step by step tutorial for a deco mesh flower wreath
step by step tutorial for a deco mesh flower wreath
Making a Flower Deco Mesh Wreath has never been so easy! Michelle from A Noble Touch shares a step by step tutorial for this gorgeous Fall flower wreath
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Want a fun and easy way to add holiday color to your mailbox? This topper made from deco mesh is sassy and eye-catching. All of the items that I used for making this mailbox topper came from Hobby Lobby but you can find similar items at other craft stores. The deco mesh and the ribbon are easy to find on sale at 50% off once or twice a month at HL. You can use a HL 40% off coupon to buy the wire metal mailbox frame and green zip ties in the floral supply section of the store. I found out that these wire frames are also are used to put flowers on caskets and in graveyards to put flowers on grave headstones . Regular price the items are $3.50 for the frame, $8 for each roll of 10" deco mesh, $10 for ribbon, $4 for zip ties. Full price DIY...$33.50 Sale and coupons for supplies DIY...$16.25 The frame is pretty ingenious...it bends to fit the shape of your regulation mailbox. It is easier to bend when it is off of the box. Here is the frame in the process of bending. To avoid scraping your mailbox, just bend it when it is off of the mailbox and then do small adjustments as needed to keep it snug to the mailbox. The rubber on the "arms" of the frame keep it from slipping around and also help it from marring the metal mailbox. The wire bends easily but keeps its shape. If you live in a windy area you may need to tie the topper down. Run wire, string, fishing line, etc. from the "loops" on one side of the frame, under the mailbox and tie on to the "loops" on the other side of the frame. Once you get the basic shape that you need to have the wire frame fit on your mailbox, you can work on adding the mesh inside your house if you are a baby about being out in the weather like me. The mesh is 30' long. Cut the mesh into 10" pieces. Roll each 10" piece of mesh into a spiral. Pinch it in the middle. You can roll all of your pieces at one time and use something like a clothespin to keep it tight or you can roll the mesh as needed and keep the rolled mesh in your spare hand till you get three rolls to zip tie onto the frame. If you have not used zip ties (or cable ties as they are also called) before, you may need a moment of practice. Zip ties can be purchased not only at Hobby Lobby in the floral section but at home improvement stores and even Dollar Tree in the hardware section. I could not handle adding more than three "rolls/spirals" at a time with the zip tie. The trick is to keep the rolls rolled as you add them. You can alternate colors (I only used two but you could use three or more) in each bunch if you want to. This first bunch shows four spiral/rolls but I went with three at a time after this one Pull the zip tie as tight as it will go to keep the mesh spiral roll bunch from slipping around and to keep the rolls rolled up. Here is a view of the bottom of the frame after three bunches were added to the frame... ...and from the "good" side... Keep adding bunches of rolls to the frame with the zip ties. good side bad side If you plan on adding other embellishments like bows, ribbon doo-dahs, ornaments, etc., you can tolerate some "holes" in the coverage of the mesh roll bunches on the frame 'cause you will fill in the "holes" with other items. Use zip ties, floral wire or pipe cleaners to attach other items to the frame. Honestly, I went too tight on my coverage of the bunches when I first was adding the mesh to the frame. I could have gotten by with only the two rolls of 10" mesh but I needed to open up some extra rolls I had purchased "just in case" to add fullness at the end. Here is what the frame looked like with two rolls of mesh... If you want it really full, get more than the two rolls of mesh. The more spiral bunches you add to the frame, the fluffier the mailbox topper will be. Put spiral bunches on the horizontal wires, the vertical wires and the "legs" of the frame. Cut the ends of the plastic zip ties so they are not sticking out willy-nilly on your topper. Here is what that mailbox topper looks like with just the mesh... It is cute but it can be even cuter with some ribbon added. Here are some candidates to add to the topper I don't know what to call these ribbon bunches...doo dahs? Anyway, the ends of wired ribbon that is cut into "fishtails" is an easy way to add embellishment, color and pattern to the topper. Pinch a couple of pieces of 8" wired ribbon in the middle. Wire the pinched center with floral wire leaving several inches of wire on each end. Cut the ends of the ribbon either on the diagonal or into "fishtail" or "notched" shapes. You could add a whole bow onto the topper but it tends to get "lost" in the depth of the spiraled deco mesh rolls. Wire the ends of the ribbon "doo-dah" onto the frame where ever you need some sassiness or to fill in a "hole". Slip your embellished mailbox frame onto your mailbox. You might need to keep the topper to the back of the mailbox in order to use the flag when you want mail picked up. I only had a little of the striped ribbon left over from the wreaths that I made last year for the front windows to tie in the topper. I thought that the polka dot ribbon in basically the same colors was a pretty good second choice for the main ribbon on the topper. Make a Christmas Deco Mesh Wreath Last year I tried to make a deco mesh mailbox topper using more of the technique that is/was used on the wreaths. It wasn't horrible but it kinda of looked like a mish-mash of mesh and ribbon. I never did a post on it even though I did take pictures of the process like a good blogger. I am much happier with the deco mesh mailbox topper made in the style of a curly/spiral deco mesh wreath but with the 10" mesh. This same technique could be used for other holidays or occasions using different colors of deco mesh and ribbon to make a fun and welcoming decor item for guests or for folks just driving by your home.
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This wreath is made using two techniques. You will make poufs and rolls to make this wreath. We are also sharing how to make a your own work wreath using a wire wreath form and chenille stems.
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Recently, I saw a deco mesh wreath that had the mesh attached in such a fun and fluffy way that I inspected it to see how it was done. Although I couldn't find a tutorial on the internet of how to make this wreath, I decided to give it a try. I don't know what it's official name for this type wreath is but for now I am calling it a "Ruffle Wreath" because the high mesh loops remind me of fluffy ruffles. The original wreath used a standard wire wreath form. For the pink wreath an 18" form was used and for the blue wreath a 16" form was used. It may not be necessary but I like to paint the wreath forms for deco mesh wreaths in the main color of the mesh so it won't be as obvious through the open weave of the mesh. It doesn't have to be a perfect paint job...just enough to break up the visual lines of the dark green wires. In the past, I have used pipe cleaners (also known as chenille stems) to attach the deco mesh to wreath forms but the wreath I was attempting to copy had zip (or cable) ties attaching the mesh to the form. I wasn't sure if that was a necessary element in making the wreath or not but I was afraid not to use them. They are available in the electrical department of home improvement or hardware stores. The wreath I wanted to copy used clear cable ties but I thought those were too expensive so I went the cheap-o route and got this pack of 200 assorted sizes for less than $5. Sometimes Dollar Tree has zip ties in their hardware aisle. I've never used cable ties before so I looked on the internet to find out how. Here it is in a nutshell: The color of the cable ties leaves a lot to be desired so they got the same paint treatment as the wreath forms. Really, only a small portion of the cable tie needs to be painted if the color bothers you too...on the smooth side and near the head of the cable tie...that is all that might show. I did three at a time...it goes quickly...doesn't need perfection. To start attaching the mesh to the wreath form gather/pinch the mesh width-wise about 8" from the beginning of the roll. This leaves a "tail" that you will eventually pull to the back of the wreath form and attach. This first round of mesh on the wreath is the 21" wide size. Keeping the mesh pinched, place it on one of the wires. Attach the pinched mesh to the wire with the cable tie. The head of the cable tie should be on the backside of the wire wreath form. Bring the tail of the cable tie around the wire, on top of the pinched mesh, then again to the back. Be sure the smooth side of the tie is on the outside of the loop and the ribbed side of the tie is on the inside. Push the tail through the head of the cable tie and pull it until it holds the gather snugly on the wire. To keep the size of the poufs uniform, I found it reassuring to measure the mesh for this type wreath. For this larger wreath, the gathering/pinching spots along the mesh were 10" apart. I'm not sure the original wreath kept each color on a certain wire on the wreath form, but for this one I did... well, I meant to...I made a couple of boo-boos. This first color of mesh was (mostly) on the third wire from the center. Place your second gather of mesh about two to three inches from the first attachment point and secure it with a cable tie. Again the head and tail of the tie will be on the backside of the wreath for aesthetics. You might want to not tighten the cable ties as much as they will go until you see all your poufs to determine if they need to slide a little bit one way or another along the wire. Here is the backside of the wreath after the first color of mesh: Pull the beginning and ending tails to the back and secure them also. Here is the front of the wreath with one color: The second color of mesh on this wreath is a pink and white check. It was gathered and attached on the second wire from the center of the wreath form. It is also a 20" wide deco mesh. The different colors were started and stopped at different spots along the wreath form so the "tails" would not make one spot too bulky on the back. Here is the front after the second color mesh: Really, it is very full with these two colors and you could very well stop here but I had some pink "window pane" mesh that I also wanted to add too. The 6" mesh was a better color match so I went with that. The length of mesh is shorter on the smaller width mesh roll so I only put half as many poufs of it so I would have enough to go all around the wreath. It was attached to the outside wire on the wreath form with the cable ties. In the end less then half of the solid pink roll was left, more than half of the pink and white check was left and even some of the 6" roll was left. After the three meshes were attached the poufs were fluffed and pulled in towards each other to integrate the colors. When I was pretty happy with the way it looked, all the cable ties were pulled as tightly as they would go to secure the poufs/ruffles in place along the wires. The tails of the cable ties can be trimmed down on the back. This wreath turned out to be about 22" wide... ...and a fluffy, ruffly 10" deep. You could certainly add more embellishments to personalize it for a certain person or color scheme. If you would like a smaller version of the ruffle wreath, the basic techniques are the same, just use a smaller wreath form. All of these deco mesh rolls came from Hobby Lobby. They are the 21" wide version. The regular meshes are 30 feet long and are $9.99 (but can be bought with a coupon or when on sale). The window pane meshes are $13.99 per roll. Actually, I thought I had a roll of solid blue regular mesh to use for this baby boy's wreath so it turned out a little lighter than I had intended. The blue and white check mesh was attached with cable ties to the third wire from the center. The length between gathers along this mesh was about 8". The spacing between attachment points was 2-3" along the wire. Here is the first color halfway through: I learned that it took about 60 cable ties to do a wreath going around three times (I used three colors but you don't have to). Here is the back of the wreath after the first color: The tails of this first color got tied down with twisty ties 'cause I didn't want to run out of cable ties for the poufs. White mesh got added to the innermost wire of this wreath. The white poufs were still 8" long and 2-3" apart along the wire. Here is the wreath after the white mesh application: The different color mesh poufs in the above picture have been more or less integrated with each other by pulling the poufs towards each other and almost alternating the colors around the wreath. You could pull the poufs back from the center more if you like a more open center. Then the blue window pane mesh was added along the outermost wire of the wreath form with cable ties. The window pane poufs were also integrated in with the other meshes by pulling them in between the other colors. When you are happy with the look of the wreath, pull all the cable ties tightly and trim off their tails on the back. This wreath is about 20" across and about 10" deep. Although I didn't measure what was left on the mesh rolls when the wreaths were finished, I would say for this size wreath, allow about a half a roll (15 feet) per each time around the wreath form. Other embellishments were added to this wreath to go to a baby shower. The mom may also use it on her hospital door when the baby actually arrives. The cable ties on the two wreaths above held really well and did not slide along the wire after they were pulled tight. I was curious, however, to see if the same ruffle effect could be achieved by using pipe cleaners to hold the poufs in place instead of cable ties. Last year I never got around to making a Halloween wreath so I decided to do the experiment with totally different colors than the baby wreaths and get a head start on Fall decorating. A 16" wire wreath form was painted black on the front then 20" wide black deco mesh poufs were added to the third wire with black pipe cleaners cut into thirds. Even twisted tightly, the pipe cleaners allow the mesh to slide along the wire if they are not secured. One way to make the pipe cleaners stay in place is to glue them onto the wire. Another way is to use the left over "legs" of the pipe cleaners and twist them along the wire. Gluing is better if you have the time. After the black, orange mesh was added to the outermost wire. The orange mesh poufs (8" long, 2-3" apart on wire) were attached with pipe cleaners that had been cut into thirds. Here is the wreath after the orange mesh had been added: Michael's has started carrying a small supply of deco mesh in the ribbon department. The purple mesh came from there. It was added on the innermost wire of the wreath form with purple pipe cleaners. Since you can see the different colors of mesh more in this wreath, I wanted to show what the ruffle wreath would look like if you wanted to keep the poufs more separate and not pull them together and integrate them. Here is the wreath with the colors pulled together: To give the wreath a quick finish for now, this glittery spider on a web was added to the wreath. So, yes, you can use pipe cleaners to attach the deco mesh poufs to the wire wreath form instead of cable ties to achieve the ruffle wreath look. Either way, when you make one of these wreaths for yourself, you may have folks stopping to inspect it to try to determine "how DID she get that look?" just like I did.
