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Deco Mesh Christmas Wreath Using Window Pane Mesh

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This wreath combines the pouf and ruffle methods to make a big, beautiful wreath perfect for a front door or over a mantel.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Here are the materials for this wreath:
15″ Lime Green Work Wreath
1-21″ Roll of Red Window Pane Mesh
2- 10″ Rolls of Deluxe Deco Mesh (one red, green, and gold striped, and one green)
2- 2.5″ Rolls of Wired Ribbon (cut to 13″ lengths) in two different prints
A variety of filler: sparkly snowflakes, presents, Christmas ball ornaments, and a big MERRY CHRISTMAS sign
Take your window pane mesh and start attaching it into the first twist of the outer ring. We are using the “pouf” method here just like you would with any 21" mesh.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Measure out about 13" for your pouf.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
After measuring your pouf, gather it section in your hand and place it into the next twist.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Continue this around the outer ring, making sure your poufs are as uniform as possible. Move to the inner ring. My blog Under a Texas Sky has the details on doing this.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Take your two 10″ rolls of mesh and place one on top of the other (this way you can cut two at a time). I cut my ruffles to 12" lengths.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
To make your ruffle, lay the cut mesh flat on your surface and start to gather the mesh in the middle. You’ll come up with what looks like a bow tie or a butterfly.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Cut your wired ribbon into 13″ lengths. To give it a nice finished look, “chevron” the ends. Insert the ribbons into every twist (this is why you open every twist before adding the next element. We’re really loading them up!). I stack the ribbons on top of each other and insert them both at the same time.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
Finally, layer in your embellishments. I glued in some shatterproof Christmas balls, snowflakes, and lots of other Christmas-y things. I topped it off with a sparkly Merry Christmas sign.
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
  • deco mesh christmas wreath using window pane mesh, crafts, wreaths
I've included a video of me making this wreath as well. It's very detailed in case you need to see how it went as I made it. Merry Christmas!

To see more: http://underatexassky.com/christmas-deco-mesh-wreath-instructional-tutorial

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