Posted by Bev on March 10, 2015
Who is ready for spring? The bees and I are certainly ready. This spring wreath tutorial says "welcome spring" and is a fabulous addition to the front door. You can make this gorgeous wreath in a flash. A combination of textures, colors, and forms make this ribbon deco wreath a crowd pleaser.
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This is what I used to make the wreath:
Yellow work wreath
Black and White stripped deco mesh (1 roll, 21" wide)
Yellow deco mesh (1 roll, 10" wide)
2 1/2 " Black and White polka dot ribbon
2 1/2" Yellow and White chevron ribbon
Yellow foam flowers
Bumble bee floral picks
I began by adding the stripped mesh to the work wreath. Holding the end of the mesh, I gathered it in my hands. Then, starting on the inside ring, I placed the gathered mesh between the wire twigs and twisted.
Moving down the mesh about 10 inches, I gathered it again and layed it in the next wire twigs on the inside loop.
I continued every 10 inches gathering and adding it using all the twigs on the inside ring. When I had circled the inside, I moved to the outside and continued all the way around.
With all the stripped in place, I then took the yellow 10 inch mesh and cut it into 12 inch pieces. I cut 16 pieces so that there would be one for every wire twig.
I curled the mesh and then I pinched it in the middle and placed it in the twigs on the wreath. I only twisted enough to hold the mesh. This made it easy to untwist to add ribbon.
After adding the yellow mesh, it was time to cut the ribbon. I cut 16 pieces of each pattern in 12 inch strips. I also cut "duck tails" or "chevrons" in the end of the ribbon strips.
In the same manner as with the yellow mesh, I twisted the ribbon into the wire twigs. I added all the polka dot and then added the yellow chevron on top. You can add the two different ribbons at the same time, however, sometimes they will lay better if added individually.
After adding all the ribbon, I hot glued the flowers and bumblebees in place. After cutting the stems shorter, they slide nicely down into the mesh and are lightweight enough that the glue holds them secure.
There are bumble bees hidden around the wreath. Can you find them all?
If you like this, try making one of your own. All the "buzz" in your neighborhood will be about your "bee-autiful" wreath.