This past weekend The Contractor was working so I busted out some supplies and got my craft on! My whole purpose was to make-over my front porch and get it ready for Halloween. I am still working on it but I wanted to show you some of the things I have been working on – starting with this darling Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath! I am sort of smitten by it and love how fun it turned out!
Want to make one of you own? Of course you do and I will show you how!
Supplies You Need:
Metal Wreath Form
Hot Glue Gun
Embellishments (not pictured)
Use your floral wire to tie the end of your mesh ribbon around the metal wreath frame.
About every 8 inches tie your mesh ribbon to your frame using the floral wire. The mesh ribbon will naturally “poof!”
When you get back to the beginning – do not cut your ribbon – but keep adding mesh for more fullness. This time wrap your mesh ribbon over the first layer where you had tied it down.
Alternate wrapping it back and forth and tie it to the most inside and most outside wire on the frame.
Here it is after the second go-around! It is starting to get more and more full!
I used the last part of the mesh to wrap it around for the third time and fill it in just a little bit more. This time I just attached it where I felt needed a little more “fill” and “poof!”
Next I used a basic black polka-dot ribbon and wrapped it and secured it with wire in-between the mesh. Now you have the “prep” work done and we can start on the embellishments.
This is the fun part!! First, I used 3 different and coordinating ribbons and cut them into 8ish inch long pieces. I attached them in different spots around the wreath with the floral wire.
I ended up using 7 ribbon bunches.
For some reason I don’t have a picture of the next step – but I found some fun little black and orange ornaments at Hobby Lobby and hot glued one into the middle of each bunch of ribbons. I also found a fun little glitter “spooky” sign at Hobby Lobby that I hot glued on as well.
Lastly, I took one of these simple and cheap little skeletons from The Dollar Store and spruced them up a bit with spray paint. I first used Rustoleum Gloss Black and then used Krylon Glitter Black.
The skeletons have a little loop on the tops of their heads so I simply strung wire through and attached it to the wire wreath form.
And voila! Super cute Halloween Wreath!
Gosh you guys! I just love this fun new wreath! It turned out better than I thought it would and was so much easier than I thought it would be! If you haven’t tried Deco Mesh – Just Do It! You will love it!
Come back tomorrow for the cutest and easiest pillow covers ever!
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