Learn how to make a Christmas mesh wreath for beginners. This holiday 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 Christmas wreath together because you’ll add the colors randomly.
As far as I’m concerned, this is the year of the mesh wreath. I’ve already got plans for several Christmas mesh wreaths, and this is one of those ideas. It’s frilly. It’s sparkly. It’s holiday-y.
And is it simple? Yes. Does it make a huge impact? Absolutely!
Make a big one with a bow and you’re going to love it for your holiday decor. If you haven’t worked much with mesh, it’s okay, because this is easy enough for anyone (probably even kids).
Don’t forget to check out my candy cane mesh wreath. That one is fun too!
How to Make a Wreath with Mesh
The thing about mesh wreaths is that they are easy, but they do take a bit of time to assemble. My suggestion is to grab yourself a Lifetime holiday movie (or two) and get into the groove of Christmas crafting. Making this wreath definitely got me into the spirit.
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. 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 five of the rolls of mesh to make this deco mesh Christmas 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, 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 candy canes (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 Christmas 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
- Silver – 1
- Red – 2
- White – 2
- Chenille pipe cleaners, 12″ – 1 package
- Silver ribbon – 3″ width, at least 6 feet
- Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter (scissors work too, but this makes it easier)
- Bowdabra (optional)
Tips and Thoughts for This Project
Honestly, you can use any color pipe cleaners for this project because you won’t see them. I usually try to coordinate with one of the colors in my wreath or use white.
If you’ve never used a Bowdabra to make a bow – you’re missing out. It’s actually really easy and I recommend everyone get a Bowdabra. Trust me on this.
Because I get asked and for reference, here’s how the wreath looks from the back. You can see how randomly I attached the tubes.
Find a special place on your wall to hang for the Christmas season!
Get the printable how to card for this cute wreath project below:
- Round wire wreath form – 14″
- 6” X 30 ft rolls of decorative mesh - silver (1), red (2), white (2)
- Chenille pipe cleaners, 12″ - 1 package
- Silver ribbon
- Heavy duty scissors or wire cutters
- Cutting mat
- Rotary cutter or scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Start the project by cutting tubes of mesh approximately 10" in length. Unroll the mesh onto your cutting mat and measure, then cut with scissors or a rotary cutter. The width of the mesh should be around 6", and so you'll be working with a bunch of 10" x 6" pieces you're going to roll into tubes.
- Cut several pieces of red, silver, and white at once. 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.
- Grab the package of pipe cleaners and cut each one into four pieces. You don't need to cut every single pipe cleaner in the package; just cut enough to get started. Set aside.
- The process of attaching the mesh is really easy. Start with a mesh piece and roll it into a tube. It doesn't have to be really tight. 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 towards the outside. Bring the ends of the mesh around to touch each other, and then wrap a pipe cleaner piece around and twist.
- Repeat step 5 over and over and over again from wire to wire until the wreath form is full. You have three colors, so I recommend randomly placing the mesh tubes so the colors are spread out.
- After you've added a bunch of the mesh tubes, step back and see where the wreath might need more. Add the tubes in just as before to fill in the sparse areas.
- If desired, make a bow with the Bowdabra and attach to the front using a hot glue gun.
Keep your eyes out for more mesh wreaths around here. Because if you think I’m done? I’m not! Now that you know how to make a wreath with mesh, I’d love to know what you think in the comments!
I’d also love for you to check out these other themed and holiday wreath ideas:
4th of July Door • 4th of July Fireworks • 4th of July Mesh • Christmas • Christmas Pom Pom • Coffee Filter • Dia de los Muertos • Easter Mesh • Fall • Felt • Halloween Duck Tape • Halloween Mesh • Halloween Ornament • Pinecone • Mini Pumpkins • Pool Noodle • Pool Noodle Floral • Pom Pom • Ribbon • Skeleton • Snowman • St. Patrick’s Day • St. Patrick’s Day Mesh • Valentine Mesh • Vintage Valentine • Wine Cork • Witch Hat