Learn how to make a Deco Mesh Wreath. You can make a mesh wreath for each season, holiday, special event, or to match your home decor.
Keyword Craft, diy wreath, wreaths
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Pam Baker
210” Deco Mesh Rollsreferred to as Color A and Color B
114” Metal Wreath Frame
32 ½” wide rolls of ribbon7 yards each
Cut deco mesh into 30” strips. I’m using a 14” wire frame with 6 sections. I’ll use 4 30” strips of mesh in each section for a total of 24 30” strips. Or 12 30” strips of Color A and 12 30” strips of Color B.
Affix one pipe cleaner or chenille stem where the vertical bar attaches to the second from the outside crosswire. My wire wreath has four rows of wire that encircle the wreath. The outermost wire is row 1, next is row 2, next is row 3, and the innermost wire is row 4.We will start by inserting a piece of chenille wire around a row 2 wire from the wreath frame.
Take one piece of 30” mesh from Color A and roll one of the short ends slightly, then gather the remaining mesh with your hand towards the end you just rolled. When you reach the other end, roll it slightly before gathering.
Hold the gathered mesh in the middle and place over chenille stem and twist chenille to attach deco to the wreath.
Attach a piece of chenille stem to row 3 between the two vertical bars.
Roll up a piece of Color B deco mesh and attach to the wreath form.
Attach a piece of chenille stem to row 2 between the two vertical bars. Roll up a piece of Color A deco mesh and attach to the wreath form.
Attach a piece of chenille stem to row 3 between the two vertical bars. Roll up a piece of Color B deco mesh and attach to the wreath form.
Repeat with alternating Color A and Color B. You will attach 4 clusters of mesh to each section of the wire wreath. Again alternating between the 2nd and 3rd rows of wire.
Once you have all the mesh attached to the wire frame with the chenille wire, it should look like this.
Use three coordinating 2-1/2” wide spools of ribbon. Cut ribbon 14” long.
Dove tail the ends by folding the ends together and cutting a little triangle out of the ends. You will need seven sets of ribbon (for a total of 21 ribbons cut to 14”).
Lay out three pieces of ribbon so they lay diagonally on top of each other.
Gather in the middle and secure with a zip tie.
Attach to one section of the wreath using the chenille wire. So, lay the ribbon on top of one of the sections of mesh, right in the middle of the chenille wire. Twist the wire a couple of times to secure the ribbon in place. I then like to pull the wires through to the back side of the wreath, twist a couple more times and then trim off the ends. Bend the ends towards the front of the wreath.
You can further embellish your deco mesh wreath by adding a large bow, beads, or even a sign. You will also want to trim off the excess ends of the chenille wires. I like to twist them 5 or 6 ties before trimming off. Then I just fold or bend the ends down towards the back of the wreath.