In this space, we will guide you through the process of creating a stunning and meaningful wreath that exudes patriotism and pride. Whether you’re preparing for a national holiday, showing support for your country, or simply looking to add a touch of patriotic flair to your home decor, we’ve got you covered. With a carefully selected patriotic sign, a variety of wired ribbons in different sizes, vibrant deco mesh, and a wreath frame for wreath makers, you’ll have all the materials necessary to craft a wreath that showcases your love for your nation. Join us as we embark on this creative journey and discover the joy of making a patriotic wreath that reflects your patriotic spirit and decorates your space with pride. Let’s get started!
In this post you will learn:
What Supplies you will need to make a Patriotic deco mesh wreath
Cutting your ribbon tails and deco mesh
Attaching your deco mesh and ribbon tails to your wire wreath frame
Prepping and attaching your sign
Making your bow/bows and attaching them to your wreath
Adding picks to your wreath
To make a Patriotic wreath, you will need:
15″ tinsel tie wreath work form (white, red or blue) any color that coordinates with your ribbons and sign
Two rolls of 1.5″ wired ribbon that coordinates with your sign
Two rolls or 2.5″ wired ribbon that coordinates with your sign
2-10″ wide rolls of deco mesh, one solid white, one white w/border stripe.
Chenille stems, pipe cleaners or florist wire
Heavy duty staple gun with 1/4″ staples
Cutting your ribbons and deco mesh:
Count you tinsel ties on your work wreath form, usually there are 10 on the bottom and 8 on the top.
Cut 9 pieces of each 2.5″ ribbon at 14″ long
Cut 9 pieces of the 1.5″ ribbon 14″ long
Dovetail all ribbons
Cut mesh 18 pieces at 20″ long of your 10″ wide deco mesh with border stripe
Attaching your deco mesh
Make 10″ poofs around the top ring and then the bottom ring and then place another row of 10″ poofs in the middle attaching it over the bottom ring of twist ties.
Take a 20″ pieces of the border mesh and make a ruffle
Add all around the bottom ring of the wreath frame and then the top ring of the wreath frame (open each twist tie and place ruffle on top of the poofs, then twist tie closed).
Add ribbon tails to the deco mesh:
Layer the ribbons together, smaller one on top
Fold them in half, find the middle, unfold and pinch them in the middle
Add to twist tie and twist to secure
Form an X with the ribbons
Add ribbon tails all around the bottom and top rings of your wreath frame
Prep and attach sign to wreath:
Staple a chenille stem or florist wire in each corner of your sign
Hot glue over the staples for added strength
Place sign on wreath and bring the chenille stems (through the spaces between the deco mesh) and twist onto the wire frame, securing it tightly
Trim any excess of the chenille stem with wire cutters
Add a chenille stem hanger to outer wire of wreath work form
Make a Bow:
Using an E-Z Bowmaker, take your 2-1/2″ ribbon and measure out an 8″ ribbon tail with ribbon facing up
Twisting the ribbon as you bring it thru the 2 wooden dowels,(the ribbon will be facing down) measure 6 inches and loop the ribbon back thru the dowels
Twisting the ribbon again as you bring it thru the dowels, (the ribbon will be facing down) measure 6 inches and loop the ribbon back thru the dowels
Twisting the ribbon again as before one more time for a third loop, then just bring your ribbon thru the dowels without twisting it
Measure out an 8″ tail and cut
Continue with your next 2-1/2″ ribbon, measure 7″ ribbon tail and 5″ bow loops with another 7″ ribbon tail and cut as before.
Add your next layer of ribbon using the 1-1/2″ ribbon measure out 6″ ribbon tail and 4″ bow loops, make only 3 bow loops this layer another 6″ tail and cut.
Add your last layer of ribbon using the 1-1/2″ ribbon measure out 5″ ribbon tail and 3″ bow loops, make only 3 bow loops this layer and 5″ tail and cut.
Take 2 chenille stems and twist them together to make one long one or use florist wire.
Hold your bow close to the dowels tightly as you remove it from the bow maker.
Wrap chenille stem around the center and twist the chenille stems, not the bow, to tighten
Dovetail your ribbon tails and fluff your bow
Placement of your bow:
Placing your bow on your wreath is entirely up to you. Just remember not to cover any words on your sign with your bow.
Place your bow on your wreath and pass the chenille stems (through the spaces between the deco mesh) and twist onto the wire frame, securing it tightly.
Trim off any excess of the chenille stem with wire cutters.
Hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial as much as I have sharing it with you.
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