October 14, 2014

How to Make a Whimsical Funky Bow

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Not only do I have an addiction to ribbon but I hoard it! That’s right, I’m so sick that sometimes I find ribbon that I have to purchase and then NEVER use! I’m a sick sicky! I tend to wait for THE perfect wreath or project to use it on. Then, gradually in all my waiting for the perfect wreath, it gets pushed back into my ribbon stash and before you know it, bam, the season is over and I’ve not used my perfect ribbon find. Ugh, I’m ashamed to admit I have done this too many times to count. Then I find I don’t have enough containers to hold my ribbon stash.

So this year I aim to destash my ribbon. To do this I’ve come up with a GREAT Deco Mesh wreath recipe in order to use up my ribbon. This wreath is so great, not only does it use a lot of ribbon but it uses up the leftover ribbon scraps. You know the scraps that are not enough to make a full wreath with but too precious or costly to part with.

Here is the Deco Mesh Wreath style I’m talking about. I just love that this style also uses up my leftover mesh because you only need 5 yards, yes I can’t seem to throw leftover mesh away either. I just shared the full wreath tutorial on making this wreath with my ebook customers and it has been a HUGE hit. However, I thought I would share with my blog followers how I make the funky bow that is used in this wreath. You can use this style bow on gift wrapping, in Christmas trees, in garlands, on mailbox swags, on evergreen wreaths, on top of a pumpkin, accent a bulletin board, etc. Wherever you want a bow.

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Here is the video:



Here are more wreaths I made and sold using this Funky Bow:

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I can't wait to hear how you use your funky, whimsical bow on your projects! And if you would like the full recipe of this Deco Mesh Halloween Wreath Recipe, purchase my ebook at www.learndecomeshwreaths.com.

Here is just some feedback I've received after sending out the Halloween Wreath Recipe Video to my ebook customers:

"Julie, you are the most generous wreath designer out there. Buying your e-book was the best purchase because you just keep on giving. Thank you so much. I follow another wreath designer who also makes beautiful wreaths but her videos are so expensive and she doesn't give real "freebies" like you do. May the Lord richly bless you." ~Julissa Jumper

"You are so generous in everything you do, and I appreciate it so much. For the price of your ebook, we continue to get videos and wreath recipes .Buying your ebook was one of the best things I did to help my business. You are a true inspiration." ~Carol Hilton

"Hi Julie! Thank you so much for posting this wreath recipe. When I saw it I was so excited to try it because I love working with the grapevine wreaths, but I can never seem to get the mesh to look right. You make it seem so simple so I am looking forward to the outcome. I tend to hoard ribbon also, so this is a great recipe for me to use up some of my extra supplies. I think its great you share your talent and tips with the rest of us. I believe that is the mark of the crafter and creative spirit. This ebook was the best purchase I've made. Thank you!"~Erin Gibson

"Julie, I have been viewing and reviewing your e-book for a few months now and I have to say, I love it! I wasn't sure at first what I should expect. But you are a great designer and I thoroughly enjoy learning with all the new recipes you keep sending us! I would recommend you to anyone! You are an inspiration and I believe really care about your product. Thanks so much for deciding to share your great talent!" ~Sondra Moore

Have a Blessed and Wreath-Full Day!

Julie :)

March 17, 2014

Easter Deco Mesh Wreaths

Imagine how festive your entry door will be this Easter with any of these Easter Deco Mesh Wreaths hanging on it! You will surely be the ENVY of the neighborhood. What a great way to greet your guest as they enter your home, it will definitely set the mood and get everyone in the Easter spirit. Each of these wreaths are ready to ship and can be purchased from www.southerncharmwreaths.com


Deco Mesh Easter Wreath with metal Bunny Welcome Sign

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Easter Mesh Wreath with RAZ Top Hat & Bunny Ears

Easter Mesh Wreath with RAZ Top Hat & Bunny Ears

Easter Bunny Mesh Wreath with Plush Rabbit in bright colors.

Easter Bunny Mesh Wreath with Plush Rabbit in bright colors

Burlap Easter Wreath with cross for Lent

Burlap Easter Wreath with cross for Lent

Easter Mesh Wreath with Bunny Ears & Feet

Easter Mesh Wreath with Bunny Ears & Feet

Bunny Mesh Wreath with Plush Bunny & Wooden Carrots

Bunny Mesh Wreath with Plush Bunny & Wooden Carrots

Burlap Bunny Wreath in Pastels with Plush Bunny & Wooden Carrots

Burlap Bunny Wreath in Pastels with Plush Bunny & Wooden Carrots

January 31, 2014

Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Door Decorations-Video

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How are you this Mardi Gras season? Do you have your decorations up? Are you ready to "Let the Good Times Roll"? I know a lot of my customers put up their Mardi Gras decorations as soon as they take down their Christmas decorations on Twelfth Night while some wait a little closer to Fat Tuesday.

