DIY | Dollar Tree | Deco Mesh | Valentine’s Day Wreath
okay so today I'm going to show you how to make a decade
TreeI'm just showing you right now all of the items that you will need I did purchase all but the pipe cleaners at the
TreeI got the pipe cleaners at the target
dollarspot they were also a
Treecarries those as well and it doesn't really matter what color you use because you won't really see them now right here I'm just taking my
meshI have unrolled it or I'm unrolling it and cutting it into about eight inch pieces and I'm going to continue to do that until I get through the whole entire role and I will do that for each color that I have and the colors that I chose was the red the white and the pink and you can certainly do whatever colors you want to the
meshthat was in the
Valentinesection at the
TreeI did not like the white because it was laced with red so I actually purchased the white from the Easter section but like I said you could do pink and red pink and white red and white all red however you want to do it and after I get those pieces cut up I'm just showing you how I roll each one and it doesn't have to be perfect just roll it I try and roll it as tight as I can because once you start putting them together they'll loosen up a little bit but I'm going to roll each individual piece of
meshand then I'm gonna put them together and you can put them together in any...
pattern that you want to you can do the same pattern for every one of them you can alternate them different ways and once you get them together you just take them in the new time together with a pipe cleaner and I just usually do a couple of twists on that then once you get the pipe cleaner or them together on the pipe cleaner I'm just going to show you how I'm going to take the frame and I'm going to put these on the outer rim of the frame just because it will make your
wreaths a little bit more bigger and it'll give you more space in the middle now if you want your space in the middle to be completely closed in you would want to tie those on the inner frame and you don't really have to worry about doing too much adjustment right now the main goal is just to get them all tied on there and then you can fluff them up as you go and what I'm deciding to have decided to do was I it's easier for me if I go ahead and make all of my bundles ahead of time so I go ahead and make all of my bundles and I did do three patterns I did pink white and red I did another bundle the white red and pink the last bundle that I did was the red I'm sorry pink white and red and like I said you could do any pattern you want - I just like to mix mine up a little bit and I didn't do bundles to cover the whole entire
wreathat one time although you could do that I just did baby you know five to ten a piece and then once I got that done I would put those onto the frame...
and then I would start and do five to ten more and then add but you know whatever works for you is is the best way to do it and so here I'm just adding all of my my
wreathand you'll see that the pipe cleaners are not quite so long I did cut those to try and conserve my pipe cleaners I cut them in half and it does work but I am tying them to the two elder frames and when you do that and you have the smaller pipe cleaners it is a little bit tighter but as you put those on you just continue to push them together to make room as you go around your
wreathokay now that I've got the
meshadded to the
wreathI'm just going around and I'm just trimming off some little excess stray pieces that's come unraveled from the deck a
meshand it will do that but that's fine it just adds to it I just like to take the longer pieces off and then now I'm just going to turn the
wreathover and I'm going to show you the number of bundles that I added to each one on the very top peak I think I had put in four there it's like two and two and I tried to move one of them a little bit more to the center but it's going to be so bunched up it's not really going to matter and then on the outer part of the upper frame that's rounded I did use twelve of those and then on the bottom of the frame that's straight I used eight and then again at the bottom point I use four and you know you might want to add more or less it just...
depends on how full you want your
wreathI do like mine really full and you know once you get all that put on you can just fluff that so what I'm doing now is I'm going to add the embellishments to my
wreathand I did decide that I wanted to use some ribbon you can use different widths of ribbon different patterns these three I got at the
Treenow wish I would have gotten me another ribbon that was a little bit wider they didn't sell those at the
Treebut I could have picked that up at Walmart or somewhere else so I'm just putting them together so that I can make sure they're all the same length and you will want to make these a little bit long because it's going to be recessed down into your
wreathand you'll need to have some left that's going to be able to stick out of your
wreathso after I get all of the pieces cut measured up and cut together I'm going to cut the ends of my ribbon so that they are I don't know the word for it but you'll see you just fold your ribbon in half and then you just clip like a little v-shape and it just gives your ribbon the extra little touch on the end and I'm going to do that for in each ribbon that I have I wouldn't recommend putting them together and doing it because they could slide around and then your bee you'll get messed up and the more you cut off your ribbon the shorter it's going to be so anyway it's just to show you what that looks like and after I get...
