Halloween Mesh Wreath Tutorial

I’m a lucky Nana because I get the privilege of watching our 10 month old grandson on Wednesdays… it’s now my favorite day of the week :-).  While he napped, I put together my Halloween Mesh Wreath that I have been planning on making for 2 weeks!  Today was the day.

I was planning on hanging my wreath on the front door, but decided to make a vignette in our foyer.  But first, I need to paint the mirror that I want to hang it on (which I got done today and will distress it tomorrow).  Anyway, I just hung the wreath on the kitchen wall to get a picture of it.

This wreath is super easy to make and can be made in an hour.

This is what the bones of the wreath looks like.  You can also find black “Christmas” wreaths that are used for Halloween.  The wires that are poking out are what you will wrap around the mesh.

Begin by scrunching your mesh about 9″ inches from the end.

Beginning in the inner circle of the wreath, tie the first scrunched part of your mesh to the wreath.

After the first scrunch (which was 9″), I went a bit bigger before I made the 2nd scrunch –
I wanted the loop to be  large so the whole wreath would look full.

Here is a close up of how it is tied in.  When tying the mesh, only make one twist with the ties so it’s easy to undo.
Once you have finished the inner ring, then continue to the outside of the wreath and go all the way around.

Here it is with the mesh finished.  Lots of big loops!

Next, I added the Glamor Rope (purchased this at a floral store) which is really fun to work with.
I tied it into where I had tied the mesh.

Now, you are ready to add your bows and embellishments.
These will be tied into the same ties where you attached the mesh.

Below is a great website with a video tutorial showing you how to make a bow.
It’s tough when you’re home alone and trying to make a bow and take a picture of it!!!!
This video makes it very simple.

http://blog.mardigrasoutlet.com/2011/08/halloween-wreath-with-deco-mesh-video.html

This weekend I’ll be decorating our fireplace mantel and finishing up the vignette in the entry.

Don’t forget there is a party going on!
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  1. Just Stopping by from thursday favorite things blog hop! Am now following!
    would love to have you stop by!
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  2. This is great! Thanks for showing how these are made…I keep seeing them on etsy for big bucks!! I’m now following you!! =) Deanna

  3. Spooky and spectacular! thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. Sorry I’m a bit slow getting here xo
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  4. A very pretty spooktacular wreath! Love the colors and love that you showed us how! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  5. Love the ribbons you chose and that cute little bat!
    Thanks so much Mandy for linking up at I Gotta Create! So lovely to connect again :)
    <3 Christina
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  6. Where does the wreath form come from? and the mesh? how much mesh do you need?

    • I purchased my wreath and mesh from a local wholesale florist shop we have here in town. I used a little over 3/4 of the role of mesh. Hope this helps!

  7. The wreath is so cute!

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