While we don't do a lot of celebrating/decorating here in South Carolina like they do in other southern states, I really wanted to change things up this year with my entry door decorations because I just love the Mardi Gras colors of gold, green and purple. Not to mention, there are so many festive decorations that I couldn't wait to get my hands on some! Hee hee I had so much fun decorating and getting my door ready for this Mardi Gras season!

To decorate, I used so many festive elements including deco mesh, tons of ribbon, picks, flowers, beads, and even a fancy Jester Mask! I've received many compliments from my neighbors and friends. To show you how I decorated my cold empty planters that go on either side of my door.
Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Planter - Learn to make this yourself!



Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Jester Mask Door Wreath Video

I've made a step-by-step video showing you exactly how I made my jaw dropping Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Jester Door Wreath Here. This video gives you:
  • Step-by-step, detailed instructions how YOU can make a beautiful deco mesh wreath;
  • How to add three types of mesh and four different types of ribbon spread throughout;
  • How to securely attach a fabulous mask;
  • How to attach wire to ornaments and insert into your wreath;
  • Download your list of supplies including where to purchase them;
  • Access the video as many times as you want on your computer, smart phone or tablet;
  • 100% mobile ready using adaptive responsive technology which means it will fit all mobile device screens;
  • A wreath to display for many years!
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Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Garland Video

Of course, you need a step-by-step video showing you detailed instructions on how I made the Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Garland here. This video gives you:
  • Step-by-step, detailed instructions how YOU can make a beautiful deco mesh garland.
  • How to add mesh and six different types of ribbon spread throughout.
  • How to securely wire silk flowers into your garland. Yes, I said wire!
  • How to attach wire to ornaments and insert into your garland.
  • Download your list of supplies including where to purchase them.
  • A secret product I use on just about every project that gives it a professional touch.
  • Access the video as many times as you want on your computer, smart phone or tablet.
  • 100% mobile ready using adaptive responsive technology which means it will fit all mobile device screens.
  • This is a festive garland that can be displayed for many years!
Deco Mesh Mardi Gras Door - Learn to make this yourself!


How do you decorate for Mardi Gras?

Julie :)

June 14, 2013

Our Blog as Moved!

This blog has been moved. Please follow our new blog here: http://southerncharmwreaths.com/blog our new blog includes How to Add Ribbon Streamers to Deco Mesh Wreaths, How to Fix Needle Tie Problems with Deco Mesh Wreaths, and much, much more!

May 8, 2013

How to Add Ribbon to Deco Mesh Wreaths

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We've received a lot of of people asking how we add the fabulous ribbon streamers to our Deco Mesh Wreaths and garlands, so here is a quick tutorial:



Want to learn to make your own Deco Mesh Wreaths and garlands? Well, we give away all our secrets in our ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design, you can find more information here: www.learnmeshwreaths.com

April 9, 2013

How to Make a Tulip Wreath Video

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Learn to make this wreath using inexpensive tulip bushes. This wreath would be great for Mother's Day, hostess gift, powder room or anywhere you want to add a bit of springtime to your living space.

November 17, 2012

5 Ways to Add Deco Mesh to a Christmas Tree

I am in FULL swing decorating my home for the holidays. I just love making my home warm and inviting for my family and guests. One of my favorite things to incorporate in my Christmas decorating is Deco Mesh. I especially like adding Deco Mesh to my Christmas tree because there are so many different ways to add it. Whether you like the funky and whimsical look or subtle more natural look, you can add Deco Mesh to your Christmas tree using these techniques. Here are my FIVE different ways to add Deco Mesh to a Christmas Tree. Make sure to leave me a comment and tell me which method you prefer.

But first, let me show you my 2012 Christmas tree from my family den, I went with a deep red/burgundy and gold theme.
Video-5 Ways to Add Deco Mesh to a Christmas Tree
You can tell I am very subtle this year with the deco mesh in my tree. That is because I found an amazing red ribbon with gold damask print I had to incorporate but I like the shimmer the mesh gives off as it reflects the warm Christmas lights.
You can see I used more deco mesh in my garland on my fireplace. I ran out of the fancy, more expensive red and gold ribbon but the gold and red mesh matches enough. I used the black and white checker ribbon also on my fireplace garland to tie the two together.
So as promised here are the videos....

Add Deco Mesh to Christmas Tree Part 1:

Attach mesh to an artificial garland and add it to the tree either vertically or wrap around your tree.


Add Deco Mesh to Christmas Tree Part 2:

Attach mesh to the Christmas tree in one continuous piece weaving in and out and around your tree.


Add Deco Mesh to Christmas Tree Part 3:

Cut 20" long pieces and place inside your tree at different locations giving the illusion of one continuous piece.


Add Deco Mesh to Christmas Tree Part 4:

Cut 12" long pieces and twist onto branches of your tree for a more whimsical look.



I hope you have a wonderful time decorating for the holidays! I know your family and friends will be amazed when they see your new decorated tree!


Don't forget to check out my new video, How to Make a Silk Flower Christmas Wreath
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