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How To Make A Patriotic Deco Mesh Wreath

Sincerely Creative Mom is here to walk you through the steps of making a patriotic deco mesh wreath for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: 4th of July wreath, Deco Mesh wreath, DIY wreath, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Memorial Day wreath, Patriotic wreath
Yield: 1 wreath

Materials

  • 1 14-inch wreath wire frame
  • 1 America the Beautiful sign
  • 1 10-inch deco mesh roll burlap color jute
  • 2 2.5-inch wired ribbon 5 yards each
  • 2 zip tie mounts
  • 1 2.5-inch wired ribbon 2 yards
  • 2 1.5-inch wired ribbon 2 yards each
  • pipe cleaners

Instructions

  • Cut 12 pieces of mesh at 20 inches. Cut 12 ribbon tails from each of your 2.5-inch wired ribbon at 14 inches long. Pair the ribbon tails together, with your favorite pattern on top.
  • Attach pipe cleaners around the top (or inner) two rings at each of theframes six brackets. Then attach six more pipe cleaners around the bottom (or outer) rings in the spaces between the brackets.
  • Lay your mesh flat, then gather the mesh in the center as you pull ittowards you to make a mesh ruffle.
  • Starting with the outer ring only, lay the mesh ruffle horizontally on top of the pipe cleaner and secure the pipe cleaner around the center of the ruffle.
  • Overlap the top and bottom of the right side of the mesh ruffle over the top and bottom on the left side mesh ruffle. The mesh will look like a circle and lay flat.
  • Repeat steps 4-5 for all outer pipe cleaners.
  • Take your pairs of ribbon, pinch each pair at the center, then lay each pair in the middle of a mesh cluster and twist the pipe cleaner around the ribbon. Do this for each outer mesh cluster.
  • Repeat steps 3-7 for the inner ring.
  • Make a bow with your 2.5-inch and 1.5-inch wired ribbons. Start with your 2.5-inch ribbon. Measure an 8-inch tail, then make two, 6-inch loops on each side by looping, pinching, twisting, then making another loop. Repeat the same for your 1.5-inch ribbons, making each one with a shorter tail and loops. When working on the final ribbon, along with two loops on each side, you’ll make a center loop that is 1.5 inches smaller than the other loops.
  • Stack the ribbons on top of one another and wrap a pipe cleaner around the center. Use the center loop to hide the pipe cleaner. Push the pipe cleaner through the mesh and ribbon, wrap it around the wreath rings, and twist the pipe cleaner to secure it. Fluff your bow by pulling and separating the tails and loops. Dove tail the ends.
  • Glue zip mounts to the back of your sign, then attach a pipe cleaner to each mount, making sure the pipe cleaner’s arms are long enough to stick through the mesh and twist around the frame.

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