Monday, September 3, 2012

Deco Mesh Halloween Wreath

We went to my cousin's house yesterday to watch the UL/UK game. { GO CARDS!!!  We came out on top baby!!}  While we were there, she asked me to help her make a Halloween wreath for her front door. A chance to be crafty on someone else's dollar, heck yeah :)  I started to helped and then kind of took over.  We finished the wreath but she still intends to decorate with some spiders and maybe some Halloween wire ribbon as added embellishments.  Considering I've never worked with the stuff before, I think it turned out pretty cool!

Here's what you need:

1. Styrofoam wreath
2. Floral pins
3. Deco Mesh
4. Scissors

This was really a "wing it" type project.  The mesh was moldable but sturdy so it did what I wanted it to.
Cut your mesh.  There was no science to this at all.  We cut it about 6-10 inches wide.  Just cut right up the length of the roll.  

 Pinch one end of your mesh and pin down.  

This is where you take creative control.  You are going to bend, twist and manipulate the mesh to form whatever shape you want.  Pin down in a few places so it stays put.  Make it as big as you want.

If you're doing a multicolored wreath, alternate the colors in whatever pattern you like best.  Be sure that the white styrofoam wreath can't be seen through the mesh.  An after thought was to paint it but we just made sure the mesh was thick enough over top that it couldn't be seen.  You can see in this picture that the orange was too thin and the wreath was visible.  I unpinned and started over doubling over so that the orange was thick enough to cover. 

Once she finishes the additional Halloween embellishments, I'll update you with a picture.  I was super happy with how it turned out.  You can really make it look however you want it to.  I plan to make one of these babies for my front door for Christmas!!  Let me know if you make one.  Would love to see how others look :)

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