Deco Mesh Wreath Ideas

I love a challenge and I love to try my hand at new creations. Deco mesh has been around for quite some time, but, I had never tried to create anything with it until just recently.  Goodness knows, I had made plenty of burlap wreaths and I felt as if I’d mastered how to make one of those, so I thought, how hard can it be to use deco mesh in the place of the burlap?  So, I tried it and it turns out that I am able to use the same burlap wreath making techniques as I described in this blog post.  The meshy material is very easily manipulated and it provides a beautifully full background for any other crafty components that might be added, i.e. a wooden or metal sign, an initial, flowers, birds, etc…

I have not made many of these wreaths and of those I’ve made, I have only hung one on the inside of the house; the deco mesh colors are rather bright and vibrant, not that that is a bad thing at all, but the words, “bright and vibrant” don’t necessarily describe the rest of my interior home decor.  The one pictured below hangs in one of our guest bedrooms that we’ve dubbed “The Happy Room”, so dubbed because the decor I’ve chosen for that particular room is very bright and vibrant and hence very suited for a wreath made out of deco mesh…;).IMG_1605There is the finished wreath in the picture below hanging above the little vanity:IMG_1604One day when I was in what my hubby calls my happy place (Hobby Lobby), I found that “Happy” sign, so I knew I just had to make something for the Happy Room with it, so, I attempted to make my first deco mesh wreath; it turned out to be so cute and whimsical. I surprised myself!  Admittedly, I stepped *way* outside of my proverbial country box, but I really like the end result and how it fits into the Happy Room’s decor:
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I used a 16″ metal form for this wreath and I hung it outside on our light post; I paired it with my late winter/Easter decorations. These wreaths are great to use outdoors, they hold up to the weather quite nicely, and they are so very colorful and can easily be seen from the road.

IMG_9575 1V4A0260 1V4A0233So, now I’ve gotten into the habit of making a deco mesh wreath to hang on the front light post for each Season or for whenever I change out and to match my decorative flags that I display in the front flower bed.  For this wreath, I wanted to make something that would pair nicely with all of our family reunion red and white gingham decor.   You can imagine my delight when I found the red and white gingham option in deco mesh. Yippee!! 🙂 (The link will lead you to my blog post describing all of that fun decor and craft projects that were created for our reunion). 🙂 IMG_6902 1V4A0450 IMG_6906 1V4A0449

Next, it was time to make a Patriotic version to pair with my decorative flags.  🙂 1V4A0852 IMG_7710

And last but not least, I made this deco mesh wreath to hang on the outdoor light post, it pairs nicely with the Fall decorative flags that are seen while walking down our front sidewalk.

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I am thrilled that I trusted myself enough to go ahead and step out of my box and attempt to utilize deco mesh for my wreaths.  I am especially happy with how they look on that light post and I know that I will be making more and more of these wreaths as we go forward in time. They are so easy to make and they make a big, bold statement. I love them!

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**

Grapevine Wreath Ideas

Hi Everyone!

One of my very favorite things to make wreaths out of is a grapevine wreath form. They provide you with a nice sturdy and attractive base for any kind of decor.  I’ve made grapevine wreaths for the inside and the outside of my house and for all Seasons. They are not difficult to make and they usually go together quite quickly.  I typically will choose a pip berry, leaf, or other kind of garland to use on the wreath to help make it look fuller; I will glue that on first, then I will usually use a picture, plaque, initial, or wooden words and build the rest of the wreath around those choices.  I’ll usually pick a coordinating ribbon and some silk or dry flowers to finish off whatever look I’m trying to achieve.  I have found that creating the look I want is easier to do when I take the time to place the accented pieces onto the wreath, stand back and look at it and only when I’m happy with how it looks will I *then* use the hot glue to attach all to the wreath for safe keeping. There are a myriad of options out there and the sky is the limit, again, let your imagination be your guide and don’t be afraid to try something new. I will add some pictures of some of the grapevine wreaths that I’ve made in the last couple of years; I hope one of them will inspire you to try to make a grapevine wreath for yourself.  🙂

I’ve made several of these wreaths for gifts and some for my own use.  I made the wreath below to hang on my family room door to use with my every day decor.  A couple of cousins fell in love with it, so I decided to go ahead and make them each one for a little “just because” gift.  As I’ve mentioned before, I love to give homemade gifts, the recipients know that your creation was made with them specifically in mind. ❤

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This one hangs in our Powder Room:

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Our daughter asked me to make these two wreaths for two of her co-workers. I tried really hard to make them in colors and design specific to each of the recipients.  Apparently, they both loved the final products, so I think I was successful. YaY!! 🙂

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This was was created for the front door and when I get an itch for a change, I’ll hang this up out there.

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I made this one for Fall a couple of years ago…

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And I made this one last Fall specifically for the family room door:

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The accent color in my living and dining rooms is that pretty green that is seen everywhere I look now-a-days. I made this wreath to hang in my dining room, I really love the oval shape:

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This is another wreath that I hang on my front door at times…

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As you can see I’ve utilized the basic grapevine wreath form to make some new and different creations. I love country decor and these wreaths lend themselves so very nicely to bringing the country look into a room or onto a door.  I really hope that you will give one a try! 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care!

**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**