Make this adorable Christmas Mesh Wreath DIY for your front door this holiday season! Mesh wreaths are NOT hard to make, and this one turns out so cute!
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Mesh Christmas wreaths are one of my favorite things to make! They used to intimidate me so much until I realized how easy they were to make!
Even if you’ve NEVER made a mesh wreath before, you can follow this tutorial and yours will turn out awesome! They’re not difficult to do, and you don’t need a lot of crafty skill or an artsy eye to make them pretty.
I’ve made all kinds of mesh wreaths! Once I realized how easy they were to put together, and how many options there were, I just had to show you how to make them too!
- Leprechaun Hat Mesh Wreath
- Easter Mesh Wreath
- Patriotic Mesh Wreath
- American Flag Mesh Wreath
- Pumpkin Mesh Wreath
- Thanksgiving Mesh Wreath
How to make a Christmas wreath with mesh?
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You will need:
- 3-4 Different rolls of 10″ Deco Mesh (I get mine at Hobby Lobby and used black and white buffalo plaid, sparkly red, and a mossy green)
- 2.5 inch Wired Ribbon Roll (I used red buffalo plaid)
- Christmas Sign (I used this one)
- Pipe Cleaners (I used a mix of metallic colors)
- 12″ Wire Wreath Frame
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Prep your wreath frame.
Space them evenly, and place some on the outer row, and some on the inner row. Simply twist to attach.
Step 3: Attach the deco mesh to your wreath.
I use 10″ deco mesh for all my deco mesh wreaths. You can use different widths, but the look won’t be as full, or you may have to do more layers than I use. Dollar store mesh is usually 6″, so keep that in mind.
When you start your first row, don’t cut the mesh. Just attach the first end by twisting it to a pipe cleaner, as shown above.
Then you’ll make a bunch in the mesh, and then connect it to the next pipe cleaner. I alternate between the inside and the outside row.
Pro Tip: When making your bunches, try to keep them all about the same height as you go around. This will make your Christmas mesh wreath look much more cohesive.
When you get all the way back around the circle, attach the end to the same pipe cleaner you started with, and then cut off the excess mesh.
When you’re done with the first row, it should look something like this. It will look odd, but trust the process!
I used a black and white buffalo check as the first and last layer of my Christmas Mesh Wreath DIY.
If you started your first layer on an outer layer pipe cleaner, then start the second mesh layer on an inside layer pipe cleaner.
I did the green mesh as the second layer. Trust the process!
For the third layer, I did that beautiful sparkly red! You can do your layers in whatever pattern you want.
For my final, and fourth layer ( I really recommend four mesh layers for this style of wreath), I used the black and white buffalo plaid mesh again.
Take time to fluff and move your layers as needed until you get the look you want for your deco Christmas mesh wreath.
Step 4: Cut the ribbon.
To fill in the gaps and add some more depth to your wreath, you can add ribbon!
Count the number of pipe cleaners you have attached to your wreath, and cut two pieces of ribbon for each pipe cleaner.
Each piece of ribbon should be about 10″ long. Use scissors to cut a triangle out of the end. Use a lighter and run fire quickly along the edge of the ribbon to seal the edges and keep it from fraying.
Step 5: Attach the ribbon to your Christmas mesh wreath.
To attach your ribbon pieces to the deco mesh wreath, pinch them in the middle, with the design side up, and then twist them on the pipe cleaner just like you did the mesh.
You can stack two pieces on top of each other and attach them at the same time, or do them separately.
When you’re done attaching the ribbon, you can use scissors or wire cutters to trim off the excess pipe cleaner length.
Step 6: Attach the sign to the wreath.
I find my signs in one of three places: Amazon, Hobby Lobby, or the dollar store. Usually, these are wooden or metal signs.
If they are wooden signs, I will remove the hangers for the signs, and add a couple of additional holes so I can attach them to the sign with an electric drill.
If they are metal signs, I’ll use my metal hole punch and punch a couple of new holes in them. Ideally, you want four holes in your sign to attach it to your wreath. This adorable Christmas sign comes with four holes already in each corner.
I use pipe cleaners to attach my wreath to the wire wreath frame. Attach them to the sign as shown above.
Press the sign down into the mesh a bit, and then twist the pipe cleaners onto the metal wreath frame to hold it in place.
This is what mine looked like when I got it all attached. Make sure it’s not too loose so it doesn’t wiggle and move a lot when handling the wreath.
Step 7: Add in pine pieces (optional).
I cut off some small frosted pine pieces from some Christmas greenery I had and glued them in some of the gaps using hot glue and loved what it added to the wreath.
Step 8: Add a bow.
If you want to add a bow to your wreath, I suggest the top left corner for this wreath and sign. Tie the bow and fluff it up, and then use a fair amount of hot glue to attach it to the wreath.
When my Christmas Mesh wreath DIY was finished, this was what it looked like! I love the blending of colors and the buffalo plaid!
Want more DIY Christmas ideas?
- DIY Wood and Fabric Christmas Trees – These beautiful Christmas trees are super easy to make!
- Sea Glass Christmas Tree DIY – If you want a beautiful beach-inspired piece of Christmas decor, you need to make this gorgeous Christmas tree DIY!
- Elf Leg Oreos – Give your loved ones a sweet treat with this simple DIY gift idea!
- Grinch Trees Christmas Decor – These DIY Grinch Christmas trees turned out SO cute and they’re so easy to make!
Make this Christmas Mesh Wreath DIY to make your home a little more cheery this holiday season!