For those of us who like to play with deco mesh, nothing is more fun than learning a new way to use it. Today, I’m going to show you how to make a wreath using the “curled” method with our deco mesh. Let’s get started!
First, gather your supplies. As you see here, I’m using a standard 16″ wire wreath form, chenille stems, scissors, my mesh, my embellishments, and ribbons.
Note: Later I added a third color (green) mesh into my scheme. It is not pictured.
Now I’m going to show you how to create your own wreath form. This can get a little tedious, but I think it’s important you know how to make your own. Go ahead and cut your chenille stems into halves or thirds. Personally I prefer thirds because there’s less to wrap around at the end.
This wire wreath form has 9 sections. I wrap a chenille stem around the outer and innermost wire of each section, making a “v-shape” that I will later use to secure my mesh.
Now the wreath form is ready, and we’re going to shift our focus to the mesh.
Open your mesh and let it make one natural curl by itself. If this is too hard for you, you can use an empty paper towel tube to make perfect curls.
Luckily I had a friend hold the mesh while I cut, but typically I use my leg and create these wreaths while sitting on my floor. Make a cut to the other end. You will need a lot curls, which means a lot of cutting! For this particular wreath, I cut 9 curls out of the striped, 9 out of the green, and 18 curls from the gold.
My striped and green mesh were 21″ wide. If I were to use them at this size, the finished wreath would take up my entire door. I chose to make them smaller, so I cut their curls in half.
Now when you have all your curls pre-made, you can begin affixing them to the wreath. This is how I chose to do mine:
That’s two gold curls, one stripe and one green. Bunch them in the middle and then attach them to the outer ring.
Continue working around the wreath form. Personally I feel it’s easier to work from the outside to the inside, but you don’t have to with this particular design.
Once you have applied all of your curls, you will have a base that looks something like the picture above. This is where you can start adding embellishments. I tied ribbon into mine and zigzagged it across the wreath, as in my previous tutorial. Then I added a sign and some wired floral picks. I attached it all to the wire underneath my curls using chenille stems.
Thank you Angel for sharing your beautiful curly deco mesh wreath tutorial! Check out my other Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial that she did too. Want her to make you one of your own? [email protected] Her prices start at $30 and up plus shipping if you’re not local to her and I. Get your Christmas wreath or a beautiful snowman wreath, winter wreath, valentine’s etc. You get the gyst. You can have a beautiful wreath like this any time of year. Which wreath would you want her to make? Are you crafty?
While you’re here check out my other gift ideas that you can make yourself. Agate Coasters DIY, DIY Floating Candle HOlder, DIY Starburst Mirror, DIY Lemon painted tea towels, DIY upcycled flower vase, diy jewelled candle holder, Abby’s homemade bath bombs, Christmas word search, Deco mesh curly wreath for Christmas, Christmas worksheets for kids and budgeting sheets for saving for Christmas, Lotion to make and give as gifts, Vanilla Goats milk soap diy, and Snowman craft from a creamer bottle!