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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tutorial on Ribbon/Mesh Wreath...Easy!

Hey Guys! Thanks for all the nice compliments on the pumpkin arrangements and ribbon/mesh wreaths! Alot of you wanted to know how to make the wreaths, you are about to see just how easy they are. In my last post I really didn't know what the netting/ribbon was called...it's called poly mesh. I bought this at a local store that carries a little bit of everything. I know Hobby Lobby carries something similar, but I haven't checked Michael's. My friend Sherry saw my last post and really liked the wreaths and wanted me to make one similar, so I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how to make one for yourself. Here are the supplies... of course you can choose whatever you like. You will also need some sissors for cutting the ribbon, wire and a glue gun to attach the centerpiece.

I started with a basic grapevine wreath...
First I cut eight pieces of the mesh and simply tied them around the wreath. (about 1 yard each)
As you can see I alternated the two colors.
Then I started tying the ribbon in knots in between the mesh. I believe each piece is about a half yard, also be sure and cut the ends of the ribbon into a triangular shape.

I kept adding the three different ribbons alternating them all around the wreath. Next I started fluffing out the mesh to give it a fuller look. I realized it needed a little more fullness so I added a few more pieces of mesh. The last thing to do is add the centerpiece with a piece of wire. I used a little bit of hot glue to secure it on the sides. See there...all of you can make this!! It's so easy! The mesh naturally curls and is pretty easy to work with. You can fluff it out or squish it in to make it smaller.

I hope I explained everything ok... if you have any questions you can leave me a comment or e-mail me. Good Luck!!



70 comments:

ButterYum said...

I'm so glad I suggested you do this tutorial... thank you! Now, if I could only find that mesh (No Hobby Lobbies around here)

Lori said...

Thanks so much for the lesson!! I'm so printing this one!!! I will have to do it soon!! I have a Hobby Lobby so I will be visiting!! You might just see a wreath similar to this on my door soon!

Paula said...

It's so easy now that you have shown us exactly how to do this. Wouldn't this be pretty in spring with pastel colors?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Kristen! I love this idea and it does seem easy.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

That is easy. Thanks for the tutorial. Beautiful wreath.

Carol said...

Kristen, Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have some super wide ribbon I bought awhile back that I think I could use instead of the mesh. I can't wait to try it!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Kristen!! THANK YOU! You have made my day. I just love those wreaths and I am excited to now know how to make one. I think I will give it a try this weekend. Thank you, Thank you!

Mammy said...

Kristen, I just found your blog yesterday and love your style. The wreath tutorial made me think even I could do it! I'll be heading to HobLob to get supplies. What else do you have up your sleeve?

Sandy said...

LOVE IT! Going to make it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Yeap! I am so "borrowing" this idea!!! Amazing wreath! Thanks so much for tutorial! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Lou Cinda said...

Kristin! I love this! I bought several rolls of this mesh in Christmas colors!! This would be a gorgeous Christmas wreath too!!

Love it!!!!

Lou Cinda

~Kristen~ said...

Thank you thank you thank you for doing this tutorial! And to see that it is so easy...thank you even more!!!!!! We don't have Hobby Lobby here in MA, but I will for sure be checking out Michaels and AC Moore to see if I can get the mesh!!! I must try this!!! :-)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thanks for the tutorial. The wreath is just wonderful and is easy. Who would think, it looks so gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for showing this beautiful wreath. I would have never dreamed it would be so easy to make. I have to have one, Hobby Lobby here I come!
Sandy

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BEAUTIFUL WORK AND DECORATION!

squawmama said...

Good Morning Kristen... Beautiful wreaths and decorations... Thanks for the lesson! How is your husband doing? Have a great day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Mrs. G said...

I love wreaths with a little something tucked in the center of them.
Hugs,
Sue

Simply Susan said...

You are a peach for doing this tutorial. I'm gonna have to give it a whirl ;o)

Lynette said...

