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Experimenting with Dollar Tree deco mesh wreaths.

There are lots of videos on YouTube that will show you how to do this. I’ve watched lots and this is my version. I hope you find it helpful. If you have any questions just catch up with me on Facebook. To save money you can make your own work wreath. I use dollar tree wreath forms and I also get pipe cleaners there. I pre-prep all my pipe cleaners by cutting them in half. I also order 4 wreath forms at a time. I have delivered to my local store, for free. You can also have delivered to your house for a minimal fee. Pretty much all the supplies you will need to make a wreath you can get from that store. They even have awesome signs at Dollar Tree, that work perfect. Recently I got a lawn stake and just broke stick part off. Can’t even tell 🙂

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I do 9 on 2nd loop from top, then I do 7 on loop 4. Others do 18 on outer loop 3 on each of the 6 sections and 9 on second loop.  After doing a few you will find what works best for you. If using the cut method, the width of your mesh and size of your puffs decides amount of puffs. If your using an uncut mesh roll then just prepare pipe cleaners in advance. With that method it’s easier to just add as you go. Around 4 or 5 in each of the 6 sections. When you start connecting mesh I suggest using a zip tye. They are much stronger and you can pull them tigher. I would finish with one also. I connect onto 2 inner loops and only need to go around wreath once. Usually the 21” mesh uses just 1 roll. If you want it fuller just add more to each section. No rules just what you decide you like. Trial and error.

When doing the section version, I glue each spot with hot glue afterward. This helps them stay in place and makes work easier for you. Not moving around really helps. The finished product looks like this. Not too pretty but once you add all the mesh you don’t even see the ties. If you want you can match the colors of ties to mesh your using. So for just $2.00 + tax you have a work wreath. Online they are like $6 to $7 it’s ridiculous. So simple to make and doesn’t take much time. I found, many videos on youtube that go over this.

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Here are a few of my finished wreaths. They make great gifts 🎁 for Christmas 🎄. That’s what I did. Even can sell to friends and family.

This wreath was made for my cousin Jessica. She loved it.

This one went to my friend Christina.

8b2a7b47-a257-4c78-9b43-fc30522562c8My sister Laurie got this one. She loved it so much she bought one for a friend.

This one I made for my mother in law to thank her for getting everything organized for Thanksgiving. We really enjoyed seeing everyone in one spot. Especially meeting our new sister in law and the kids.

This is for my dear friend Lisa. We love her so much she’s such a great friend.

 If you wanted to find more supplies, I’ve purchased some from Joann’s or Michael’s. I joined their mailing lists and they send me great coupons. I also recently bought mesh from http://craftoutlet.com/ I’ll share more information on that once I get my order. One supply you won’t find at Dollar Tree would be a mesh holder. You would have to go to Susie’s

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Susie’s Mesh Rollers

I’m hoping to sell a few more wreaths this year. We will see. Everyone loves them and they are not that expensive to mail. I sent cousin Jessica’s to her and it only cost around $7. I’m hoping this inspires you to try and make your own wreath. They are very in expensive and a great activity to do with friends. I never thought I’d be able to make one but I did. I enjoy making them now. So many YouTube videos anyone can make them. On to Valentine’s Day wreaths now. But I’m loving making them. I’ll post all on my Facebook page Here. I post lots of great videos on that page also. Like they say sharing is caring 🙂

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