How to Make a Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath
|Halloween Black and Orange Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
So this is my first attempt at providing a somewhat detailed tutorial on how I make one of my Deco Mesh Wreaths. I am not sure if this is the proper name for it but I thought it looked like a sunburst so that's the name I am going with today.
There is always more than one method to make wreaths but this is the one I found to be the easiest for me. I hadn't seen any of this particular style wreath but saw the basic individual parts made and figured I would group them to make a wreath...not knowing whether are not it would actually work. However, it did!!
So here goes. Sorry about so so picture quality and probably way too wordy explanations.
Supplies I used for my wreath:
10" Black Deco Mesh
10" Orange Deco Mesh
10" Black/Orange Striped Deco Mesh
12" Box Wire Wreath Form
Black Chenille Stems
Three different wired ribbons (optional)
Tinsel Witch Hat (optional)
|Supplies for Halloween Black and Orange Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
The first thing I like to do is get my wreath form ready. I prefer to make my own so I can dictate where I am actually placing the mesh on the form. If you use the ready made forms that is fine as well but you will need to make a few adjustments to this tutorial since your twists are already on the form.
To get my form ready for this wreath (and for most of the wreaths I make) I loop chenille stems around the perimeter of the work wreath. Doing this keeps the mesh from sliding on the rings when you place the mesh.
I am going to put the chenille stems looped around the two center rings of the form.
I fasten to one of the cross bars and then just weave over and under and attach to the next cross bar. I do this around the entire form.
Here is the form ready for action.
My next step is to cut all of my mesh. I didn't take photos of this step because it is basically just cutting the mesh.
I am using 10" Deco Mesh and cutting about 6" pieces. Just roll at the mesh and measure 6" cut and repeat.
I am going to be using these pieces to make pompoms and will make a total of ten (10) pompoms for this size wreath form.
Each pompom will have a total of nine (9) 6" Deco Mesh Strips.
This is where you can use your judgment. I use nine strips for each because I think it makes the pompom full enough. You can definitely use more or a few less if you prefer. It is all about personal preference.
I think that made sense....at least to me it did.
So, using three colors and making ten pompoms with 9 strips in each one I will be cutting a total of ninety (90) deco mesh strips. That will be thirty (30) for each color that I am using.
If you use more colors or less colors, you would still want to cut the same or nearly the same amount of deco mesh strips.
OK, so all of my deco mesh is now cut and I am ready to make my pompoms. At least that is what I am calling them for now.
I use the BowDabra to make mine just because it is much easier for me to handle the mesh and keep everything in line.
It is definitely not a requirement.
I place a chenille stem in the BowDabra and then add my nine (9) strips if deco mesh alternating the colors.
The placement isn't all that important because you can adjust and twist and fluff once your pompom is complete.
I am also adding ribbon to this wreath which I add on the top of my Deco Mesh. (Ribbon is optional)
I used three different ribbons cut into 12" strips.
Here is the front of the completed pompom.
And here is the back of the completed pompom. I leave the tails of the chenille stems out because that is what I will be using to attach to my wreath form.
Now I have all ten (10) of my pompoms complete and ready to attach to the wreath form.
I simply stick the chenille stem through the wreath form in the second most outer ring being sure to have one stem on each side of the ring then twist the stems tightly together.
I usually start on one of the cross bars just because.
And front view of first pompom added to the wreath form.
Now just attach the remaining pompoms to the wreath form. I don't measure the distance between each one. I just kind of eyeball it as I go around and make adjustments as needed.
And here is what my wreath looks like with all of the pompoms attached.
At this point you can fluff and adjust as needed. It is very easy to manipulate the mesh to fill in any gaps you may have where the wreath form may show through. There is plenty of mesh on the wreath to cover pretty much any slight gaps.
That is the exact reason why I tend to use the amount of mesh I use for this wreath.
The last step I did for this wreath was add the Tinsel Witch Hat that I picked up while shopping. This is also optional. I think the wreath looks amazing as is but wanted to add a little more to this one.
Ok, so my completed wreath with Witch Hat attached.
This wreath is currently available in my Etsy Shop.
My completed wreath measures about 25" wide and 10" deep.
You can definitely use larger or smaller wreath forms. You would just need to adjust the total number of pompoms that you make.
I would suggest using at least 9 deco mesh strips for each pompom. But again, that is my personal preference.
Hopefully all of that made sense and you are able to go out and make your own Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath.
Here are some of the others ones that I made.
These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.
These are currently available in my Etsy Shop.
|Sunflower Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
|Black and Gold Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
|Halloween Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
|Purple and Gold Deco Mesh Sunburst Wreath|
Please feel free to ask questions or leave comments. Also, send photos of your completed Sunburst Wreaths and I will be happy to post them.
Thanks for taking the time to read my very first tutorial!!!
Completed Wreath from the back. Nice and neat.