After I finished cutting out all the costume pieces, I was itching to make a new wreath for the front of the house with some lovely Decor Mesh that I found yesterday during my shopping spree. The colors that I bought were a chocolate brown and a rust with gold metallic threads running through it. I know, I know, I should be sewing. It only took a few minutes. Honest.
Last week while on Pinterest, I came across a wreath type gadget that can be purchased to use with the decor mesh. It was metal with prong like projections that you twist around the mesh. It had to be ordered online and was about $20. Too much for my budget when I can create something similar from things I had in my craft room and I don't have to pay shipping. Here is what I did.
First, I made a 16 inch circle from some wire that I had.
This is what the Decor Mesh looks like. It comes on spools and this is 14 inches wide. It also comes in 21 inch widths.
I had some fall leaves and weeds in silk that I added for a little color. I just laid them between the big loops and used the chenille stems to hold them in place by twisting them around the stems.
Here is the finished product. Unfortunately, the pictures don't show all the detail the way I would like, but it is a really gorgeous wreath.
I've already got my Christmas mesh and will begin my Christmas projects soon. Remember, Christmas is exactly 2 months from today. TWO MONTHS! Yikes. I have to get some costumes made so I can start on Christmas. I swear every year that I will not be down to the wire finishing projects. Of course, we all know better because "Procrastination" is my middle name. If you plan on making your gifts, time to get busy! Then again, you may already be finished because you don't need a 12 step program for procrastination. I try, I really do.
Things to Remember:
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."