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When I was looking at deco mesh carrots on Pinterest recently, I saw a lot of questions under the pictures "pinned" about what kind of frame is used to make them. I'm not sure what most folks use to make these carrots but I thought I would try a technique that I have used in the past to make deco mesh shapes into door hangings. Here is a deco mesh pumpkin... ...and a deco mesh heart with arrow that both use long poufs of deco mesh on wire frames. The pumpkin uses a traditional wire wreath form that can be purchased at craft stores that is already sturdy. The heart uses aluminum craft wire to create the heart shape. The wire is easy to bend and cut but it needs something rigid to provide some stability. With the heart a wooden dowel was used and then disguised as an arrow. For a frame for the carrots I tried using coat hangers for stability to use with aluminum wire. The aluminum wire is found in the floral section of craft stores. It is about $4 for 5 yards. You can also find it at Dollar Tree in 2 yard sections. A gold-ish color is best if you can find it for this project. You can always paint the wire orange if you can't find this color. Bend the aluminum wire into the bottom part of a carrot shape. Twist the top parts of the wire "V" shape along the horizontal bar of a plastic coat hanger to attach the wire . (Actually, you can cut the wire with regular scissors...probably not so great for the scissors but...) How big you want to make your carrot is up to you. The picture above shows a child's coat hanger being used. That carrot is 27" long. I also made a carrot shape using an adult size plastic coat hanger...it turned out 36" long. To help hide your frame once the deco mesh is on paint at least one side of the coat hanger orange except for the hook part. Paint the hook part green. To attach the mesh to the coat hanger/wire frame you will need pipe cleaners...chenille stems is the new term for them. You can use half a pipe cleaner for each attachment if you want to...saves amount needed. Orange pipe cleaners are best but you can paint some orange if you need to in order to make them orange-ish. The photo above also shows a wire carrot frame that I made out of two wire coat hangers in case someone didn't want to buy or couldn't find the aluminum wire. On one wire coat hanger I pretty much left it intact and twisted the hook part into a closed loop. The other coat hanger was untwisted and reshaped into the "v" shape and added to the first one. Honestly, this was harder than I thought it was going to be. I had to use needle-nose pliers to do the twisting/untwisting because the wire was so sturdy. Then it had some kind of "tourque" to it that was hard to make it lay flat. After some more playing with it and making the horizontal wire arch forward, it did lay down. This wire coat hanger frame does not need any additions to make it sturdy...it is fiesty! I painted the white wire with orange acrylics to help hide it once the mesh got on. The mesh is very see-through. Here is a photo of the three wire coat hanger frames with the pipe cleaners added and then what they look like after the mesh is attached with the pipe cleaners to give you an idea of where this is going: Attach the pipe cleaners to the frame by twisting them as tightly as possible on then leaving the "arms" open on the front of the frame. You are going to working mostly side to side with the mesh. Place the pipe cleaners in horizontal pairs across from each other (or at a slight angle). The pairs will be about 2"-3" apart from each other going down the frame. To keep the pipe cleaners where you want them and not sliding on the frame, it is good to glue them down. You can use regular glue if you have time to let it dry. Hot glue works well too. Backside of frame My favorite way to glue the pipe cleaners down is to turn the frame face down and glue from the back. Be sure the pipe cleaners"arms" are open to the front before gluing. Run the glue not only on the backside of the pipe cleaner twist but on the wire on either side of it. When the glue is dry you can start attaching the mesh. This 21" wide orange mesh is from Hobby Lobby. It is regularly $10 for a 30' roll. It is on sale frequently. You will need less than one roll per carrot. For the top of the carrot you can attach the mesh poufs along the