Thursday, December 1, 2011

Mesh Candy Cane Wreath

Okay, confession time.

I'm a MESH ADDICT. 

Relax!!  I said meSH.  Better than some addictions out there in the world I suppose.

I got on a kick with my Mesh Pumpkin Wreath, and then my second Mesh Pumpkin Wreath (I should have seen a problem forming.)  I was blind to it though and let my mind run away with all of the things I wanted to do with mesh.  Every holiday would have mesh draped upon it in some form or fashion!

A person really shouldn't feel like they have to have contact with mesh in order to make it through the day :)  it's just not healthy!

Okay, joking aside, sort of, after the pumpkin wreaths I really wanted to make a Mesh Candy Cane Wreath for my front door.


I'm pretty sure there are candy cane wreath forms out there in the world, but why waste my time looking when I have a few of the most terrible/useful wreath form makers in all the world stuffed at the back of my husband's closet -- thank you 'red hanger'!  Oh wait, I mean, um, I wash and press all of my husband's work shirts...  really.  Um.  Anyway... 

Wire hangers!  Hate them.  Can't live without them.


I bent, twisted, and molded two white wire hangers into the shape of a candy cane, then secured the ends together by twisting them then adding hot glue and felt (it's not a scientific thing, but it worked) and began wrapping and wiring my red and white mesh in place.


Three wraps of red, four wraps of white.  The red seemed to be taking over the white... that's why the white got an extra wrap.

Finished it off with a quick wrapping of green organza ribbon and mesh scraps left over from the mesh pumpkins.

It found it's place in the basement for a few weeks, while I PATIENTLY waited for Christmas decorating time.


Now it's in a happy spot on the front door with the garland I made last year.  (I had to add a few sprinkles of white mesh into the garland this year to tie it in with the candy cane, of course.)

Here is a picture of our front door this year. 



The wreaths are another story entirely, but since I'm positive I won't get around to posting it I'll just say I HATED how I did my wreaths last year.  Couldn't stand them.  So when I pulled them out for this year I just took them all apart and started again.  Same ribbon, same ornaments, different lay-out... and of course added MESH!!!

Merry Christmas decorating to you! May all your MESHES ... I mean wishes... come true!

31 comments:

  1. Your home looks so festive and happy! I love your wreath and the candy cane looks wonderful!

    I am hosting my 12 Days of Christmas series at my Christmas blog and today's post is all about Candy Canes. I would be so honoured if you could link up this post!

    Best Christmas wishes,
    Natasha.

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  2. @Natasha in Oz
    I'd love to! Thanks for the invite, Natasha.

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  3. So stinking cute!! Love it!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  4. Wow that is fantastic! I love the non-traditional 'wreath' and the rest of your entry looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. What a fun idea! I think it turned out so cute, especially with the bow wrapped around it. :)

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  6. I love finding uses for those wire hangers! Great idea!

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  7. That Candy Cane is SO fun!! I love that you used that meshy material. I have always wondered what to do with that!

    I featured this on my TT&J facebook page :)

    xoxoxo

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  8. I just love that candy cane! It looks so great!

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  9. WOW!! I LOVE THIS!!! I am your newest follower! I have enjoyed playing around on your blog! Such cute and fun stuff! :)

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  10. Love the candy cane. Wreaths are very pretty too. Bought several rolls of the mesh last year after Christmas. And it is red and white. You have inspired me to pull it out. I keep looking at it in the Christmas boxes and thinking "now just what are you going to do with that. "lol Now I no.

    Karan

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  11. I really adore that candy cane! It looks great as does the wreath!

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  12. Love it! What a great idea!
    Melody
    chattychics.com
    PS. Come visit our jewelry giveaway!

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  13. What a clever idea. It really is special! I will follow on my way out so as I can keep an eye on this Mesh issue you are having here. I hope you can find the time to come visit my Christmas Posts and do the same. I would love to have you and thank you for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  14. Love this idea! I would love for you to link up to my new party, Monday Myriad Linky Party
    katieoallred@gmail.com

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  15. OH i love that!

    When you get a chance - love for you to link up to my "Made by ME" linky party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/12/made-by-me-9-linky-party-and-features.html

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  16. Wonderful idea! They look beautiful.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  17. Could you explain a little more about how you made the candy cane? I love it but I'm not sure how you made it, could you please be more specific?

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  18. How did you the candy cane to hang? Did you attach a hook somehow to the wire?

    sophiavillebro@gmail.com

    Thank you,

    Sophia

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    1. Hi Sophia,
      You could certainly connect a hook, but since it was just on a wire hanger, I just set the wire over the hook attached to my door. It did just fine, all season long!
      Thanks!

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  19. I'm new at all this craft stuff and would love to make this candy cane. First question is is it mesh ribbon or just mesh. How much do I need. And is there a certain way to make that pretty green bow? :)

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    1. Hi Ashley & Kara,
      So for this, the mesh I used was on the roll, I think it was 5 or 6 inches x 10 yards. I bought the roll, and really couldn't say exactly how much I used, only to say I had quite a bit left over after I had finished.
      For the bow, I just tied a normal knot, like if you were going to tie your shoes, then set a few scraps of lime green tulle on top of the knot, and tied another knot on top of that. Then just tie a bow, like you're tying your shoes. :) Looks much more fancy than it actually is! :)
      Good luck! I'd love to see a finished product.

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  20. I had some of the same questions as ashley! I really want to make the candy cane as well but needed to know how much mesh to get and I also wondered if there more detailed instructions on how to do the mesh part. I've never used mesh before so it is new to me thanks so much!

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  21. I love love love your candy cane! Can you by chance do a how to? Not sure how you kept the mesh in place. Thanks!!

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  22. We are addicted to mesh too! Thanks for sharing your candy cane!

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  23. Would LOVE a more detailed tutorial! I LOVE this!!! Not sure about where the felt comes into play or how you attached the mesh to the wire??? THanks!!!

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  24. Just used red mesh to decorate the garland around my front door and was looking to add something "meshy" to the door. I love the candy cane, and I love that you just made it with what you had on hand. Frugal and super cute too! I'll be buying the white and making my own soon!

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  25. Your candy cane wreath is so cute! I saw it on the CSI Project blog, and I had to come check it out, and I pinned it on my Christmas pin board. Thanks for sharing your wonderful craft!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  26. Soooo cute!! I made the pumpkin wreath already! Could you explain how the felt came into play? Did you have to hot glue the mesh to the wire or did the mesh stay on the wire because of the felt? Thanks!!!

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  27. I love the candy cane how did you get the mesh to stay on the wire

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