Thanks for the super clear instructions Kristen - your wreath is so pretty - I know what is on my "to-do" list!!

Have a good one!

Cathy said...

Kristen...these are so pretty...the tutorial makes them sound so easy to make. They are beautiful on your client's doors!!!

Is it to late to request a Christmas wreath? I really would like one of your designs for my front door!!! I will e-mail you later and we can chat about it:)!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Melissa Miller said...

That is the prettiest wrath Kristen! It's so fun and festive looking. You make it look so easy. You do have the magic touch at creatin g my friend. Thanks for showing us how.

I hope all is well with you and your hubby. I'm still praying for peace for him.

Many blessings my friend,
~Melissa :)

PS My sister had Grayson yesterday at 3:34 pm! 8 pds,4 ous. He's a big healthy boy. Yay!

Denise said...

Wow, that does look simple, but so beautiful too. I will need to look in Hobby Lobby see if I can find the mesh ribbon :-)

A Hint of Home said...

That's so, so cute, Kristen!
Did you just tie it on, as a single strip or did you make a bow?
Did you say you got the mesh from Hobby Lobby?

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! This is just a wonderful idea and thank you for teaching us how to do it! It's precious.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

9405018--Pat said...

Thanks for the great lesson..Pat H

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks for your sweet visit Kristen! Lamps Plus is a great source.

I'm so sorry about your high liver levels and ultrasound. I hope it all goes well tomorrow. I just read about Gilbert's syndrome and it does sound like it's inherited. I'm sure you know everything about it there is to know.

I do hope and pray you are both okay. Sigh...this is alot to deal with all at once for you all as a family.

~Blessings my friend, ~Melissa

PS Keep us posted when you can.

Gina Sisco said...

Thank you for posting this. I am a new follower. Your home is just scrumptious and all of your designs!

Mickey's Mate said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I have been trying everywhere to find out what type of ribbon you were using. I know my project for this weekend. Thinking of making two - one for fall and one for Christmas.

fiberdoodles said...

This is so pretty and who would have thought so easy! Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hey there! Two days in a row! You were right, this DOES look easy and it's so pretty at the same time. I truly thank you for this tutorial. Do you make this for other seasons as well?
Thanks so much Creative One!! :)

Donna

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, thanks so much for the instructions! I can't wait to try this. It looks simple enough, but when you get my fumble fingers in there, it may turn out to be a joke. I never use my glue gun without burning myself! Hope you and your husband are doing well. laurie

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You did a great job of explaining it....I have a shop full of 250 rolls in every color under the sun and we use it in so many ways in our Christmas decorating....We will go through every roll......

Rettabug said...

What a cool, creative little wreath, Kristen! Thanks so very much for explaining how you made it. I am jotting down the needed supplies & hope to hit HL later today.

♥ your blog....thanks for sharing your wonderful talents with the web world!

fondly,
Rettabug

Liz said...

YAY!! I was hoping you would do a tutorial on how to make this sort of wreath. I can't wait to make one for Christmas but with red mesh. The wreath turned out very pretty. You are so talented, Kristen! Thanks! ~Liz

Angie said...

Thanks for the great instructions! I think I may try it!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

wow that is a wonderful wreath, I will just have to try that, you are just so talented..I am a new follower, just have to see more, ane Christmas is commin...I will be back again,,, come for a visit

Christine said...

This is adorable! I am going to try it...thanks for sharing this! =o)

Angela said...

Hi Kristen,

Great tutorial! I'm sure when I try to do this, it won't look half as pretty as yours. You make it look easy!

Thanks for letting us see how to make this gorgeous wreath.

I can't wait to try it!

-Angela

Tina said...

This is just beautiful!! And it looks pretty simple and "doable" for your regular person!!
Thanks for sharing!!

Ann's Page said...

I love your wreaths ...Thank you for showing us how to do this.
Blessing's
Ann

mommieofthree said...