line of the coat hanger or horizontally. following line of coat hanger going horizontally Either way, leave a very generous "tail" of deco mesh before your first pouf. When you tuck the tail behind the carrot shape at the end of attaching process it will help visually fill in the top of the carrot. To make the mesh poufs gather the mesh along the width in your fingers keeping it pinched as you go. Place your gathered/pinched mesh on top of a pipe cleaner attachment then use the "arms" to hold your gathered mesh in place. Twist two times. Move down the mesh roll further than the next attachment point is in inches and make another gather. Test to see if you like the way the mesh poufs when you place it on the next set of pipe cleaners "arms". If you do, twist it down. After you have the top of the carrot done, start moving from side to side on the wire part of the frame using the same technique but in bigger/longer poufs. Try to keep enough (but not too much) mesh pouf over the side of the frame so that it visually covers it in most places. Also leave a "tail" of mesh at the end of the carrot. Pull the beginning and ending "tails" to the backside of the frame. Tuck each tail into the back of a nearby pouf. Usually it will stay by itself but if you need to make it more secure, use a pipe cleaner to attach it to the frame. You can use the ends of the pipe cleaners to help the edges of the poufs cover the wire frame. Poke the pipe cleaner through the weave of the mesh and kind of "sew" it onto the frame. Twist any remaining pipe cleaner to the back of the frame. If you painted your pipe cleaners and the color is not great and it shows, you can dab a little more paint on it at this point. For the plastic hangers I added another piece of floral wire to the hook portion so that the wind would not blow the carrot off of the door hanger. Paint that wire green. To make the carrot "leaves" I got this stem of plastic grasses at Hobby Lobby on sale for $5. If you wanted to be extravagant you could use the whole thing on one carrot but I am cheap so I cut it up to use on three. Wire each carrot's portion (if you cut it up) back into a bundle. Then place it in front of the hanger and wire it to the vertical portion of the coat hanger hook. Here are the three deco mesh carrots made using the large horizontal poufs... Made on adult-size plastic coat hanger Made on child-size plastic coat hanger Made on two wire coat hangers to make frame The carrot made from the wire hangers used the horizontal deco mesh on the top too so here is a close-up of that: The shape that this carrot turned out reminds me of a well-endowed lady. I came across this photo of carrot-topped actress Christina Hendricks: Her dress even has that horizontal ruching that our carrot does! Mae West once said that the only carrots that interested her were the ones in her diamonds. If you like the look of a deco mesh carrot that has smaller poufs, here is a way to achieve that with a coat hanger too.... Start with a package of floral netting. This one is from Joann's. It is only $3 for a 12" by 48" piece (or less with coupon). Poke the hook portion of a plastic coat hanger through the floral netting about 8" from the end and in the middle. Fold down the end and bend the cut ends of the wires around the horizontal bar of the hanger also catching the other side of the floral netting with the cut wire ends. You are making like an wire envelope around the hanger. Shape the upper points of the netting to conform to the shape of the hanger. It is easy to bend. Decide how long you want your carrot to be. Instead of cutting the floral netting, I just bent it up at the length I wanted the carrot to be. Not only was that easier than cutting the wire, it also added strength. Bend the end of the netting into a point. Paint most of the coat hanger and the floral netting with a coat of orange acrylic paint...doesn't have to be perfect. Twist on some cut-in-half orange pipe cleaners to the hanger part of the frame to get you started... ...in a pattern similar to this: No gluing necessary since the netting keeps the pipe cleaners from going very far. I have made a deco mesh carrot with lots of small poufs but the frame was different. I think this mesh netting frame on a coat hanger is easier to make and gives very similar results. Deco Mesh Carrot made on a frame made with wire and