If you could whip out an easy, cheerful, bright and full Easter wreath for less than $20 and in about an hour wouldn’t you try? Then you’re definitely going to be all over this easy Easter wreath I made last week.
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Dollar stores are chock-full of Easter bits and bobs now, so I stocked up on supplies. I’ve actually over-bought here, I didn’t use the green deco mesh and you only need a few pipe cleaners.
Easy Easter Wreath Supplies
- deco mesh in a few Spring colours
- wire wreath form
- wire ribbon/s
- wire cutters
- pipe cleaners
- accessories to decorate
Deco mesh usually comes in rolls that are about 18″-24″ wide, and you can totally use those to make your wreath/centrepiece; it will make your wreath really large and full – unfortunately, you can’t usually find that size at the dollar store. Instead, pick up a few rolls of the smaller deco mesh which is easily available and is only about 6″ wide.
Cut your deco mesh into pieces that are about 8″ wide; enough to roll over themselves once.
You’ll be left with an explosion something like this:
Cut your ribbon pieces to 6″- 8″ and flag the tails (you can do this by folding your ribbon in half length-ways and cutting on an angle from the centre fold out towards the wired edges.
You’ll also want to cut up your pipe cleaners into thirds using your wire cutters.
Grab three pieces of deco mesh and a piece of ribbon and pinch them tightly in the centre. Any colour combination is fine.
Wrap your pipe cleaner piece around the pinched area and twist to hold.
Continue making these little bundles until you’ve used up all of your deco mesh.
You’ll have a new explosion that looks something like this:
To keep my easy Easter wreath random, I mixed up the colours in my bundles so that I wouldn’t get any pockets of colour. Alternatively, and I only thought about it after I had already finished, you could make all of your bundles white or orange and top your finished wreath with a bunny tail (so it looks like a giant bunny butt), or green deco mesh to look like a carrot patch.
Starting in the centre of your wire wreath form, attach your deco mesh bundles and twist into place.
I attached one bundle to each cross wire to make sure I had even spacing, then I filled in the gaps with additional bundles. At this point you don’t need to worry about fullness on your easy Easter wreath – it will come, so make sure you have enough deco mesh bundles for the remaining rings of your wire wreath form.
I divvied up the remaining bundles to make sure I had (roughly) an even amount for each ring.
Attach your bundles to the next ring, and then the next until you run out.
Flip your easy Easter wreath over, fluff the deco mesh and straighten your ribbons.
You could stop here and have an absolutely gorgeous wreath, but I decided to add a few little details to take it a step further.
You can use styrofoam eggs and either interweave the pegs into the mesh or hot glue a few eggs in place. I also added some bunny ear clips to the centre.
I wanted to create this easy Easter wreath to use as a centrepiece on my dining room table;
and because we used the 6″ deco mesh spools it is the perfect size (without taking over the entire eating space).
Your easy Easter wreath is however, full enough to use on your front door as well;
The grand total for this cutie is $15 (not including the ribbon which was leftover from last year) and it took me an hour from start to finish (and that’s including photographing the steps).
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What size wreath form did you use? This Easter Wteath is so beautiful.
I used a 12″ wire wreath form, but the finished size of the wreath is actually 18″ with all of the deco mesh. Thanks for the kind words!
Hi, love your deco mesh wreath for Easter. It’s beautiful! One question: how do keep the mesh from raveling?
Unfortunately it does fray a bit – but it adds to the puffy look and doesn’t look worn or weary. I’ll have to follow up on this comment next year – after it’s been in storage for awhile to confirm for sure.
Spray adhesive 6000 is what I use it will help spray after you make and before you put decorate items on it I hope this helps
What other. Craft items do you make i would love to see them
Absolutely love your wreath and the lovely colors!
Thank you so much!
Thank you for the lovely idea. Keeping two of my granddaughters tomorrow and was wondering what craft we could do. I think we will give this a try, thanks to your great instructions. Bet they will be tickled to hang on their own door.
I hope they had a great time and that their project/s turned out as I promised!
do you sale theses?
I’m afraid Easter deco-mesh is out of the stores now, so I can’t make an Easter one – but if you had another holiday in mind, I’d be happy to see what I could come up with.
Super simple! I used a 17″ wire wreath. Took about 2 hours altogether and cost me $14. I had to buy everything. Dollar stores are just full of treasures.
