Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Ladybug

Back to category
by Eileen Farley, Nicole™ Crafts

Nicole™ Crafts Mesh Ladybug

Let kids get in on the crafting fun with a cute ladybug!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the glue.
  • 2
    Wrap straw wreath with 2-1/2 inch Black mesh ribbon. Secure end with floral pin and overlap ribbon so straw wreath is covered. Place a floral pin every so often to secure. Trim mesh ribbon at end and secure with floral pin. (Tip: it will be easier to work with the straw wreath if you keep it wrapped in the cellophane).
  • 3
    Cut a small section off Styrofoam ball.
  • 4
    Wrap Styrofoam ball with Black mesh tubing, gluing as you wrap and securing at cut section with floral pins. Do one side at a time. Glue pin part of mesh-covered Styrofoam ball to straw wreath, holding until secure, to create head and body.
  • 5
    Cut a 12 inch piece of 4 inch wide Red mesh ribbon. Fold in half and fold bottom edge in thirds. Using floral pin, pin under straw wreath on outside next to head. Continue cutting, folding and pinning around straw wreath.
  • 6
    Cut a 12 inch piece of 4 inch wide Red mesh ribbon. Fold in half and fold bottom edge in thirds. Using floral pin, pin under straw wreath on inside. Continue cutting, folding and pinning around straw wreath. Try to make loops meet in center.
  • 7
    Cut a 10 inch piece of 4 inch wide Red mesh ribbon. Fold in half and fold bottom in thirds. Using floral pin, pin to straw wreath between two rows already on straw wreath. Continue to cut, fold and pin 10 inch piece to straw wreath to fill in space around top of straw wreath as shown.
  • 8
    Cut 13 circles from Black foam that are 2 inch in diameter each. Attach to mesh ribbon as shown, gluing if necessary.
  • 9
    Curl two Red bumpy chenille stems around a pencil. Push one end of each stem into head for antennae as shown.
  • 10
    Cut a 16 inch piece of wired ribbon. Glue ends to back of straw wreath to create hanger. Use t-pins to secure ribbon into straw wreath.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Straw Wreath 14 inch 104183785
  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 5 inch 104183643
  • Darice Expressions Mesh Tubing 8 mm x 20 yard Black with Metallic Black 104718770
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 2-1/2 inch x 25 yard Metallic Black 104570297
  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh Ribbon 4 inch x 25 yard Metallic Red 104573313 (2)
  • Morex Wired Sheer Ribbon 5/8 inch x 6 yard Red 104193512
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foam Zone™ Adhesive Back 9 inch x 12 inch Sheet Glitter Black 104468064
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 3 mm Bumpy Multi-Color 12 pc. 104277460 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Floral Greening Pins 150 pc. 104186731
  • Dritz T-Pins Size 24 104239813
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil