Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Deja Vu -- Mesh Pumpkin Wreath

What's a girl supposed to do with so much extra sparkling orange mesh?
Make a second pumpkin wreath, of course!



This wreath looks very different from my  first, but I used a lot of the same materials.

For my materials list I used:

A metal wreath form (from the floral section at Hobby Lobby)
Orange Sparkly Mesh
Lime organza ribbon
Floral Wire

I started at the 2 o'clock position, used the wire to wrap around my mesh and my wreath form.
Then just gather the mesh, pull it around to the back, and attached it directly below.  Wrapping the mesh and the form with another piece of floral wire.
 Fold your mesh back over itself and start heading upward.  Continue doing that back and forth on the form until you've covered it all.
Then just make sure it is nice and secure and trim the end of your mesh. 

I doubled up on the ribbon and tied a loop knot.
 Poke your floral wire through the ribbon, right under the knot and attach it to the wreath form.
I thought it looked a little bare, so I tied a few more ribbons on, right next to the knot on top.

Here's the finished product!  Super cute, don't ya think?



This lovely doesn't get to stay at my house though.  Because really, what am I going to do with 2 pumpkin wreaths?  I need more doors in my house.
So, this one will hopefully be finding a new loving home at a church charity auction tomorrow.

This wreath took half the time of the first one I made, maybe 35-40 minutes, but it also took double the mesh. 

I'm struggling though... now that I'm staring at both, I can't decide which I like better.  UH!  Focus! It's for charity :)  Hopefully someone else will like it as much as I do.


11 comments:

  1. Oooooh! Aaahhh! I love your wreath! So pretty :-) I just bought materials to make a fall wreath this morning and wish I had seen this first so I could get some of that glittery mesh! Next time - thanks for sharing and the inspiration :-)

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  2. Well that's a very clever use for mesh! Love your pumpkin, nice job!

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  3. I am in love with your wreath and just loving the materials you used! I saw many different colors of mesh at Sam's and wish I had picked some up. Beautiful!

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  4. Wow! i can't stop looking at the pumpkin you made! its looks amazing!! I'm a new follower! and i'd love if you'd follow me back!!

    www.sewfantastic.blogspot.com

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  5. Very very cute!!!! I love how original it is!

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  6. I have seen a lot of wreaths on the internet and this is the first of this kind I have seen. I just love the result! Where did you get the orange mesh? I am a new follower from Too Cute Tuesday. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  7. Your door looks like a feast! I love the wreath, so cute..

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  8. This is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! It is so much fun and so festive!!

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  9. Adorable - nice to see a new idea!!

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  10. You know I love your pumpkin wreath! So dang cute!
    So glad you linked up! Can't wait to see what you post this week!

    Marie
    mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

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