Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It- Deco Mesh Wreath + Check Out My Classroom



I am linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It this week.  I am so excited to share one of my favorite things I have made for my classroom next year- a Deco Mesh Wreath.  I love the impact this wreath makes in my classroom and it was so easy to make.  I loved how the one in my classroom turned out so much, I decided to make another one for my sweet little cousin's sixth birthday.

To make your own wreath you will need:




  • 3-4 rolls of 21 inch wide Deco Mesh (also called Decorative Floral Mesh). I bought some of my mesh at Hobby Lobby, but they did not have all of the colors I wanted to I also bought some on Amazon here.Note: I only used 3 rolls of deco mesh for the wreath I made for my classroom and I had just enough to make it look full. 
  • 1 Wire wreath form (the one I used was 16 inches)
  • Chenille Stems (aka pipe cleaners)


1. First cut a strip of mesh about 10-12 inches long using the entire width of the mesh roll.  You don't need to measure just get a length close to 10-12 inches.  With the longest side of the mesh strip facing you, roll the mesh into a tight roll and pinch in the middle.
2. Roll 3 more rolls of mesh in various colors. I use a heavy object to hold down the mesh so it doesn't unroll while I cut and roll more mesh.

3. Gather a group of 4 rolls and pinch in the center.


4.  Using a chenille stem, wrap the rolls together tightly.  Leave the ends of the chenille stem free to attach the rolls to the wreath form.

5. Attach the bundle of rolls to the wreath form by twisting the ends of the chenille stem around the wires of the wreath form. Don't worry if you can see the chenille stem on the front of your wreath at this point.  After you have attached a couple of bundles to your wreath the chenille stems will no longer be visible from the front.

6. Continue adding bundles to your wreath until the entire wreath form is full. Once your wreath is complete you may want to tighten some of the rolls by rolling them around your finger.

I also spent a lot of time at my school this week working on getting my classroom set up for the next school year. I am nowhere near being done, but here are some pics of what I have done so far!  Everyone in my school is moving classrooms this summer.  As such, I didn't even have all of the furniture I needed in my room until Friday.  I finally got a teacher's desk and a kidney table moved in from elsewhere in the school. 


My cute hubby loves using his camera.  He used is panorama function to get this shot.  the walls are still so empty!



This is my new job board!  I still have to make sticks with the students names on them to go in the pockets.


Last but not least are my classroom rules!  I plan to post these as a freebies on TPT later this week.

12 comments:

  1. I've been thinking about making one of these. I love how yours turned out!

    Victoria
    http://www.enchantedinelementary.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Victoria! I love your blog design by the way. Your polka dots are super cute.

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  2. Very cute! Love how it turned out! Hop over and check out my blog! I made one similar a few weeks ago! :) Aly

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  3. Your wreath is so cute!! I'm also going to make a deco mesh wreath and pinned your picture to link your tutorial!!

    A Tall Drink of Water

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Good luck with your wreath, they are lots of fun to make.

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  4. Love your wreath. I have a red, white and black library. I might have to try on in red and black one. Thanks for the great tutorial. http://mrsbrownthebookworm.blogspot.com/

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    1. I think red and black would look great!

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  5. Also...I'm nominating your for the Liebster Award. It's an award for blogs with less than 200 followers. You can read my blog post to find out more. http://rachelatalldrinkofwater.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-liebster-awardtwice.html

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