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DIY "Elf" Mesh Wreath

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Who wouldn't love to have an "Elf" hanging around their house for Christmas?  You can make your own in just minutes.

Here's all you need:

1 Work Wreath

1 Roll of Deco Mesh 21" Width  (I used a wide weave variegated color)

1 Roll of Deco Mesh 10" Width  (I used a solid color)

2 Rolls of 2 1/2" Ribbon (I used 2 different patterns of ribbon)

2 Rolls of 1 1/2" Ribbon (I used 2 different patterns of ribbon)

1 Elf Kit (Kits can be found at many craft stores. Kit contains head, arms and legs)

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So this elf is dressed in layers.  The first layer is the 21" mesh.  Start on the inside ring of the work wreath and place the end of the mesh in the tinsel twigs and twist them around the mesh end.

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Now move down the mesh about 10" and gather it together.

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Place the gather in the next tinsel twigs on the inside ring of the work wreath.

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Now that you have the hang of it, add mesh around the inside and outside ring of the work wreath.

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For the next layer, we will use the 10" solid color mesh.  Roll out the mesh and cut 11" pieces. You will need to cut 1 piece for every tinsel twig on the work wreath. usually 18.

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Roll up the mesh and secure it to the wreath using the tinsel twigs.

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The final layer to the elf's Christmas attire is ribbon.  Cut 12" pieces of ribbon.  Cut pieces in all the patterns and sizes.  I cut 9 pieces in each size and pattern. Don't forget to cut chevrons in the ends of your ribbon pieces.

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Add 1 piece of 2 1/2' wide and 1 piece of 1 1/2 piece wide to each tinsel sprig on the work wreath.  Mix up patterns in you like.

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To attach the head, push the posts on the bottom down into the mesh.

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For added stability, I ran a piece of floral wire through the backside of his hat.  Then I wrapped the wire around the wreath frame.

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The arms and legs also have post on the end.  I put a dab of hot glue on the post and pushed them down into the mesh.

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This DIY "Elf" wreath is a favorite. What a way to kick off your Christmas time crafting this year. Hope you have as much fun making yours as I did.

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