A new idea for a summer wreath: DIY a Patriotic Mesh Ribbon Wreath

The temperature soared past 90 this week, so it’s high time to share this new, Patriotic Summer Wreath from Patty Schaffer. The wreath’s officiall name is a mouthful – DIY Patriotic, Mesh Tubing Ribbon Wreath, phew! When I’ve featured a craft made with mesh tubing or ribbon in the past, I’ve had readers say “I’ve always wondered what to do with that product.” So, I’m glad Patty is sharing her pretty and Patriotic Summer Wreath and showing us another way to use mesh tubing.

DIY Patriotic Summer Wreath

To make a Patriotic, Mesh Tubing Ribbon Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Mesh tubing in red, white and blue (30 yds each)
  • Spool wire, 22 gauge
  • White, glitter stars, purchased or make your own
  • Ribbon (for hanging)
  • Glue dots
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wire cutters; pins
DIY patriotic summer wreath

Patriotic Mesh Ribbon Wreath by Patty Schaffer.

To make a Patriotic, Mesh Tubing Ribbon Wreath:

1. Make U-pins: Bend 2-1/2” lengths of wire into ‘U’ shapes.

DIY Patriotic Summer Wreath

Pinch together 2 – 3 loops, and pin them to the wreath.

2. Starting with blue, coil the tubing to make two to three loops approximately 2” across. Pinch loops together at the bottom, and secure to the wreath with a U-pin. It’s not necessary to cut the loops from the length of mesh tubing. Add another set of loops and pin in place next to the first set.

Here are a few more hints Patty shared for covering the wreath with the mesh tubing:

  • Fill in the wreath in this order: outside edge first; then the face of the wreath; and finally the inside edge.
  • The loops don’t need to be in neat rows; just fill in the area.
  • If you need to cut the loops from the longer length to move from one area to the next, be sure the ends are securely pinned to the wreath after cutting.

3. In between the groups of blue loops, add in loops of white mesh tubing. Continue to add more sets of loops till you cover about ¼ of the wreath with blue and white loops.

DIY Patriotic Summer Wreath

Patty filled in the blue portion first, and then added the red and white stripes.

4. Use the same technique to add alternating stripes of red and white deco tubing.

5. Attach white, glittered stars to the blue section with glue dots.

DIY Patriotic Summer Wreath

Patty used purchased stars, but you can easily cut them from cardstock, too.

6. Pin and glue a ribbon loop to the back of the wreath for hanging.

DIY Patriotic Summer Wreath

This Patriotic, Deco Mesh Wreath is from a while back. I think deco mesh and mesh tubing are somehow related, like distant cousins.

DIY Deco Mesh Patriotic Wreath

Flashes of silver ribbon add sparkle to this Patriotic Deco Mesh Wreath.

Patty also shared with us her Wrap & Roll Bandana Wreath a few years ago.

DIY Patriotic Bandana Wreath

Wrap & Roll Patriotic Bandana Wreath

A reminder that today is National Mod Podge Day! Celebrate!

May 10 is National Mod Podge Day! Don't miss it!I have some sweet fun planned for next week, and I can’t wait to share! Here’s a hint – do you know the answer to this riddle: What has no beginning, no end and no middle?

Happy crafting!


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12 Responses to A new idea for a summer wreath: DIY a Patriotic Mesh Ribbon Wreath

  1. Angie Anderson Dyer says:

    These are wonderful patriotic wreaths! Great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. They all are so pretty too. Thank you for sharing, Sharon!

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you like them! There’s something for everyone, isn’t there. Have you made you summer wreath, Angie? Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Deb Kaste says:

    Love Pattys wreaths. Makes me want to grab all my crafty items and get to work! How fun!!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 I agree! Patty makes beautiful wreaths, and I’m so glad she shares her talents with us. Here’s to your next wreath! Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. stella walker says:

    Thanks for sharing I love all three of them. I made one last year with bandana’s I tied them on the form with a 2 inch tail. Hope you understand what I’m trying to explain about my wreath.

  4. A donut or maybe a StyroFoam brand wreath!
    I love the ribbon mesh wreath! Must get my hands on some so I can play too! TFS! Enjoy your weekend!

    • Sharon says:

      😉 I think you’re on to something, Barb . . . It’s going to be a fun week! Yes, you need to try this mesh ribbon! I know you’d dream up a lot of new ideas for it. Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. annehaun says:

    Wow these wreaths are great – thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you! I love Patty’s wreaths, too. Do you have a summer wreath hanging on your front door? Happy Friday & happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Katiria says:

    I love the mesh ribbon loop wreath. It’s so cool looking. Happy Mod Podge Day!
    My guess about your riddle “What has no beginning, no end and no middle?”…Grandpa’s stories LOL

    • Sharon says:

      LOL! You are too funny! Thanks for the chuckle! So glad you like Patty’s wreath, too. Glad you stopped in today, and we’ll see you next week! Sharon

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