Thanks to an impromptu craft day by two of my mommy friends, I actually got started on my Christmas crafts a little ahead of time. Here's my first Christmas craft of the season -- a deco mesh Christmas wreath.
If you haven't made a deco mesh wreath, you should try. They are easier then they look. I started with a 16" wire wreath form and 12" wide sparkly red deco mesh roll, which I attached with pipe cleaners. (You could also use floral wire but pipe cleaners are much easier on your fingers). Then I added the red & white stripped 5" wide deco mesh. I made loops out of green and white deco mesh before attaching them and then embellished the wreath with Christmas ornaments. Lastly, I added fancy jingle bells hanging in the center to give that nice Christmas jingle every time the front opens up.
I'll be making another wreath for above my mantel -- I haven't decided if it's going to be deco mesh, burlap, or traditional ever greens. Check back later in the season to see what I decided!
In case you are interested in making a deco mesh wreath -- here's some links to some great tutorials and videos: