December 11, 2011

It's A Deco Mesh Christmas

Once the Christmas custom orders started to settle down, I had to get busy with decorating my own home. And due to the success of my ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design, I decided to decorate the outside of my house with deco mesh.  Since the colors of red and lime green were extremely popular this year, I decided to use these colors for the outside of my house.


First, I started by making ten deco mesh wreaths for each of my front windows.


I used 18 inch artificial evergreen wreaths as my base. These are sold at every hobby and craft store and are very inexpensive.  I used the 10-inch deco mesh ribbon and alternated the colors to give it more of a whimsical look.  I have to say that creating a deco mesh wreath on this type of wreath form is more difficult than any of the other wreath forms. I first had to mark points where I wanted to tie in my deco mesh.  Then I needed the deco mesh to extend past the wreath form, both on the outside of the wreath and the inner circle of the wreath.

I created a video demonstrating how I marked my wreath and tied in the deco mesh here:








I made the garland around my door using two 9-foot x 14 inch evergreen garlands, two 10-inch colors of deco mesh in red and lime green colors and 30 yards of ribbon in 3 different patterns.  I then wired each ornament and flower into the garland.  I also demonstrate how to make a deco mesh garland my ebook.



My urn planters were stripped of their fall plants.  I had already spray painted tree branches black that I use in my planters year round to give more height and dimension and decided to leave these in.  I wrapped the deco mesh around the base of these branches an added floral picks and ornaments in the same color scheme of red and lime green down the center of the deco mesh.  Bright red poinsettias flank the door.

Here are more pictures of my urns:


Thanks for looking and I hope this helps with your own decorating.

Here is another deco mesh garland made for a customer that was shipped.



As you can see from the picture below, it was huge (measuring 24 feet). I guess I could have removed the dirty tennis shoes before snapping but this is my life. LOL



Time to start planning for Mardi Gras!

3 comments:

  1. Breath taking! You're so talented. How many yards did it take of one color?

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  2. Hi, Was wondering how the garland on the outside of the house withstood the elements. Rain/snow/sunshine (fading)....did you spray it with anything to protect it? It seems the regular ribbon wouldn't hold up (deco would)....Thanks! :)

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