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Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter Mesh Wreath Tutorial 2012

I hope you are having a wonderful Friday! What a beautiful day it is here today...I am loving these warm temps!



It's time for my Easter mesh wreath tutorial! I have done a few tutorials in the past, but thought I would do an updated version. In the last Easter mesh wreath tutorial I cut the mesh and tied it around the wreath. Alot of you complained that the mesh unraveled. Yes, it does tend to unravel unfortunately and needs trimming every now and then. Since my last tutorial I have worked with the mesh more and more and have learned a better way of attaching it without cutting it. I think you will agree this is a better way...


I hope you like how it turned out! I just love those cute bunnies...




Here are the supplies I used.




A grapevine wreath


A roll of 21 inch mesh


A roll of 4 inch mesh


Two different kinds of Easter ribbons


Flowers in pink, purple, cream and yellow


Bunny Welcome sign


White spray paint




I spray painted the grapevine wreath white just in case some of it showed through.




You should be able to find all of the supplies at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. The sign, ribbon, and most of the flowers were bought at Hobby Lobby. They also carry the mesh, however, I bought mine at a store that is locally owned.




You will also need wire or chenille stems, cutters, and a glue gun.



I used wrapped wire, but as I stated above, you can also use chenille stems.


Start by attaching pieces of the wire all around the wreath about 5 inches apart. Be sure and leave the wires long because you will be attaching the large and smaller mesh with it.



Start with the 21 inch mesh. Scrunch it and use the wire to attach it to the wreath preferably starting at the bottom. Make a puff and attach it with the next wire.


Keep making puffs all around the wreath and attaching them with the wire.

Yes, the mesh is prickly and a little hard to work with. But you can do it!



Soon it will look like this...


Remember how I told you to leave the wires long? Now you will attach the smaller mesh with the same wires. It is alot easier to work with.


Make sure the wire is twisted good and tight!


Then it will look like this...




You are now ready to attach the ribbon. Cut the ribbons in One and a half foot strips and tie them around the wreath in between the puffs. I double knotted them for security. This will take at least 6 yards of each ribbon.


It's starting to shape up!


Now it is time to add the flowers. This is when you will need the glue gun. Look how pitiful mine is! lol...and this is a new one! Oh my...



I start with one group of flowers at a time...first I started with pink. Start gluing them in the grapevine wreath. This is one reason I use grapevine as my base. It's easy to attach things to.




Next, I added the lavender and cream flowers.


And finally touches of yellow. I used flowers that coordinate with the mesh and wooden bunny "Welcome" sign. I also tend to lean towards the dainty side as you can see. However, the larger flowers would be pretty too...such as some tulips.






Now for the last step...take some of your wire or a chenille stem and attach the sign to the middle of the wreath. This particular sign had a metal hanger so it was easy to attach. You will probably want to attach it in a few places for more security.



All done and ready to display!!!




It looks pretty darn cute on my door...











I hope this tutorial was easy to understand. Please let me know if I left anything out or if you have questions. This is my version of doing this...I know there are more ways and maybe better ways! lol...The possibities are really endless. You could also convert this wreath into spring by changing out the bunnies and adding something like a butterfly, bird, or just a pretty "Welcome" sign. You could also leave it empty if you would like. Sooooo many possibilites!! If you make one of these please e-mail me a pic. I hope to get several then I will post pics on my blog.


Have fun creating!!
I'm joining Rhonda at Southern Hospitality for her spring front door party.



55 comments:

Kimberly said...

I love this! so cute.

NanaDiana said...

This is a very easy tutorial to understand. I love the way your wreath looks. Would you believe I have never worked with that mesh before? I have seen it but never really tried it. I think I need to get a wreath made for my front door that is similar to yours. I love it! xo Diana

Savvy Seasons said...

Great tutorial and fabulous wreath. You are so talented and you make it look so easy. Thanks for showing us how to make one.

Have a great weekend! xo ~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I LOVE the color of that mesh, Kristen! Nicely done!

Michelle said...

Your wreath is so pretty. I'm just not that talented, but I'm going to give it a whirl and see what I can come up with - your tutorial is great, Thanks!

priscilla said...

Love your Easter wreath ! So pretty !

Linda Pekrul said...

This is so gorgeous! Just the thing to brighten things up as we wait for the snow and ice to leave. Next trip to Michaels I will pick up the supplies and give this a whirl. Thank you for such a thorough tutorial.

iSavortheWeekend said...

Here you go again! Outdid yourself, you're so creative!! How do you do it? Thanks for sharing.

Designs By Pinky said...

It looks GREAT on your door, Kristen! I made a new Spring wreath and did a tutorial too. If you want to see it, come on over:):) XO, Pinky

Angela said...

Hi Kristen!

That wreath is absolutely adorable. What a great tutorial! You make it look easy! ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

-Angela

Gypsy Heart said...

Thanks so much for sharing! Very easy to understand for a novice like me. I love the airy look you have with the flowers...so spring like. I think I need to make one for my front door. I'm probably the only person that hasn't worked with this mesh. :-)

xo
Pat

Sally said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Sally
loveofhomes.blogspot.com

Kayla said...

