So now that I know how to make a multi-loop bow, I thought I'd put my new skill into action. What better way than to embellish my Happy New Year Mesh Wreath with a layered bow. First things first, the mesh wreath...
-16" metal frame for mesh wreath (near floral department in Hobby Lobby)
-wide mesh roll in teal blue
-two coordinating ribbons
-1-2 packages chenille stems (pipe cleaners) in blue
-3 peacock feathers
-1 other feather
-small metal chalkboard on a post
1. Cover frame with mesh ribbon using chenille stems to attach. I used entire roll overlapping where I'd previously tied ribbon. It will be nice and full.
3. Attach bow to upper left corner of wreath. Trim ends of ribbon.
4. Take 3 peacock feathers (stems up, feathers down) holding in "A" shape. Place different (shorter) feather in middle overlapping center peacock feather. Attach together with chenille stem. Place on wreath by threading through center loop of bow.
5. Using a gold paint pen, write Happy New Year on chalkboard stake. Add to middle of wreath so post angles toward lower left side of wreath and sign shows. The stake will actually slide through frame tightly so you don't have to use wire or chenille stem.
That's it! Your wreath is ready to hang your door. When I was picking up the supplies for this project, the lady at Hobby Lobby had a great idea. She said this blue mesh base would be perfect for a summery wreath by adding a fun ribbon and a cute pair of flip flops. That's something to look forward to and I like the idea of reusing the mesh wreath for another season/holiday.
So, stop "meshing" around aready and get busy making a new door wreath to kick off a fresh new year. Cheers!