DIY Holiday Door Décor
Holiday wreaths are an inviting and beautiful way to decorate the entrance of your home. There are multiple styles to choose from: glittery deco mesh to traditional evergreen with mistletoe; quirky and cutesy to monogrammed, the customizable options are endless.
Check out these four basic steps to get you started on creating your own deco mesh door wreath. Warning: This form of creativity may be habit forming.
Step 1: Base
Be sure to measure your door before purchasing your base. Whatever size base you choose, add six to eight inches for the mesh and adornments that will fill in the space. Wire frames that already have twist ties are a time saver.
Step 2: Mesh
Start by gathering the deco mesh leaving approximately four inches of lead; secure with a twist tie on the inner ring of the base. Measure out ten inches of mesh and make a poof to however wide you’d like your wreath to be. Lay flat and twist tie again.
Continue measuring out ten inches to ensure your wreath will be symmetrical, gathering the mesh with both hands and twisting into place until you’ve completed both inner and outer rings of the wire base.
When you get to the starting point, make one final loop and twist to secure the mesh. Leave approximately four inches of deco mesh as a “tail” to safeguard against the final loop coming loose from the tie.
Step 3: Embellishments
This is the fun part! There are innumerous options for embellishments to a deco mesh wreath. Ribbons, glittery sticks, ornaments, lights and natural elements are a few to consider.
Secure your selected embellishments either by using the twist ties or hot glue. Try not to get anything too heavy or it will pull your wreath lopsided.
Step 4: Personalize
Adding a sign with your family name or a monogrammed initial is a personal touch to make your DIY project complete!