Back in the fall, I created this burlap wreath. It was nothing special, just burlap, wreath form and a wooden letter “L” that I wrapped in twine. I had big plans for this wreath as fall turned to winter. Well, that never happened and now I have been living with the boring wreath for over half of the year. It is time to change things up, since I am getting bored with it.
To make the burlap wreath, I took the spool of burlap, cut a long chunk, and loosely wrapped it in and out of the wreath form. I continued to cut chunks of burlap and wrap it in and out of the form until the wreath appeared full. I tucked the ends under bubbles that started to form as I pulled the burlap out of the wreath form.
Seeing as St. Patrick’s Day is almost here, I thought it would be fun to add some deco mesh to the burlap. Michael’s was having a sale on the deco mesh so I thought it’d be fun to do two different colors of green. I purchased two rolls of the deco mesh, one dark green and one neon green. This would make a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day Wreath.
To make the curly pieces using the deco mesh, I used the entire width of the mesh, as that is already nicely bound together. I started to cut pieces about 10 inches in length (not exact but roughly 10”).
Once I cut six pieces of mesh, three of each color, I rolled the mesh up the length way, leaving the bound end pieces to make the curly parts. I tried to roll them up really tight but keeping them loose at then ends.
Taking a pipe cleaner, I wrapped that around the deco mesh pieces I rolled up. I wrapped the pipe cleaner around the tightly and gently fluffed the ends of the mesh.
Taking the pipe cleaner mesh curly piece I just made, I attached that to the back of the burlap wreath. I wrapped the pipe cleaner around the wreath form a few times, making sure it was tight and wouldn’t fly off. Then I repeated this to make a total of three curly pieces attached by the pipe cleaner.
Lastly, I changed the ribbon I had on the current wreath form. Since the deco mesh is green, I decided to change the purple ribbon to a dark green ribbon. Now I created some interest to my old burlap wreath.
If you wanted to make a wreath completely filled with deco mesh, just make sure to get more rolls of the mesh and lots of pipe cleaners, but the process is the same!