Learn how to make an Easter mesh wreath for beginners. This spring decor is done in three steps, and you can customize the colors!
Skills Required: None. You’ll be cutting mesh, rolling it, and attaching it to a wire form with pipe cleaners. It’s easy to put this deco mesh wreath together because you’ll add the colors randomly.
I warned everyone a loonnngggg time ago that it was going to be the year of the mesh wreath. And what ended up being one year has suddenly become two.
But also not really! The thing is, I did one for Halloween (actually multiple), Christmas (also multiple), Valentine’s Day, and St. Patrick’s Day.
I just couldn’t ignore Easter! I have to keep a good thing going, especially when my front door expects it now.
So I made an Easter mesh wreath, and I’m excited to show you how to do it too. If you’re ready for bright, spring colors to grace your Easter decor, this is the project for you.
I’ll show you have to make a basic one, and then you can embellish it any way you like. If you haven’t worked much with mesh, it’s okay, because this is easy enough for anyone (probably even kids).
Easter Deco Mesh Wreath
The thing about mesh wreaths is that they are easy, but they do take a bit of time to assemble. Magic doesn’t just happen, people! It takes a minute.
So sit down with a great movie or podcast, a glass of wine, and prepare to get crafty. You’re going to make this project in three easy steps.
You’re going to cut the mesh, then cut the pipe cleaners. Then you’re going to attach the mesh to the wire form. That’s it! The bow is optional but I really think it adds something.
Mesh to Use
A few notes because mesh comes in different widths: this uses 6″ deco mesh. Depending on the craft store, you might only find 10″ rolls or wider (there are some good sets on Amazon).
If needed, you can cut down the mesh horizontally as well as vertically. The wreath does look a little bit more frilly if you trim the mesh horizontally. I would describe it as “hairy”. But it’s still cute, I just happen to like the crisp edges a bit better.
I also want to note that it didn’t take all four of the rolls of mesh to make this Easter wreath. There was a little bit left over from each of the colors. With the lengths they come in, it’s nearly impossible to not have some left over. Plus if you want to go a little larger on the form, you can.
Where to Get a Form
You can get wire wreath forms at the dollar store if you’re lucky. They get sold out pretty quickly though, especially in the seasonal patterns like stars or bunnies (which, you can definitely use the same method as you see here).
These forms are also available at craft stores in the floral section (usually) OR you can get a wire wreath form on Amazon here.
Are you ready to make this Easter mesh wreath? Here’s how it’s done below!
Gather These Supplies
- Wire wreath form – 14″ (you can also use a 12″ if that’s what you can find)
- 6” X 30 ft rolls of decorative mesh
- Pink – 1
- Purple – 1
- Blue – 1
- Lime Green – 1
- Chenille pipe cleaners, 12″ – 1 package
- Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter (scissors work too, but this makes it easier)
You’re going to start your project by cutting tubes of mesh approximately 10″ in length. The width of the mesh should be around 6″, and so you’ll be working with a bunch of 10″ x 6″ pieces you’ll roll into tubes.
Cut several pieces of all four colors at once. I found it easiest to use a rotary cutter (with a ruler if you want to make sure the line is very straight). However, you can definitely use scissors. The rotary just sped up the process.
I usually start with about 15 tubes of each color because I know I’m going to need at least that many. Then I add as needed.
Cut the Pipe Cleaners
Grab the package of pipe cleaners and cut each one into four pieces. Honestly, you can use any color pipe cleaners – you won’t see them. I usually try to coordinate with one of the colors in my wreath or use white.
I had this blue on hand so that’s what I used!
Just cut enough pipe cleaners to get you started.
Once you’ve got little stockpiles of mesh pieces as well as pipe cleaner pieces, grab the wreath form because you are ready to begin assembling your Easter deco mesh wreath.
Attach the Mesh to the Wreath Form
The process of attaching the mesh is really easy. You’ll start with a mesh piece and roll it into a tube. It should be relatively tight – you can see the image below.
Hold the tube in one of your hands and pinch and twist between your fingers.
Wrap this tube around any spot on the wreath form. I recommend starting anywhere on the form, but towards the outside.
Bring the ends of the mesh around to touch each other, and then wrap a pipe cleaner piece around and twist.
You are going to repeat this above process over and over and over again from wire to wire until the wreath form is full. And that’s how it’s done!
Once you select one color, keep working through the other colors and randomly placing the mesh tubes so the colors are spread out. This is what your wreath will look like as you add the curls. It will start to get very full:
And for reference, here’s how it looks from the back. You can see how randomly I attached the tubes (use this exact placement if you like).
The wire wreath form used has four wires across, and “rows” were made of mesh about 3- 4 tubes wide.
Continue working your way around the wreath form, adding tubes of mesh and securing them with pipe cleaners.
Usually I like to work from the center out, but it doesn’t really matter. You can start anywhere and just keep adding tubes. Notice where the sparse parts are and add mesh to fill in.
Plus the center out with your hands, and Easter deco mesh wreath is complete. Find a special place on your wall to hang – they’re also great on the front door as well!
Get the printable how to card for this project below!
Easter Mesh Wreath
Learn how to make a deco mesh wreath for Easter! This is a great holiday decor project.
- Round wire wreath form – 14″
- 6” X 30 ft rolls of decorative mesh - pink (1), lime (1, lavender, (1), blue (1)
- Chenille pipe cleaners, 12″ - 1 package
- Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Cut several 10" lengths of the mesh - all four colors - using the rotary cutter. You will cut additional pieces as needed.
- Take approximately ten pipe cleaners and cut them into four pieces each. You will cut additional pieces as needed.
- Take one of the lengths of mesh and roll into a tube (not too tight). Bend around a wire on the round wreath form and secure by twisting a pipe cleaner toward the wire.
- Repeat this process with the rest of your mesh pieces, alternating colors to make it random.
- Continue until you have covered the entire wreath form.
- Find any areas that need more mesh and fill them. Fluff and hang.
If you make one, I’d love to know how it went for you in the comments. Please also check out the following posts: