Easter Mesh Carrot Wreath

Happy Monday everyone! Continuing on with my Easter theme and sharing my new door/wall bling today… an Easter Mesh Carrot Wreath.

easter mesh carrot wreathMaterials needed:
• Straw wreath
• Orange mesh & green mesh (got them 50% off at Michael’s)
• Greenery pins
• Knife
• Plastic cling wrap

easter carrot mesh wreathThis is a pretty easy project, but I promise you it’s gonna look like a hot mess for a little bit. Have faith and it will turn out ok!

So you’re going to start by chopping the straw wreath (still wrapped in the plastic) with your knife. I cut it into 3 even parts, then cut one of the pieces in half again (so basically 1/3, 1/3, 1/6 and 1/6). Form like below with the two larger pieces on the outside and the smaller pieces on the inside. And yes, this will get messy.

easter mesh wreath carrotThen wrap the sucker in cling wrap.
Like really wrap it until it feels pretty secure.

easter carrot mesh wreath tutorialNext you’re going to use the greenery pins to completely cover the form in orange mesh.

mesh carrot easter wreathPretty soon it will look like below.

carrot easter mesh wreathNow it’s time to add your final orange layer of small “bubbles” to the wreath form. Fill in the top with your green “bubbles” keeping it kind of behind the orange layer. And lastly add a little loop in the back to hang (I just used an extra piece of mesh rolled tightly and pinned it to the back of the wreath form).

And your final piece will look a little something like this…

easter mesh carrot wreathIf you remember my Christmas sun room décor, I made this little wood background to go above our TV hutch to display my wreaths. The wreath just hangs on here with a Command Brand hook. Super simple.

easter carrot mesh wreathAnd I love how this is something a little different than your normal Easter wreath. I’m going to hang this eventually on the front door… ya know, once the snow melts.

mesh carrot wreath easterI love how the mesh shimmers too in the sunlight.
Yep, I think this is one of my favorite wreaths to date!

easter mesh carrot wreath

easter mesh carrot wreath tutorial

Last Minute Christmas Wreath

I really debated whether or not to post about this. It’s one of those projects that doesn’t take a lot of effort or skill. But then I was thinking, maybe they haven’t done this before? It kinda feels like cheating in my book to do something this simple, but when Christmas is only 10 days away you’ll pretty much do anything.

So here’s my last minute Christmas wreath for under $20.

last minute christmas wreathMy secret?

I only bought 2 supplies, both 50% off at Michaels this week.
A flocked wreath ($10) and a little Santa chalkboard sign ($7.50).

Yep, a new wreath for basically $17.50 plus tax.

christmas wreath ideaFirst thing I did was personalize the sign with a chalkboard marker (I got a whole set of these markers on Amazon last year, they’re simply awesome). On a side note, I stink at calligraphy or detailed lettering. I just don’t have a fine hand (even though I’m an artist by trade). So with lettering  I usually stick with dotted capital letters. At least it looks like I put forth a little effort.

personalized DIY christmas wreathNow for the easy part. The sign for your wreath will have a little hook or loop for hanging. I use that to secure the sign to the wreath. If your sign doesn’t have one of these, drill a hole in the sides of the sign (like I did on my Cardinals baseball wreath).

christmas wreath ideasI used some green wiring to secure the loop to the black wire base of the wreath form.

christmas wreath last minute idea

And that’s it.
I’m serious. It took me all of 10 minutes.

last minute christmas wreath ideaNo one will ever know it took you longer to pick out what to wear this morning than the time you spent making this wreath.

DIY personalized christmas wreathI would show you more of my Christmas front porch except I didn’t do one single thing to the outside of our home this holiday season… well, with the exception of this wreath. After my Christmas kitchen, family room, and sun room I was done for the season. Plus it really wasn’t in the budget for this year. But my plan is to hit up the clearance aisles right after Christmas and grab some goodies for 80% off! How about you?

last minute christmas wreath