11/18/2011

All That Glitters Wreath Tutorial

Don't you really love the long, wide mesh product that has been out on the market for the past couple of years? It is very glittery and it makes a beautiful garland for trees and other uses. And it's softer than it looks to the touch. I also think it's fun to work with and thought you would enjoy this quick tutorial on making a mesh wreath.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

Glittery Stems, Holiday Ornament Balls and Mesh Ribbon for embellishment.
 NOTE Above: Stems purchased from Ben Franklin; Ornaments and Mesh ribbon, $1 from a garage sale.
Long, wide mesh, Tie Straps and Hoop.
NOTE Above: My long, wide mesh came from a garage sale for $1. The metal hoop came from an old lampshade that the base was this metal ring. I try to be green whenever possible. You can also use a wooden embroidery hoop from a craft store.

Step 2: Using long, wide mesh, gather on hoop and secure with tie straps, then cut off tails of tie straps.
 Continue bunching and securing around hoop with tie straps. This is the back of the wreath below.
Step 3: Wrap narrow mesh ribbon up and around each gathered tie straps all around the wreath. 
Step 4: Using tie straps, thread on ball ornaments (I had to first superglue the tops on each ball ornament so they would not detach from the holder.) and wrap around hoop. Attach greenery using tie straps. Finally make a bow out of the narrow mesh ribbon and it's done.

 It's huge and looks expensive but mine cost under $5 plus the greenery stems. The beauty of this product is you can do so much with it. Any color any size and not only for Christmas...let your imagination go wild!

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13 comments:

  1. Perfect and beautiful!! Just my style and it looks easy!

    Thanks
    Carol

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  2. Loving the natural look!
    'hugs from afar'

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  3. Terry,

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial. These are so pretty. You do a beautiful job!

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  4. Just a beautiful wreath and I am so glad for your tutorial. Bought several wide and narrow ones last year at the after Christmas Sales. Had no idea what or why but thought it looked interesting. So now I know what to do with it.

    Karan

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  5. very nice ! I decorate my house for christmas the last week !
    greetings

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  6. This is gorgeous-love the elegant statement it makes at such a small cost-inspiring me to give it a try!

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  7. Beautiful job! Love the size of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very fancy! I love the gold! andrea@townandprairie

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  10. You have a great blog. My first tiem here from Romantic home. Any chance you would offer your blog via email?

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving

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  11. It's gorgeous, Terry! Great tutorial too! :)

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Roeshel

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It makes me smile to hear from you!

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