Happy Fourth of July, America! To celebrate this special day we've created a Red, White, and Blue Fire Cracker out of red Deco Mesh on the brand new work rail form. What a great way to display our American spirit and Patriotism. We hope you are having a great day!
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21" Poly Mesh Roll: Metallic Red
Scissors/and or Wire Cutters
For more dynamite deco mesh colors, click here for a link to our full range of patriotic craft supply and mesh.
This project takes approximately 30-45 minutes, start to finish. The total cost of supplies for this decoration is about $26. There will be product left over for each material, approximately 1/2 of the deco mesh roll, aluminum wire, and tinsel roping.
Step 1- Fluff the Wreath
You will first need to fluff out your wreath form, this will make it quicker and easier to place the mesh between the wire ties.
Step 2- Place the Mesh in between a Wire Tie
Leave about 6-8 inches of extra mesh, and secure it into a wire tie by twisting the two ends of tinsel together.
Step 3- Form a Mesh "Poof"
You will need about 12-15" of Mesh in between tinsel ties. Be sure to gather the mesh between your hands without bunching, which can cause wrinkles in the mesh.
Step 4- Fill the Wreath Form
Beginning in one corner of the Rail Wreath Form, fill each wire tie with mesh by going across the form, inserting mesh and secure it, and then going back across to the opposite side.
Step 5- Trim
After you have filled the Wreath Form with Mesh, leave about 6-8 inches of mesh and trim from the role. Tuck the mesh tail into another wire tie or behind the wreath form.
Step 6- Fluff!Now that the rail wreath form is full of mesh, you will need to fluff the mesh, fold the tinsel ties in towards the wire base, and tuck the tail of mesh into a tie or behind a poof of mesh.
Adding accents to the Rail Work Wreath is so easy. You can weave them into the back, attach them with wire, or use the pre-attached tinsel ties. The directions above show you how to make a star that will have five even sides every time.
Making a Patriotic PickWe used a Red, White, and Blue Mardi Gras Bead with graduated bead sizes to create an inexpensive floral pic. Simply cut the beads from the string, and insert them onto a heavy gauged craft wire, (available in many colors by clicking here).
Weave the patriotic floral pick between the bars of the rail wreath form, and secure to the top of the wreath form using a 3-5 inch piece of tinsel roping. Repeat the process with other sparkly accessories, making sure to secure them all the tightly from the top-center of the wreath form.
The Completed Deco Mesh Fire Cracker!
We love the explosion of glitter and sparkle from the "fuse" at the top of the fire cracker!
Deco Mesh is waterproof, so even if your holiday is rained out, your decoration won't be!
Happy Fourth of July! And Happy Crafting!