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If you’re interested in making your own handmade Christmas wreaths then you’re in the right place. Keep on reading and you will find everything you need to create this Poinsettia Wreath as well as all my best tips and tricks to make it fun and enjoyable.
Making Your Own Handmade Christmas Wreaths
Making your own handmade Christmas Wreaths is a fun and relaxing (if addictive!!) hobby that will allow you to make truly personalised gifts for your family and friends. You don’t need any fancy equipment or materials to get started. Don’t get me wrong you’ll want ALL THE THINGS but you can start enjoying crafting without spending too much. I love impressing my neighbours with unique handmade Christmas Wreaths that really make my front door stand out.
Crafting Supplies You’ll Need
Step 1: Cutting Deco Mesh
Cut your deco mesh into sheets 25cm square. As the deco mesh rolls are already 25cm wide you just need to measure and cut at 25cm intervals. You can use a normal ruler and craft scissors.
If you have a craft matt the measurements marked on it make this quicker and easier. They are also great for protecting your worksurface.
You’ll also need to cut some lengths of Binding Wire about 10cm long.
For this Poinsettia deco mesh wreath I used 8 green squares of deco mesh, 24 in metallic red and 8 in gold.
Step 2: Making Your Bunches
Take a square of sage green deco mesh and fold one corner to the opposite corner. Hold the corners together with one hand while you scrunch up the centre with the other hand.
Wrap a length of Binding Wire around the centre of the deco mesh to secure it.
Step 3: First Layer – The Leaves
Wrap the ends of the Binding Wire around the Wreath Base to secure the green deco mesh in place.
Start by tying your green deco mesh bunches at the four corners of the Wreath Base.
Then tie another four green bunches in between the first four so that you have eight bunches placed an equal distance apart around your Wreath Base.
Step 4: Second Layer
Then it’s onto the next layer of the wreath.
Add 8 bunches of red deco mesh to the outer rim of the Wreath Base. Again place them an equal distance apart. There should just about be room in between the Green deco mesh bunches.
Step 5: Third Layer
For the third layer of “petals” add another 8 bunches of red deco mesh to the inner ring of the Wreath Base. Again try to keep them an equal distance apart and position them in between the outer bunches so there’s no gaps.
To make the poinsettia look really full and make doubly sure that you can’t see the Wreath Base through the deco mesh, add another 8 bunches of red deco mesh around the inner circle of the wreath base.
Step 6: Poinsettia Centre
There’s lots of different ways to make the centre of the wreath. For this method, turn your wreath over to the back. Cut two lengths of Binding Wire about 50cm long. Wrap them securely around the inner ring of the wreath base at the top and bottom and the two sides so that the Binding Wires make a cross in the centre of your wreath base.
Cut 8 Golden deco mesh squares. Instead of creating bunches as you did for the leaves, roll them into a tube shape. Secure the middle with a length of Binding Wire.
These rolls can then be tied to the Binding Wires that cover the centre of the wreath.
Your wreath is now all finished and ready for you to proudly display on your front door.
I do hope this wreath making project inspires you to have a go at making your own handmade wreaths. Follow me on your favourite social media channel to see more craft projects like this.
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