Easy Easter Wreath – using dollar store items

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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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.

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Flip your easy Easter wreath over, fluff the deco mesh and straighten your ribbons.

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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.

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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.

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I wanted to create this easy Easter wreath to use as a centrepiece on my dining room table;

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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;

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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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2018-06-18T13:39:35+00:00March 14th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|41 Comments

41 Comments

  1. Nancy March 25, 2017 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    What size wreath form did you use? This Easter Wteath is so beautiful.

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca March 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      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!

  2. Becky March 27, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Hi, love your deco mesh wreath for Easter. It’s beautiful! One question: how do keep the mesh from raveling?

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca May 2, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      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.

  3. Kathy March 28, 2017 at 4:30 am - Reply

    Absolutely love your wreath and the lovely colors!

  4. Sheryl March 31, 2017 at 3:05 am - Reply

    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.

  5. sheri jefferies April 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    do you sale theses?

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca May 2, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      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.

  6. Peggy April 4, 2017 at 8:50 am - Reply

    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!!

  7. Shar April 5, 2017 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    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?

  8. Martha September 4, 2017 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Did you use the same pipe cleaner that you wrapped the mesh bundles to wrap around the wire wreath?

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca September 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Yup, your pipe cleaner wires will have little tails hanging down – just wrap them around your wreath form!

  9. Viviana October 1, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I’m gonna be making one for Halloween and upcoming holidays! Great photos too!

  10. Kandie Rushing January 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I Love your Easter wreath it is adorable I certianly will,be making one. Thank you for step by step instructions. Awsome

  11. Gail January 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    How many “mesh bundles” did you end up with?

  12. Brenda January 26, 2018 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Loved the Easter Wreath, going to get the supplies to make it, how many curls do I need to make it

  13. Becky January 28, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    About putting the mesh on the wreath do u fill it all or just a few t

  14. Karen January 28, 2018 at 11:28 pm - Reply

    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?

  15. Marlene February 2, 2018 at 11:42 am - Reply

    Do you attach the ribbon to the mesh rolls or put them on separately?

  16. Terry February 5, 2018 at 9:56 am - Reply

    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

  17. Dede February 5, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Did your Dollar store have the bunny ears.
    I’m having no luck finding them

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca February 12, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      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).

  18. Jenny Diaz February 5, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    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?

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca February 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      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.

  19. Jenny Diaz February 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    Big

  20. Julie February 11, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    Thank you wreath is beautiful how much mesh do I need

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca February 12, 2018 at 1:46 pm - Reply

      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.

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  22. Itzmel February 13, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    How do you attach the eggs and other decorations? I’ve tried hot gluing but they just don’t stay.

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca February 26, 2018 at 10:58 am - Reply

      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?

  23. Beverley February 15, 2018 at 5:55 am - Reply

    I can’t wait to make this Easter wreath for my mom to add to her usual Easter decorations. Thank you for sharing.

  24. Anita Girani February 16, 2018 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    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❤️❤️❤️

  25. Lorie March 3, 2018 at 7:05 am - Reply

    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!

  26. Nancy Munger April 9, 2018 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    how wide is the wire ribbon?

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