I'm just getting started on your last mesh wreath tutorial. Which one do you think was easier to do? There are things I like about each one so I may end up with one of each now! I have already cut pieces of mesh so the other will come 1st!

Kristens Creations said...

Kayla, I would go ahead with the other tutorial if you have already cut the mesh. It might be a little easier...you will just have to trim the mesh from time to time. When I did that tutorial I didn't realize the mesh frayed that much. I am still using my spring wreath from last year and it has held up fine...I just had to trim it up a bit. Good luck! E-mail me a pic when you get it done. I would love to see it!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kristen, what a pretty wreath! The colors are gorgeous! You always have such pretty wreaths and floral arrangements!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

The tut is perfect...the wreath is sooo pretty...so full and beautiful..great job..I have to go bavk and look once more...

Paula said...

This turned out great! Thanks for the easy to understand directions. I remember your last tutorial and intended to make a wreath and never did. Your new way definitely looks easier. The hardest part for me will be finding the mesh in my town.

Suzy said...

Thank you for the great tutorial, Kristen! Your wreath is adorable! I've never worked with mesh before, but I will one day! Just need more of that annoying time thing in my day!

Sherry said...

I love this Easter wreath. It's the prettiest one I've seen so far. Can't wait to go to my local craft store and pick up supplies so I can make one of my own. Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

Beyond cute! I made a mesh wreath last year from your first tutorial - it was the hit of my neighborhood. Thanks for sharing the new & improved version. Happy St. Pat's! Jane

Rooms by Ann said...

Your tutorial is great, This such a sweet and pretty wreath. Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

It looks great--I have made a couple-but I'm still learning--will try to email a picture of my spring wreath

Becca said...

Cute, cute, cute !! I love the colors you chose ... and the centerpiece is fun and whimsical ... what a great welcome to your front door !! Fabulous tutorial, too !!

Nana B said...

I absolutely love it! It's so pretty and you are so talented.

Debbiedoo's said...

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Jeriel said...

Oh My Gosh, I absolutely love it!!! I ahve a sign I want to use on a wreath but it's not Easter, But i can use the base part of the wreath for it! Thank you so much for sharing:)

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love mesh! Your Easter wreath is so beautiful!Have a great weekend.
Blessings My Friend,

~ said...

Adorable! I just love your creativity:) they were out of the mesh at hobby lobby:(

Chickie said...

I just started making mesh wreaths and I love them. Your tutorial is so easy to understand. Thanks, its beautiful

Anonymous said...

How much did it cost to make?

Kristens Creations said...

It costs around $35 to make.

Stacey said...

You made that look WAY too easy! Adorable and I agree, it looks great on your door!

Jan said...

I may try it. Your tutorial was very clear and the photos help a lot. Your wreath is beautiful.

Vanessa said...

I just bought that sign!! Now I must try to make this wreath!! I've been wanting to try to make a Deco mesh wreath for awhile now and your step by step seems simple and easy :)

Anonymous said...

Not quite sure how you mean to tie the ribbon lengths to the wreath. Do you have the loops between the puffs and the ends tied out of sight?
Thanks

Cristina Garay said...

This is so cute!! Great tutorial, Thanks!

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Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You make this gorgeous wreath look so easy! What a big EASTER welcome your guests will receive when they come to your front door! Great tutorial!
Yvonne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my, take a bow!

You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

Have a blessed day!

Georgia said...

Is there a "rule of thumb" for buying flowers/greenery for making wreaths? Such as so many flower stems per inch of wreath?

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Georgia, No, I don't think there is a rule of thumb. If there is I don't know about it! lol...Just do what you like and have fun with it!

Anonymous said...

Love you wreath. I made a wreath using the mesh but feel the urge to make another one like yours. Gorgeous!

Frances Villegas said...

The best one By far.Great Job.Love it !

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it Kristen, you do such a nice job.....

Happy Easter to you and your wonderful family !!!

Kathy :)

kelly said...

What size wreath did you use? This is adorable!

GannyJ said...

Thanks for the tutorial,very easy to understand. I have been wanting to do this. Just did not know where to start.Going to try this soon.

Wire Mesh said...

Great work, this looks brilliant!

Anonymous said...

That wreath is so darling Kristen. I am getting my stuff ready for Easter and shopping for the cute stuff. I think I may also try glueing in some pastel colored eggs (like you did with the Christmas wreath and the ornaments). I will let you know how it turns out :)
Christina McCall

Anonymous said...

beautiful wreathy and looks like it will be easy to produce.
Thanks
Sherry

Anonymous said...

You're not a crafter. You're an artist and gifted too!! I like your blog. Your explanations reach all levels. Maryanne.

Anonymous said...

Hi kristen I'm just starting,into the decomesh i found ur explanation,,easy to understand,how to do a wreath.

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Kristen said...

Thank you so much for showing us how you made your wreath.
I just love it and the colours it is so pretty
Kristen

Anonymous said...

I love this. I am going to try this for easter but maybe add eggs instead of sign. Going to try one for memorial day

Randi Foval said...

This was so helpful! I just made my first wreath using this. Thanks!

Holly said...

This is a great tutorial, thank you!! : )

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