Every new season inspires me to make a fresh wreath for my side entrance door, especially in the fall. I love making DIY wreaths for the Fall season because there is something about the beautiful fall pumpkins and colorful leaves that inspire a whole new level of creativity in me.
This particular wreath was a little different from my usual style because I don’t really enjoy working with deco mesh. However, after a trip to the dollar store where I found some colorful wreath supplies, I challenged myself to create a Fall deco mesh wreath.
Seasonal wreaths are one of those fun Fall crafts to make and enjoy.
Basically, it gives me a reason to make all the creative ideas I often envision, especially any DIY projects for Fall decorations. The upcoming Christmas season will be the same, but it all begins when I research DIY Fall wreaths each year.
I don’t usually make a wreath using Deco Mesh ribbon because it is not the easiest ribbon to use in my opinion.
It scratches up your fingers and just doesn’t always look like a pulled-together wreath to me. Mesh ribbon can make for a large and unyielding material.
It is just not my favorite material to work with on a wreath.
I am a dedicated creator of all DIY wreaths in my house, but that doesn’t stop me from browsing some great selections online.
On a shopping trip to the Dollar Tree store for craft supplies, I found these rolls of multicolored mesh ribbon that I just kept going back to over and over. So I knew I had to give Deco Mesh another.
And I have to say this wreath shocked me with its character and dimension in the traditional fall colors as I continued to work on it. I just loved how it turned out in the end.
As expected, I did some research on Pinterest for Deco Mesh wreath ideas before making this wreath.
The search results for Fall wreath ideas were plentiful and there are so many different ways to create a beautiful wreath using Deco Mesh.
Due to my inexperience in working with Deco Mesh, I chose a simple technique that was a great way to become more comfortable with this type of wreath material.
How to Make this DIY Fall Wreath with Adorable Owls
For this wreath you will need:
- Crafter’s Square Decorative Mesh Ribbon – 7 rolls
- Brown Chenille stems
- 12″ Wire Wreath Form
- Small Owl Ornaments or any woodland creature
- 4 packages of burlap leaves
- Floral Wire
This wreath was made by cutting short lengths of the Deco mesh and creating little bows to attach to the wreath form.
To make each individual bow, I first cut the mesh ribbon into 8″ lengths.
Then I folded in two opposite corners of the pieces of the mesh, squished the material in the middle to resemble a bow tie, and twisted a cut length of a chenille stem, also known as pipe cleaners, around the middle of the bow.
Before starting the wreath, the chenille stems were cut into short 4-inch pieces using wire cutters.
Using the cut chenille stems, I attached each Deco Mesh bow to the wire form starting at the outer edge.
Now repeat Steps 1 through 5 about 60+ more times around the wreath until it is as full as you like it.
Since this mesh wreath turned out to be so bright and shiny, I decided that I needed to add some texture to the accessories to calm it down a bit. So I added the pre-wired fall leaves to it around the bow tie pieces.
I used these small stuffed owls for this wreath because I thought they were so adorable. For your own wreath, you may find that you prefer stuffed faux pumpkins, dried corn stalks, or just more decorative ribbons. A small wooden sign with a popular Fall quote is always a good choice. Once the foundation of the Deco Mesh is created, anything that represents the beautiful colors and feel of the Autumn season that is added just enhances the wreath even more.
To attach the two adorable owl stuffed ornaments, I cut a piece of floral wire in half, poked it through the stuffing on the back of the owl, and wired each owl directly to the wreath form.
This wreath did not require the use of any hot glue at all to make!
Even after making this, my first Deco Mesh Fall wreath, I am still not a big fan of using Deco Mesh. But I do like how the wreaths look so I haven’t totally declared it a never again type of crafting project for the future.
In just an afternoon, I quickly and easily made this bright wreath full of different colors perfect for the Fall season. I strive to welcome guests to my home with a cute wreath each season. This fall wreath has been one of my favorite of many door decorations I have created since living in this home. I plan to continue this tradition.
Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.”