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DIY Spring Recycled Mesh Paper Wreath

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Do you always find yourself with bits and pieces of ribbon left over from projects?  Here is a great idea.  Follow along and see how I utilized leftovers in a creative way to brighten an outside living space.

You will need:

Work Wreath Form

Roll of White Paper Mesh

Left Over Ribbon ( Stick with 1 1/2" width, Use ribbon that coordinate in style and pattern)

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OK so let's begin.

Unroll your paper mesh and measure a 10" strip starting from the end of the mesh roll.  Cut the strip.  You will see from the picture below that cutting from the side you can cut between two threads of the mesh.  This will give you a guide for cutting straight.

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Now cut the strip in half.  You should have 2 squares, each approximately 10" X 10" in size.  These 10" X 10" squares are the basis for the wreath..  Go ahead and cut 2 squares for each of the wire sprigs on the work wreath.  Typically there are 16 or 18.

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Next take a square of the paper mesh and gather it up the middle.

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Place the gather on a wire sprig and twist the sprig tightly around it.

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Layer a 2nd square over the top.

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Work around the wreath adding 2 squares to every sprig on both the inside and outside rings.

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Next cut your ribbon into 11" strips.  The number of strips will vary.  I used 3 and 4 pieces on each wire sprig. Just depends on how much ribbon you are trying to get rid of. 4 per sprig is probably the maximum you should use.

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Take your pieces and pinch them together in the middle. Mix and match, no particular pattern, just use you imagination in spreading the color around the wreath.

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Place the pinched ribbon in the sprigs and twist the sprigs around it tightly.

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Just add ribbon in this fashion to each of the sprigs around the wreath and you are done.

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I think my scrap ribbon wreath looks great on my porch.  This DIY paper mesh wreath is a timely craft after you spring clean.  Put your scraps to good use.  Remember "Waste Not, Want Not"

Happy Spring!

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