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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Deco Mesh Wreath with BIG Flower

Mesh Wreath Summer Trend: Really Big Flowers

Plaid Mesh Wreath with Big Flower
These Deco Mesh Wreaths are beautiful, and easy to make! I couldn't believe how expensive the big flowers are. I've been looking for big flowers with small price tags whenever I go out and about with no luck. What I did find though, was that prices are consistently outrageous here in Mississippi for these over-grown, over-priced, but never over-rated Big Flowers.

  • one 12" flower - 10.00 - 15.00
  • one 24" flower - 30.00 - 40.00
  • 30", 32", and bigger -60.00 up
mesh wreath with big yellow flower

I didn't ask for the size of the really big flowers once I saw the sign with the price. They were big though, and I wanted one. I look like I should be trying to stick something like that on my door;just the flower was half as big as my front porch.
Although putting over-sized fake gerbera daisies in this same fashion IS old news, these particular types of flowers have an interesting texture, cute patterns or prints, and look better than the regular flower-heads. They are made out of natural fibers, papery looking material stretched around like a wire frame. If the flower was to get wet, it would soften and tear so, you definitely want to keep them out of the rain.
I ended up eventually buying two of the 12" flowers. I made two  deco mesh wreaths, and I am very happy with my tiny 12"flowers.  Make a smaller mesh wreath, and it will make a bigger flower. Let me know your thoughts on these Mesh Wreaths. If you have a question about the material or items used in these or any wreaths, just ask.
More pictures of these wreaths can be found on the GooseyGOOGallery page or click the link below:
Big Flower Deco Mesh Wreath pictures         


 


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mesh Wreath How-To: Halloween

How to Make a Halloween Wreath 

This is my recipe for making a deco mesh wreath for halloween. This was made almost 3 years ago, and I have had it on my front door two times during halloween.


 

How to Make a Deco Mesh Wreath

Halloween Mesh Wreath

Ingredients needed for this mesh wreath recipe:
  •  21" roll or rolls of deco mesh in halloween colors 
  • Wire wreath form 
  •  Floral wire for attaching things to the form 
  • Scary Words like BOO! or EEK! (opt)
  • Halloween-ish items to stick in the wreath
  • Black and white spray paint is handy to have near.
  • Halloween garland and/ or ribbon
  • and everything and anything else that just might work its way into this wreath like curly ting from an old flower arrangement or old plastic Christmas balls.



This is just a list of things that I did. Everyone's halloween mesh wreath will differ depending on the items that were available for you to use in your recipe.  
 
1.I used a black wire wreath form with a roll of black and white mesh.
2.I also used the black mesh ribbon with a couple other regular ribbons. 
3.I had some words and bats in there that I had cut out of metal flashing, but I ended up taking them out.
4.I spray painted some ting ting and some other old Christmas tree picks with the black spray paint. 
5.Then I just threw in other things like ribbons, garland, and orange deco mesh scraps. 
6.I separated some purple glittery mesh wired ribbon to look like spider webs.
The purple mesh is kinda experimental. I've seen it done all over, but never knew how exactly it was done. I just cut the mesh in like3-4 inch strips and rolled them up. 
*Tip! Stock up at the "after season clearance sales" for the next year. Who knows, maybe you can turn Walmart mini Christmas tree ornaments into spooky eyeballs for a Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath like me.             

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mesh Wreath Using Jute Mesh

Mesh Wreath Material: Jute Mesh

I was gathering materials for a summer mesh wreath for my front door, when I came across this roll of widely spaced mesh at a local store. Instead of looking like plastic, this looks like strings coated with paper.  I decided to try it even though it was more expensive than the other deco-mesh rolls.
***I just changed the title to this post like a month after posting. I found out that what I was calling paper mesh is actually Jute Mesh.***
Paper Mesh
Paper Mesh Wreath
Wreath Recipe:
  • I used blue and white striped metallic mesh
  • papery-like "jute" mesh
  • a roll of hot pink glitter tree garland
  • pink, blue, & black ribbon.
  • one spiral ornament folded in half to resemble the ribbon from the bow 
  • mounted on a 30" wire form
  • the finished size is 36"+- across.
 I really didn't know how to use the paper mesh at first. I had to redo my original design because it looked awkward.  I made two rows around with the stripes and put the paper mesh in between the two rows. This paper mesh is super messy; It left pieces of paper flakes everywhere. I don't think paper mesh is something I would buy more of for myself. 4 weeks later and I'm still finding blue flakes, but I will say the mesh wreath still looks great.

