This nautical mesh wreath is a simple DIY home decor idea to make this spring or summer. It’s the perfect welcoming piece for your home! Check out how to can make it!
Hey, guys! I am Bev and I blog at Round and Round DIY Wreath Ideas, where I create and share one of a kind DIY wreath tutorials. I am so excited to be here today to share a wreath project of mine‚ a nautical mesh wreath tutorial for summertime.
Yellow and navy are a classic color combination. Add in the nautical element of the anchor and personalize it with your initial to craft this eye-catching door wreath.
- 1 Roll Mesh (21″ width)
- 1 Work Wreath
- 2 Rolls Ribbon (1 1/2″ width, same colors but different patterns)
- Wooden Anchor
- Wooden Monogram Initial(s)
- *Letter and Anchor can be found in most craft stores in an unfinished form. May require painting.
The mesh I chose has a larger weave than typical, but this is a great look for this particular application.
Begin adding the mesh to the inside loop of the work wreath by gathering the end and twisting the wire sprigs on the work wreath around it to hold it in place.
Allowing approximately 10″ of mesh to puff between the sprigs, make another gather and secure it with the next sprigs on the work wreath.
Repeat this process all the way around the inside loop and then move to the outside loop and add mesh around it in the same way.
Next, we will add ribbon. Take the ends of both ribbons and gather them. Place the gathered ribbon in one of the sprigs on the outer loop of the wreath. Twist tightly to secure the ribbon.
Weave the ribbon around the wreath. Alternate attaching it from the outside to the inside. You will see that it makes a zigzag pattern.
Next, cut 10 pieces of ribbon. I chose to use all one color. Each piece should be 11″ long.
Using 2 pieces at a time, pinch the ribbon pieces together in the middle. Place the pieces in the sprigs on the outer loop. Repeat this step, adding ribbon to each sprig on the outer loop that doesn’t have the ribbon attached. There should be 5 sprigs that are empty. By adding this additional ribbon, the wreath will have a fuller look. Filling in areas that seem empty or without color.
We are almost done. Tie a bow using both ribbons. Attach the bow on the wreath in the spot you want to designate as the top.
For the finishing touch, attach the wooden letter to the wooden anchor. A dab of hot glue will do the trick.
With the anchor complete, attach it to the wreath using the rope. The wire sprigs under the bow are great for this. Simply twist the sprigs around the rope and it will be “anchored” in place.
The sunny yellow and crisp blue colors of this nautical mesh wreath offer a clean and classic look during the summer season.
And now your wreath is ready to hang just in time for the summer season. Thank you to Kristi for having me and thanks to you guys for following along! Best of luck crafting and happy summer!