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October 29, 2017

Deco Mesh Halloween Wreath

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Okay, so this isn't a Stampin' Up post, but that's okay, because I do a lot of crafting that doesn't include paper, stamps and ink.  

Today's post (and accompanying YouTube tutorial video) is a result of a few pictures that I recently posted on Facebook of some Fall deco-mesh wreaths that I had made, and people requesting me to do a class.  Well, as much as I do love doing classes, I was having a hard time figuring out when I could do one, how I would go about doing one, and where I could hold a class.  So, the best that I could come up with would be to make a tutorial video and hopefully all my friends could see how easy it really is to do a wreath like this.  



Here is the photo of the Fall wreath that inspired the Halloween wreath. I am sure I will be doing some for Christmas as well, if I can find the time!

Fall wreath

The supplies you need to make a wreath like this can be found at Hobby Lobby, and usually on sale.  Here is a shopping list of the items you will need to make the wreath:

  • 16 inch Work Wreath (with the pipe cleaner things already attached.)
  • 1 Roll Deco Mesh Ribbon that measures 21 inches wide by 30 feet long (any color you choose)
  • 3 rolls Deco-Mesh measuring 10 inches wide by 30 feet long (each - in any three colors you choose)
  • 4 different rolls of  2.5 inch WIRE EDGED Ribbon (any patterns/colors you choose that coordinate with your deco-mesh)
  • Embellishments of your choice.

As described in the video, you will need to cut your narrower deco-mesh into 10 inch squares (you will need 16 squares of each of the three different colors)

Also described in the video, you will need to cut 8 pieces of ribbon 12 inches long from EACH of the four rolls.  (You will have 32 pieces of ribbon total.)  Then dovetail each end of the ribbon. 

Trying to describe how to assemble the wreath is (in my opinion) too hard to put into words in a blog, so you really need to watch the video.  From start to finish, it takes me about 1 hour to make a wreath like this, and that includes cutting the mesh and the ribbons.