Ladybug Mesh Wreath

Ladybug Mesh Wreath

What You'll Need:

21" x 10 yd. Red Floral Mesh
11" Wire Wreath Form
Coordinating Chenille Stems
Wired Ribbon
3 Wood Ladybugs
Black Acrylic Paint
Red Acrylic Paint
Sanding Paper
Paint Brushes
Cloth Rag
Flowers
Hot Glue

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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.
 
  • 1 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.

  • 2 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.

  • 3 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.

  • 4 Finish & cut remaining mesh

    Finish on the inner part of the wreath. Cut any remaining mesh left on the roll from the wreath.

  • 5 Cut & attach ribbon

    Cut ribbons into 12" to 14" pieces. Gather ribbon in the centers and attach it into the wreath using chenille stems.

  • 6 Paint ladybugs

    Paint the ladybugs using the red and black acrylic paint and let dry completely.

  • 7 Sand & stain ladybugs

    Sand the dry ladybugs to expose some of the wood, then stain with a cloth rag and gel stain.

  • 8 Hot glue ladybugs

    Hot glue the ladybugs to the wreath.

  • 9 Glue in flowers

    Randomly glue flower heads throughout the wreath.