I am infatuated with the springy plasticy goodness and all the bowsplotions and garland and crafts you can make with deco mesh. Thanks to my enabler MardiGrasOutlet.com, I have started a massive collection of holiday-themed wreaths (see tutorials for Christmas, 4th of July) whereby each one could quite be larger than my child.
Since I finally got Christmas put away (my deco mesh garland took FOUR plastic bins to fill! Mardi Gras is not such a big deal around here — sadly — so we set our sights on cupid’s favorite and decided to create a Valentine’s Day wreath.
First I laid out my supplies for a Valentine’s Day deco mesh wreath: Two rolls of purple with pink sparkles ribbon (from Michaels, on sale)
If you’ve never made a deco mesh wreath, they are stupid easy. Grab a fistful of our deco mesh with some ribbon on top of it and twist it down to one of the inner circle branches. Make a poof with the deco mesh and the ribbon together, and twist it down with the neighboring branch.
After you’ve done the whole inside, then jump to the outer circle and start the same smush and twist routine.
So I grabbed some of these new wire balls (also from Mardi Gras Outlet) and was about to put them on the wreath, but they just looked too, I dunno, Christmasy to me. Smash it flat and start cutting half inch strips.
Be sure to thread through the middle dip of the heart too or else they’ll stretch out of shape. I call it my deco mesh hot mess of a wreath, but we love it.