A Wreath For Every Occasion

Wreaths

Need a fun way to create a warm welcome for all your guests as they arrive at your home this fall? Try making a beautiful and personalized mesh wreath. Anyone can do it! Check out Manda Smith on page 19 in SHINE magazine on how to make your own wreath or follow the steps below. It is the perfect touch to every front door.

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Supplies Needed:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Wire Wreath
  • Large Width Mesh Fabric – For Outer Ring of Wreath
  • Smaller Width Mesh Fabric – For Inner Ring of Wreath
  • Ribbon and Embellishments

Steps to Creating Wreaths:

  1. Start with a wire wreath and pull all tinsel wire around wreath straight up.
  2. Take larger colored mesh fabric and gather together at the bottom and twist tie in place using tinsel wire.
  3. Make a small loop, gather again, and tie in place using the same tinsel wire.
  4. Continue this process along the entire outer ring of the wreath.
  5. Choose a new color of smaller mesh fabric and repeat the same process (steps 1-4) on the inner ring. Weave from the top inner ring to the bottom ring and tie accordingly. Work with the mesh fabric until you achieve the desired shape and size.
  6. Take desired color of tulling or ribbon and fold it accordion-style until you have several loops. Cut and gather in the center. It should look like a bow. Now tie onto the wreath. Repeat the process and fill in any empty space as needed.
  7. Attach desired embellishments to personalize your wreath.

Below is a photo of a cute wreath that Teri Bagwell made for Halloween. She said it was easier than she thought and it only took her 12 minutes. We would love to see the wreaths you make, so email us a picture at shinemagazine@wolcc.net!

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Comments

  1. love it!! Thank you for Mandi for inspiring me!! I made a cool table runner of Burlap and it looks awesome… I will make the wreath next!

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