Gotta love a sparkling hat!
I’ve posted lots of wreath tutorials; a couple with this same technique, but it’s good to take a fresh look. Creating this pouf and ruffle mesh wreath is not difficult. Here’s what you’ll need to do it.
15″ work wreath
1 roll 21″ mesh (mine is a purple, green, and black plaid)
2 rolls 10″ mesh (cut in 10″ lengths) (I used orange and purple)
ribbon rolls in various widths (cut to 13″ strips) (I used orange/white polka dots, spider print, and a wide purple waffle ribbon)
various Halloween ornaments
Grab your 21 inch mesh roll and pull out a few inches. Gather your hands around it and tuck it into a twist on the outer ring of your wreath. Measure out 13″ and gather the mesh and place in the twist next to the one you just did. Continue all the way around the outer ring, creating 13 inch poufs.
After securing the last pouf on the outer ring, pull the mesh tight up to the inner ring and twist it in the nearest twist.
After securing it into the twist, measure out a 13″ pouf and secure it in the twist next to the one you just pulled from the outer ring. Continue making 13″ poufs all the way around the inner ring. When you get to the last twist, secure the mesh then cut the mesh roll away. Leave about a three inch tail so you can tuck it securely into the back of the wreath form.
Adding the Ruffles
The ruffles come next. Take the two 10″ mesh rolls and place one on top of the other. Pull the rolls out enough to be able to make a cut at 10 inches. Cut them both at the same time. You’ll wind up with 10×10 inch squares. You’ll need 18 cuts for a standard work wreath.
To create the ruffles, place the square flat on the table. Gather the square up in the middle to create a sort of butterfly.
Choose a twist from which to start. It doesn’t matter if it’s outer or inner ring as they’ll all be filled. Open the twist and place the ruffle into it. In my case I had purple and orange ruffles. I alternated between the colors; one in each twist.
Here’s how the wreath will look before you add in your ribbons.
Ribbons Come Next
Cut your ribbons to 13 inch lengths. I cut 9 of each. Chevron the ends as seen below.
I put the alternated the polka dot and spider ribbons, then added the purple wide waffle ribbon randomly around the wreath. You’ll open up the twists to place your ribbons, then close them securely. It’s best if you don’t place your ribbon on top of a closed twist- it just doesn’t look as neat as opening up the twist first.
Next add your ornaments and embellishments. I included wire balls with the ornaments, along with some sparkly orbs.
A big element like my witch’s hat makes a nice impact. I used floral wire to secure the hat to the wreath form.
I adore how fun this wreath turned out! These colors look amazing together and made for such a fun wreath. It’s perfect to complete your Halloween decorations.