all of these done one of these tricks that I have learned with ribbon and you have to be careful but if you take your lighter and you just lightly wave over the ends it will actually kind of like create a seal for that so that it will not unravel you know like I said you have to be careful when you do it you don't want to get your front flame too close and you don't want to hold it too long because if you do it will turn black and it could also catch on fire but you could certainly leave it that way and that's fine too but I do like to seal my ribbon now I'm just putting my ribbon pieces together and I'm going to tie them with a pipe cleaner just like I did with a
meshwhen I did the bundle rolls and I'm cutting that in half just to conserve a little bit on that and I'm just going to tie that around it doesn't matter if they're in any kind of shape because once you put it on your
wreathyou're going to fluff it out anyway so I'm just going to find a area or a space in my
wreaththat I want it to go and I'm gonna pull the
meshapart until I can reach down to the frame of the
wreathand I'm gonna do just like I did with the decade
meshand I'm just going to tie the pipe cleaner to the ring on the backside and it helps having a different color of pipe cleaner because when you pull it through you can easily see it and so and once I got that on you'll see I'm just spreading it out so that it it shows like I...
said I wish I would have made my ribbon just a tad bit longer and had maybe some water to make it show up a little bit better you could put as many of these own as you want to or a spew it's up to you however you want to do it okay now that I've got my ribbon put onto my
wreathI'm just turning that around so I can let you see what it looks like once it's all spread out and I did add probably three or four more bundles of ribbon to my
wreathas you can see that's what it looks like when it's completely done now I did decide that I wanted to add a few more things to my
wreathand so I purchased some little heart picks from the
Treeand not sure how I was going to do that I tried to look at some reefs on Pinterest this looks a lot easier than it is putting those wood picks down into that
meshwas was kind of hard but I did use the frame kind of like a guideline to be able to took some of the pick sticks down into it but I just stuck the little red hearts in different places on my
wreathI tried to stick them to where they actually stood out or stood up and the reason I mean the hearts weren't turned a weird position so I put them more around the outer rims of my
wreathand I did that for both sides and I put a few in the bottom but it really doesn't matter however you want to do it you could go to any craft store and I'm sure where they've got all kinds of things that you can add to your
wreathbut you'll see that I'm...
just pushing those down in there to see what it looks like and you want them to be pretty sturdy because if you don't get them in there pretty tight then they will move around and you know it won't look right and here I'm just adding some to the other side and I did buy some of the lighter pink hearts as well because I did want to have it a little bit contrast and the light pink hearts are actually a little bit bigger than the red ones and if I didn't put those picks in at all I still think the
wreathwould have been pretty even as it was my goal was to actually find a sign or a the word love or happy
Valentine's Day or something like that and put in the center of my
wreathbut after I got done I just decided that I did not want to do that I just felt like it was pretty like it was and I had enough
decorations that's got you know writing and everything like that on it so I chose not to do that but you'll see I'm kind of struggling here with getting my little picks positioned in the back the way I want them it did take me a while to do this hopefully if you do it you'll have a lot better luck than I did with it you know I did decide that I wanted to add a ribbon on the bottom or a bow I'm sorry and when I first made this ribbon I didn't really like it too much but then once I got it attached I actually you know it turned out pretty good I decided to go with a solid red because I felt like that I already had a good mixture of color...
and I didn't want to make it so busy that the bow would not stand out and here I'm just showing you how I do my those I just fold them back and forth and it works out really good if you've not have to worry about a pattern on one side the one the ribbon that I got it doesn't you know the same pattern or it's solid on both sides so it really doesn't matter and I'm not having to twist the center but you know I'm just doing however many loops you just do however mean loops you want I did I think four on each side and once you get those loops together and how many you want then I will go ahead and cut the tail of it off I don't necessarily have to have the part that hangs down if you want that you can always add that to it later but you keep your finger in the center and then I just because it's what ribbon was so wide I cut little slits in the side so that I could you know have a little bit more room to tie because if I tied it as wide as it was it would have gathered the ribbon up too much in the center and it could have affected the way that the actual loops was able to you know how they were able to stay flat so I just got some little slits not all the way through just to make it a little bit more narrow and I had a gold piece of thread that I had leftover from my Christmas ornaments and so I just tied that into a knot to hold the center together and I pulled that pretty tight and once I got my my Center secured then I just took the...
ribbon and I just held it in the center and just pulled the pieces around to the side and twisted them and this is a wire ribbon and that's what you would really want to work with because when you use wire ribbon you're able to form it and the way that you want it to so it took me about five minutes because you really have to play with these things and after I got everything opened up I just started pulling them around to the sides I did the same amount on each side now you'll see that the piece that I had that was kind of like my beginning I rolled it under to make the middle part of the bow and you can secure that with a little dab of glue or you can tie it with the leftover tie that you had because the ribbon was wire I just curled mine under and it actually stayed okay once you get your bow looking the way that you want it to you just attach it to your