Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bright Red Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JdTD9Vge60
http://www.clumsycrafter.com/2012/03/deco-mesh-wreath-tutorial/
http://www.bigbearswife.com/2013/09/halloween-deco-mesh-wreath-tutorial.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY2uHv0AxFM

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