Make a beautiful Easter Egg wreath with deco mesh!
Spring has sprung! What better way to welcome it in than by decorating! Ha, as if I needed an excuse. Those that know me, know that I have a little bit of a problem with deco mesh…I love it…looove it. I love to come up with new ways to use it and make it more “current.”
I found some very pretty deco mesh and ribbon at Sam’s Club recently and it was all over, my kids recognize my problem, “uh-oh, there goes mom..” you get the picture. The mesh was not shiny but still bright spring colors, perfect for easter so I just had to give into my addiction.
I wanted to create an Easter egg, but wasn’t sure how to make it happen without an “Easter egg wreath form”, I’m not sure if one exists. I decided that I could make a normal round work wreath into an Easter egg with a little muscle.
You can make it too! It’s really easy once you get going, here is how!
Gather your supplies:
- Deco Mesh, honestly the small 10″ rolls would be easier to work with, especially across the middle, but this size works fine too.
- Wreath Form, use a color that coordinates with your mesh
- Pipe cleaners
- Pretty wired ribbon
- Embellishments, if you want a little something extra
I took my normal round wreath form, turned it on its side and pressed the top half down on the counter to form my egg shape. I did this until I was happy with the result.
Separate the wire twigs so you can easily access the center of you egg. Take your pipe cleaner and lay three across the center, you will need to twist one and a half or two together to make it across the length of the egg.
I twisted all three pipe cleaners in place before I added the rest to make it across the egg.
Finish twisting the pipe cleaner to the egg, make it as tight as you can so it will hold the mesh that will attach to it.
Start with your first color, gather it up and twist a pipe cleaner around the end, make it tight.
Alway start your wreath on the inner portion, it’s easier to work with. Tuck the first end under the bottom pipe cleaner and twist the pipe cleaner that is attached to the end to both the wreath form and the pipe cleaner that has been attached across the form.
Gather a small amount of mesh, take another pipe cleaner, I cut them in half, and secure the section to the pipe cleaner support that goes along the bottom of the form. Repeat this process about 6-7 times. You will have to continuously push the mesh down to the left to make room for the new sections. Finish off your first color and secure it to both the wreath form and the pipe cleaner. Start the second color and repeat the process. This time you have a couple more sections as it is a longer run across the wreath, make it as full as you like.
Start your third and final color.
The back of the egg should look something like this.
On to the outside edge. Start at the bottom of your egg. For this step, use the outside “twigs” on the actual wreath form to secure the mesh. Reserve the inner “twigs” for the ribbon that will go on last. Gather the mesh and secure to the wreath, make sure the end is under the form before it is secured. Continue around the wreath. Remember, the beauty of mesh, if you get half way around the egg and don’t think it is fluffy enough, or is too fluffy, just undo it and start over!
Th back of the finished egg.
Add the ribbon, start at the bottom on the twigs that are right above the ones that the pink mesh started on. Repeat around the egg, making the sections of ribbon as big as you like.
Make a bow for the top, secure it with a long pipe cleaner. Secure it to the top of the wreath, I changed positions of my bow three times! Also, I wish I could tell you how I make my bows but don’t think I could!
Next, the tails for the bow I attach separately. Measure out your ribbon, twist a pipe cleaner in the middle. Finish your ends by cutting them at an angle or into an upside down “v”. Secure the tails under the bow. That’s it!
This is an example of the ribbon tails hanging down.
Tails off to the side, this is how I like my ribbon, scrunch it until you like the placement, tuck it in the wreath to get the desired look. Hang your new beautiful egg on your door and make any final adjustments. Aren’t you proud of yourself!?
If you like what you see, stay tuned, I have a double door and will be making a carrot for the other side.
Do you have an awesome deco mesh project? Share it with me, I love to see other ideas!
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