Friday, January 29, 2016

Mardi Gras Purple Green and Gold Deco Mesh Wreath

I have been so busy the past couple of months that Mardi Gras just kind of appeared out of nowhere.  I usually have a little time after my Christmas rush to get a couple of nice wreaths done......usually.  
It had gotten so late...and so close to Mardi Gras I decided I would skip a year until I get a message from someone on Facebook that absolutely had to have a large Mardi Gras Wreath with over sized beads and masks.  That was the request.  

So I go shopping pick up the necessary items and try to come up with something that I hadn't done before...at least for Mardi Gras.  The following is what I came up with.

I used a regular 14" wire wreath form and almost the entire roll of purple, green and gold 21" deco mesh.  Each color section has a total of 19 poofs.  

The completed wreath measures right at 26" across and about 10" deep.

I absolutely love the way it came out and will definitely be doing more of these in the future.



Mardi Gras Deco Mesh Wreath








Miller Lite Bottle Cap Wreath



I am still trying to use up the buckets and buckets of bottle caps that my aunt gave me a couple of years ago.  It seems like the more of these I make..the more caps I have.

Some ones I have made are a generic everything wreath, bud light, Landshark, and Dos Equis. I now have a Miller Lite Wreath to add to the list.


I always use a one of the straw wreath forms when I make a bottle cap wreath.   It definitely holds up much better to the weight of the caps and all of the hot glue that I use getting them on.

I also put hemp on all of them...at least I have so far.  It just gives it something extra in my opinion.



Depending on the size of the wreath form, I use anywhere from 150 to 200 bottle caps for each wreath.  These are definitely fun, but a bit time consuming to make.