Fall decorating is here!! Nothing better to welcome the season than a fall wreath. Ever since I first saw the deco mesh at a local festival, I have been fascinated with it. It has a plasticy feel but a rough texture. This makes it weather resistant. It fills the wreath form out nicely. I also tried out chalkboard paint for a sign for this wreath. How fun this stuff is. I used to think painting a wall with this paint was odd. Not now. I may have to paint a small wall just to doodle on.
1 wire wreath form
2 rolls deco mesh ribbon burlap color
1 roll of wired burlap ribbon orange color for bow
1 piece of lightweight wood for sign. I used a poplar piece, very thin.
I folded the deco mesh in half and inserted it into the wreath form, pulling it up into a loop on the inner circle. Then just folded a loop into each ring of the form. Then dong the same for each section. I scrunched as many loops as I could into the form so it would be full.
I didn’t paint the wreath form before I started. The ribbon covered it up. I also fluffed out each loop so it really didn’t remain folded. This added to the fullness. I made a bow to go on top of the wreath, attaching it with more ribbon onto the form.
I painted the board with chalkboard paint, allowed it to dry overnight. Then drilled a hole on the top two corners. Using a bread twist tie, I attached the sign to the form.
I free handed the Happy Fall with orange chalk I found in the garage. This wreath could be used for any season by changing out the bow and redoing the sign. My fall wreath now hangs proudly on my front door. I am hooked. I have already made a smaller wreath with real burlap ribbon for the inside. The wreaths don’t take a lot of time. Lots of possibilities.
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