How to Easily Create a Decorative Mesh Ribbon Wreath!

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Hi friends!  Let’s talk about halloween decorations!  Better yet, let’s talk about cheap halloween decorations that you can totally design yourself, and with style. (Cue the wayfarer sunglasses.) 

Before we get started, I wanted to share with you about this one porch that I had seen last year.  At first glance, it seemed pretty typical for straight-forward halloween decor . . . cobwebs, witches broom, orange lights, etc.  But then I saw something that made me do a double-take.  The person(s) that had decorated the porch had hung up a skull-shaped cake pan.  I award them for their creativity, however it was very clear that it was a cake pan that was hanging from their porch.  I wish I had known them so that I could’ve shown them how to totally rock that skull cake pan on their porch so that it didn’t LOOK like a cake pan!

ANYWAYS . . . Let’s start out by first taking a look at how to make your own Halloween decorative mesh ribbon wreath!

HOW TO MAKE A MESH RIBBON WREATH

As you follow along this blog, we plan to show you how to make all kinds of fabulous home décor items.  Mesh ribbon wreaths are all the rage, which is what will be demonstrated today, but I encourage you to keep checking back so that you can learn how to make other adorable door decorations, and types of wreaths!

Wreath Supplies Needed

Work Wreath

Pipe Cleaners

Scissors

21” Decorative Mesh Ribbon

10” Decorative Mesh Ribbon

Optional: Glitter Wood Ghosts

1. Begin with your work wreath frame, and spread the ties that are already attached to the wire frame.

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2. To have a tighter and more uniform wreath, tie the pipe cleaners onto the wire wreath frame in the areas between the already existing ties.

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3. Using the 21” mesh ribbon, gather 3-4 inches of the beginning of the ribbon into one hand, and fold the frayed area in so that you won’t have this end of the ribbon sticking out.  Once gathered, and folded, fasten this into a tie on the outer ring of the wire wreath frame.

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4. Now that you have attached the starting end of the 21” mesh ribbon onto the outer ring of the wire wreath frame, release about 10-12” of mesh ribbon from the roll, and gather it.  Attach this grouped section of ribbon to the next existing tie on your outer ring of the wire wreath frame.

5. Release another 10-12” of mesh ribbon from the roll, and gather it.  Attach this grouped section of ribbon to the next existing tie on your outer ring of the wire wreath frame.  Continue this pattern until the outer ring ties are completed.  

6. Now that you’ve finished your outer ring of the frame, we need to start on the inner ring.  The same rules apply as Step 5.  Continue onto the inner ring straight from the outer ring.  No need to cut the ribbon, and have a new starting point.  By the time you reach the end of your inner ring, your ribbon roll should be empty, or nearly empty.

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7. Let's add another color!  Adding the 10" mesh ribbon is SUPER simple.  Follow Step 3 for getting started.  Since this is only an accent color to the wreath, you will not be tying it into each tie/pipe cleaner that is attached to the wreath frame.  Spread it around evenly, or weave it in and out of the existing 21" decorative mesh ribbon.

7. Take a step back, and look at the beautiful (AND EASY!) wreath that you just created.  Take a few minutes to “fluff” the mesh ribbon to cover any bald areas, as well as tuck the ties and pipe cleaners back into the wreath so that they are not sticking out.

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This tutorial is a great reference making your own decorative mesh ribbon wreaths all year long!  So keep it in mind when a different season or holiday rolls arounds.  

NOW! Let’s have my husband, Colin, take over so that you can learn how to add your own DIY personal touch to your own wreath!

How To Make Your Own “BOO” Wooden Sign

Hi everyone! Colin here. Im gonna show you a fun quick scroll saw project I made to go along with my wife’s wreath for this halloween.  So this was all done freehand and doesn't have a set font or size but you can download my free scroll saw pattern {here}.  I had the idea one day in my garage while waiting for the family to get home. I thought making the “o’s” into scaredy-type eyes would be cute so I grabbed a scrap piece of 1/8’’ birch plywood and started sketching!   It started pretty rough, and I am by no means a good artist. I just tried to make sure the letters were roughly the same size and spelled correctly. 

Supplies Needed

1/8” 12 x 12 Piece of Plywood

Pencil

Scroll Saw (or Coping Saw)

220-Grit Sandpaper

Spray Can of Primer

Gloss Black Spray Paint

Drill and 1/4’’ or Larger Drill Bit

Spray Adhesive

Silver Sharpie Marker

White Paint Pen

Glue Gun with Glue Sticks

Optional - Glitter

Optional - Googly Eyes

Get the FREE "BOO" Template Below!

1. Begin by making your outline or sketch, or using the pattern provided. It’s super easy!  Spray some adhesive, or smear some glue stick, and then attach the pattern right onto your working wood piece. I made mine a little larger than needed because initially I didn't know it would be incorporated into a colorful festive wreath.

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2. After attaching your pattern, you can start cutting the outer perimeter of your wood sign with your scroll saw.  If you don't have a scroll saw, this is the one that I use. It’s inexpensive and perfect for a beginner. Or if you prefer you could use a hand coping saw also.

3. If you're new to using a scroll saw, I suggest that you go slow and take your time with making your cuts.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s actually pretty easy and really fun.  Once you get the feel for it you can get into a rhythm and it goes really smoothly.  

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4.  Once you have the outer portion all cut out you can start on the inner parts.  This is where you need a drill and drill bit.  Start a pilot hole in each inner part that will need to be cut out. This will give you a spot to feed your scroll saw blade through and a good starting point.  This part can be a little tedious due to the stopping and starting, and detaching and attaching the blade to start the next letter.  Hang in there we’re almost done!  

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5. Carefully remove the template at this point.  Now with all the parts cut out it should look something like the picture above.  With everything cut out now we just need to clean it up with some finer grit sandpaper.  Make sure to clean up and soften any rough edges, as well as sanding down the face of the sign to give it a smoother surface.

6.  Time to paint!  First, you need to make sure to wipe off any dust left on your piece.  Next, you’ll want to apply a couple of light coats of primer to your wooden sign.  I like to use Rust-Oleum Primer.  Once the primer is set, you’ll need some gloss black spray paint (or any color you wish!).  I ended up using two coats of the black.  

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7.  Now here’s where you could really make it your own. You could even let the kids decorate as a fun project (sorry for the glittery mess this idea might cause!).  Using a silver sharpie, carefully outline the “B” and the “O” where the letters connect.  Since the letters have more of a “bubble” and attached-type look, the silver in the Sharpie will help distinguish the letters apart easier.  Next, using a white paint marker, draw on “whites of the eyes,” to help give your “O” letters the look as though they’re looking at you!  You could even opt for simply adhering some googly eyes in this area.

8. Let's attach it to the wreath now!  Flip your "BOO" wooden sign over, and using your glue gun, adhere 2" inches of the center of a pipe cleaner to the sign.  Only glue the center portion, so that you have the two ends of the pipe cleaner to attach the sign to the wreath.  I used two pipe cleaners, one on the back side of the "B" and the back side of the second "O."

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We really hope that you enjoy completing your very own Halloween wreath as much as we did!  Following the mesh wreath tutorial can be used all year long, and the creative possibilities are literally endless with the types different accents that you can add to them!


Get the FREE "BOO" Template Below!

What was your FAVORITE DIY Halloween decoration to make?  Drop us a comment below to share!

Happy Halloween!