Wow and it looked so complicated! Thanks for the tutorial! BTW I love your title picture, your home looks like it's right out of a magazine. Lovely!
michelle

Nancy said...

Hi Kristen, I am so inspired with all the Fall I have seen here today! You did a great job on the wreaths! Thanks so much for showing us how! Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

I have been wondering how you guys were doing. I'm so sorry you are having to wait so long to hear anything. That must be stressful.

I hope you hear very soon and it's a great result. Let us know when you can okay.

I'm still praying. ~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Hi pretty Kristen! Oh, don't remind me! I've got to get some candy too! Hope you've doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cottonwood Tales said...

Wonderful wreath! Thank you for posting the DIY instructions!

Love your blog!
Karen

karen said...

Thank you Kristen for this great post. I'm always searching for my next project and I think I have found it. The wreath is just adorable! You make it look so easy, so I'm excited to start one!
~Happy Halloween~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, just came back to let you know that y'all are still in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you are both doing well. laurie

santamaker said...

What pretty wreaths...love this! Just took a look at your pumpkin flower arrangements, just lovely! Hoping hubby is doing better, Kristen. Have a wonderful Halloween.

Sandy said...

WOW! That is easy! I can do this!!!!! I just foudn your blog asnd really love it! Your home looks so warm and inviting!!!!! Thanks!

Pat said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I want to make one ASAP!

Brandielou said...

You are awesome for posting that!! You are great! That is so much easier than the wreaths I usually make (intertwining the mesh and fluffing all around) and it looks too cute! I can't wait to do it for Christmas!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Corrie (Mardi Gras Outlet Ideas) said...

I just found your tutorial. Great Job! I am going to share it with the readers on our blog. We are always looking for new ways to use this decorative poly mesh! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE this!! You have inspired me to make one for almost every occasion. There is a local store that carries the mesh in just about every color/combo you can think. I am making and LSU, Halloween, Fall, and Christmas wreath. I am going crazy buying cute ribbon for each!! Thank you!

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Allison said...
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Allison said...

Loved the wreath- My mesh is unraveling! Any ideas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking time to do this tutorial- it was very helpful! Joy

fishlady said...

With the first wire mesh ribbon do you tie it in a bow? Maybe a stupid question?

fishlady said...

The first round of ribbons do you tie in a bow? I know the second kind of ribbon you said you tied in a knot. If you do tie in a bow did you curl the ends up of tuck them under. Hope this isn't a stupid question. Thanks, Pat

susan Jackson said...

Thank you so much. My daughter wants me to make her one and I had no idea what kind of wreath to start with, I kinda figured it was all pretty much tied in different pieces but wasn't sure.

Norma said...

For those of you who have posted you don't have a Hobby Lobby, A.C.Moore now sells the mess, it is around the floral desk.

Jesie5575 said...

Thank You So much...I Love Love Love these wreaths my Mom Got one for a get well fift and I just had to figure out how to make it ...Now I can thand Again Kristen!!!

Jesie5575 said...

Thanks you so much for this tutorial...I Love Love Love this wreath...My Mom got one for a get well gift and I just had to figure out how to make it...I have to have one...Thanks Again Kristen you really made it simple!

Roe said...

So glad I found your instructions. Saw Christmas wreaths made like this at OKC Affair of the Heart but were so expensive I was hoping I could find out how to make one by looknig online. Loved the fall theme--Thinking a wreath for each month?

KsKreations.shutterfly.com said...

You can get the mesh online at bbcrafts.com. Very reasonable with many more colors than hobby lobby aand much cheaper.

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Repelsteeltje said...

Kan iemand mij vertellen waar ik Mesh deco kan kopen in Nederland?

Repelsteeltje

Repelsteeltje said...

Kan iemand mij vertellen waar ik Mesh deco kan kopen in Nederland?

Repelsteeltje

Hope From la. said...

Thanks for sharing.

DMK said...

Just an fyi Sam's Club's in the Chicago land area have the deco mesh Christmas colors 10 yards 6.98.

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