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Way back in February, I wrote a how-to post about my first deco mesh wreath which was for Valentine’s Day. Since then, I made a spring wreath and a patriotic wreath using the same method.  When it came time for a fall wreath, I wanted something a little different.  Google to the rescue!  I found a link to a tutorial at Mardi Gras Outlet which is where I purchased my mesh.  Here is my finished product:

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This new curly version looks so festive and fun that I may have to make a Christmas one now!  You will need…

20” inch wire wreath frame (You can use a Work Wreath that is made specifically for mesh wreaths or a plain wreath frame and florist wire.)

3 rolls of 21” mesh in assorted colors (I used yellow, brown and orange for my fall wreath.)

Florist wire

Scissors

Wire Cutters

Ribbon or other decorative elements of your choosing

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Attach pieces of florist wire to the wreath frame all around it.  I used 15 pieces of wire. 

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Next, cut the mesh into pieces about 10 inches wide.  You don’t have to measure, just eyeball it and try to get the pieces about the same size.  This is very forgiving.  I used 15 pieces of each color for a total of 45 curls.

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Take 1 curl of each color and gather them together in the middle like this…

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Wire the mesh curls to the wreath frame in the middle where you are holding them.

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Continue working your way around the frame until you have filled all 15 spots.  Next, I used fall decorative ribbon and cut loops of that to wire onto the frame as well.  I then made a bow from the ribbon and added it to the wreath.  Fluff the curls and arrange them to suit your taste.  That’s all there is to it!

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