How to Add Ribbon Streamers to Deco Mesh Wreaths

How to Add Ribbon Streamers to Deco Mesh Wreaths by

I’ve received a lot of people asking me how I add fabulous ribbon streamers to my Deco Mesh Wreaths and Garlands, so I made a very quick tutorial.

I like to use two widths of ribbon, a 2.5″ and a 1.5″, in two different styles of each size. For example two styles in the 2.5″ width and two styles in the 1.5″ width. I make sure the ribbon coordinates with the deco mesh used in the wreath.  I cut my ribbon streamers 2″ longer than the loops used for my wreath. So if I made my deco mesh loops 10″ long on my wreaths, I would use 12″ long streamers. Make sense?

To attach the streamers, I pair up one 2.5″ width with one 1.5″ width, pinch them in the middle and twist them into a twist tie. Then on the twist tie beside it, I pair up the other 2.5″ and 1.5″ ribbon streamers; so that these pairs alternate around the wreath.

Spread the ribbons out to form an X shape. But I don’t pull them our tightly into an X, but make sure they have some curve and movement.

I only used wired ribbon so that the customer can reshape the ribbon streamers when needed, which comes in handy on those windy days.

If for some reason, there is an odd number of twist ties, I don’t let that stress me. There will just be two styles right beside each other, no one will be able to tell once all the decorations are on.

Here is a video showing you my process.



I teach how to make the deco mesh wreath style used in this video in my ebook,, as well as other trade secrets including a vendor list of over 100 vendors (wholesale and retail) on where I purchase my ribbon, mesh and wreath forms.

How to Make Deco Mesh Wreaths


Comment below to let me know what you think. What colors of ribbon would you have used on this wreath? Do you think I should make more videos like this one? I would love your feedback!

Happy Wreathing,

Julie :)




  1. Jennifer says:

    Thank you Julie for showing m first of all how to make the wreath and thanks for showing me the way you place ribbons in the wreath. I think I will do very well when I do the decor for my chruch. I wish you many blessing. Have a bless day

  2. ailene says:

    Love your wreaths, Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Sherry says:

    Hi Julie, I just watched your tutorial on adding ribbon to mesh wreaths & it looks like the mesh is the 12″ mesh cut into curls. Is that how you did the mesh on this wreath & if so how many did you cut?

  4. Carol Ross says:

    Can you tell me where you get your twist ties? I can’t find them anywhere so I use pipe cleaners. Your twist ties make it so much prettier. Thanks

    • Carol,
      The twist ties come already attached to the wreath. Go to and in their search box type wreath form and you will see all the colors of wreaths they have to offer.


  5. Julie!
    Your Awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing…it was one thing I was not quite sure about and so glad you took the time to make this video!

  6. Great tutorial! Your wreaths are so beautiful. I always look forward to your videos. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Do you use wire ribbon? I tried with regular ribbon and it didn’t look right :(

  8. Love your work!! Where do you find your variety of ribbon? I love the patterns you use! I have trouble finding cute prints in both sizes. Any help is appreciated! Thanks!

  9. Love your wreaths I’ve learned a lot watching your tutorials and I plan to buy your ebook soon Thank You so much & God bless you for sharing !

  10. Mary Richardson says:

    Hi Julie,
    I am a new member to your fan club. You are one talented wreather! Simple question. The 20′ work wreath form makes a 24″ finished wreath…correct?

  11. Beautiful

  12. Lydianne Watson says:

    Hi Juli, thank you for your videos. You always do such a great job with your explanation and every time I watch it I pick up something new that I didn’t catch the last time! I read all the comments and I too am having a very difficult time finding ribbon as pretty as yours. Could you please give me and idea of where you buy them. I have looked at trendy tree and mardi gras and also creative gift packaging to no avail. I have purchased your ebooks and I have purchased Nancy Alexander’s vendor list so if you will just help me it would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you and keep making those beautiful wreaths!!!

  13. Ann Vaccarino says:

    Hi Julie,
    I found your E-Book, designs, tutorials, to be the best. As a new comer to making deco mesh wreaths your suggestions and detailed information on how to’s has helped me in making my wreaths more professional looking.
    I am interested in learning how to make a swag for a lantern. i’ve seen them on Etsy and cannot figure out how to put it all together. Please let me know if there is a youtube video on how to.

  14. Nicole Scavella says:

    Hi Julie,

    I’ve been following you for several years and you seem to get better each time.
    I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU for sharing you gift of wreath making with so many of us. It is not often that you come across an individual willing to share what they have with others so freely and continue to do so with such care. I pray continued blessings for your business and wish you and your family all the best life has to offer.

  15. I have tried to get the free tutorial for the deco mesh wreath and it will not go through to get it.

    • Check your spam folder, you have to click the link in the email to confirm your joining my email. I just checked & you haven’t done that step yet. Fill out the form again to have the confirmation email resent if needed.

  16. For this particular wreath – what is the size of the wreath frame? Thanks!

  17. Teresa Birt says:

    your wreaths are beautiful, I purchased the e book looking forward to getting started

  18. Teresa Hickey says:

    What has happened to the You Tube video that shows how to make the pink wreath in the adding ribbons video? I loved the video and used it to refresh my memory often of how you make this beautiful wreath.

  19. Mauro Horton says:

    Ah! The video is missing. I was so much interested in making a wreath. I already bought the meshes, ribbons etc. and was hoping to get a tutorial so that I can make one.

    Thanks Anyways.

  20. Sheree Cook says:

    I have been trying to find the video where you make a curly mesh wreath using the loop and poof method together. You used the larger mesh, layered 3 colors together, wrapped them around a spool, and cut them in 9 pieces. You then tied the pieces back to back by overlapping the curly ends. Love this method!!


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