Deco Mesh Lady Bug Wreath

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by Karen B., A.C. Moore Erie, PA

Deco Mesh Lady Bug Wreath

This bright and fuzzy lady bug wreath will add a smile to anyone's door and home. Deco Mesh is easier to work with than you may think.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    To create the basic Deco Mesh Wreath, you are creating two rows of loops that are attached to the straw wreath with greening pins. Gather the end of the roll and attach with greening pin. Create about a 5 inch loop and pin again, continuing around the top inside portion of the wreath, repeating for the top outside.
  • 2
    Cover Styrofoam ball with boas with hot glue, creating the bee head.
  • 3
    Glue head to the top side of the wreath.
  • 4
    Cut two 2-1/2 inch circles from White foam sheet and two 1-3/4 inch circles from Black foam sheet. Glue together and onto the head for eyes.
  • 5
    Curl the ends of two Black chenille stems and glue to the head to for antennae.
  • 6
    Glue Black boa on the wreath for the bee stripes in a zig zag pattern, going from one side of the wreath to the other.
  • 7
    Make a large, loopy bow with White and Iridescent Deco Mesh ribbon and glue to the center of the wreath for the bee's wings.
  • 8
    Twist 2 chenille stems together to create one longer stem. Curl into a cone shape, leaving a tail on the bottom. Glue to the back end of the wreath for the bee's stinger.
  • 9
    Create 2 loops from a chenille stem and glue attach to the back of the wreath as a hanger with greening pins (one near the "front" of the wreath, near the head, the other to the back). Strengthen by adding hot glue to where the greening pin was attached. It can then be hung in different ways depending on how you want it displayed!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Deco Mesh 21 inch x 10 yards Metallic Red 104573297 (2 rolls)
  • FloraCraft® Straw Wreath 12 inch 104183783
  • Nicole™ Crafts Floral Greening Pins 50 pcs. 104186729
  • Darice® Hot Temp Glue Pot 104757515
  • Darice® Hot Temp Glue Chips ½ lb. 104757172
  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Ball 6 inch 104183647 
  • Midwest Design™ Marabou Craft Boa Black 1 yard (2 boas) 104277164
  • Touch of Nature® Fluffy Feather Floral Stem White and Black 104559533 (10 Black)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104258586
  • Nicole™ Crafts Foamtastic Foam Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch White 104258585
  • Nicole™ Crafts Chenille Stems 6mm Black 25 pcs. 104277478