Happy 2016! The new year has begun and what a better way to start out fresh than taking down all the Christmas decorations and putting up a New Years Black and White Wreath? Take a look at our DIY Black and White Owl Wreath!
I have always been scared of using the mesh that comes in the long rolls because I have never worked with it before. But, I must say, it wasn’t as hard as I thought. These rolls have been sitting in my craft room for over a year, but I finally decided to try out a wreath to see what a mess I could make of it.
During the early part of Christmas shopping, I found the wire wreath forms at the dollar store for $1. Of course, stock in stores vary, so I bought 5. They are reusable, but after you spend the time and effort of making the wreath you want, you won’t want to take them apart.
This wreath is fairly simple to make. You will need zip ties (like you use in your garage) or pipe cleaners to secure the mesh to the form. I like the zip ties because once they are tightened, they don’t come loose. I used clear and black ties, because that is what I had available, and it matched (one of my pet peeves is matching).
DIY Black and White Owl Wreath
The first step is to gather the end of your mesh and thread it through the outer two wire rings of the wreath form. Zip tie it the form to make it stay in place. From there you are going to measure out how you want your loops. I used a wooded skewer for spacing, but you can use a ruler or anything else that you have handy.
Zip tie the loops down in the measured out increments. I put three loops per section. Loop the mesh around the entire form.
For the second layer, I used tulle. I bunched it in groups of five, zip tied it down, two groups per wire sections. It fluffed out quite nicely, but if you’d like to use ribbon or more mesh, you could.
The third layer (closest to the center) is more mesh. Loop it around in the same length so that it’s all uniform.
I added a sliver bow to the wreath using a pipe cleaner. When making your bow, leave the pipe cleaner around the center and don’t cut it. This is how the bow attaches to the wreath form. Also, don’t put tails on your bow, they don’t lay right when attached to the form tightly.
For more decoration, I added little owls that are actually Christmas Tree decoration. They just clip on and they give the wreath that little something.
This DIY Black and White Owl Wreath is elegant and sweet. The black, white and silver wreath will finish off any door, inside or out. Happy New Year!