Using a mesh-like fabric, deco mesh is a form of vibrant, flexible ribbon. Decor mesh is a well-liked ribbon that's a necessary component in many crafts because of its adaptability and large range of colors. For example, wreaths for the holidays can be made with deco mesh using vibrant colors.
Making a Single Color Wreath
1. Start By Using Pipe Cleaners
● Wrap a metal wreath frame with a number of pipe cleaners. Place a variety of colorful pipe cleaners evenly around a metal wreath frame that is 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in diameter.
● Simply twist the pipe cleaners onto the first or second wire coming from the frame's center to secure them. Leave at least 2 inches (5 cm) of free pipe cleaner on each end as you twist them until they are firmly anchored in place.
2. Attach the frame with the deco mesh ribbon.
● Use one of the pipe cleaners to secure the ribbon to the wreath by pinching its end together. One pipe cleaner should be center-punched, and the end should be twisted around the pipe cleaner to secure it.
● Make sure to pick a sizable roll of deco mesh ribbon that is pretty broad. A 10-inch (25-cm) ribbon should be plenty for a wreath of average size.
3. Next, attach the ribbon to the pipe cleaner.
● With your hands, gather a ribbon that is 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) long. Pinch the length with your fingers. The second pipe cleaner should be attached to the center of this pinched section. Twirl the pipe cleaner around the ribbon to secure it in place.
● This should result in a little deco mesh "bubble." When a bubble seems flat or uneven, gently "fluff" it up by gently twisting it with your fingers until it appears level.
4. Connect each pipe cleaner with a ribbon.
● To finish the wreath, adhere to the same design. Pinch off 5 to 6 inches (13 to 15 cm) of ribbon, and then twist the following pipe cleaner around the pinched section to secure it to the wreath.
● The bubbles created by the ribbon will partially enclose the pipe cleaners. Use wire cutters to cut them off, leaving just enough to keep the twisted pieces from unraveling, if you wish to totally conceal them.
5. Put another layer on.
● If you want the wreath to seem fuller, add a second layer of the same deco mesh ribbon to the frame. Otherwise, the wreath can be left as-is.
● Fill up any gaps left by the initial layer by adding more pipe cleaners. Make every effort to space the pipe cleaners equally apart.
● Using the same technique as for the first layer, secure the second layer to the frame. Pinch off equal lengths of ribbon, then wrap the fresh pipe cleaners around them.
6. Attach more decorations.
● You may embellish the wreath with tiny ornaments, feathers, fabric flowers, tiny flags, or a number of other handmade embellishments, depending on the occasion. You can also use mesh ribbons.
● To attach feathers and other light ornaments, use clear-drying craft glue. These embellishments may be adhered to the ribbon or the frame using adhesive.
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