When I made my Flex Ribbon Candy Corn Cones, I mentioned that I had more plans for crafting with this sparkling, tube-like ribbon. Like the Mesh Tubing Halloween Wreath I’m sharing today. It’s an easy Halloween wreath, and one that you can accessorize to make it your own. In fact, I finished it three different ways, and I’m not sure which Halloween wreath is my favorite. You’ll have to tell me how you would make this wreath.
To make a Mesh Tubing Halloween Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Mesh tubing, two bags (I purchased the Fab Lab Halloween assortment at Jo-Ann Stores)
- Acrylic craft paint in purple
- Tools needed: Scissors; stiff paintbrush; ruler; chopstick or other pointed tool
- Optional: Assorted ribbons in Halloween colors; purple glitter; 2″ ball of STYROFOAM Brand Foam; two, 1-1/2” wiggle eyes; two floral picks; serrated knife; thick, white craft glue (See Variations below to determine which optional items you’d like to use)
To make a Mesh Tubing Halloween Wreath:
- Paint your wreath purple. Optional: While wreath is wet, sprinkle with purple glitter. (I glittered my wreath, but honestly, it’s hard to see the glitter so I think this is an optional step.)
2. Cut the mesh tubing into 9” lengths. Pair up the lengths, and knot each pair together in the middle.
3. Add the pairs of mesh tubing to the wreath:
- Use the chopstick or other pointed tool to push the knot into the front of the wreath.
- Work around the outside edge first.
- Add mesh tubing to the inside edge.
- Fill in any gaps with the extra pairs of tubing.
- Loop a 12” length of ribbon through the wreath, knot the ends, and hang.
- Add ribbons:
- Cut ribbons into 10” lengths.
- Push the center of each ribbon length into the wreath using a chopstick.
- Add eyeballs:
- Cut the 2” foam ball in half.
- Glue a 1-1/2” wiggle eye to the flat side of each half ball.
- Insert a floral pick into the back (curved side) of each half ball.
- Insert the floral picks into the wreath.
One wreath, three different ways. Do you have a favorite? Or would you decorate the wreath differently?
Here are the Candy Corn Cones I made with the mesh ribbon/tubing (I found it called many different names). If you can’t find it in the store, you can order it from lots of places online.