I made a new mesh wreath using the same roll of jute used in the mesh wreath above. Click here to view another wreath with jute.

Decorating a Mesh Wreath

Choosing Deco Mesh and Decorations for Your Mesh Wreath

Deco Mesh comes in so many different colors and patterns that it can be difficult to decide on what Deco Mesh to choose. Usually I have an idea of what my mesh wreath should look like. If I have problems deciding what to stick in my wreath, I use these tips to help me to select the best mesh wreath ingredients.

  • Browse the ribbon aisle first. Sometimes you'll spot a spool of regular wired ribbon that has the colors that appeal to you. Use that ribbon as a color guide.  
  •  Use this picture of ribbon to the left, if you like the pink dots on the yellow ribbon, then grab the Yellow Work Wreath and opt for the Hot Pink 21" metallic pink deco mesh
  • Walk around finding things that match. Hold your ribbon up to anything that might match, and choose the best for placement in your mesh wreath. 
  • No need to clutter. Just a few yellow daisies placed evenly throughout this wreath will be enough.                                                             
  • If you find an item that's not the right color, then paint it to match.If you want to use something not pink or yellow, then whatever the item's color put more of that same color into your mesh wreath using other materials. You can even use a different color of mesh to tie into the wreath as shown in the picture below. I had a black butterfly that I wanted to use, but nothing in my wreath was black. I placed some black and white mesh on the wreath. Well, I stuck my butterfly on that crazy looking thing, and it sold the next morning.
butterfly mesh wreath at the flea market
Mesh Wreath with Black Butterfly



Deco Mesh for Your Mesh Wreath

Which Deco Mesh Product is Right for My Mesh Wreath

You've decided to make a wreath using deco mesh. So you go to the store and there are just tons of choices. Here's what you need to know about common mesh products.

  • Mesh rolls come in different styles and can range from 5.00- 15.00
  • The usual widths are 2.5", 10", and 21"
  • Deco-tubing is made from the same material, and can be used like ribbon or garland
  • Tinsel rope is just that
  • Work wreaths are wire forms with tinsel rope attached to the form. It's used to attach mesh to the wreath
  • Glitzy rope or Glamor sticks are bendable glittery things that can be twisted to stick out of the wreath
Deco Mesh rolls can be solid colors in a matte finish, they can be metallic looking, plaid,   striped, fabric-y, or paper-y. I've found that the ones with metallic threads are the longest lasting as they do not fade as easily on your front door.

  • It's best to use the 21" as the main mesh on your wreath. The 10" is just not as thick as the 21".
  • Try to get a darker color for your main mesh. White and other lighter colors show the wire frame.
  • The 2.5" mesh should only be used in the wreath as ribbon or as accents stuck in throughout the main mesh.

    Work Wreath
  • Deco-tubing is something you probably wont need for your first wreath. I have several packs of it, and I'm always perplexed as to how I'm gonna fit it on the wreath.
  • Glitzy rope is cool to purchase if you are a dedicated wreath maker.
  • Tinsel rope isn't really needed if you opt for the work wreath
                  Work wreaths are AWESOME. GET ONE!
 
    So the only things you need to be concerned with purchasing for your first  mesh wreath is:
  1. Work wreath in a matching color
  2. 21" metallic deco mesh (use the whole roll)
  3. If you want a big bow, use the 2.5" in a contrasting color to replace a wired ribbon

That's the basic ingredients for a Mesh Wreath. The materials are expensive unless you can buy wholesale. Don't get all "Glitzy Stick Silly," and buy over 100 bucks worth of mesh and only make one wreath. If you do, send me the leftovers and I'll make you a scrap wreath. BTW I've made a few mesh wreaths from scraps, so more scrap wreaths pictures will be coming soon! Check in the GooseyGooGallery for new wreaths and other projects.
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