Back door guests are the best!
At my parent’s home, everyone comes to the back door, unless you’re a delivery person or selling something, . My mother will tell you she’d really like for guests to come to the front of the house with its picket fence and pretty porch but no that just doesn’t happen very often. Recently my mom, sister and I went to a Holiday Gift Market in town to start our holiday shopping and while we spent the day together enjoying ourselves she mentioned (on more than one occasion) how much she loved the big, beautiful mesh wreaths several different vendors offered for $100 and more. So that’s when I decided I had to make her one for what better place…the back door!
easy Christmas Wreath tutorial
Difficulty: Easy Time to Complete: 1 Hour Cost: $25 or less
1 Wire Wreath Form
2 Rolls of Decorative Mesh ( 2 different widths)
2 Rolls of Decorative Ribbon with wire ( 2 different widths)
Of course, I already had scissors but the rest of the supplies I bought at Walmart.
Ready to make a Christmas Wreath for yourself or someone you love? Let’s do it.
Start with a large flat surface area to work on with all your supplies handy and pre-cut your floral wire in pieces about 6 inches long.
Go ahead and twist your wire pieces onto your wire wreath foam about 3-4 inches apart all the way around.
Next I opened up the deco mesh (the widest one) and twisted the end to wire it firmly the base.
Then get to scrunching the mesh and securing it to the base using the wire you just attached. Go all the way around the outer edge then continue on the inside loop in the same manner.
This double row of mesh will give you a nice base to build upon. We don’t want any whimpy wreaths around here my friends. I think layered and fluffy is best and that what gives it you a nice custom, designer look versus a crafty, homemade one.
Once you have the wider base mesh looking the way you like start by attaching the smaller mesh in between them.
Just continue that middle row all the way around until you have filled in all the holes.
Then you’re ready to dress it up a bit.
Take both of your ribbons and cut them into 5 inch pieces. Finish their ends by cutting each on the diagonal.
ADD alert: This is when I got kind of distracted so I missed taking a pic of how I placed the little ribbon ‘flowers’ and bow onto the wire form.
Don’t worry, it’s not a big deal. Basically with the pieces of wire that are still poking out around the wreath, randomly place your cut pieces there and move them around the look like pedals on a flower. Twist the wire around them tightly and snip the excess wire with your scissors.
And that my friends is how the Back Door Christmas Wreath came to be!
I hope you like it; my mom & dad actually got a little misty-eyed when I gave it to them. I think it’s been to long since I handmade something for them.
Be our back door guest and come see what we did after Thanksgiving to deck the halls inside.
There’s no place like home for the holidays!
Please join me in visiting the talented group of bloggers on this year’s Welcome Home Christmas Tour. There is so much inspiration as they share each of their beautiful homes!