How to Make a (Super Easy) DIY Deco Mesh Wreath

This tutorial for how to make a DIY Deco Mesh Wreath uses simple steps and can be used for spring or summer! Make your own whimsical wreath at home with inexpensive materials.

This tutorial for how to make a DIY Deco Mesh Wreath uses simple steps and can be used for spring or summer!  Make your own whimsical wreath at home with inexpensive materials.

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Last week, I was making a new deco mesh wreath for our front door in honor of spring. I love these wreaths – they are so cute and really easy to make (for not a lot of money). You'll often see these for sale for upwards of $40-50 at craft fairs and on Etsy…you can make them for a fraction of that price though, promise! And you don't have to be all that artistically talented  to do it.

I realized I've never shared the method I use to make most of our wreaths, so I thought I'd do that today! I honestly can't take credit for this method – I've seen it used in other places, and I think I read about how to do it on a blog years ago.

The first time I ever used it was for Jackson's hospital door hanger. (Look at that teeny baby. Sigh.)  I've made a few more since then, and for this one, I thought I'd incorporate a few materials other than deco mesh. It really added to the texture and funkiness of it! Very cute for spring and summer.

Make your own by following the steps below!


3-4 rolls of 21″ x 10 yard deco mesh ribbon (I usually get mine at Hobby Lobby when they have it on sale – if you don't have a Hobby Lobby, Amazon has it too.)

1 12-14″ wire wreath frame (Again, I get it at Hobby Lobby, but it's about the same price on Amazon here.)

Pipe cleaner (needs to be a similar color to what you're using in your wreath, but don't worry if it doesn't match perfectly.)

Other wired ribbon (if you want the mixed look)


Start with a 12″ wreath frame for a medium/large door. It's going to look a little small at first, but the mesh fills it up very quickly. I've used a 16″ frame before and it is huge!

Start cutting pieces of deco mesh that are about a foot to 18 inches long. They will naturally curl up (which you'll want) – if it's cut from the beginning of the roll, you might have to roll it a little tighter.

Take a half of a piece of pipe cleaner and tightly twirl it around the middle of the piece of deco mesh – you'll want to have two pieces of pipe cleaner sticking out to attach to the wreath.

Then, simply wind the two pieces of pipe cleaner sticking out tightly to the wreath! You'll want 15-20 of these in each color attached to the wreath if you're using 3-4 colors.

It's going to look a little funky at first – not like a wreath at all. As you attach more pieces, it will fill in and look much more rounded.

I used 5 colors for this project, but I promise, that isn't necessary. I just had a couple of rolls of mesh leftover from another project that I decided to use. If you're using 10 yard rolls, 2-3 rolls is plenty for a 12-14″ wreath. If you want more than that, go for it to achieve a much fuller wreath!

I also used a few random pieces of ribbon I had laying around – again, same concept – wind a piece of pipe cleaner tightly around the middle of the piece of ribbon and attach it to the wreath using the pipe cleaner. It gives it kind of a funky, whimsical look that I really like.

Hope y'all love this cute little wreath as much as we do! Check out a few of my other DIY posts here.

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  1. April J Harris says:

    I really like these pretty wreaths, Leslie, and I love how you can switch up the colours for different occasions. I’m not very artistic either, but your step by step instructions make this wreath look very do-able. Thank you so much for sharing it! I’m featuring it at this week’s Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a great week!

  2. Katie Mansfield says:

    So cute and fun for spring. I have never made one. It looks great on your door. Thanks for linking to Keep In Touch. I’m so glad you did and now I can follow your blog.

  3. How do these wreaths fair in the weather.

    1. Mine is hung on a covered porch…it’s done very well there! I’ve gotten 3 years of use out of one with very little wear.

  4. susan fehring says:

    Great wreaths !

  5. connie barrington says:

    How do you keep the cut ends of the mesh from shedding ? Do you use a spray on the cut ends?

    1. Mine shed slightly, but it’s not really enough to notice. I’ve had this one for a few years now and they’ve barely raveled.

    2. I saw another lady on YouTube use a hot knife to cut with. Hope this helps

  6. How do you not have the ends that ravel not showing please ?

    1. I really didn’t do anything to the ends – they’ve raveled some, but not enough to look old or damaged.

  7. Kelly C Lawson says:

    I made a fall wreath with my client who has dementia. She loved it! Super easy and gorgeous!