Art deco mesh or micro mesh features sparkling, colourful designs woven into fine metal mesh. The mesh looks like fabric but moulds like wire, making it a workable medium for making wreaths. Since art deco mesh comes in dozens of colours and designs, you can create wreaths for each holiday, one for each season and a few completely of your own design. Completed mesh wreaths look like they're made from full, plush pieces of ribbon. However, art deco mesh will not droop during rainy weather or fade in the sun.
Unroll about 3 feet of your art deco mesh. Scrunch up the end of the mesh into a small bundle in your hand and place it against the top arc of your wire wreath frame. Available at craft stores, wreath frames are sturdy, circular wire cages.
Wrap a metallic twist tie around both the wire arc of your wreath frame and the mesh bundle. Twist the wire tie several times to secure it in place. If your twist ties match your mesh, then you won't be able to see them in the finished project.
Grab and scrunch another section of mesh 12 to 18 inches from the first section. Place this second bundle against your wreath frame about 6 inches from the first bundle. Tie it in place with a twist tie.
Scrunch, bundle and tie mesh to the wreath frame until you have worked all the way around the frame. If you see some bare places, go around the frame again, adding bundles between your first layer of bundles.
Cut the mesh from the roll very close to your last tied bundle. Fluff up the puffy sections of mesh between the bundles to give your wreath a full look.
Things you need
- Art deco mesh: any colour or design
- Wire wreath frame
- Metallic twist ties (matching the mesh)