Posted by Bev on January 28, 2017
Soft blues and creams make this DIY Mesh Wreath a lovely winter accent to any door. Its simple to make and inexpensive. All you need is:
work wreath form
roll of deco mesh 21" beige
dried floral stems
roll of 2 1/2' ribbon
Begin by securing the end of the mesh to the inside ring of the work wreath using the tinsel sprigs.
Now cut pieces of floral wire approximately 4 inches long.
Gather the mesh about 6 inches down from where it was secured and twist a piece of floral wire around the gather. Then twist the wire around the inside ring of the work wreath.
Move down the mesh again approximately 5 to 6 inches and gather it again. This time place the gather in the next tinsel sprigs on the inside ring of the work wreath.
By adding the extra loop in between the tinsel sprigs, the wreath will be more stiff. This stiffness is needed to support the weight of the floral stems. Repeat this process around the inside ring. Then repeat it on the outside ring.
Before adding any of the floral stems, cut them apart and trim the stems to about 5 inches long. Add the large stems (flowers) first.
Put a dab of hot glue on the end and insert the stem down into the mesh. The stems are wired so they can be inserted straight in and then the flowered end can be bent into place.
I arrange the flowers leaving a space for a bow in the middle.
Next fill in the smaller stems. I also added a few dried pods and pinecones.
To finish it off, place a bow in the middle and you will be done.
While most deco mesh wreaths have a hint of whimsy. This DIY Mesh Winter Wreath shows a more sophisticated design.