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2019 Cupid Valentine Wreath Tutorial

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Looking to make an easy Valentine wreath for your front door? Well look no more! This one is easy peasy. The supplies are available in a kit from Trendy Tree and here’s that link: 2019 Cupid Wreath Supply Kit

Please note that one these supply kits have sold out, we will continue to leave the wreath tutorial up since you can choose others colors of mesh, different ribbons or wreath pieces to make a similar wreath.

The kit contains the following supplies:

XX750427 24″ White Pencil Wreath – 1

HV9098 Cupid D├ęcor Kit -1

RY830256 10″ Dark Pink/Cream Poly Jute Mesh – 1

RE130222 10″ Pink Deco Poly Mesh – 1

RG0150967 2.5″ White with Red Polka Dot Ribbon – 1

RGA105924 2.5″ Red and White Check Ribbon – 1

RG0168207 1.5″ Fuchsia, Red, and White Plaid Ribbon – 1 (not available on website)

RG0195815 1.5″ Pink with Red and White Dots Ribbon – 1 (not available on website)

Summary:

24″ Pencil Wreath: Our 24″ pencil wreaths measure 15″ across the widest frame, they typically have 18 twists on each wreath.

Mesh: We used two different styles of mesh for this wreath doing the ruffle technique. One roll was just plain Deco Poly mesh, with no foil. This is the least expensive mesh we have in stock. The other roll was a dark pink and cream combination product called faux jute. It has some polyester in it which give a little more texture and better coverage.

The ruffles were cut into 15″ lengths. We cut 18 pieces from each style of mesh. It doesn’t take all of the two rolls to do the wreath, but one roll is not enough. If you were doing the wreath out of the same color mesh, you could cut the ruffles in 30″ lengths and just use one ruffle per twist. We layered the mesh with the solid pink on the bottom and the dark pink and cream on top. This allowed the more expensive mesh to show up more.

Ribbon: We chose four styles of ribbon, two 2.5″ and two 1.5″ widths. You can add your ribbon to your wreath in several different ways: strips, loops, small bows, large bows or any combination. We cut the ribbon strips 12″ in length and did a chevron cut on the 2.5″ ribbons and just an angled cut on the narrow ribbons. We created a cluster of ribbons using all four styles, just layering them with a 2.5″ then a 1.5″ etc.

To attach the ribbon cluster, just open the twist and lay the cluster on top of the mesh ruffles, re-secure the twist with 3-4 turns. Spread your ribbons out. You’ll have to fluff your ribbons when you are finished also along with clipping any strings from the mesh. Mesh ravels, regardless of what kind you use or how you make your wreath. The more cuts you make in your mesh, the more raveling. Also the more you handle it, the more raveling.

Cupid: The cupid pieces are made of polyester, so get an idea where you want to place your items before securing, they will hang up on the mesh and the wires are small and easy to get tangled in the mesh. Once you have decided on your placement, use the wires on the pieces to secure to the work wreath frame, or for the smaller pieces you may want to secure to an adjacent twist.

You can make a hanger on the back of your wreath using a chenille stem. It helps to put the hanger on before you start lining up your cupid pieces so you can stay centered on your wreath.

You will have a few yards of mesh left over, along with some ribbon. If you like, you can make a large bow with the left over ribbon.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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