Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes (Not Including Dry Time)
How to Make a Ladybug Mesh Wreath
Is an empty front door bugging you? Dress it up with this easy DIY Ladybug Mesh Wreath! This fun spring deco mesh wreath is simple enough for a beginner to make, plus it you can customize it with flowers and painted wooden ladybugs.
Attach mesh to inner wire
Gather the beginning of the mesh roll and attach it to the inner part of the wire wreath form using a chenille stem. Make sure you twist the chenille stem 3 to 4 times to hold the mesh in place.
Attach mesh to outer wire
Gather mesh about 15" from the beginning, then gather and attach the mesh to the outer part of the wreath form using a chenille stem.
Continue attaching mesh
Continue attaching the mesh to the wreath form, working in a zig zag manner around the wreath twice. The mesh may overlap on the second time around.
Finish & cut remaining mesh
Finish on the inner part of the wreath. Cut any remaining mesh left on the roll from the wreath.
Cut & attach ribbon
Cut ribbons into 12" to 14" pieces. Gather ribbon in the centers and attach it into the wreath using chenille stems.
Paint the ladybugs using the red and black acrylic paint and let dry completely.
Sand & stain ladybugs
Sand the dry ladybugs to expose some of the wood, then stain with a cloth rag and gel stain.
Hot glue ladybugs
Hot glue the ladybugs to the wreath.
Glue in flowers
Randomly glue flower heads throughout the wreath.