and mine looked awful.I tok it apart and made 14 in loops and it looks great.

  10. Nice. I love seeing all the different ways of using mesh. http://www.youaremysunshinebakeri.com/diy-mesh-ribbon-chandelier/

  11. How come on some wreaths you went all around the outside first with your mesh and others you zigzagged from outer to inner from the start? Does it make a difference? Why do some zigzag on the second color? What happens if you don't zigzag at all? Sorry so many questions. .. I'm doing my first mesh and didnt know I was supposed to zigzag! Lol

    1. That's how we were taught by the instructor so that's what we did! Not sure if it makes a difference or not because I haven't made a wreath any other way! Good luck! :)

    2. Thank you. Well I've found out if you are doing more than one color it dies matter, lol. Found out the hard way. But zigzag dies work best.

    3. Does* not dies. Lol. And thank you.

    4. I have made many wreaths in my business, and I have done it both ways. I have normally done it where you just go around the outer ring with your second color of mesh. I have found just recently that I like doing the zig zag pattern with the second color better because it fills in the gaps a little better than if you just go around the outer ring with the second color. But both definitely work! Just depends on which you like better. :)

  12. I’m struggling myself sitting here trying to make it. I’m not crafty and this is so simple. Lol..But i also can’t seem to do or see the loop. Going to keep trying…

  13. How long did it take you to make your wreath?

    1. About 2-3 hours but I'm OCD when it comes to having the little details just right!

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this wreath, I have always wanted to make one of these but never knew how to and your instructions are really detailed enough to the point I'm going out to get the supplies this week .. can you tell me the best place or places that you found were the best to shop price wise for the materials? If you can ever do it I would love to see an actual video of this I was alittle confused with the 2 different colors and how to do it but think I can manage or figure it out; at least I hope so..lol.. the ribbon do you just stick it in there and than attach it? I've always had a hard time making bows any suggestions in that field??? Thanks again your instructions have been the best as I have been on here for days looking to make a Valentines wreath and I'm so excited!!!!!🤗

    1. Hey Sandy! I always purchase my materials from Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I don't have a video, but I do have a part 2 that might be a bit more detailed for you.... http://www.justmeandmyrunningshoes.com/2014/10/diy-deco-mesh-wreath-take-2.html Hope that helps!


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