June 16, 2012

Patriotic Wreath Tutorial with Deco Mesh

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Let your colors fly for the Fourth of July with a patriotic themed wreath. A basic blue deco mesh puff wreath is transformed from plain to patriotic by adding American flags, paper fans or festive beads.


Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

Here are some inspiring ideas. Keep scrolling down for more ideas and tutorials on creating the fun wreaths featured here.

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

What is Deco Mesh?  Poly Deco Mesh sometimes called Geo mesh is a type of soft plastic art netting that is perfect for making wreath, bows and more. It is durable and holds its full shape indoors and out. Mesh come in many colors, allowing you to customize your decorations for any season or celebration.  Using mesh and a simple work wreath form you can easily create the base for any type of  seasonal wreath.

Here is a basic tutorial for creating the base wreath with a work wreath form.
Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial
Basic Supplies:
Optional Embellishments:
 Bows and Ribbons: 
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Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial


Time/Cost: This wreath is simple and quick to make, one hour or less to put together. The total cost of the basic supplies for the blue mesh wreath is about $15. Depending on what accents and bow you choose, your total cost for the decorated wreath can range from $17 to $36. A great bargain!

Basic Wreath Directions:

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial


STEP 1
First, open up the tinsel ties so you can easily place the mesh in between each pair. Bunch the end of the mesh and secure into a set of ties on the inner ring. Twist the wire ties around the bunch to secure.

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

STEP 2
Now you will form a puff. Move down the mesh about 9" in length. Working from each side as shown, fold as you gather the deco mesh into the center. This creates an even, fuller looking puff.


Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

STEP 3
To secure the puff, place the gathered section into the next set of tinsel ties on the inner ring. Twist the ties several times to secure the deco mesh. Pull and fluff the deco mesh puffs out as you go.

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

STEP 4
Continue around the entire inner ring, gathering, attaching and fluffing the mesh puffs. There is no need to cut the mesh between the puffs.
Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

STEP 5
Once you have filled in the inner ring, move down to the outer ring without trimming the mesh. Fill in the entire outer ring with puffs, just like the inner ring.

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

 STEP 6
Once the outer ring of the wreath is filled in, trim the excess deco mesh. This wreath form uses the most part of a 10 yard roll of the deco mesh.

Next add your embellishments!

STEP 7
Choose your preferred patriotic accents and bows. Add them to the basic wreath by securing them into the tinsel wire ties.  Here are some suggestions to inspire you.
Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

Close up of the Patriotic Mini Paper Fans

Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial


Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial



Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

Red tinsel bow
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with layered bow using  Red Metallic Tinsel Roping and  2.5" Faux Red Burlap Ribbon 

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Closeup of the American Flags

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Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial




Deco Mesh, Patriotic, Red White Blue, Memorial Day Wreath, Wreath, How to, American Flag, Tutorial

 The tutorial for making this style bow  with 21" mesh can be found here:

We hope you have a fun filled Fourth of July!

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