wooden dowels I wasn't sure where to put the pipe cleaners on the netting ahead of time (makes attaching the mesh much easier) but here is a diagram of where they ended up being. This shows the carrot from the backside in case you want to know where to place pipe cleaners: The "x" shows pipe cleaner attachment placement. The "o" shows the beginning and ending tail tie down on the back using pipe cleaners. Feel free to add more pipe cleaners where ever you think they need to be as you attach the mesh. You make the mesh poufs the same way as the carrots also in this post but they are smaller and more numerous. You work your way down going from side to side making and attaching poufs on the pipe cleaners. An advantage of this frame is that you have built in places to attach carrot "hairs" made from deco mesh tubing if you want to. The tubing is in the same section as the other deco mesh at Hobby Lobby but it only comes in a limited number of colors...orange is not one of them. You can pull out that paintbrush and acrylic paint again and paint you some white tubing orange. It is only $6 for 25 yards (less with coupon or on sale). Make the tubing "hairs" by making a very lop-sided bow with 3 - 5 loops on it. Wrap the side with the short loops with floral wire leaving long "legs" on the wire so it can be used to attach the "hairs" onto the wire netting. It is easier to paint the "hairs" after you loop them than while it is still long. I tried mixing red and yellow to get an orange close to the color of the main mesh. When they are dry you can decide where you want them on your carrot and then push the base through the netting. Use the floral wire "legs" used to secure the loops to also attach the "hairs" to the frame. You can also use the mesh tubing to make curly green toppers for your carrots. Using floral wire (available in craft stores floral section) cut a piece about 24" long. Bend the ends into a small flat loops (so it won't poke out the sides of the tubing as you are threading it). Thread the wire through a length of tubing. When the wire is all the way into the tubing, push it in a few more inches. Tie the end of the tubing, trapping the wire. Then, making sure you have enough tubing to enclose the wire, cut the other end leaving several inches and tie it off also in a knot. Clip excess tubing past the knots. Paint the wire and tubing green. I thought it was easier to paint the wired tubing flat before curling. When dry, twist your wired tubing into spirals. Gather them into a bunch and wire the bases together. Attach the bunch to the front side of the coat hanger hook. Well, for such a big carrot I think I need more curly top spirals or add something else to them. Some Dollar Tree plastic greenery from the attic gets a "greening up" with acrylic paint... ...and then they get added to the big carrot. The possibilities of how to top off your carrot are endless but here are a couple more ideas... Cut a 12" section of 21" green deco mesh. Roll it into a tube shape and pinch it in the middle. Use a pipe cleaner or floral wire to hold the rolled mesh in place. Use the wire to attach several of the rolls to the coat hanger top. This next idea is from a cute tutorial by Mardi Gras Outlet. They sell all kinds of deco mesh products online at good prices. (They don't pay me or give me product to say that.) Cut three or four 10" sections of 10" green deco mesh ribbon. If you want a variety of greens in this carrot topper you can buy different colors of green mesh or (surprize!) you can paint some with acrylic paint. These short pieces of mesh will naturally roll up. With the sides rolling up towards you, pinch the center of a square of the mesh. About 2" from the point of the pinch wrap the pinched mesh with floral wire. Gather 3 or 4 pinched and wired squares together to form a carrot top. For a bigger carrot you can make more bunches of pinched/wired mesh. For a price breakdown for each carrot I'm going to assume that you have a coat hanger and some acrylic paint. aluminium wire $1 pipe cleaners $1 orange mesh $10 green floral wire $2 green topper $3-ish (depends what you pick) The floral netting (if used instead of aluminum wire) is $3. This and any of the above prices could be 40% - 50% less with sales or coupons. That's a fairly large door door decoration for not much money at all! Plus you will have fun making it!