Attaching Large Decorative Ornaments to Deco Mesh Wreaths

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Attaching Large Decorative Ornaments to Deco Mesh WreathsI get asked all the time how to attach large decorative ornaments to deco mesh wreaths and frankly there are several methods you can use. It all depends on what your wreath is made out of, what the embellishment is and where you are planning to use the wreath.

A wreath for a door that is opened and closed frequently obviously needs the most secure method. A wall wreath or other stationary position requires less. And, if you’re shipping your wreath keep that in mind.

Materials to secure include hot glue, clear fishing line, zip ties, chenille stems or pipe cleaners, floral wire and sometimes you can use the Work Wreath needle twist ties.

Plastic and lightweight items do well with hot glue and depending on the size they can be hot glued right to the mesh, sort of nestled down in the mesh so they make good contact. Heavier items need more security and do best when wired directly to the wreath frame when using a Work Wreath. If you’re using grapevine or twig, the zip ties or wires can be worked through the twig.

How I placed this ornament:

Line up the ornament so that the top, bottom and sides of the ornament will be lined up with the twist tie needles on the inside inner ring of the wreath form. (Work Wreath style form)
With the sharp end of a wooden floral pick or an awl, poke a ¼ – ½-inch deep hole into the bottom of the Styrofoam ornament and then remove. Using a hot glue gun, shoot hot glue into the hole just made.

Attaching Large Decorative Ornaments to Deco Mesh Wreaths


Stick the sharp end of the floral pick into some of the glue that did not make it into the hole and roll it around just a little to get glue on the tip of the pick and then stick the floral pick back down into the hole. Let cool completely before adding to the wreath. Do the same thing for the sides.

Once the floral picks are attached and dried completely, secure the top of the ornament’s wired loop into a set of needle ties and twist the needle ties to secure. Then use the wire that is on the end of the floral pick and wrap it around one of the needle ties on the bottom. Make sure that the ornament is level and center before attaching. Wrap the Wreath Form needle tie back around and over the green floral pick to help hide the floral pick. Do this same thing for the sides, again making sure that the ornament is level.

Attaching Large Decorative Ornaments to Deco Mesh Wreaths
When you add flowers and ribbon to the wreath, make sure to add them where they cover up the mechanics of the floral picks.

Attaching Large Decorative Ornaments to Deco Mesh Wreaths


Some of the items used in this wreath can be purchased from Trendy Tree:

work wreath colors
Work Wreaths come in a variety of colors. For a wreath like this one, you could use red, dark red metallic, lime green, or even evergreen. We stock Work Wreaths in the 24″ size (completed wreath size). Colors include white, black, lime green, emerald green, evergreen, purple, lavender, pink, hot pink, yellow, turquoise, chocolate, dark red metallic, silver metallic, gold metallic, orange, royal blue and pumpkin.

This red with lime green bold stripe mesh was used in Julie’s wreath. It has a bit of gold beside the lime stripe also. Sometimes it’s really difficult to visualize what a finished product will look like just by looking at the roll of mesh.

These are lightweight Styrofoam beaded ornaments and come in a couple of different sizes and styles.

There is also a red/green kismet shape, a multicolor round and kismet and a red/green polka dot style. They are about 1″ thick, are the same on both sides and have a ring hanger. They also look great just suspended from ribbons hanging in windows and from mantels.

Lime Green Laser Glamour Rope. It’s a glittered roping encrusted with sequins and wired. It comes 25 ft in length and can be used as roping on a Christmas tree or cut into small lengths and used in your projects. You can wrap it around a broom handle or cardboard cord of your Deco Poly Mesh® and curl it and swirl it. Glamour Rope comes in the Laser Style and Glitter Style, several colors and two different sizes. The Glitter Glamour Rope has a smoother texture and some lighter spring/summer colors.

Did you find this post useful? If so, comment below and let me know.

Happy Wreathing,


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  1. Carol Heer on November 15, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hi Julie. I have a question,when you did the how to attach large decortive ornaments and your talking about taking a floral pick and making a hole then put some hot glue thru and then go back and put your pick thru the hole and attach the wire on the floral pick around the needle tie then take the needle tie and wrap back around the floral pick to hide it………whoa that was a mouthful but my question out of all that is this, when uou say put a 1/4 to 1/2 hole in ornament thats where im lost. Ok so we have this ornament which i assume isnt that thick so do you just put a hole directly through the sides and bottom all the way through the ornament cause im not getting the 1/4 to 1/2 hole. Also those floral picks ard quite long so i guess im just not understanding the way you put the holes in for the sides and bottom? I know im gonna feel foolish after you explain but ive been doing this for a year now and i still have trouble attaching things, its because no matter what i put on the wreath, it just looks smushed down. But ty if you take the time to explain this again. I have reread this about a hundred times when i come across this and i feel so stupid for not understanding such a simple thing.

    • Julie Siomacco on November 15, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      I use the floral pick to create a hole. Put the pick in and take it out. Then put hot glue in the hole and stick a wreath tie in it. The ornament in this example is styrofoam.

  2. Carol Durocher on November 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    I have at times hot glued a pipe cleaner into a hole and let it dry completely then attach it to my work wreath frame and a wreath tie for added support.

  3. Christmas Lamps. And the Wreath on November 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Hey my name is annie. I’m not into making things like that. But love it what you make I would love to buy it. IF you are sale it

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