Hosting Thanksgiving in a new home and no decorations. So off to Michael’s for a wreath frame, some deco mesh, ribbons and picks. Then browsed some diy tutorials online and my very first wreath was soon welcoming visitors.
You Will Need...
- 6" roll deco mesh (copper)
- 2 1/2" wired ribbon (copper toned)
- 2" reddish bronze wired ribbon
- 2" brown satin ribbon
- 1" gold wired ribbon
- assorted fall picks
- glitter glue
- fabric glue (or hot glue will do)
- floral wire
Step by Step Instructions
So sorry I didn’t document this as I created it (I’ve just joined tip junkie). I started by adding tight bunches of deco mesh around the (3rd from center) outer ring, maybe just 6″ length per bunch. I did not prewire the frame with pipe cleaners, just anchored each mesh loop with floral wire.
Next I gathered bunches of autumn-hued wired ribbon along the inner ring, again securing each gathered bunch with floral wire as I went. (Tip: to make sure I didn’t run out of ribbon, I unspooled the roll, attached each end of the ribbon near the bottom of the wreath and then evenly spaced the ribbon bunches around the wreath frame.)
I filled in any gaps with accents of brown satin and copper ribbon bunches and looped gold ribbon around the wreath, gluing it wherever it looked good. Meanwhile, I made a few ribbon roses (with a little glitter glue on the petal edges) and started placing the roses and picks around the wreath, using wire and glue to secure them.
To finish the wreath, I added a heavy gauge loop of wire to the back of the top, added a large copper bow and placed some fruit picks and copper floral sprays at the top, making sure all were both wired and glued into place as it was getting a little heavy.