Thanks for the great idea!! It looks beautiful on my front door!!
YAAAY! I’m so glad you tried and especially that you liked it!
Can you guys help me out? I can’t find any of this stuff in the dollars stores I’ve been too. Which ones did you guys go too?
I’m in Canada so I went to Dollarama, but I know Michael’s carry deco-mesh year round.
AC Moore has a bigger selection of the deco mesh. Michels has a little bit. My mom and I did a Christmas deco mesh wreath.
I haven’t heard of AC Moore – I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for the tip!
Yes, AC Moore is the best!! They have so much stuff..
You can get all of these things at Hobby Lobby.
Dollar tree online. You can get everything sent to you that is online.
Did you use the same pipe cleaner that you wrapped the mesh bundles to wrap around the wire wreath?
Yup, your pipe cleaner wires will have little tails hanging down – just wrap them around your wreath form!
Thank you so much for the tutorial! I’m gonna be making one for Halloween and upcoming holidays! Great photos too!
I Love your Easter wreath it is adorable I certianly will,be making one. Thank you for step by step instructions. Awsome
How many “mesh bundles” did you end up with?
Loved the Easter Wreath, going to get the supplies to make it, how many curls do I need to make it
About putting the mesh on the wreath do u fill it all or just a few t
Love you Easter wreath, I had already purchased everything from the Dollar Tree and now I see how you did yours. Thank you. Where do you buy other mesh? Do you have a wholesale house or what?
Do you attach the ribbon to the mesh rolls or put them on separately?
Your wreath is adorable! I can’t wait to make a couple of them, one for the front door and another for a centerpiece! Thanks so much for the great tutorial :-) I’m off to buy supplies
Did your Dollar store have the bunny ears.
I’m having no luck finding them
My dollar store did – but I think you can find similar items at Michael’s as well. Alternatively, make a bunny butt with 1/2 of a styrofoam ball and a couple of cotton balls for feet (and a tail).
If I have the bug rolls of mesh from Walmart can I cut this into the size you used or will it ravel to bad?
You can cut them to size – it will be tedious, but not difficult. They will fray a bit, but with this wreath design it shouldn’t matter too much – everything is sticking up everywhere anyways.
… and awesome! lol
Thank you wreath is beautiful how much mesh do I need
I used 6 rolls, one of each colour and as you can see the wreath is pretty full. My rolls were only 6″ wide though, so if you use wider deco mesh, you’ll need less.
Love this wreath style, never have tried these little type of bundles, think I will try it in Christmas wreaths also, thank you
How do you attach the eggs and other decorations? I’ve tried hot gluing but they just don’t stay.
The eggs I had came with long picks on them – I just intertwined the picks in the deco mesh and then folded the end around the wreath form. Hopefully that helps?
I can’t wait to make this Easter wreath for my mom to add to her usual Easter decorations. Thank you for sharing.
Thank YOU for taking the time to comment – I hope your Mom loves it as much as I do!
Love all the colors and your decorations on the wreath!! I usually I make a loop then hang the loop on a hanger with a plastic bag from the dry cleaners to cover and store them in my walk in closet… this way they keep their shape and don’t get crushed❤️❤️❤️
Great tip! Thanks for sharing!
Shelly, thank you for this great wreath project idea! I immediately went out and bought the supplies and put one together which turned out great. I will say, however, that my 12” wreath took WAY longer to complete than one hour. I had at least an hour and a half invested into cutting and trimming the deco mesh, which by the way I only used five colors. By the time I cut, trimmed, bundled, attached the bundles and added embellishments, from start to finish it added up to almost three hours for me. I must be slow!! A longer than anticipated project but WELL worth the time!
how wide is the wire ribbon?
can you use the wreath frame all ready with the pipe cleaners on them
I did not follow your directions for “flagging the tails.” Can you explain it in better detail please?
How many “bundles” did it take on this wreath? 20? 30?
I bought all my supplies ready to start can’t wait
Thank you for being the one person to include the smaller details on how to use this mesh to make a wreath. If it had cost more than a dollar my attempts throughout the past 3 or 4 hollidays may have bankrupted me lol
Loved your wreath, our dollar tree don’t a lot of colors, most are seasonal so it’s hard to get red mesh during Easter.
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