Make Deco Mesh Wreaths – Sign Tips

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Many times when I purchase wooden signs for my Deco Mesh Wreaths there are other embellishments on or attached to the sign that I don’t want or have room for on a wreath.  For example, the wooden sign in the wreath above was purchased with ribbon bows glued to the front of the sign and also had hanging wooden ornaments dangling from the bottom of the sign.

Below is a picture showing one of the bows that was glued onto the front of the sign. Do you see the pink pipe cleaner just beside the bow? This is where there was an ornament/embellishment hanging from the sign which I cut off. I then used the hole holding the ornament to attach the sign onto my wreath.  (note: for detailed instructions on how to wire signs securely into a deco mesh wreath, please refer to my ebook, Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design.)

 
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When I carefully pulled off the bows that came on the sign it also pulled off the paint; but that is okay, I will show you a trick to fix this.

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In the picture below, you can see where I’ve pulled off the bows (which pulled off the paint) and the holes that are now on the sign.

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Once my sign is wired into the wreath, I just hot glue small flowers on top of the holes and where the bows pulled off the paint from the sign.  I also add a couple more flowers around the sign to make it look as if the flowers are supposed to be there and not just covering up the mechanics.

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Tip: Before hot gluing the flowers, place them around the sign to see if you like the spacing first. As you can see in the picture below, I tried out using a white cherry blossom before officially choosing the pink hydrangea blossom.

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I hope this tip helped with your own wreathing challenges. Please let me know if you have any recommendations or questions in the comment box below.

Happy Wreathing Ya’ll!

Julie :)

Comments

  1. Where do you purchase your signs, I have a very difficult time finding them.

    • I get them from all over the place; trendytree.com, Hobby Lobby, Michael’s, Dollar Stores, flee markets, thrift stores. Just be on the look out everywhere.

  2. Jessica Jacques says:

    Love this idea Julie! Thanks

  3. Theresa Tolliver says:

    I love the wreaths that you make! Just wish that you were available to give classes on his to make wreaths! I would love to get you to give a few classes for our Ladies Conference at the church that I attend. I really think this would be an enjoyable event!!!! If you ever do decide to do this keep me in mind.

  4. Julie, you are such a problem solver! Isn’t it a great feeling when you can improvise to solve a challenge?! Great idea!

  5. Joy Hill says:

    Julie, I love all your ideas I watch all your videos on utube. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge you have taught me all about deco mesh. I am addicted to it.

  6. Lynette strange says:

    Thanks as always for such great tips! I’ve been watching your videos and reading your ebooks for several hours today. You really take your time in your creations, your teaching and your sharing. You are a ‘charm’ for SURE! I’m trying to learn how to slow down. As many deco wreaths that I have made they were all were made on the wreath stand. After watching you over and over again make that wreath on table tickled me to death, so much simpler. Now I know why yours always looked NEAT!

    Thanks for the videos.

  7. Lynette strange says:

    Do you any tips for making a deco wreath using 10″ mesh, that really snags on itself?

    Thanks
    Lynette

  8. Great post))) Thanks!

  9. Hi Julie, just saw you facebook page and you do beautiful work. I live in Louisiana and I am just learning to make mesh wreaths. I saw where you said you buy the mesh for as low as 3.50 I was wondering if you could share where that is? I am going to look more at your stuff when I have a little more time. Thank you for sharing your talent. God bless you!!

    A fellow crafter… of course I am in the beginning stages!!! Karen

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