How to Make an Easy Deco Mesh Wreath

This tutorial for how to make a wreath with deco mesh ribbon uses easy step-by-step instructions! Make your own easy, whimsical, curly wreath at home using a super simple technique.

colorful deco mesh wreath hanging on a front door.

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The deco mesh wreath you see above has graced our front door for several springs/summers now. I love these wreaths – they are so cute and really easy to make (and for not a lot of money).

You'll often see these for sale for upwards of $60-80 at craft fairs and on Etsy. You can make them for a fraction of that price though, I promise! And you don't have to be all that artistically talented or crafty to do it. This is such a great DIY for beginners or even for kids to do!

I thought I'd share the incredibly simple method for making these 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.

family with small baby in front of a hospital door with a wreath.

The first time I ever used it was for our son'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.

colorful deco mesh wreath hanging on a front door.

Make your own by following the steps below!

How to Make a Deco Mesh Wreath

Supplies

deco mesh, wire wreath frame, pipe cleaner, ribbon on a floor.
  • 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 form (Again, I get it at Hobby Lobby, but it's about the same price on Amazon.)
  • 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)

Step 1: Cut Your Deco Mesh Pieces

wire wreath frame.

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!

curl of pink deco mesh.

Start cutting strips 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.

Step 2: Twist and Tie the Pipecleaners

curl of pink deco mesh tied in the middle with a pink pipe cleaner.

Take a half of a piece of pipe cleaner, pinch the middle of one of the curls, and tightly twist 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.

Step 3: Attach Bunches to Wreath Frame

curls of deco mesh tied to a wire wreath frame.

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 full and fluffy. Just keep going until you fill the entire wreath frame.

curls of deco mesh tied to a wire wreath frame, progressively getting fuller.

I used 5 colors of deco mesh 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!

Step 4: Tuck Different Pieces of Wired Ribbon Into Wreath

deco mesh wreath on a front door.

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.

Final Result

deco mesh wreath on a front door.

The final deco mesh wreath has a cute, whimsical feel. You can definitely use different colors up to match the occasion. A fall-themed, Valentine's, or a Christmas wreath would be so cute with this method too. You can even tuck fun holiday-themed elements into the wreath, like ornaments or fall foliage.

FAQs

For a 14″ wire wreath form, I typically need to use 3-4 rolls of 10 yard 21″ deco mesh. As the form gets larger, you will need about another roll per 2″ of wreath you add.

I cut my pieces of deco mesh to about 18″ for each individual curl in the wreath. This usually makes full curls that look great when combined.

I normally find my deco mesh either at Hobby Lobby or on Amazon. While I have seen some 6″ wide rolls at Dollar Tree before, those aren't quite big enough for this particular wreath.

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