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Please tell me your thoughts about my deco mesh Christmas wreath

Hey fellow Hometalkers, tonight I made this deco mesh Christmas wreath. My husband and kids love it, but I want your thoughts too. Thanks

  • Jamala W
    Jamala W Whitmire, SC
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I'd give it a thumbs up

    • Katiewatson2009
      Katiewatson2009 San Ramon, CA
      on Oct 31, 2014

      @Jamala W Thanks for your input...it was fun to put together.

  • Marlene Wilson
    Marlene Wilson Saint Marys, WV
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I like this very much.

  • Brigette
    Brigette Acworth, GA
    on Oct 31, 2014

    Very pretty!

  • Heidi Geldean
    Heidi Geldean Cape Coral, FL
    on Oct 31, 2014

    If you like it, who cares what others think?

    • Katiewatson2009
      Katiewatson2009 San Ramon, CA
      on Oct 31, 2014

      @Heidi Geldean true! But I do care what my readers and followers say and think. Thank you for your response. :))))

  • Priscilla G
    Priscilla G Bay City, TX
    on Oct 31, 2014

    very cute and great for any room in the house

  • Linda Werner
    Linda Werner Schaumburg, IL
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I like it! ! Great for indoors away from any flame.

  • Kim Smith
    Kim Smith Bellbrook, OH
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I think it is pretty, and since you made it, I am sure it could adapt to any Christmas decor colors. I decorate in silver and pink and I could switch it up. Nice!

  • Debs
    Debs Magnolia, KY
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I like it! Very cute!

  • Khonstanze
    Khonstanze Oklahoma City, OK
    on Oct 31, 2014

    Maybe I am too old but this looks like a hot mess to me. So sorry. I also say, if YOU like it, USE it. What do you care what old ladies say?

  • Linda T
    Linda T Stewartstown, PA
    on Oct 31, 2014

    I agree with Khonstanze, to a certain extent, but feel it's simply just too crowded. I would have used the same articles, but just made one giant 'pouf', on the bottom left or right, maybe with some of the ribbons hanging down from it, like streamers. Then, from the top, and down the 'naked' side, the words, Merry Christmas. The words would show up better, and if the wreath is not vine, or twigs, you could cover the empty side with flat (unbunched) net before attaching the letters. I'm being 'honest' too. 1) Because I promised myself when I turned 60 (long ago) I would not swallow my thoughts and feelings anymore, just to please others (Mainly because some of my ex's friends were racists and I had to be quite, because of his work. It KILLED me, so I swore, never again) 2) I used to work at Christmas making fruit baskets and wreaths at an orchard market. My wreaths were very popular and I could hardly produce enough to keep up with demand.

  • Rosalind
    Rosalind Los Angeles, CA
    on Nov 1, 2014

    You have a very busy wreath with all the Christmas colors which is good but I would change the words"Merry Christmas" to all white. This would make it pop.

  • Bellazaar Bellazaar
    Bellazaar Bellazaar Holland, MI
    on Nov 1, 2014

    Very festive!

  • Shirley
    Shirley New Zealand
    on Nov 1, 2014

    So tacky but as others stated, it you like it hang it on your door. Just don't ask guests for their comments. They may be too embarrassed to voice opinions.

  • Linda Thompson
    Linda Thompson Minneapolis, MN
    on Nov 1, 2014

    I like it. What did you use for the Merry Christmas letters? Were they purchased in a hobby or craft store?

  • DARLENE
    DARLENE Saint Pauls, NC
    on Nov 1, 2014

    It's very busy... Seems like the colors don't mix very well. So sorry

  • Carolyn Kay Cravens Scruggs
    Carolyn Kay Cravens Scruggs Indianapolis, IN
    on Nov 2, 2014

    To busy .. Would be cuter if the bow wasn't all over!!

  • Auntie Lin
    Auntie Lin Tewksbury, MA
    on Nov 2, 2014

    It's adorable. I would just paint "Merry Christmas" in a solid color...over the top busy with the graphic letters on top of busy (adorable) festive ribbons.

  • Auntie Lin
    Auntie Lin Tewksbury, MA
    on Nov 2, 2014

    Lol...I did not see Rosalind comment until now.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt Canada
    on Nov 2, 2014

    Think it would be better if the Merry Christmas was all in one colour - that is a dif colour than the other items. The message seems to get lost.

  • Judy Rashotte
    Judy Rashotte Canada
    on Nov 2, 2014

    Maybe if you just took the dark green out of it and maybe put the Merry Christmas in a different spot and painted it all one color. I is nice, maybe just a little to much on it. You know what they say less is more.

  • Sandi Komurke
    Sandi Komurke Madison, MS
    on Nov 3, 2014

    Looks a little busy. Go with solid colors on the Merry Christmas. I love the idea!

  • Rosanna Utter
    Rosanna Utter Louisville, KY
    on Nov 3, 2014

    I think it is cute and agree with all those who said to change the colors on Merry Christmas. You want that to "pop" out. Also, trim some of the red ribbon curls....like when we have split ends in our hair! Creative thinking, THM!!!

  • Katiewatson2009
    Katiewatson2009 San Ramon, CA
    on Nov 4, 2014

    Thank you everyone for your input. Stay tuned as I tweak it

  • Debbie Copeland
    Debbie Copeland Buford, GA
    on Nov 4, 2014

    How about plaids and solids ( with a tiny bit of gold) in Christmas colors with solid lettering.

  • Kirsten Snaturb
    Kirsten Snaturb Morris Plains, NJ
    on Nov 4, 2014

    I love it!

  • Tina Ogle
    Tina Ogle Pell City, AL
    on Nov 5, 2014

    I think you did a good job. It is what you made and wanted. People if you can't say something nice don't say any thing!

  • Marilyn Lefler
    Marilyn Lefler Billings, MT
    on Nov 5, 2014

    If you and your family love it, that's all that matters!!

  • I make , teach and sell these. 1st you need more mesh 3-4 rows. Next for this wreath, I agree, keep your greens the same. Next go round your wreath with fun ribbon or beads. Layer 2-3. If your want that spiky look cut strips of 2-3 ribbons and attach at twist or add christmas balls. Also around your letters add texture,, Greenery, glitter spikes... I have found the more I layer the cuter. I was not a bit fan at first but it you plump and glitz them up, you can acheive a really fun conversational piece.

  • Cyndie S
    Cyndie S Rochester, NY
    on Nov 6, 2014

    Love it that you truly want to learn to do your crafts well and keep trying different projects.

  • Paulette Montoya
    Paulette Montoya Daly City, CA
    on Dec 19, 2014

    I like the colors! I would either add more ribbon or trim the red mesh a little. Gold beads would look cool too!

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