Want to spice up your front door this holiday season? This reindeer deco mesh tutorial is unexpected and fun! Plus, it’s actually easy to make. Grab a candy cane wreath form and make something totally outside of the box. Everyone will love this cute Rudolph wreath on your front door this holiday season.
- Darice Metal Candy Cane Wreath Form
- Darice Jute Floral Mesh (takes 1 1/2 rolls)
- 6 inch Darice Red Metallic Mesh Ribbon
- Felt Sheets (red, white, black, and two shades of brown)
- Floral Wire
- Red Darice Jingle Bells (3)
- White Darice Jingle Bells (3)
- Gold Darice Manzanita Picks (2)
- Hot Glue & Glue Gun
Start by making the wreath itself with the candy cane form and the jute floral mesh. Run a long piece of floral wire through the end of the jute mesh as shown below.
Gather this up and twist the floral wire, then wrap it around the entire bundle several times.
Tie this bundle onto one end of your wreath form. Trim the ends of the floral wire if needed.
Push the jute mesh up through the back of the wreath form making bubbles. You will push it up through each opening making three bubbles per row.
Once you get to the end of one row, twist the mesh twice then push it up through the first hole once again. Continue making rows up your wreath form. You can make these bubbles as large as you want. I added three rows of bubbles per section of the wreath form. This was plenty full for me but you can add more or less if you like it better.
You will need more than one roll of the jute mesh. Once you get to the end of the first roll, put the end of the first roll together with the start of the second roll. Run a long piece of floral wire through both pieces.
Gather those together and wrap with floral wire tightly. Tie that end to your wreath and continue making bubbles in the same manner.
Once you get to the end of the wreath, cut off any excess mesh. Then run another piece of floral wire through the end. Bundle it up once again and wrap with the floral wire.
Attach this final end to your wreath form and you have a body for your reindeer. Now let’s dress him up a bit!
Take the 6-inch roll of red mesh and fold it in half then in half again.
Wrap a piece around the nose of your reindeer. Secure in the back with hot glue and floral wire.
Next, cut a red nose, an eye, and ears from felt. You can use scissors and something circular to make circles then just freehand the ears. NOTE: You only need one white and one black circle for an eye. I got a bit carried away when cutting these pieces.
Use hot glue to add the nose, eye, and ears to your wreath.
String up the bells on a piece of floral wire in alternating colors. I added one bell, twisted the floral wire to hold it in place then added another. Repeat with all six bells.
Wrap this around the neck of your reindeer and secure it in the back by twisting the floral wire tight.
Finally, add the antlers with a bit of additional hot glue.
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