Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY Christmas Wreath


 Christmas is juuuuust around the corner and folks are putting up their trees, lights, and all the other millions of different decorations. In previous years, I have seen pictures of homemade deco mesh or burlap wreaths and always wished I was that creative.

After hearing fall decorations were 80% off at Hobby Lobby, I walked in hoping to score on some good fall decor and walked out with Christmas stuff. Huh? I know. BUT! Hobby Lobby had all things Christmas on sale for 50% off and this lady was not going to pass up that sale. Walking through the aisles, I came across bare wreaths and deco mesh. At half off I thought now was as good a time as any to test my creative ability.

So! Let's get this show on the road. To the instructions...

You will need:

one wreath frame (mine was 16")
one large 21" roll of deco mesh
one small 5" roll of deco mesh in different color
scissors
any embellishment you want to add on (optional)

To start, take your wreath frame and put one end of the 21" sized deco mesh on the OUTER larger ring and secure with ties. Take a 10" section, bunch it up, and secure with another tie. Do this all around the wreath, then cut off the mesh from the roll. Try to keep your bunches the same size or close to it so it won't end up lopsided.



It will look pretty bare but that is what the smaller deco mesh is for. Start off the 5" deco the same way. I alternated between large and small bunches shown in the pic below.


Go around the entire wreath and once the last bunch is secured, cut the mesh from the roll. You can leave your wreath as is or add on the embellishments.



I wanted to add some embellishments and after FOUR different trips to Hobby Lobby returning and buying new ones, I finally settled on some that I thought fit and looked good with the wreath. And I am happy happy happy with the end results!!







After buying matching embellishments to put on the wreath and hating the look, something clicked in my brain and I decided that wasn't needed. So I chose five different but similar ones to add on and I love the look. Even Gabe commented "That looks really nice!". I agree. And it looks fantastic on the front door.



Not bad for a first try!

8 comments:

  1. So easy or at least you make it look very easy! I might have to give this a shot! Found you on Made in a Day Blog Hop! :)

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    1. Thank you! It was surprisingly, pretty easy!

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  2. You do make it look easy :) pinning!

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    1. Thanks! If it wasn't easy, I would probably not have done it and blogged about it. :) Glad you liked it!

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  3. very cute, very festive! thanks for the great step-by-step instructions. This could be adapted to any season or holiday. love it!

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    1. Yes, I'm going to attempt a fall one next year too!

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  4. I've seen wreaths made from DecoMesh before and wondered how people made them. Thanks for providing a tutorial! It looks so pretty and festive!

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    1. Thank you. It was much easier than I thought it would be. :)

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