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An Unconventional Wreath for Fall Using Deco Mesh and Chevron Burlap

I have a very eclectic style. I love farmhouse, shabby, beach, cottage, French, and rustic with the odd industrial thrown in for good measure! Sounds like an identity crisis, right?

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

I just like what I like, and I have no qualms about mixing styles. Luckily, that is very trendy thinking in decorating today, so I'm not weird, I fit right in (smiley).

When I set about making this wreath, I intended it to be part of my fall decorating. I didn't want traditional fall colors. Not only am I not crazy about orange but I love things that can do double-duty and function in more than just one capacity.

So I picked colors that just make me happy. Green, yellow, and pink, with a burlap-colored base. I can see this being the perfect spring wreath and even to celebrate a birthday. Basically it could stay on my door all year if I was so inclined. I'm including affiliate links for your convenience, my full disclosure policy is available here.

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

Deco mesh is a product I hadn't worked with before but wanted to try. What attracted me was that it is supposed to be much more weather-friendly than burlap, and resistant to sun-fading. After having to throw away 2 burlap wreaths that didn't last longer than a year, I was ready for something more permanent! I chose a natural color deco mesh resembling burlap and wove it through a wire wreath form, pushing it from the back to form the loops. I love the fullness it creates.

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

Next I added the striped ribbon and the green chevron, just weaving them in from the back to create loops between the deco mesh. The yellow polka-dot ribbon was added last. I just wove it around the wreath, keeping it in place by securing with pipe cleaner every few inches.

A big bow and a custom painted monogram finish it off.

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

All the decorative ribbon was bought at Hobby Lobby. I found they had the best selection and I can always count on that 40% off coupon! They have a great selection of ribbon, in all kinds of colors and patterns. After wrapping the middle of my bow with the striped ribbon, I left long tails and used those to attach the bow to my wreath, tying tightly.

The monogram was one of those 'happy accidents'. I had painted the wooden letter gray but it really didn't look right with the rest of the colors.

That's when I got the idea to replicate the look of the striped ribbon on the monogram.  I had all the acrylic paints already in my stash. I used various sizes of brushes and, not worrying about perfection, just painted.

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

I did leave some of the background gray showing through as one of the stripes. Outlining it in black sharpie helps it to really pop. When it was dry, I waxed it so that it would be protected from the elements.

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

This wreath is now ready for any weather! It's unique and makes me smile every time I come home and am greeted by it hanging on my door!

This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.


This deco mesh wreath is bright and includes a monogram painted to match! Find more at diy beautify.

Have you used Deco Mesh before? What do you think of it?

What is your decorating style? Have you figured it out??? Are you a decor-schizo like me??


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4 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy, I love this wreath! I've been following your blog, and have been enjoying it! I am nominating you for a Liebster award, and will be doing a post about it today. Feel free to participate, or not. Even if you decide not to participate, hopefully just having your blog link in my post will bring you some traffic :) Amy at http://mstoodygooshoes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I'm honored you considered me and look forward to participating.

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  2. Really cute wreath! I really like the green bow and the way you painted the L.

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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    1. Thank you so much ;) I am loving all the chevron burlap ribbon available and was dying to try some :)

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