Create a deco mesh 4th of July wreath using this tutorial and only 3 supplies. Grab a foam wreath form, floral pins, and festive deco mesh.
This incredibly simple deco mesh wreath tutorial is the perfect craft project to add a little patriotic flair to your front door. It only takes 30 minutes. And all you need are three supplies. This fun wreath is perfect for decorating your front door for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or just for the summer in general!
This post was originally published June 12, 2014 and republished May, 17, 2021.
Deco mesh wreaths are a great way to make a large, fun decoration for your front door. This deco mesh 4th of July wreath is different than others because it uses a foam wreath form rather than a wire wreath form. I personally feel like a foam wreath is easier to work with, and is typically less expensive.
Foam wreath forms are found at any crafting retailer, along with deco mesh and floral pins. When I found patriotic red, white, and blue deco mesh at the craft store, I knew it would make the perfect Fourth of July wreath!
The best foam wreath form for this project is the thick foam with flat sides. The thickness allows plenty of space for pinning the floral pins without them poking through. And the flat edges are easier to work with.
Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial
This deco mesh 4th of July wreath is simple to create. Start with the foam wreath form, deco mesh, and floral pins. It helps to open and dump out the floral pins so they are easy to grab.
Unravel the deco mesh and then start bunching it so that it forms a round-looking bubble. Then pin it to the wreath form using a floral pin at the base of the “bubble.” Continue this around the entire wreath form.
Alternate the direction that you bunch. Bunch deco mesh toward the outside first and then toward the inside. Alternating gives the deco mesh wreath a fuller and more even appearance.
I worked my way around the wreath and spaced my pins out by about 3″ initially. Once I was finished, I went back through and sporadically added more pins to better shape the mesh.
Floral pins work best for this project because the mesh is full of holes, so the heads of sewing pins easily slide through. The floral pins have two prongs, so they securely hold the mesh in place through summer heat and storms.
Recycle Supplies to Create Different Wreaths
One of the best things about this project is that the pins can be removed from the foam wreath form. This means that the pins, wreath form, and deco mesh can all be recycled for future craft projects.
This is actually my second time using this deco mesh wreath tutorial for a Fourth of July wreath. The first time I made the wreath I lined the inner circle of the wreath form with a red starred ribbon. I also painted a few wooden stars to pin to the wreath.
This time, I added white deco mesh that I had on hand around the inside and outside of the wreath form. For my last finishing touch, I pinned on a small American flag.
I love how big and festive a deco mesh wreath is! It’s the perfect eye candy for anyone’s front door this summer!
Deco Mesh 4th of July Wreath
- 1 9" foam floral wreath form flat top and sides
- 1 10 yard spool of deco mesh
- 1 100 piece package of floral pins
- Unravel the deco mesh.
- Bunch it so that it forms a round-looking bubble.
- Pin it to the wreath form using a floral pin at the base of the "bubble."
- Continue this around the entire wreath form.
- Alternate the direction that you bunch. Bunch some "bubbles" toward the outside of the wreath form, then some toward the inside. This makes the wreath appear fuller and more even.
- Space pins about 3" apart initially.
- Once the wreath form is completely covered in deco mesh, add more pins to even out the appearance, control the "bubble" shapes, or for more security.
- Add a festive accessories, like flags or ribbon, to finish the wreath.
If you want to see some of my other wreaths, just click on any of these links:
– Valentine’s Day Ribbon Wreath
– “BOO” Wreath for Halloween
– Felt Wreath for Summer
– Fabric Flower Wreath
– Burlap Bubble Wreath